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Canadian Junk Food!

January 27, 2008

My husband went to meet a friend in Canada this past weekend. He brought back some groceries. What foods do Americans bring back from Canada? I’m sure it varies by family but for us it is:

Candies we can’t get here:

Smarties (not the American trick-or-treat candy that taste like mini-sweet tarts, but the kind that are almost like M&M’s but with a thicker candy shell)
A selection of Nestlé Smarties.
Coffee Crisp (apparently we won’t have to keep importing that one much longer)

Coffee Crisp
Crunchie — my absolute favorite: chocolate covered sponge toffee. I can’t seem to get sponge toffee in any form around here. I keep thinking I should make it sometime, but that has yet to happen.
Crunchie broken to show its honeycomb centre

Flavors of Lays Potato Chips that we can’t get here:

Curry (this one is new to us), Ketchup and Dill Pickle (hmm, can we really still not get that here?)

Lay's Curry Flavored Potato Chips

And “Twice the Fruit Spread” — a less-sweet jam with twice the fruit and half the sugar.

Central Market has a fairly new line of “spreads” that are quite similar to these, but the President’s choice line is still our favorite.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 28, 2008 3:31 am

    We can get Coffee Crisp here in Spokane, WA. So I imagine it won’t be much longer for the rest of the country.

  2. kcab permalink
    February 4, 2008 2:21 pm

    Kinder egg – that’s what we import, whenever possible.

  3. February 6, 2008 10:59 pm

    Funny, we were never into the whole Kinder egg thing when we lived there (so we also don’t import them). I’ve read about them on the Web, but otherwise I wouldn’t really even be aware of them…

  4. February 7, 2008 4:00 pm

    A correction – Smarties do not taste like M&Ms, they taste much better than M&Ms. 😀

  5. February 7, 2008 4:28 pm

    I never said they taste like M&M’s, just that they were “like” them. If they tasted the same, we wouldn’t have to bother importing them, now would we?

  6. February 10, 2008 11:41 am

    I don’t know about coffee crisp, but here in Spain they do a toffee crisp..same thing, different flavor. We also have Smarties…I love to just suck them for a while, then when you bite into them te chocolate in the middle just runs out.
    Oh..and your right..Smarties are better than M&M’s!

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