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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Grab A Snack From Canada

I recently returned from a trip to Canada, where I was reminded of all the yummy snacks that I grew up with. It's always a treat to go and savor the candy chocolate bars there because they just don't make them the same anywhere else. There are so many that I love, but here are a few of my favorites:
If you're a fan of caramel like I am, Caramilk is the chocolate bar for you. Creamy milk chocolate on the outside, liquid caramel on the inside...so delicious! For my fellow Canadians, the mystery is finally solved: How do they get the caramel in the Caramilk bar? Find out here.
I had an American friend who spent some time in Canada, and he said of the Wunderbar: "It's like all of the best candy bars rolled into one." I have to agree. The description of "Creamy peanut butter, light rice crisps and chewy caramel coated with a rich, smooth milk chocolate coating" is accurate but doesn't do it justice. I just finished off the last of my Wunderbars that I brought home with me and I'm craving more!
I love Smarties! Think of them like M&M's, only bigger and more crunchy (and therefore more yummy.) Don't forget to eat the red ones last.

I could go on and on about Mr.Big, After Eight, Crispy Crunch, and let's not forget the Ketchup chips! Obviously, the best way to get a hold of these snacks is by going to Canada. If however that's not in the cards for you, you can also order some of them online here or here. You could also try an International store if you have one in your area. If you live in San Diego, the cute Shakespeare's Corner Shoppe usually has a few of these things. But seriously, take a trip up to Canada sometime - it's beautiful!

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6 comments :

  1. I LOVE SMARTIES! As a little girl I would always eat them when I visited Italy. Crazy thing is....they actually started selling them at my local harmon's grocery store!

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  2. The Caramilk sound like the Cadbury Caramel Eggs, just larger and available all year. I always stock up on them at easter and hoard them.

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  3. YES!!! There have been multiple NY Times articles written on how Cadbury is not the same in Canada/UK as the ones in the US of A. Smarties are super yummy but can we forget Coffee Crisp??? Hm?? My husband is obsessed with Aero bars and ketchup chips. Hehe. Go Canada!

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  4. I love the Australian bar - violet crumble- like a crunchie but bigger and more yummy

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  5. I favourite chocolate bar is Twix, but Wonderbar is a very close second! I also love ketchup chips!

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  6. I have requested several times to have Coffee Crisps brought back for me. I have 3 in my pantry right now that are probably stale because I've been wanting to save them. But there's good news, they are coming to the US!

    http://www.nestle-coffeecrisp.com/

    BTW Found you on San Diego Mommas

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