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10 Candy Bars America Wished They Had (Part 2)

In the Internet Age, it’s possible to order almost anything from anywhere, but the candy bars on today’s list aren’t so common on American store shelves. There may be some specialty candy shops that offer these delightful sweet treats. However, these candy bars aren’t available at most USA bricks-and-mortar shops.  

10. Nestlé Mirage In Canada

This delicious chocolate bar is a true Canadian classic. In Canada, you’ll find it at gas stations, convenience stores, grocery stores and tons of other types of retail outlets. Americans who want to sample this delicacy from The Great White North may find Mirage candy bars at the world’s largest online retailer. Other American websites offer it, too. This candy bar is distinctive because its shape is trapezoidal. It’s also renowned for its bubbles. When you bite into a Mirage, you’ll notice the many air bubbles inside, which may remind you of the bubbles in an Aero candy car, provided you’ve tried Aero bars before. The air bubbles give this chocolate treat a little airiness and contribute to its wonderful, silky, melt-in-your-mouth texture. If you love chocolate bars with rich chocolate flavor and superb mouthfeel, and you live in the USA, you may find that ordering your own Mirage bar online is well worth the effort. It’s so much fun to sample candy from other countries. In Canada, these bars are beloved, for good reason. Mirage bars are pretty substantial snacks, despite the air bubbles, so they do offer good value for the money. If you’re planning to visit Canada, by flying into the country or taking a road trip, be sure to pick up a Mirage bar while you’re there. No matter how you get to Canada, you’ll find that Mirage bars are readily available once you arrive. Nestlé Canada offers Mirage candy bars and a range of other yummy confections, including Kit Kat, Butterfinger, and Big Turk candy bars. 

9. Cadbury Chomp In Australia

This candy bar was available in Australia and you’ll still find it in the United Kingdom. However, the two confections marketed as Chomp candy bars were not exactly the same. The Aussie version had a caramel and wafer layer inside, which was covered in a chocolate coating. It was a narrower and longer candy bar than the United Kingdom Chomp. The Aussie bar weighed in at 30 grams. It was marketed as having appealing chewiness, and the packaging was fun. Each Aussie Chomp bar came in bright yellow wrapping that featured a cartoon dinosaur. Back in the ’70s, in Australia, these bars cost just ten cents. Those were the good old days. In the Seventies, the bars were also sold in Zimbabwe and South Africa, with different wrappers. These bars used to be produced in England until production was shifted to a Polish facility.  The UK version of Chomp, which has a red and blue wrapper, is available to Americans via the globe’s biggest online retailer, but the bars are imported, so they aren’t cheap. It may be possible to find a UK Chomp in a USA candy shop that specializes in selling imported treats. Sadly, the Aussie Chomp is no longer listed at the Cadbury Australia website and it’s out of stock at most, and maybe all, places that it’s been listed online. It’s a candy bar that many Americans would have enjoyed sampling. Perhaps it’ll be reintroduced, and then become available online, so everyone can try it.

8. Fry’s Chocolate Cream In The UK

This tasty candy bar is beloved in the United Kingdom. Fry’s Chocolate Cream features a fondant center and a dark chocolate coating. This candy has been made since 1761 and it is still available today, so Americans may be able to find it online or at candy shops that feature treats from overseas. As of this writing, there are USA websites that offer this candy bar. Now manufactured by Cadbury, the candy bar was originally produced by a company called J.S. Fry & Sons. Way back when, this chocolate bar became the very first candy bar to be produced in mass quantities. While the original Fry’s Chocolate Cream is delightful, there are other flavors available these days, including candy bars with orange fondant or peppermint fondant centers. Some flavors of this popular candy stayed around for decades, but aren’t available anymore. Examples of discontinued flavors that were offered for a very long time, until they were discontinued, include lime, pineapple, and raspberry.  The original flavor of this classic chocolate bar from the United Kingdom comes in a sophisticated blue package with white lettering. 

