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candy in Canada and the US
« on: June 14, 2012, 02:01:31 PM »
My SO is currently in Canada for a few days and will spend some time in the US next month, I'm a sweet tooth so I was thinking in asking him to bring me back some candy, so I was wondering if any one could tell me about some american candy worthwhile to be brought back to the old continent :).
I also like peanut butter and have heard that there was peanut-butter twixx? are they easy to find and good?

And chupa-chups, do you get any particuliar flavors? I know that some countries have specific flavors (like Matcha in Japan)
for reference ( I know the list is pretty long, sorry ) this is what we have in France (those that are not italicized)


    Apple
    Cola
    Cherry
    Raspberry
    Strawberry yogurt
    Cola lemon
    Kiwi strawberry orange
    Lemon lime
    Mango strawberry banana
    Mango pineapple kiwi
    Mango yoghurt

    Orange
    Raspberry vanilla
    Strawberry
    Watermelon
    Vanilla
    Vanilla Chocolate
    Strawberry cream
    Cocoa vanilla
    Melon yogurt

    Cola lemon powder (magics)
    Vanilla cherry powder (magics)
    Mango apple powder (magics)
    Banana
    Banana Chocolate
    Banana milk (ASIA)
    Berries yogurt
    Blackberry
    Blueberry

    Capuchino vanilla (ASIA)
    Caramel (ASIA)
    Caramel vanilla
    Coffee
    Cucumber
    Custard Pudding (ASIA)
    Forest fruits yogurt
    Grape

    Mango
    Matcha Latte
    Milk (ASIA)
    Mocha
    Peach
    Peach cream
    Peach yogurt
    Pineapple
    Pudding
    Ramune (ASIA)
    Salmiak

    Sugar free cherry
    Sugar free orange
    Sugar free cola

So do you know if he could find any mango, berries yogurt, blackberry, blueberry, coffee, forest fruit yogurt or any of the peach?

thanks :)

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Re: candy in Canada and the US
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 03:35:27 PM »
I don't know about the US, but where is your SO in Canada? There are a number of stores here that carry chupa chups. One of them is Sugar Mountain (http://www.sugarmountain.ca/The_Company_) which boasts that it carries 'every flavour of chupa chups under the sun'.
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Re: candy in Canada and the US
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012, 05:54:24 PM »
If you like Peanut Butter and can't get Reese's Peanut Butter cups in France, ask him to bring those back. 

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Re: candy in Canada and the US
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2012, 05:56:25 PM »
Peanut butter M&Ms should be their own food group! I can't help on the Chupa Chups, sorry.

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Re: candy in Canada and the US
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2012, 06:19:21 PM »
See if he can find Turtles (Canada), made by Nestle.

http://www.nestle.ca/en/products/brands/Turtles/regular.htm

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Re: candy in Canada and the US
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012, 01:56:55 PM »
My favorite peanut butter candy is Mary Janes.  I don't know if he can ge tthem in Canada but should be able to get them in the US.

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Re: candy in Canada and the US
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 02:13:56 PM »
And if you have him look for Mary Janes, make sure he specifies the CANDY, since Mary Jane is also a slang term in the US for marijuana (which is illegal in most states),

Reese's Pieces are also good.

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Re: candy in Canada and the US
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2012, 02:53:26 PM »
Hershey's chocolate is the default 'candy bar' that most Americans grew up with. It's not the finest chocolate available, but it tastes like nostalgia for most of us. The one with almonds has a slightly different taste from the original (and you can't make s'mores with the almond ones).

There are *lots* of peanut butter candies available. Reese's is the one most people default to (reese's pieces will travel better than the cups will). I see peanut butter Twix every where, but I don't care for them.


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Re: candy in Canada and the US
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2012, 03:00:14 PM »
I love peanut butter Twix. It's always been my favorite.

I also like Ghiradelli, which is headquartered in San Francisco but available over most of the U.S. I don't think there is a peanut butter version, but I like the dark chocolate with raspberry filling.

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Re: candy in Canada and the US
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2012, 03:36:12 PM »
Well now I've had to go online and order 20 of various peanut butter candies.

I hope you're all happy!

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Re: candy in Canada and the US
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2012, 04:59:26 PM »
Well now I've had to go online and order 20 of various peanut butter candies.

I hope you're all happy!
That depends. Are you going to share? ;)
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Re: candy in Canada and the US
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2012, 05:06:09 PM »
Well now I've had to go online and order 20 of various peanut butter candies.

I hope you're all happy!
That depends. Are you going to share? ;)

Only if you defeat me in hand-to-hand combat.

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Re: candy in Canada and the US
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2012, 05:17:07 PM »
...

    Cherry
    Raspberry
    Mango strawberry banana
    Raspberry vanilla
    Vanilla
    Vanilla Chocolate
    Strawberry cream
    Banana
    Banana Chocolate
    Caramel vanilla
    Coffee
    Mocha
    Peach cream
...

Off the top of my head, I remember having all of the flavors I left in the quoted area when I worked at a U.S. candy store years ago. HOWEVER, he will have to go to a candy-specific store, in my experience, as this brand is not widely available. Any given store might have one or all of them, or might carry ones I don't remember. We also sold a 3 lb. or so giant raspberry one! The handle was a small pipe.

Peanut Butter candy: The best is Reese's seasonal treats -- Peanut Butter Eggs for Easter or Peanut Butter Trees for Christmas -- but anything Reese's is pretty good if you can't find those. I like Mary Janes, but they're both unusual and a weird thing to ask for because of the drug connotation. We usually see them in very cheap bags of candy for Halloween. Peanut Butter Snickers is good, too!

He'll see what's available when he's here, I'm sure, and find some things you don't expect!

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Re: candy in Canada and the US
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2012, 05:26:36 PM »
Well now I've had to go online and order 20 of various peanut butter candies.

I hope you're all happy!
That depends. Are you going to share? ;)

Only if you defeat me in hand-to-hand combat.

"Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You have my peanut butter. Prepare to die!" ;D
You are only young once. After that you have to think up some other excuse.

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Re: candy in Canada and the US
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2012, 07:17:59 PM »
For Canada he should try and get some Smarties.  They're like M&Ms but they melt in your mouth (and you're supposed to eat the red ones last!).  I believe there's also a candy called Smarties in the US but they're totally different.   And if you'd like to extend the search for other snack treats he should get you a small bag of ketchup flavoured potato chips.