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Honey Butter chips selling for $50 a bag in the US

December 5, 2014
(eBay screen capture)

(eBay screen capture)

By Kim Chul-soo

Would you pay $50 for a bag of chips?

Some people would, apparently. South Korea’s latest obsession, the ever-evasive, reportedly delicious Honey Butter chips, are going for upwards of $50 a bag on eBay and Korean American community boards alike.

Currently, one eBay auction has 26 bids made for two 120-gram bags of chips for $103.50 as of time of writing, with three days left on the clock.

On a Los Angeles-based online community for Korean sellers and buyers, five bags of chips sold for $50 each; on eBay, 12 bags of Honey Butter chips sold for $56.75 for three from Nov. 23 to Dec. 3.

In Korea, where Haitai-produced Honey Butter chips have become notoriously difficult to find thanks to its meteoric rise in popularity, the price of one 60-gram bag is about $1.50.

11 Comments

  1. Clive

    December 5, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    …on EBay.

    And the seller is from Korea.

    My god Korea, so desperate to associate yourself with America in anyway possible?

    • Flos

      December 6, 2014 at 7:11 AM

      Maybe they just realize that selling a bag of chips for $25+ is only possible to people in the states. If you’re in Korea, who in Korea is going to buy a bag of chips from you for that much money?

    • Zero IQ Clive

      February 11, 2015 at 6:24 AM

      Are you retarded? You do know eBay is international and that there are a lot of sellers all over the world. What are you, 12? Lmao Jesus, looks like the world would do better with your genes gone.

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  3. jay

    December 10, 2014 at 4:48 AM

    I’m korean who lives in Korea. Honey butter chip has been really popular and in demand. But it is very hard to get it.. I went to four markets just to find a pack of the chips. But no way to get it.. it seems like a fantasy chips for us”!! It surely exists in market but where can I find it!!!!! Lol some people pay for up to 6dollars but $50.. well… amazing lol

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  5. Dallas

    February 2, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Hey Clive~its the other way around buddy. So stuff your mouth with honey butter chips and shut your arrogant pie hole.

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