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South Koreans rejoice after 16 years of waiting for limited Chex cereal



South Koreans rejoice after 16 years of waiting for limited Chex cereal

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea has waited 16 long years for savory and crispy bites that will satisfy their tastes and correct their famous mistakes. This week, they can finally fill the bowl with the cereal they want: Chex flavored green onions.

The taste of Kellogg Korea’s limited edition released this week, complete with interesting advertisements and apologies for waiting, has taken a surprising cultural significance for strange culinary experiments.

In 2004, the company advertised a public vote for a new product: chocolate flavored cheki or green onion flavored chaka.

Chaka was led by an extraordinary margin, but duplicates were said to be damaging to the online election and Cheki was declared the winner.

Many South Koreans see the results as more than a marketing accident.

“This is kind of representative of a greater problem in South Korean society,” said Raphael Rashid, a freelance journalist based in Seoul who writes about South Korean politics and culture. “South Koreans are used to or have experienced dictatorships, you know, like for years, even decades.”

Chocolate’s triumph is “a kind of reminder” of that, he said.

It brings to the surface buried old memories for Yoon Gunhee, who voted in the famous election.

He said he was around 13 or 14 when he found an ad for flavor selection on the back of the cereal box.

“At that time, I was young so I chose chocolate,” said Yoon, a freelance game graphic designer. “Green onions really don’t taste.”

He remembered the people around him chose the taste of green onions because they thought it was funny.

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Yoon said he was entertained this week by a friendly ad for Chex green onions – featuring a popular South Korean singer stating, “Sorry, I’m sorry that the taste of green onions arrived so late” and “the promise must be kept,” with scientists in dresses white in a laboratory that works to develop perfect taste.This video has played more than 900,000 views on YouTube.

Yoon said he wanted to buy it “at least once.”

“The vote rigged at the time was an unpleasant experience,” he recalled. Although the memory is small, he is reminded every time he sees a box of Chex.

“I think I’ll be able to sort out my feelings after eating Chex-flavored green onions,” Yoon said.

South Korean Twitter has rejoiced by uploading their Chex photo. Some of them, who are adventurous, sprinkled pieces of green onion cereal as a garnish on typical South Korean dishes including kimchi and spicy ramen noodles.

Like Americans, South Koreans usually eat their cereal with milk, but some say Chex green onions taste better on their own or with drinks like beer or soju.

Rashid positioned himself as the first person to try it and get an online box. On Thursday his face turned sour when he first felt it.

It has a “background flavor of artificial onions,” he said, reminiscent of onion ring snacks popular in Korea.

“It doesn’t taste good,” said Rashid, gargling between the bites. “And I think Kellogg knows that maybe it doesn’t taste too good.”

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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