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10 Candy Bars America Wished They Had (Part 3)


10 Candy Bars America Wished They Had (Part 3)

Americans have plenty of great candy bars to enjoy, but many people in the USA wish that they could nosh on candy bars from other countries. Thanks to the power of the Internet, they may be able to order these candy bars online, but they generally aren’t sold in USA stores.

10. Cherry Blossoms In Canada

Cherry Blossoms are a classic Canadian sweet treat. A Cherry Blossom has a maraschino cherry center that’s wrapped in rich chocolate. These delicious confections pack all of the flavor punch of typical candy bars, but they’re shaped a little differently than regular candy bars. Cherry Blossoms come in square packages that are fairly small. Inside of each square box, there is a single Cherry Blossom with a rounded top and flat base. There are also multi-packs, which allow candy fans to get four Cherry Blossoms per package. Americans can find these treats online, so they’re not totally out of reach. It’s easier for Canadians to find them in bricks-and-mortar stores. Each Cherry Blossom weighs in at 45 grams and has 210 calories. These candy bars have been available in Canada for many decades. Those who grew up eating Cherry Blossoms are very nostalgic about the candy bars. For a lot of Canadians, they are a taste of childhood. This classic Canadian confection is made by the Hershey Canada Inc. company. Cherry Blossom candy bars used to be produced at a factory in Ontario. The candy bars were originally manufactured by a Canadian company called Lowney, which was later acquired by Hershey. These candy bars are special because their luscious cherry centers are surrounded by delectable cherry syrup. They’re also special because their chocolate coating features roasted pieces of peanuts and bits of shredded coconut. All of the flavors and textures come together and the end result is amazing. This is a very sweet candy bar. Americans who love the sweetest candy bars should definitely try to get their hands on Cherry Blossom treats. Those who like a bit less sweetness may prefer other candy bars from other nations. 

9. Nestlé Lion Bar In The UK

Most Americans have never had the chance to sample Lion candy bars from the United Kingdom. Lion candy bars are made by Nestlé, which is a company that definitely has a strong global presence. Nestlé tailors its offerings by country, to ensure that each nation gets food products that suit national preferences. The Lion candy bar has been offered to UK residents since the mid-1970’s. It’s a classic and beloved United Kingdom candy bar which provides a plethora of yummy flavors and textures. The bar features crunchy cereals, caramel that’s delightfully chewy and wafer that’s light and crisp. This candy bar is substantial enough to be a satisfying sweet treat. Each bar features a milk chocolate coating. This candy bar has very bold packaging. An illustration of a roaring lion decorates the red and brown wrapper, along with bright yellow text. Most online shops that offer these bars to American customers charge more for Lion bars than they do for American candy bars, because Lion bars are imported from the UK. For some USA residents, paying more than average for treats from the UK may not make financial sense, when it’s so easy to grab American candy bars, such as Hershey bars and Baby Ruth bars, for very affordable prices. However, there may be USA candy fans who are willing to pay a higher premium to enjoy some novelty. Lion bars from abroad are delicious and they are exciting because they are so new to Americans. 

Original Lion bars are available in the UK and may be available to citizens of other countries. There are also Lion Milk Duos, Lion Milk four-packs and Lion Peanut four-packs. 

8. Cadbury Moro In Australia

This candy bar is available in Australia and New Zealand. Candy fans in the Middle East are also able to enjoy Moro bars. A Moro bar is a lot like a Mars bar or a Milky Way bar.  This candy bar, which has a distinctive black wrapper with yellow text, is renowned for its Cadbury milk chocolate, caramel and nougat. Some restaurants in New Zealand offer patrons Moro bars that are deep-fried. Americans who can’t get Moro bars can always deep-fry Mars or USA-style Milky Way bars, to enjoy unique desserts. The Moro is a candy bar that’s not too easy for Americans to find in stores or order online. Americans who visit countries where the Moro bar is available will be able to see why these candy bars are so popular. If you’re an American who’s looking for unique treats from other places, and you think that you’ll enjoy a candy bar with a nougat and caramel center, which is covered in a delicious layer of Dairy Milk chocolate from Cadbury, then hunting for this candy bar online may be worth your while. Each Moro bar has 265 calories. The bar is actually marketed as being a great way to access energy fast. People who need a boost while they’re on the go can eat Moro bars to get some needed calories rapidly. Of course, any candy bars are best consumed in moderation. Candy bars do provide quick energy, but also have their fair share of sugar and fat. Nowadays, some online candy stores that cater to USA clients, and some candy stores in American communities, do offer candy bars from other countries. Sure, they usually cost a little more, or a lot more, but some people are willing to pay more to enjoy candy bars that aren’t so commonplace in America. If you’re determined to try a Moro bar, you may want to look for these types of candy stores online, or in your own town or city. 

