Yes, you read that title right. It actually seems we have a LOT of snacks and treats that are NOT available in the good old USA! Let me start by explaining what actually spurred this post. As many of you know I regularly organize a nail polish exchange for people throughout the world. From Germany, to The United States, Australia to Canada, UK, Singapore, Israel and everywhere in between! I tend to do a Christmas/Holiday or New Years one, a Valentines Day one, An Easter one, summer one, and a Halloween or Thanksgiving one. There always seems to be added snacks and treats that make their way into the gift, and it always spurs a lot of talk/discussion and drooling! So much so during the last one that a strictly candy exchange was suggested. Well I did it. I started the Secret Candy Man Swap and ended up getting an American.
Now while I do not want to show you all I got for my match since I just sent it on Friday, I thought I would show you just a brief sample of the treats that I have learned are unavailable on the other side of the border (and by that I mean a 35 minute drive south of where I am!).
These two bags below are Rockets. They are very similar to a candy sold in the United States called Smarties! And they are the reason why our yummy candy that WE call Smarties can not be purchased south of the border!
Glosettes were one of my FAVOURITE snacks as a kid. Chocolate covered raisins, almonds or peanuts though the raisins are the ones I loved! The original raisin ones will always have my vote!
I also know that Cherry Blossoms, Sweet Marie and MACK Toffee are also not available to all you Americans. Are you aware of any other candy/chocolate that we Canadians have that you dont? Please comment, as I would love to know!!!