A TikTok has gone viral of a woman trying soju for the first time, and the internet has the funniest reactions.
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🥴
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
Now that both videos have made their way from TikTok to Twitter, it’s circulating among locals, primarily on Black Twitter.
Girl, The people of Atlanta WILL put Soju on a flyer with a bottle girl ☺️ meet me in the sections 🤣
— Cashmere (@Namastepretty_) April 12, 2022
Netizens are shocked to discover the effect of alcohol.
Somebody go test this out for research purposes. pic.twitter.com/c7YDXa8UOi
— Black Air Force Energy (@GlamazonJay) April 11, 2022
So, they are curious about soju and tempted to try it themselves.
“I see why it’s called Soju cuz they SOLD YOU some damn liquor.” 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/LoohTlPR19
— A Ruminating Reticent (@THEEBlackleftie) April 11, 2022
The only thing funnier than the original post is netizens’ reactions!
They done soju some damn liquor
I'm cryin 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/mXtUClD1xq
— 💫TamTam⁷💫 (@tamlovesbts_23) April 11, 2022
How long u been holding this one down for 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 this was deep in the screenshots 🤣
— IAMTHEBIGGESTLYNNTHATYOUVESEENTHUSFAR (@BSlabb) April 12, 2022
Had me WEAK 😭
— Chun-Li The Street Fighter (@dontbeclassist) April 12, 2022
The video has inspired memes…
Me when I pour anything more than the idea of orange juice in my mimosa pic.twitter.com/icELLBxS7L
— 💕♏️Sailor Goon♏️💕 (@LivinLaVidaLisa) April 12, 2022
Those who been knew about soju are also having fun with it, sharing iconic memes.
I can't find the original of this soju meme but this was the gist of it pic.twitter.com/16ZU3wMXIv
— Dr Naja Later 🏳️🌈⚧ (@najalater) April 8, 2022
This was my go to when I was in Korea and needed something quick and cheap, shit sneaks up on you.
— perpetually tired (@gregstayeating) April 12, 2022
With “soju” trending on social media, others have taken to educating on the alcohol and South Korea’s drinking culture.
And weed is still illegal? 😂
— Aa (@aaliyahspeeks) April 12, 2022
Only place I’ve been where falling out of your seat at a normal ass dinner was 👍🏽 👍🏽 👍🏽
— wannabchilango69 (@wanabchilango69) April 11, 2022
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).
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.
Soju is definitely not for lightweights and should be approached cautiously!