7. Nestlé Daim In Sweden

This Swedish treat gets rave reviews. The Daim bar was invented back in the Fifties and it’s still going strong today, although most Americans haven’t heard of it. This bar is manufactured by the Marabou company and it’s a version of a Heath bar, which has similar ingredients, but doesn’t taste exactly the same. Marabou actually tried to get the recipe for the Heath bar, way back when, but the company that produced the Heath bar wouldn’t share the recipe. However, the Heath team were willing to share a list of all ingredients used in the bar. Once Maribou got the ingredients, the company started coming up with its own Heath-style bar, which was eventually called The Daim bar. A Daim candy bar is a chocolate-covered toffee bar. It features an inner core of almond toffee that’s crunchy, plus a tasty Maribou chocolate coating. Some people add pieces of Daim bars to their baking recipes to give them more Scandinavian flair and great taste. Bits of Daim bar are also amazing add-ons for ice cream. Full-size bars are available, as well as fun miniatures. Some Americans are able to access the miniature Daim bars at local IKEA outlets, so keep this in mind if you’re American and want to find Daim bars. While the mini-bars can’t currently be ordered at IKEA websites in the USA, they are available via some other online retailers, although prices for the imported treats vary widely and may be a little steep, depending on the online retailer. Over the years, there have been some interesting limited-edition Daim bar flavors, including Cappuccino, “forest fruit”, gingerbread and mint. The original flavor, with crunchy almond toffee, is very popular with consumers. 

6. Cadbury Curly Wurly In The UK

The Curly Wurly is a UK sweet treat that’s so much fun, thanks to its unique ladder shape and its chewy texture. It is possible for Americans to order this United Kingdom candy bar online, and some retailers do offer it for reasonable prices. If you’ve never tried a candy bar that resembles a caramel ladder that’s coated in delicious chocolate, you may find that giving the Curly Wurly a try is a great idea. This candy bar is definitely unique. This bar is marketed as a twisty treat and it has a fairly low calorie count, compared to other candy bars. Each Curly Wurly bar has 118 calories. Fans of Cadbury chocolate will probably love the Curly Wurly, if they can get their hands on it. It’s a popular Brit treat that’s been manufactured since the Seventies. You’ll find it in England and in a range of other nations, including Romania, Australia, Portugal and Malta. Originally, this exciting candy bar had a different name. It was known as a Marathon bar and came in bold red packaging. Each chocolate-coated caramel ladder is 8 inches in length. Caramel strands covered in chocolate offer a true “melt in your mouth” experience. 

5. Mr. Tom In Switzerland

This Swiss candy bar has an interesting and memorable name and also tastes great. The bar features plenty of caramel and roasted peanuts. It comes in yellow packaging with red lettering, which also features images of comical people and cartoon characters, including a clown in a tiny red hat. Crafted by a company called Hosta Meltis, Mr. Tom candy bars taste somewhat like peanut brittle, but they’re easier to snack on, because of their crisp and light texture. If you manage to access one of these candy bars, you may find that you’re able to inhale the candy bar in record time. Each crunchy bite will be delicious. Every bar has 60 percent peanuts, which are coated in caramel and made into bars. Peanut and caramel fans may find that this candy bar is worth finding online, even if it’s almost impossible to find in local shops. This is a candy bar without chocolate, which makes it stand out. It’s perfect for those who want sweet treats that don’t feature chocolate. This is another bar that pairs well with ice cream. If you manage to find a Mr. Tom, break it up into pieces and add them to vanilla ice cream. You’ll love the flavor and texture that a Mr. Tom adds to a bowl of ice cream. 

