Don’t Just Watch Pororo? Eat with Him!
A Variety of Pororo Kids Foods
I love to play all day. Come join me my friends!~♬. Hello, everybody! I am the little penguin Pororo, the main character of the computer-generated animated cartoon series produced in Korea. I am not very good looking - I have short legs and walk with a waddle. But many children love me. They smile and forget that they’ve been crying as soon as they see me.
That is how I have earned my Korean nickname, “Potongryeong,” which means “President Pororo.” Do you know what the secret is? My know-how is that I always put myself in children’s shoes and speak like them. It may sound like I’m blowing my own horn, but I can’t stop telling you about my achievements: I’m not only successful in Korea; my program currently airs in 110 countries. As my popularity is hitting the sky, so many products have come out with me and my friends (other characters of the series) on the packages - from toys to kids foods. These days, Pororo kids foods made with organic ingredients are getting the spotlight.
Let’s take a look at some of them.
Can Loopy Cook Well? Is Her Cooking Delicious?
Pororo Special series “Pororo Eats Kimchi” Is on the Air
Korea Agro-fisheries & Food Trade Corp. (aT) produced six episodes of the Pororo series to teach children about the benefits of traditional Korean foods such as kimchi and traditional sauces.
In these episodes, Loopy cooks kimchi-jeon (kimchi pancakes), kimchi-bokkeumbap (fried rice with kimchi), and doenjang-jjigae (soybean paste stew) for her friends and explains about the strong points of each dish in a way that children can easily understand. The highlights of this animation series are the opening and closing scenes where Pororo and his friends sing the title song about traditional Korean food. According to an official of aT, “The version of the special series for foreigners (in Japanese, Chinese, English, and other languages) is now in the making. We hope that the animation introduces children around the world to the Korean dishes and contributes to the increasing popularity of Korean food.”
1. Healthy Beverage for Kids, “Pororo Barley Tea”
Pororo barley tea is a tea made with only Korean ingredients. It has a nice and neat blend of barley, brown rice, and corn flavors. Plus, there are three more flavors: milk, apple, and tropical fruit. All of the beverages are non-carbonated and contain no food colors. The abundant potassium lactate and vitamin D in the beverages strengthen children’s bones and keep them healthy. The product turned over USD$14.18 million last year in Korea.
2. Less Salt and Seasonings, “Pororo and His Friends” Crackers
Pororo and His Friends are crackers in the shape of the faces of the Pororo series characters.
The crackers contain calcium and iron that help to keep children’s bones and teeth strong.
Other good ingredients such as colostrums and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and E are also added. No artificial colors or flavors are used.
The product comes in two flavors - plain and cheese.
Inquiries Binggrae Co., Ltd.
3. Premium Yogurt, “Yoplait Kids”
Yoplait Kids is a scoop-type yogurt for kids. Lactobacillus and oligosaccharide in the yogurt help children develop healthy large intestines. Other ingredients, such as calcium, eighteen amino acids, and five vitamins, are also beneficial for children’s growth.
The product comes in two flavors - banana, and strawberry. For the children who don’t like chewing, fruit puree is used instead of pieces of bananas and strawberries.
Inquiries Binggrae Co., Ltd.
4. Ginseng Jelly,
“Hansamin Pororo Jelly”
Hansamin Pororo Jelly is a ginseng jelly made of six-year old red ginseng. Extracts of apple and pear remove the bitterness of the ginseng, so children can easily enjoy the jelly. What’s more, it contains a lot of essential nutrients such as calcium and nutrients extracted from deer antlers, so the product is going viral as a healthy food for kids. Each serving is individually wrapped and easy to carry.
5. Soybean Milk,
“Pororo and Crong Vegemil”
With a 40-year history, Vegemil is a very famous soybean milk brand in Korea. Recently, a Vegemil product for children was released. Pororo is featured on its packaging. The product comes in several flavors - banana (Pororo and Crong Vegemil), chocolate (Pororo and Loopy Vegemil), and blueberry (Pororo and Petty Vegemil).
Inquiries Chung’s Food Co., Ltd.
Tel + 82-2-3484-9300
6. Enjoying Cheese together with Pororo, “Plain Cheese that Pororo Likes”
“Plain Cheese that Pororo Likes” contains natural cheese (80 percent) and fruit extract (apple, banana, and pear). Thanks to the fruit extract, even children who don’t like cheese enjoy eating this product. Another cheese product of the series, “King Calcium Cheese that Pororo Likes,” contains natural cheese (75 percent), milk calcium (2 percent), and dietary fiber of chicory (1.5 percent). The Pororo cheese products can provide 29 percent of the necessary daily amount of calcium, which is very important for children’s health.
Inquiries Seoul Dairy Cooperative
Tel + 82-2-2010-6455
Park Sung Eun firstname.lastname@example.org
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