Calling all 'Squid Game' fans: this Manila cafe invites you to try the deadly honeycomb candy challenge

Fans of the hit Netflix series "Squid Game" tried their hand at the honeycomb toffee challenge in a tea shop in the Philippines. Customers of Babi Boba Tea Shop in Muntinlupa City in Metro Manila were invited to complete the task in which they use a needle and attempt to carve out a pre-stamped shape in the middle of the candy without cracking it — all while a "Squid Game" guard stands to watch behind them. Shop owner Quennie Orbeta said: ‘Since the 'Squid Game' series is very popular nowadays, we would also like to go with the trend for us to get more customers by challenging them to play the honeycomb game.’ She added: ‘We are happy because it has been successful. Many people have come to our shop and our sales are going up everyday.’ The South Korean Netflix drama "Squid Game" tells the story of hundreds of participants struggling with debt who compete in a series of children’s games to win the final 45.6 billion won (38.7 million USD) prize. The series was released on September 17 and received an overwhelming response from viewers worldwide, but was also criticised for showing gore and violence.

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