7. Allen’s Mini Jaffas Block In Australia

Jaffas are little candies that are available in Australia, as well as New Zealand. These candies are little spheres with hard candy shells and chocolate centers. The hard candy shells have an orange flavor. Jaffas have been around since 1931, but the bar version of Jaffas is newer. This candy bar isn’t currently available anywhere, because it was a limited edition product, but it may be brought back in the future. Candy companies definitely revive discontinued candy bars now and then, as doing so tends to create a lot of buzz and sales. The bar was made from milk chocolate, as well as Jaffa candies. While the original round Jaffa candies, which come in a bag, are fairly easy to find at some American websites, the candy bar is something that candy fans worldwide just can’t access at the moment. The bar is still listed on the manufacturer’s website, but it’s out of stock because it was limited edition. It hasn’t been removed from the website, so there is a good chance that it’ll be available again someday, but Americans may have trouble buying it in stores if it is relaunched. Fans of chocolate with a touch of orange who live in the USA may wish that they could get their hands on Jaffa candy bars. A trip to Australia or New Zealand would probably be the most enjoyable and memorable way to try Jaffa candy for the first time, even if it’s the round Jaffa candies. The candy bar was officially known as the Allen’s Mini Jaffas Block.  

6. Cadbury Starbar In Australia

American fans of chocolate, caramel, and peanuts would probably really enjoy sampling Starbars. Unfortunately, when it comes to finding them in online and offline stores, they are out of luck. This candy bar, which was made in the Emerald Isle, for export to Australia, isn’t sold anymore. What’s interesting is that Starbars are sold in Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom, but they’re sold under another name. They are known as Wunderbar candy bars. So, Americans who travel to Canada, the UK or Germany should be able to enjoy the Starbar experience by trying Wunderbars. Starbars (a/ka Wunderbars) taste fantastic and they are fairly hearty candy bars. They are chewy and filling. While the fun Starbar name is now a part of history, the Starbar lives on under another moniker. Cadbury chocolate has a distinctive flavor that so many people love and the Starbar really showed off the special taste of this brand’s chocolate. Wunderbars taste the same and they are available at some American websites, so they can be accessed, but they tend to cost more than most want to pay because they are an imported treat. Is is worth traveling to another country to try a Wunderbar that tastes just like a discontinued Starbar? Maybe so. It depends on how much you love chocolate, peanuts, and caramel. Sampling the candy bars of other countries is certainly a satisfying activity because it’s a chance to taste something brand-new to you, rather than the same old candy bars that you see at stores every single day. Of course, chocolate bars sold in America are amazing, too. They are just very familiar.

5. Nestlé Munchies In The UK

This sweet treat has been around for a long time, and it’s still popular today. It’s a UK candy car that is actually a tube of smaller candies. If you’ve had Rolos, you’ll find that Munchies are similar. While Rolos are probably more popular worldwide, Munchies do have loyal fans. This tube of candies that is hard to find in America is made from a biscuit, with a core made of caramel coated in creamy milk chocolate. While these tasty candies are so easy to share, you may be tempted to hoard them, if you can get your hands on them. There are specialty candy stores online where Munchies may be ordered to ship to other countries. If you decide to order, you may want to order a lot at one go, to make the cost of shipping a better investment. Munchies are square candies, in contrast to Rolos, which are known for their roundness. Munchies were launched by a candy company called Mackintosh’s during the 1950s. Later on, during the 1980s, Nestlé scooped up the brand. It’s so easy for chocolate lovers in the UK to enjoy Munchies. Americans may need to stick to Rolos unless they decide to order Munchies or find local candy stores where they are sold. Some local stores do earn profits by selling candy from other countries. 

