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Top 10 Candy Bars America Wished They Had

Some candy bars are hard for Americans to get their hands on. This is a shame, because they are delicious! Today, it’s time to look at 10 candy bars from other nations. Try them when you’re traveling to other countries. All of these candy bars offer unique and exciting taste.

10. The Prince Polo Is Popular In Poland

This candy bar is a time-honored favorite in Poland. In fact, it’s the most popular candy bar in the country. Unfortunately, it’s not available in America. If you ever get the chance to try a Prince Polo, be sure to indulge. You’ll love munching on this candy bar’s chocolate-covered wafers. Each bar has four wafer layers and three layers of chocolate cream filling. It’s not just the Polish who enjoy noshing on these tasty candy bars. The Icelandic are also huge Prince Polo fans. Most residents of Iceland consume a pound or more of these chocolate bars annually. In winter of 2018, proud Prince Polo fans in Iceland took to social media to show off their own Prince Polo candy bars. Icelanders got really creative when it came to posing with Prince Polo chocolate bars. Some posed with the wrapped candy bars between their teeth, while one Prince Polo fanatic dressed up as an astronaut who was discovering a Prince Polo bar on a new planet. Sure, that last one may have been Photoshopped, but it was all great fun. So, why does this candy bar remain so popular in Iceland? Well, it’s been around for a long time. During the Fifties, there were stringent rules about importing sweet treats into Iceland. Since there wasn’t a ton of options, Icelanders relied on tasty Prince Polo candy bars when they were craving sweets. This candy bar has become a part of Icelandic culture.  

9. The Krembanan Is A Norwegian Indulgence

The Krembanan’s unique banana shape is bewitching, but its clever and fun design definitely isn’t all that it has to offer. This sweet treat that Americans wish they could enjoy comes from Norway. Each Krembanan is produced by a company called Nidar. This candy manufacturing company has been around since 1912. This yummy chocolate bar is a perfect choice for those who appreciate the taste of banana. Every Krembanan is an ideal blend of banana cream and sweet gel. The banana cream and sweet gel are wrapped in a luscious chocolate coating. These bars weigh thirty-five grams apiece and they’re created using the same type of machine that was used to produce them many decades ago. The machine puts a bit of bend in these chocolate bars. Would Americans love these candy bars as much as Norwegians do? Probably, but they’ll need to travel to Norway to find out for sure. In the meantime, Americans may enjoy classic USA candy bars, such as Baby Ruth and Hershey bars. Every country has its standout sweet treats. While the Krembanan’s novel design and long history make it a total winner, America has some awesome candy bars, too. 

8. The Good Taste Oat Chocolate Chocolate Bar Is A Chinese Treat

Now, it’s time to learn about a unique Chinese delicacy known as the Good Taste Oat Chocolate Chocolate Bar candy bar. Most people don’t realize that the Chinese aren’t big-time chocolate consumers. The average person is China eats just a hundred grams of the stuff annually, which equates to a couple of candy bars. In Europe, people love chocolate and eat, on average, about 90 bars each per year. While people tried to make chocolate happen in China decades ago, it never really took off, even though massive companies like Hershey attempted to penetrate the Chinese market. There are a billion people in China and China as a nation has its own attitude towards eating, which is about staying clear of sugar as much as possible, for the sake of good health, and enjoying a balance of flavors. While chocolate isn’t king in China, there are companies that create uniquely Chinese takes on candy bars. The company that creates the Good Taste Oat Chocolate Chocolate Bar is based in Guangdong and the candy bar doesn’t look too chocolate-y at first glance! It looks like a rice krispie square that’s been molded into a bar-like shape. This candy bar does contain chocolate, though, as well as filling made from jam and a biscuit.

