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There's A Reason People Are Obsessed With Korean Banana Milk

Allow me to introduce you to a life-changing and life-ruining drink.

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It is a well-known fact that South Korea has some of the world's best snacks.

Even in the freezing temperatures of February in Seoul, it was was sweet and refreshing.

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That's me trying some. Think of the perfect sweet, ripe banana flavor balanced with a little bit of milkiness.

Everyone who tries it is immediately hooked.

Banana milk from korean markets are they fucking best


korean food craving satisfied yay 💜 p.s banana milk is now my fave!! 💕

As a banana lover 🍌 I approve this korean banana milk

Like, seriously.

it’s been 4 years since i’ve had it but drinking Binggrae Banana Milk...instant NUT


It even has a special place in K-pop fandom.

44 — wonwoo drinking banana milk (^´◡`^) #원우

And in South Korea, it is an institution. A million bottles are sold each day.

The drink has a pretty interesting backstory, too.

Binggrae created the banana beverage after the Korean government wanted people to drink more milk to address malnutrition. With people uninspired by the taste of plain milk, the company came up with a banana milk drink to win them over.

If you aren't into banana but are still looking to jazz up your milk, don't worry — they do others flavors, too.

Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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