20 amazing international candies that need to come to America already

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Haw flakes are tangy Chinese sweets made from the Chinese hawthorn fruit.
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One of the best parts about Halloween is sifting through the mountains of candy you get trick-or-treating.

While we’ve got plenty of delicious treats here in America, there are lots of international sweets that are sure to please those that have a sweet tooth.

Unfortunately, most of these candies aren’t available in the US yet, though some can be found at specialty shops.

Next time you’re traveling the globe, make sure to stock up on these 20 delectable candies.


Marianne are chocolate-filled mint candies made by Fazer in Finland. A delectable chocolate center is covered with a peppermint shell for a sweet and refreshing bite.

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Canadian candy company Ganong is known for their Chicken Bones, which are bittersweet chocolates covered with a crunchy cinnamon crust. Though the name might not sound very appetizing, its spicy and sweet flavors make for a tasty combination.

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For a taste of the tropics, go for Pascall Pineapple Lumps from New Zealand — pineapple-flavored chew candies covered in a chocolate coating.

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Meiji’s Rich Strawberry Chocolate Bar comes from Japan and is ideal for fruit lovers, as its made from strawberry pulp and contains actual bits of the fruit.

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Brigadeiros are beloved in Brazil. The succulent chocolate fudge balls are made of condensed milk, butter, and cocoa powder, and they’re often coated with chocolate sprinkles.

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Australia’s oldest chocolate bar, the Cadbury Cherry Ripe, is made with ripe juicy cherries and moist coconut covered in a dark chocolate casing. It has remained a favorite since it was first introduced back in the early 1900s.

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Made in the UK, Maynards Wine Gums are chewy and firm gumdrops flavored like different types of alcohol. Flavors include port, sherry, champagne, burgundy, and claret, though the gumdrops themselves do not contain any actual alcohol.

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Haw flakes are sweets made from Chinese hawthorn fruit. The tangy dark pink candy usually comes in disks, and it packs a tart punch.

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Austria commemorates one of its most famous residents, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with Mozartkugel: small balls of marzipan, nougat, and chocolate wrapped and sealed with a photo of Mozart.

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Kinder Surprise (sometimes known as Kinder Egg, Kinder Joy, or Kinder Sopresa) is manufactured by the Italian company Ferrero. A fun treat is hidden inside a rich chocolate egg. Unfortunately, they are banned in the US due to concerns about the potential for choking on the toys.

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Mässmogge are sugar candies stuffed with a creamy hazelnut praline. As fun to look at as they are to eat, they hail from Basel, Switzerland, and are typically made and sold during the fall.

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Japanese Kit Kats come in an array of flavors we don’t get here in the US. In addition to fruity versions like mango and strawberry, there’s a matcha green tea flavor that’s very popular.

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For those who like Snickers bars, the Cadbury Double Decker from the UK just might be your new favorite. The bar is filled with nougat on top and a crunch cereal on the bottom before it’s wrapped in a delicious chocolate coating.

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Our last Cadbury pick from the UK is the Crunchie, a milk chocolate bar packed with golden honeycomb and toffee. As you work your way to its honey center, you’ll get a crunch in every bite.

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Tunnocks Tea Cakes come from Scotland. They’re made of shortbread covered in marshmallow and chocolate, and every bite is fluffy and sweet.

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Similar to jelly beans, Haribo Dragibus are popular in France. They have fruity flavors and come in popping hues of green, red, yellow, orange, pink, blue, and black.

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The Krembanan by Norway’s Nidar is a banana-shaped chocolate candy filled with a layer of jelly and banana cream. Originally introduced in 1957, its ingredients have remained unchanged ever since.

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The Nestle Aero Peppermint bar was launched in the UK in the ’70s and quickly became the brand’s best-selling flavor. The candy is known for its unique bubble texture and includes a mint-flavored center covered in milk chocolate.

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Carambar Caramels are delicious French caramel sticks that are soft and chewy. They’re said to taste like a cross between Tootsie Rolls and Sugar Daddy candies.

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Meiji Apollo Strawberry Chocolates are tiny umbrella-shaped candies with a dark chocolate bottom and a pink strawberry top. Popular in Japan, the treats have a lovely strawberry aroma and a combination of rich strawberries and cocoa in each bite.

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