Locals Discover Soju For The First Time, Thanks To Viral Video—Here Are The Internet’s Funniest Reactions

“I see why it’s called soju cuz they SOLD YOU some damn liquor.”

A TikTok has gone viral of a woman trying soju for the first time, and the internet has the funniest reactions.

IU in soju ad.

TikToker CrownMeCutie recently visited an Asian grocery store and discovered soju for the first time, telling her followers, “Look at this wine.” Her first impression was that it was like “foreign Heineken,” and she was impressed by the alcohol content and price. Yet, she was still stunned by the flavor, describing it as “straight liquor” and exclaimed, “Y’all be drunk in South Korea?!”


Tiktok keep taking this down lol it’s juice🥴

♬ Thats licka – CrownMeCutie

Naturally, CrownMeCutie’s reaction video in which she tried soju went viral on not only TikTok but also Twitter. The original video, which was posted two days ago, already has 13.6 million views and 2.7 likes as of April 12.

Follow-up videos, too, have gone viral. CrownMeCutie posted a video responding to those asking for updates on their condition after drinking. So, CrownMeCutie revealed that she didn’t even finish half the bottle before getting too drunk.


Reply to @korriejill82 here I go like mystikal Lmaoo

♬ Here I Go – Mystikal

Now that both videos have made their way from TikTok to Twitter, it’s circulating among locals, primarily on Black Twitter.

Netizens are shocked to discover the effect of alcohol.

So, they are curious about soju and tempted to try it themselves.

The only thing funnier than the original post is netizens’ reactions!

The video has inspired memes…

Those who been knew about soju are also having fun with it, sharing iconic memes.

With “soju” trending on social media, others have taken to educating on the alcohol and South Korea’s drinking culture.

Soju translates to “burned liquor.”  Though it is in reference to the heat of distillation, it will also burn your throat! After all, it, on average, has the same alcohol content as four light beers!

Soju (/ˈsoʊdʒuː/; Hangul: 소주; Hanja: 燒酒; [so.dʑu]) is a clear, colorless distilled alcoholic beverage that is widely associated with the drinking culture of Korea. It is usually consumed neat, and its alcohol content varies from about 12.9% to 53% alcohol by volume (ABV).

— Wikipedia

Snoop Dogg (left) and PSY (right) in “Hangover” MV. | P Nation

With its high alcohol content, it’s no wonder characters in K-Dramas get drunk so frequently. Not to mention they have them drinking multiple bottles!

Traditionally, most brands of soju are produced in the Andong region, but soju made from other regions or countries also exists. While soju is traditionally made from the grains of rice, wheat, or barley, modern producers often replace rice with other starches, such as potato and sweet potato. Soju often appear similar to several other East Asian liquors, e.g. Chinese baijiu (35–60%) or Japanese shōchū (25%), while differing on alcohol content.

— Wikipedia

“Angel Eyes” K-Drama. | SBS

Soju is definitely not for lightweights and should be approached cautiously!

Source: Wikipedia

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