The treats, called choco pies, became popular in North Korea after they were given to soldiers in the demilitarized zone as a treat. The pies are sold on the black market for up to $10.
Government officials found out about the treats, and after calling them "capitalist," banned them and ordered the soldiers to only receive instant coffee and sausages. Learning of the restrictions, a group of activists gathered choco pies, tied them to helium balloons and sent them over the border.
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