TikToker shows how hard it would be to survive Squid game’s cookie challenge
It’s safe to say that The Squid Game on Netflix is a dystopian feel. It seems like everyone and their sibling are watching it or have bung it already, making it one of the most animated series in recent memory. I’m already ready to see numerous Squid play costumes for Halloween this year – masks and colorful costumes are just too easy.
According to Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, Korean thriller is on course to become Netflix’s biggest non-English show, with a “very good chance” that it will be the biggest show on the streaming platform of all the temperature.
The show is weird and disturbing and filmed in such a frightening and joyful way that is totally worth it. Yes, it’s dubbed with subtitles, but it’s easy to get past it once you’re emotionally invested in it. I don’t want to give anything away, but I can’t stop looking at it. The best way to describe it, in a nutshell, is a bit of Black mirror, a little of The hunger Games, and a bit of Birdhouse.
I don’t want to be a literary jerk, but it also reminds me of Richard Connell’s famous short story, The most dangerous game – compulsory reading in many high school English courses.
Squid Game is so good I got invested in people cutting shapes out of cookies
– 𝕽𝖊𝖖𝖚𝖎𝖊𝖒 (@biobrando) September 26, 2021
If you haven’t watched the show yet, you should probably hit the back button or visit our gorgeous homepage here on BroBible, as the rest of this article won’t make sense. Spoiler alerts to come.
If you’ve watched The Squid Game until Episode 3, The Man with the Umbrella, you’ll probably be deeply invested in how difficult the Squid Game cookie challenge is. This episode made my hands sweat.
The Squid Game Cookie Challenge
The cookie challenge in The Squid Game does not actually involve a cookie in the traditional American sense. It really is a Korean candy called dalgona. It is a spongy sugar candy, similar to caramel, with a consistency similar to honeycomb. It’s very thin and wafer-like, which means it peels off easily – which is why the show’s challenge is so anxiety-provoking.
Dalgona is actually pretty easy to make – it’s basically a mixture of sugar and baking soda. After looking at a few recipes, it’s as easy as melting a tablespoon of sugar in a metal ladle or small saucepan over low heat, stirring it to melt constantly. Then add a small pinch of baking soda and keep stirring. Then, it will develop the liquid consistency of honeycomb, which you can pour onto baking paper.
At this point, just press down flat and apply a cookie cutter to create a shape.
If you’d like to make it at home to try it out for yourself, here’s a link to a simple recipe, along with some examples from TikTok.
In a race against time, Squid Game participants had to use a needle to separate the shapes that had been carved into their cookies. If they damaged the molded shape in their cookie, that’s it.
Game over, as you now know is death.
TikToker Susi.Vidal made homemade dalgona and tried the Squid Game cookie challenge.
It’s a masterclass on how hard it would be to survive Game 2 on the Netflix show.
As promised, some examples of how dalgona is made.
Can’t wait to try this when I finish the show in the next few days.