Korean candy maker turns one piece of honey into a 16,384-strand treat in mesmerizing video.

Korean candy maker turns one piece of honey into a 16,384-strand treat in mesmerizing video.
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Here's a delightful video for the making of kkultarae, aka "honey string" or a "honey spiral," a Korean dessert. To make it, you begin with a firm piece of honey, which is then stretched and pulled into strands that almost look like noodles. It's dipped heavily in cornstarch to keep the strands from sticking together, then wrapped around a filling of ground nuts. The finished product yields 16,384 strands of the honey-based treat, which you know from their cheerful song that accompanies the process. It will make you very hungry while reminding you of the power of exponents, since each step in the process is 2 to the Nth power:

Candy from other parts of the world can be very sophisticated. It should be noted that this kkultarae is from South Korea. Kkultarae in North Korea would require the image of Kim Jong Un to be stamped on the side.

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