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Make Your Own Jeonju Choco Pie!

 

Walking the streets of Jeonju Hanok Village, you’ll see many people holding Jeonju Choco Pie paper bag. Jeonju Choco Pie is a pie with fresh cream and strawberry jam between two chocolate bread, coated with chocolate. It’s one of the most popular souvenirs from Jeonju. Today, I visited Jeonju Choco Pie experience near Jeonju Hanok Village.

The experience starts at the second floor of the premise.

After paying for the experience, I washed my hands, took off my jacket, and wore an apron.

The origin of Jeonju Choco Pie

The experience started with the history of Jeonju Choco Pie, which started in 1974. It’s nice that the locals preserved such good old local specialty.

Twelve chocolate breads, fresh cream, and strawberry jam were prepared.

Applying the fresh cream and strawberry jam on the bread

We squeezed fresh cream on the center of the six of the breads. It was my first time using a piping bag and it was fun.

​Then, we also squeezed strawberry jam at the center of the fresh cream. The instructor told that if I squeeze too much, it’ll be too sweet since the cream and bread are already sweet.

Merging the breads

Then I merged the bread with fresh cream and jam with the empty bread. It’s important not to squeeze too much, since the cream might pop. Also, the chocolate coating needs to enter between the breads too.

 

Chocolate coating

The instructor brought melted chocolate. It smelled so delicious, but I had to coat the breads first. I dipped the four corners of the bread into the melted chocolate. The four-corners chocolate coating is the original shape of Jeonju Choco Pie, which resembles the old Korean coins with the empty square in the middle.

​Then I chocolate-coated the breads in different shapes. Children must find this really fun.

Decorating with sprinkles

I decorated my Choco Pie with colorful sprinkles. There’s my own and the only one-of-its-kind Jeonju Choco Pie.

 

Decorating the wrapper

I decorated the wrapper while the chocolate coating congeals in the freezer. DIY Jeonju Choco Pie wrapper sounds like a great idea if you’re planning to give the pie to others as a present. I had a good fun decorating for ten minutes.

I wrote happy new year letters for my family too. When I tried the pie at home, it seemed much better than the ones being sold. Also, I liked that my Jeonju Choco Pie has more chocolate coating than the ones bought.

Jeonju Choco Pie is good in the freezer for three weeks. The frozen Jeonju Choco Pie is really nice: the bread is moist, the fresh cream is firm, and chocolate seems sweeter!

Jeonju Choco Pie making experience is highly recommended!

Jeonju Choco Pie Experience

Address: Gannap-ro 1, Wansangu, Jeonju

Contact: 010-3346-9115

Booking: http://www.jcjc.co.kr/

Price: 15,000 won per person

 

 

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  • Jared Sandler

    Wow, what a wonderful activity to do nearby Jeonju Hanok Village. Interesting to know about the historical reason why only the four corners of the choco pie bread are dipped into the melted chocolate. The handmade wrappers add to this experience and would make a wonderful present. I wonder if there is anything special about the qualities of Jeonju City chocolate and how the choco pie tradition in Korea started in Jeonju in the mid-1970’s?

  • Ever Enrique Castillo Osorio

    oh Wow! haha, that looks like a really nice activity, I should do it when I visit Jeonju. I will enjoy eating my own chocopie, haha

  • Nguyễn Minh Ngọc

    Looks so delicious for a Chocopie fan like me!~ Hope to make my own one soon!

  • It’s nice many places in Korea have their own bread or pastry. Aside from the Jeonju Choco Pie, also Gyeongju Bread and Dokdo Bread (in fact created in Pohang) comes to my mind.

  • Abbey Fox

    Visited Jeonju in February and loved trying all the different flavors of choco pies! I wish I had known about this, what a fun activity! Looks like I will have to return to Jeonju soon 🙂

  • Jared Sandler

    Wow, what a wonderful activity to do nearby Jeonju Hanok Village. Interesting to know about the historical reason why only the four corners of the choco pie bread are dipped into the melted chocolate. The handmade wrappers add to this experience and would make a wonderful present. I wonder if there is anything special about the qualities of Jeonju City chocolate and how the choco pie tradition in Korea started in Jeonju in the mid-1970’s?