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Sweet surprise: Giant 'bingtanghulu' in Northeast China makes netizens go nuts

By Quan Zhanfu | | Updated: 2023-12-07 21:05
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A video of a gigantic bingtanghulu, or candied hawthorn skewer, measuring an impressive 1.8 meters in length, has been circulating online, captivating netizens and earning the sweet treat the title of "king of cost-effectiveness."

The video, originally posted on the microblogging platform Sina Weibo, showcases the massive candied hawthorn skewer, available as a northeast-limited edition in Huadian, Jilin province. The sheer size of the treat, adorned with at least 22 sugar-coated hawthorn berries, requires customers to carry it on their shoulders, adding to its novelty factor.

Netizens have been expressing their envy and admiration for the giant candied hawthorn, praising its value and uniqueness. Some have even taken to posting humorous suggestions on how to consume such a towering treat, especially for those shorter than the skewer itself. Videos demonstrating creative ways to enjoy the delicacy, such as standing on a stool and peeling off the sugar-coated hawthorns from the bottom up, have further added to the online buzz.

The northeast region of China is known for its hearty culinary traditions, and this trend extends to its sausages. Recently, another video featuring a giant "Cha" sausage, a traditional cooked meat product originating from the region, has also garnered significant attention. A netizen in Dalian, Liaoning province, shared a video of the massive sausage, exclaiming, "Everything in Northeast China is in the 'Plus' version! It's even bigger than my back cushion at home!"

The "Cha" sausage, known for its unique flavor and production process, is a popular choice among locals. This oversized version further exemplifies the region's bold culinary approach, attracting the curiosity and amusement of netizens across the country.

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