Orion selling single Choco Pies at 7-Eleven, Ministop stores

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Orion selling single Choco Pies at 7-Eleven, Ministop stores

Orion, a leading confectionery manufacturer, said yesterday that it has released individually packaged Choco Pies at nationwide 7-Eleven and Ministop convenience stores.

The new release comes at a time when the number of single-member households in Korea has been growing and so has demand for single-packaged items.

Choco Pie, a chocolate-coated sponge cake with marshmallow filling is considered a national snack. Orion said that it plans to retail single-packaged Choco pies at other convenience stores in the future. One Choco Pie costs 400 won.

Local manufacturer makes red ginseng fruit juice for children

Nonghyup Hongsam, a manufacturer of ginseng products owned by the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation, said yesterday that it has released a red ginseng drink exclusively for children, made from 100 percent locally produced ingredients.

The company said that the healthy drink does not contain any chemical additives, such as synthetic sweeteners or chemical preservatives.

The main ingredients in the children’s drink are six-year-old red ginseng and fruit. It comes in three flavors - grape, apple and pear. Ten 100-milliliter (3.3-ounce) containers cost 13,000 won.

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