In episode 3 of Squid Game, players were made to carve the central shape out of honeycomb toffee treats. Here’s how to make these sugary treats.
One of Squid Game’s life and death playground pastimes involves the classic Korean honeycomb toffee or dalgona candy treat; here’s how to make it at home. The objective of the game is to use a needle to perfectly carve out the shape of the design that’s imprinted on the treat. If the design gets broken in any way, the player is eliminated. The honeycomb toffee game is just one of the many real Korean children’s games featured on Squid Game. And as many players found out in the worst possible way, it might be the hardest game in the survival drama series – but only if a player goes into it blindly.
Certain techniques can make carving out the shape in the honeycomb toffee treat a lot easier. Han Mi-nyeo (Kim Joo-ryung) made it through a game by using a smuggled lighter to heat up the needle and carve through the sugar like butter. Meanwhile, the resourceful Ali Abdul (Tripathi Anupam), who mistakenly picked the circle, slowly tore away the outside part of the treat to succeed. As the game neared its time limit, Squid Game protagonist Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) discovered that the easiest way to do it is to lick the back of the toffee treat, which separates the central shape from the treat without any damage. Other Squid Game players were lucky enough to have chosen a shape that’s easy to carve out without any special techniques, such as the triangle or the star. Throughout this leg of Squid Game, it’s shown that there are many ways to win the honeycomb toffee treat game.