4. Balisto In Germany

These German candy bars are very unique and interesting, but they’re hard to find in America. A Balisto is made from a wholemeal cookie bar and cream topping, plus a milk chocolate coating. Each packet comes with a couple of fingers unless it’s a multi-pack, which has a lot of fingers in one package. Hungry people in Germany may find that eating all ten fingers in a multi-pack is far too easy. Of course, they can also be shared. Multi-packs come with ten fingers. You’ll find Balisto bars in Germany, as well as a lot of other European nations, including, but not limited to, France, Hungary, and the Netherlands. These bars weren’t sold in the UK until 2011. The German word for, “dietary fiber” is Ballaststoffe, which is why this digestive biscuit cookie has its distinctive name. If you want a candy bar with more fiber than average, you may wish that you could snack on a Balisto right now. Tons of flavors are available, although the availability of Balisto flavors varies from place to place. Examples of flavors include honey almond, hazelnut, and grain-mix. Some flavors may be limited edition, including the white chocolate and yogurt flavor. This bar is pretty hard for Americans to order online, but there may be a website out there that do offer it. It’s out of stock and unavailable at many American websites that sell candy.

3. Nestlé Blue Riband In Scotland

This Scottish confection is made by Nestlé. It first made an appearance in the marketplace back in the 1930s. It was produced by a big Scottish biscuit manufacturer known as Gray Dunn. Made from wafers with plenty of milk chocolate taste, it is also coated in a slim layer of creamy milk chocolate. Each Blue Ruband contains just 99 calories, so these little indulgences don’t pack a big caloric punch. It’s also a treat that’s free of artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors, and colors. The Blue Riband was taken off the market for a while but reappeared during 2004. It’s pretty easy for Americans to find this candy bar online, although they’ll probably need to pay more for it than they do for USA chocolate bars, such as Baby Ruths. Those who are willing to splurge may order Blue Riband candy bars online and enjoy their iconic good taste. These bars are easy to find in the UK and Europe. They were originally made in a factory in Glasgow, Scotland. Production was eventually moved to Newcastle, England. If the crisp crunch of wafers is what you like, you’ll probably love the Blue Riband, and, hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try it some day. Candy fans usually love experimenting with candy bars from other countries, although they may go back to the tried-and-true favorites that are sold in their own countries. 

2. Maltesers Teasers In The UK

You may have heard of Maltesers. They are very famous in the UK. They are round candies that so many people crave. There is a candy bar called Maltesers Teasers, which features that classic and delicious Maltesers taste, with the convenience of a chocolate bar. Teasers are chocolate bars with little chunks of Maltesers candies embedded in them. Sounds good, doesn’t it?  So, what do Malteser candies taste like? Why are they so popular that they’ve been added to chocolate bars that are branded as Teasers? Well, these candies have a chocolate coating and airy, crisp centers. They are so popular that they are sold in bucket form in the UK, in addition to being sold in single sizes and other sizes. The good news is that Maltesers candies became available in the USA in 2017, after years of being candies that were not easy to find in America. This candy is one on the list that will be so easy to enjoy in the USA. Twix bars were also brought from the UK to Canada and that whole experiment turned out to be a huge success. Since Maltesers are still available in the USA, including Teasers, which are a little harder to find than the round chocolate candies, you should give them a test drive, if you haven’t already.

1. Cadbury Caramilk In Canada

Caramilk chocolate bars are legendary in Canada. They are loved by Canadians. Each Caramilk is a candy bar that contains hollow milk chocolate candies filled with creamy caramel. Canadians break up the Caramilk bars to eat the chocolate pieces or bite into the bars to release the luscious caramel. However people eat their Caramilk bars, they love the way that they taste.  These uniquely Canadian chocolate bars aren’t easy to find in America. They aren’t sold online in the usual places where people go to buy whatever they want. They may be available at specialty candy shops that stock imported goodies. Even though Caramilks aren’t available in America, they are chocolate bars that a lot of Americans have tried. That’s because plenty of USA residents cross the border into Canada once in a while. If you’re planning on visiting Canada, you’ll be able to find Caramilk bars almost everywhere that candy is sold. These chocolate bars are so popular. They come from Cadbury and they are inexpensive guilty pleasures. Now that you know some awesome candy bars that aren’t easy for Americans to get their hands on, you’ve got the inside scoop.

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