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Topic: help? what sorts of candies/foods are unique to the US?  (Read 18229 times)
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« on: September 19, 2006 11:07:49 AM »

hi all,

i'm going to be sending some packages to the UK/Europe and i am always impressed by the swappers who include a few little goodies/treats in their packages.  i am clueless, however, about what is available overseas.  does anyone have any suggestions for things to send?  any ex-pats out there who can share a list of the things they miss?

thanks!
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***********list compiled from the responses*********
This page is fantastic - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candy_bar
 - It has all sorts of candy bars and where they are available, so you can see if what you were planning on sending would be available there!

US --> UK and Europe
Kool aid
Jolly ranchers
Altoids
Boston Baked Beans
Bit-O-Honey
Chick-O-Sticks
Mallow Cups
lemon/grape/cherry/apple heads
Sugar Daddy's
Big League Chew
Jujubes
Runts
Sky Bars
Carmello
100 Grand
Smarties
Peppermint Patties
Goo Goo Cluster
Idaho Spud
Big Cherry
Twin Bing
Clark bar
Mountain bar
Regional candy shops like See's
Tasty Kakes
Candy Corn
Apple Pops
Big Red Gum
Red Hots
Tootsie Rolls/Tootsie Pops
Blow Pops
Scharffenberger Chocolate
butterfingers
zero bars
take five
ramen

US --> Australia
Reeses peanutbutter cups and pieces
most of the US to UK list, too, it sounds like
Tootsie Rolls/Tootsie Pops
Blow Pops
Scharffenberger Chocolate

US --> Canada
pay day
baby ruth
100 Grand
Raisenets
Scharffenberger Chocolate
Goo Goo Cluster
Idaho Spud
Big Cherry
Twin Bing
Clark bar ( I think we used to years ago)
Mountain bar
Zero Bar (also, I think we used to)
Take Five

Canada --> US
thrills
eatmore bars
Ketchup chips
Miss Vickie's
Cheezies
Oh Henry
Eat More Bar
Dream Mates
Smarties (ours are like M&M's, but a bit different. We call what the Us calls Smarties, "Rockets")
Coffee Crisp (my favourite!)
Aero (bubbly chocolate)
Crispy Crunch
Crunchie (chocolate with sponge toffee!)
Caramilk (caramel in chocolate)
Bounty (coconut in chocolate)
Mackintosh toffee (hard toffee. Smash it!)
Kinder Surprise Eggs
Different types of food:
Nestea Ice Tea - pre sweetened! (at least in the Southern states) - not "sweet tea" or "iced tea".... except WE call it iced tea!
Plum Sauce! (everyone looks like I'm crazy when I order it for my chicken fingers)

UK and Europe --> US
Maltesers
Cadbury chocolate bars (different forumulation than available in US)
Pontefract Cakes
Rhubarb and Custards
Flying Saucers
Rainbow Drops
Kinder egg
Kinder Beuno
stroopwafels
Flake Bar
Double Decker
Yorkie
Galaxy Bar
Aero (mint, chocolate, caramel)
Curly Wurly
Bounty Bar
Smarties
Caramilk
Cadbury Buttons

Australia -->US
Violet Crumbles

Italy
Happy Hippo
Kinder Bueno (white, chocolate)
Maxi Bar
Mini Packets of Nuttella

Japanese
Pockey (available in Japanese stores in US and some groceries)
Hi Chew
Kasugai Gummies
Shigekix Gummies
Muscat Gummies
Gundam Choco Balls
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2006 03:45:53 PM »

Reeses PB Cups and Pieces, off the top of my head...at least here in Australia. I always miss them when I am here, cause they are my fave candy over there!
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2006 03:59:46 PM »

I'm quite sure they don't have Kool Aid.
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2006 11:28:30 AM »

You actually do get Reese's PB Cups in the UK, I just had one actually Wink. We don't get kool aid though.
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2006 11:33:04 AM »

I've gleaned from other posts that jolly ranchers are unique to the US?  and maybe altoids?
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2006 11:34:33 AM »

I've certainly never heard of them anyway.

p.s You should ask your uk partner to send you some maltesers! They are seriously "yum yum" Smiley.
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2006 11:58:30 AM »

How about novelty candies, like:

Boston Baked Beans
Bit-O-Honey
Chick-O-Sticks
Mallow Cups
lemon/grape/cherry/apple heads
Sugar Daddy's
Bazooka Bubble Gum
Big League Chew
Jujubes
Runts
Sky Bars

I'm sure one of these candies are unique to the US.
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2006 11:59:47 AM »

How about novelty candies, like:

Boston Baked Beans
Bit-O-Honey
Chick-O-Sticks
Mallow Cups
lemon/grape/cherry/apple heads
Sugar Daddy's
Bazooka Bubble Gum
Big League Chew
Jujubes
Runts
Sky Bars

I'm sure one of these candies are unique to the US.

The only thing I've heard of from that list is bazzoka gum. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2006 12:21:27 PM »

lots of your candy bars, you have different smarties than the UK (Cadbury makes a chocolate thing similar to m&m's that is a smartie to the rest of the planet).

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100 grand (is that what it's called?)

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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2006 12:22:44 PM »

i hope you don't mind if i ask a similar question. what about candies that canada may not have that the us does. i joined a candy swap on swap bot and my partner is in canada. do we even have different candies? sorry, i just didn't want to start a similar thread. hope that's ok.   Smiley
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