Address: 13,90 Da-gil, Yongsan-Gu, Seoul, 140-715, South Korea
Phone: 02 710 6000
Orion Group, one of the oldest South Korean companies, was founded in 1956. The Company`s global activities can be divided into three main areas: Confectionery and Snacks, Entertainment and Restaurants and Sports.
Confectionery and snacks: Orion is a leading world-class confectionery company, with a portfolio including more than 100 brands in such categories as biscuits, caramel, chewing gum, snacks, and of course Potato Chips. Their most popular brand is Choco Pie, a biscuit filled with chocolate and marshmallow.
The company`s main production facilities are based in Russia, China, Vietnam and Korea and Orion`s confectionery and snacks are exported to more than 60 countries worldwide. Orion has had a presence in Russia for over 20 years.
Entertainment: In South Korea, Orion owns ten main TV channels and Showbox, a major investor in the film-making industry.
Restaurants & Sports: One of Korea`s most popular restaurant chains, Market O, is another member of the company's portfolio. It includes 20 family restaurants. The sports business includes their own professional Baseball team, the Orions.
Orionworld Onion Potato Chips
These smelled like cheese and onion chips when the bag was opened. The taste denied me surprise cheese, but they were particularly milky and creamy with a slight sweetness. Almost like a gently fried caramelised red onion.
Orionworld Original Potato Chips
As plain as plain could be. There was a light touch of salt, but apart from that, it was the usual warm potato nothingness.
Orionworld Caribbean Grilled Wings Chips
A Nose Plunge Test revealed the most remarkable aroma – Lavender. Yes, very odd. They were sweet and spicy and tasted like fowl of some description. There is no denying that there was something very Chinese and appropriate about these chips, but nothing particularly Caribbean.
Orionworld Chicken in Soy Sauce Chips
When I tested these, I did not know what the flavour was supposed to be, so it was a little like a blind tasting. They were sweet but familiar. When I learned the flavour it seemed quite obvious. They were not quite as nutty as expected, but mildly faithful, although very very sweet.