Canadian Candy: 11 Sweets You Can't Get this Side of the Border


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Bubbly goodness.
5. Aero Bar: This bar of simple milk chocolate filled with nothing but air bubbles feels lighter than most candy bars, but in fact has about as many calories. Nestle came out with mint, orange, and "crunch" versions of this bar, but as a purist I prefer the original.

4. Crispy Crunch: Yes, this is similar to a Wunderbar, which is similar to a Butterfinger, but, true to its name, the Crispy Crunch is, well, crunchier. It was sold briefly in the United States in the 90s, but never earned a fan base like it has in Canada.

3. Coffee Crisp: A lengthy and impassioned petition to bring this 60-year-old brand to the U.S. succeeded in 2006. But it looks like no one save expats are eating the coffee-hinted chocolate-covered wafers because they haven't been visibly marketed here since then.

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Mack on this.

2. Mackintosh "MACK" Toffee: Full disclosure: I was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where this soft toffee originated. What's not to love? Red tartan packaging, chewy texture, every-so-slightly, salty sweetness... plus, it keeps for, like, ever.

1. Crunchie: For some reason, the Americans I know who have tried it hate this candy bar. And, in fact, the signature golden wrapper can be found in certain pockets of this country. But, for me, the honeycombed wafer enveloped in Cadbury milk chocolate - especially in the mini bite size - is the taste of Halloween, circa 1989.


If I missed your favorite or listed a sweet you find repulsive, let me know. Oh, and if you happen to spot any of these in the greater New York City area, let me know that, too, eh?


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