4. Nestlé Polly Waffle In Australia

For a while, the Australian candy bar known as the Polly Waffle was off the market. It was reintroduced to Aussie consumers in 2009. Unfortunately, sales of the rebooted Polly Waffle weren’t as high as expected, so the candy bar was once again discontinued. Many people in Australia do miss the Polly Waffle. It’s one of those treats from the Land Down Under that most Americans never got a chance to try. Luckily, this classic Australian sweet treat is slated for yet another comeback, so Americans may be able to find it in the foreseeable future, where imported candy bars are sold. A company called Robert Menz bought the rights to the Polly Waffle in January of 2019. Robert Menz revived another legendary candy bar, the Violet Crumble, and may have the same success with the Polly Waffle. The Polly Waffle was a tube of waffle wafer that had a marshmallow center. The tube and marshmallow filling were covered in chocolate. It’s safe to say that lots of Aussies are celebrating the pending relaunch of the Polly Waffle. Hopefully, sales will be high this time around. Robert Menz bought the rights to the candy bar directly from Nestlé and the Robert Menz company plans to use the original recipe. This means that the Polly Waffle’s iconic taste is not going to change.  

3. Mackintosh’s Toffee In Canada

Awesome and creamy Mackintosh toffee is renowned for its exceptional taste. It’s available in Canada, but USA residents can probably find it online without too much of a problem. In the USA, it won’t be available in bricks-and-mortar shops, unless they are candy shops that specialize in imported treats. This treat was the brainchild of a man named John Mackintosh. He owned a candy shop in England, which opened for business during 1890. He got the idea for the toffee after starting his candy shop business. Since Mackintosh toffee has been around for over a century, it’s definitely a classic candy that has a proven track record. The UK and Canadian versions of this legendary toffee are a little different. The Canadian version comes in flat bars, with iconic and cheery tartan packaging. In the UK, the toffee is sold as smaller, wrapped candies, rather than bars. The toffees are found in Quality Street candy tins, because the Mackintosh family invented Quality Street. The Canadian bars are fantastic. They have a hard texture at first, but quickly soften when they are chewed. In addition to bars, Canadians are now able to access smaller toffee bites that come in bags, which some people find very convenient.   

2. Cadbury Crispy Crunch In Canada

This Canadian candy bar has a harder-than-average texture, thanks to its peanut flake filling and chocolate coating. The filling is crispy and crunchy, which is why this bar got its name. The Crispy Crunch comes from Cadbury and it was invented during the Thirties. Its inventor was a man named Harold Oswin, who rolled candy for a company called Neilson’s. He invented the bar because a contest was announced, whereby contestants would create candy bars and submit their concepts. He was the winner. The bar initially had a log shape, but the shape was eventually made flatter, and the flatter shape is what is sold today. During the Nineties, these chocolate bars were available in the USA. Unfortunately, the company that distributed them went under. This meant that Americans could no longer buy the candy bars in shops. A low-cal version of the bar surfaced in America during the middle of the Nineties, but it was a limited time thing. When Cadbury began making Crispy Crunch bars, the company altered the classic recipe a little bit, to reduce saltiness and add sweetness. Currently, it’s not too easy to find Crispy Crunch bars at online retailers that sell imported candy, but you may be able to find an online retailer that does ship Crispy Crunch bars to American customers. If you’re in the USA, consider crossing the border to get a Crispy Crunch, because they are really great candy bars. 

1. Ferrero Duplo In Germany

Americans with a taste for European candy bars should try to find Ferrero Duplo bars, which come from Germany. These candy bars are the most popular candy bars in Germany. They’ve been best-sellers for a long time now. The Ferrero Duplo features myriad layers of thin wafers, along with nougat cream. The wafers and nougat are covered in creamy milk chocolate. These bars are available at online retailers that serve American customers, so getting your hands on Ferrero Duplo bars won’t be impossible. However, online availability and price vary widely. Ferrero is the same company that produces some beloved products that are available in the USA, including the all-too-addictive Nutella spread, with its distinctive chocolate and hazelnut flavor, and those cute Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs, which have milky inner layers and come with little toys. If you love other Ferrero products, such as Nutella, you may want to sample Ferrero Duplo candy bars. There’s a reason why these candy bars are so beloved in Germany. They’re truly delicious and also quite easy to eat. 

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