7. The Big Turk Isn’t From Turkey

You might assume this this candy bar is from Turkey, but it actually comes from the Great White North. It’s a Canadian chocolate bar that is difficult to access in America. This candy bar is a Turkish Delight-style confection that is manufactured by Nestlé Canada. It’s a unique and interesting choice. It features a light coating of chocolate over a filling made from rose-pink, Turkish Delight-style chocolate. This chocolate bar is fairly light. It’s lower in fat than most. Big Turks aren’t found at every Canadian retailer that sells candy, but they are available in Canada. The Big Turk sometimes get overlooked in Canada, as many Canadians prefer to gobble up Smarties or indulge in Caramilk bars. If you do get the chance to sample a Big Turk, you may love its flavor. It’s different enough to be really interesting and memorable. According to a Nestlé Canada representative who posted at the official Nestlé Canada website, the Big Turk was introduced back in 1974. The inspiration for this chocolate bar was a jelly dessert from Turkey, called Turkish Delight. Turkish delight is a sweet treat that’s been enjoyed for centuries. Big Turk candy bars are available in a range of sizes, including “bites”, so Canadians may choose the sizes that are right for them. Americans will probably need to cross the border to sample these yummy chocolate bars, unless they find a way to get them shipped to the USA.

6. Marabou Black Saltakrits

This candy bar comes from a Swedish chocolatier called Marabou. Made from milk chocolate that’s delightfully creamy, it features bits of licorice that are salty and crunchy. This chocolate bar is a beloved sweet treat in Sweden. It’s considered a little bit addictive. Each bar features a thirty percent minimum of milk chocolate. The 6.34 ounce bars come with a couple of individual bars inside of the package, rather than just one. 6.34 ounce bars weigh in at 180 grams. Made from butter fat, cocoa mass, sugar, licorice extract and other ingredients, this candy bar is different from the rest. Its licorice component makes it stand out from the competition. Each 6.34 ounce bar contains 530 calories. These bars have been around since 1916. Americans who are desperate to get their hands on these chocolate bars – and then shove them into their mouths – may be able to make their dreams come true by ordering the bars online. They do pop up on and at other online retailers. Any American who thinks he or she will enjoy chocolate mixed with crunchy, salty licorice may want to give these bars a try, even though they are hard for USA residents to access. A trip to Sweden might be the most enjoyable way to experience the wonders of the Marabou Black Saltakrits candy bar. You may not be able to stop at just one of these tempting bars.

5. Ovomaltine Chocolate Bars Are A Swiss Delight

The Swiss town of Ovomaltine was once home to a pharmacist. His name was George Wander. He was a doctor who wanted to do his bit to lower the rate of child mortality. In 1865, which was his time, some children perished due to lack of proper nutrition. To do his part to help, he decided to create a powerful source of nutrition, using malt extract. When the good doctor passed away, his son embraced the same dream. He son was named Albert and Albert decided to fortify the malt extract recipe, by adding cocoa, eggs and milk. By 1904, the recipe was complete. It was called Ovaltine by those who spoke English. It was a powder that was meant to be stirred into milk and drank down. These days,the Ovamaltine brand is still going strong. It’s not just nutritional powder anymore. There are a range of products, including Ovomaltine chocolate bars, which contain yummy hazelnuts and the classic powder mixture. These candy bars are a favorite in Europe. They carry the distinctive scent of Ovomaltine powder. The malt scent and taste tend to overpower the chocolate, in a good way. It’s also possible to buy biscuits, spreads and cereals by Ovomaltine.

4. Aero Bars Have Stellar Mouth Feel

Aero bars are delicious. I say this with certainty, because I have personally sampled them, more than once. This enticing treat comes from candy mega-company, Nestlé. You’ll find these bars, which have a unique texture that’s aerated, thanks to plenty of air bubbles within the chocolate, in a host of countries, including Japan, the United Kingdom, Canada and South Africa. Unfortunately, Americans once rejected this classic chocolate bar, back in the 80s. They were launched in the USA back then, but didn’t really take off. Americans who have managed to find these chocolate bars since then, probably in Canada, often love the way that they taste. While Americans said no to the Aero long ago, they may be sorry now. Maybe the timing was just wrong. Aero bars melt in mouths thanks to their texture. The bubbles inside of the chocolate collapse while the chocolate is inside of the mouth. This creates a creamy-smooth taste sensation that’s really awesome. This chocolate bar has been around for over a hundred years. It’s had some variations, such as the Dark Cherry Truffle Big Bubble Bar, the White Chocolate Big Bubble Bar, the Mouse, Aero Bubbles and others. The original recipe for the Aero is guarded with care. It’s top secret. These bars are pretty popular in Canada. I see them at most stores where chocolate bars are sold. I’m more likely to go for the salty snacks, but Aeros are great. Any American who wants to try them should put them on their chocolate bucket list. Maybe a tour to countries where fun and different chocolate bars are sold would be a good idea? Aeros are available in typical, single-serving sizes, but I’ve also seen larger ones in the past. A regular-sized Aero bar has 221 calories, with 50 percent fat, forty-six percent carbs and 4 percent protein.

