Favorite Candies Around the World
With Halloween soon upon us, we’re busy stocking up on the sweet, sour, chocolatey, and gummy candies that Trick-or-Treaters roam the streets to collect. But what does candy around the world look like? What is the favorite candy from country to country? We decided to find out. Next step, taste-testing! Yum!
Bertie Beetle is one of the top selling candies in Australia. It was created as a way to use leftover coconut and honeycomb from other chocolate bar production, and the bar is shaped like Bertie Beetle himself.
Dulce de leche is a sweet treat made with raw milk and panela (unprocessed sugar). Popular around many parts of South America, this sticky stuff varies in flavor and texture depending on where you try it. You can eat it straight or put it on many other treats like waffles, ice cream, or crepes!
This soda-like candy, known as Ramune, comes in two forms: a pop-like candy tablet or a soda packaged with a ball you push in to open the drink. It has been around for many years in local corner stores.
Ülker, which is owned by the same company as Godiva, claims to be the number one chocolate in Turkey. There’s a lot of weight behind their claim, since their products make up half of the chocolate and biscuit sales throughout the country.
The most popular treat in Brazil is brigadeiros, a candy that is closely tied to birthday celebrations. Created in 1945, it’s made of condensed milk, sugar, butter, and chocolate powder.
What is America’s last frontier’s favorite candy? Alaska goes all in for Twix! Nearly 5,000 pounds of Twix are sold in Alaska each year for trick-or-treating on Halloween.
Unsurprisingly, candy bars are the top choice in Antarctica—but perhaps the reasons why are a little surprising. Often provided as rations to expeditioners who are leaving base to perform field work, candy bars provide tons of calories, which is needed when working in extreme conditions. Plus, most food freezes by the time you’ve had a chance to eat it in Antarctica, making chocolate (which melts quickly in your mouth) an easy meal in subzero temperatures.
In France, a gummy candy, Les Fraises Tagada (by Haribo) takes the top rank. Designed by the French division of Haribo just for French taste buds, this little dome candy is so popular that it often shows up as an ingredient in baking recipes.
The Cadbury Lunch Bar is a very popular candy in South Africa, with hundreds of thousands of bars sold each day. The bar consists of crisped rice, wafer, peanuts, caramel, and of course, chocolate!
Many Guatemalan candies feature milk and cinnamon, and the Canillitas de Leche certainly follows the trend. Named because its shape is like a candle, this white-colored candy, made of condensed milk, sugar, and cinnamon, is super soft and melts in your mouth.
Have you found a favorite candy on your travels? If so, please share with us in the comments section!