The vendor of ‘70,000 won for a bag of old-fashioned snacks’ also posted a personal apology.
“I’m not going to make excuses. We’re having a hard time making ends meet due to the coronavirus, so we’ve set the price of our sweets high. I apologize to all merchants and ‘1 Night 2 Days’ officials먹튀검증.”
While Gyeongsangbuk-do’s Nutrition County issued an apology to the public in response to the controversy over the price of sweets at a traditional market sparked by the season four broadcast of KBS 2TV’s “1 Night 2 Days,” a netizen who identified himself as a vendor also posted an apology on the county’s website.
On June 6, the netizen wrote, “This is the first time I’ve experienced something like this, so I don’t know how to write. I hope my sincerity is conveyed,” he wrote, bowing his head.
On the same day, the Ministry of Nutrition also posted an apology on its website’s free bulletin board, saying, “We sincerely apologize to the public for the controversy over the old-fashioned snacks aired on the program ‘1 Night 2 Days.
“We also acknowledge that it was inappropriate to mention this incident as if it was only a problem of external merchants in the clarification materials distributed by our military (Nutrition Army) on the 5th, and we apologize again.” “To prevent the same thing from happening again, we will take measures to establish a commercial order that meets the eyes of the public so that trust with the public can be maintained,” he added.
In “1 Night 2 Days Season 4,” which aired on April 4, the cast visited a traditional market in Nyangyang-gun during the 18th Nyangyang Mountain Vegetable Festival, which was held in the middle of last month, to buy old sweets.
Kim Jong Min said, “The elderly love (traditional sweets),” and started tasting them. Kim put the sweets in a bag and handed it to the vendor for weighing. The snack weighed about 1.5 kilograms. The unit price per 100 grams was about 4499 won, which meant that a bag was priced at 68,000 won. What’s more, the vendor demanded 70,000 won per bag.
While the cast members panicked at the high price, the vendor wrapped three bags of snacks and handed them back. The members asked him to “settle for 100,000 won,” but he quickly refused, saying, “That’s how much I ate earlier (as a tasting).” The vendor then went back into negotiations and paid 140,000 won. After haggling again and paying 140,000 won for the snacks, a controversy erupted.
On the 5th, Noryang-gun clarified, “The sale of old sweets for 140,000 won has been causing a lot of publicity as it was broadcast.” “The vendor who sold the sweets was an outside vendor who traveled to sell old sweets during the Noryang Wild Flower Festival and had nothing to do with the vendors of the Noryang Traditional Market,” they said.
However, it is understood that the county apologized after receiving backlash for the “stop-loss” act.