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International relations

Choco Pie points the way for diplomacy with South Korea

Treat symbolizes a humane concept that resonates as well as complicates

A Choco Pie from South Korea. The character for "jeong" is on the right.

SEOUL -- What's the most popular snack in South Korea? The answer is without a doubt Choco Pie "jeong," a chocolate-covered, marshmallow-filled round cake made by Orion. But the beloved confection is more than just sweet and tasty -- it's a symbol for one of the main features of Korean society. 

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