3. Cherry Ripe Is From Australia

Cherry fans in America may wish that they could buy Cherry Ripe chocolate bars in the USA. These bars come from Australia and they’ve been around since the 1920s. Despite huge cultural shifts, this candy bar still reigns in the Land Down under. It’s actually the oldest candy bar in the country and was the brainchild of talented chocolatiers who worked for a company called MacRoberton Chocolates. In 1967, Cadbury gobbled up MacRobertson Chocolates. Thanks to Cadbury’s resources and brand recognition, the Cherry Ripe bar’s popularity spread. This candy bar features a mixture of cherries and coconut. The mixture has a texture that might be best described as spongy. Over a spongy layer, there is a dark chocolate coating. While other Cadbury treats, including Crunchie bars and Flake candy bars, have also captured the loyalty of Aussies, the Cherry Ripe is still a contender. It’s iconic. Some of these candy bars probably seem pretty exotic to Americans. In America, it’s about the milk chocolate and the nuts and the caramel. Chocolate bars reflect the tastes of the countries that they are sold in. This is why learning about candy bars from different nations is so interesting. If you grew up in Australia, you might find yourself craving a Cherry Ripe, rather than a Butterfinger or something like that.

2. Horalky Is a Slovakian Sensation

The Horalky is a candy bar that was invented due to a food shortage in 1960s Slovakia. At that time, around the middle of the decade, hazelnuts were in short supply. Typically, hazelnuts were a component in wafers. Bakers changed it up to cope with the shortage. They started utilizing peanuts, rather than hazelnuts. The peanut wafer was born and it was good. The advent of the peanut wafer led to the creation of the legendary Horalky. It’s a candy bar which contains wafer layers, as well as a cream made from peanuts. There is also a chocolate coating that isn’t very thick. Decades later, a bakery called Sedita makes roughly one hundred and sixty million of these candy bars annually. Peanuts used in the Horalky recipe are sourced from South America and shipped to Slovakia. Cocoa for the bars is sourced from the Ivory Coast of Africa. Peanut fans in America may wish that they could indulge in these bars. After all, both the wafers and the filling are made from peanuts. The Horalky features vibrant packaging. Its packaging is something that many Slovakians recognize at a glance. These bars are so popular there, but most people in the USA have never even heard of them. Anyone who plans to visit Slovakia should also plan to pick these candy bars up at local shops. They’re traditionally Slovakian sweet treats. Plus, they have an awesome origin story.

1. Discover the Singaporean Chocoelf Durian

Durian is a fruit with a gross-out odor. It smells offensive. It’s also a fruit that many people in Southeast Asia love. Durian is big and it’s pungent. It has a shell covered in spikes. The flesh of the fruit is golden and quite soft. This fruit tastes better than it smells. Due to its acrid odor, people aren’t allowed to eat it while in hotels or using public transport. That really speaks volumes. While this fruit clearly reeks, it’s got its fans. It’s a cult fave in a lot of nations in Southeast Asia. In Singapore, there are a range of treats made from Durian, including candies. This fruit has a nickname, “king of fruits”. It’s so iconic that there is a building in Singapore which is shaped like the fruit. A candy bar called the Chocoelf is made with Durian and dark chocolate. It’s the brainchild of a chocolate company in Singapore that is focused on offering candies without sugar, plus candies with low levels of sugar. Since the Chocoelf has no added sugar, it doesn’t mask the unforgettable taste of the “king of fruits”. Now that you have the inside scoop on some amazing sweet treats from other countries, which are so hard to find in the USA, you may be craving a candy bar yourself. Indulge and enjoy. You only live once.

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