Some candy bars are hard for Americans to
get their hands on. This is a shame, because they are delicious! Today, it’s time to look
at some candy bars from other nations. Try them when you’re traveling to other countries.
All of these candy bars offer a unique and exciting taste. So get those taste buds ready
and let’s unwrap 10 candy bars America wished they had. Kinder Bueno & Kinder Surprise These delicious chocolate bars are made by
the famous Italian company Ferrero. The word Bueno has Spanish origins and means “good”
or “tasty”. They come packed with a creamy hazelnut filling, a wafer shell to give the
candy bar a wonderful crunch, all surround by creamy chocolate. Similar to Twix candy
bars, Kinder Bueno come in packs of two. However, unlike Twix bars, Kinder Bueno are not widely
available in the United States. Production started in the early 1990’s and it was heavily
marketed first in Europe, then through out South America and other regions. Kinder Buenos
have always been made at both Kinder factories, one located in Villers-Écalles, France and
the other in Warsaw, Poland. Kinder themselves however are most popular for their Kinder
Surprise, which are hollow chocolate eggs featuring an inner shell of white chocolate
and an outer shell of milk chocolate, and of course, a toy inside each egg. These also
shockingly are not widely available in the United Sates. Due to outdated rules enforced
by the Federal Food and Drug Cosmetic Act of 1983. The inclusion of a toy inside the
Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs have prevented them from being sold in the United States.
Though in 2017, they slowly began to introduce them as “Kinder Joy” to the American crowd.
That said they are different from the original European Kinder Surprise so while the USA
may finally be getting their hands on these, legally, they still don’t have the original. Bake ‘N Tasty Mini Kit Kats in Japan Japan loves Kit Kats, this obsession lead
to the creation of what has to be one of the coolest candy bar creations ever made, Bake
‘N Tasty Mini Kit Kats. These are Kit Kats that you bake and make yourself at home! Yes
that’s correct, no eating this one while waiting in line at the grocery store, you’ve got to
take it home and make it. For this extra hard work you’ll be treated with one of the best
candy bar experiences you can have. This is not a joke, there were literally line ups
outside the Kit Kat specialty stores when these were first released. The basic rundown
is you toss these little Kit Kat bake bars into your toaster oven and within minutes
you get a delicious baked wafer biscuit candy bar. The sugar content hardens during the
baking process and omits a lovely caramel scent. The only thing you could compare them
to is something like a toaster strudel or Pop Tart, but these Kit Kats are on another
level. There are two main flavors, Kit Kat mini original chocolate and Kit Kat mini pudding,
both amazing. And just in case you’re thinking to yourself, hey I’ve got a toaster oven and
some Kit Kats, I’m going to make my own baked Kit Kats, don’t do it. Kit Kat released a
friendly reminder stating that: “Kit Kat Bake has been developed in Japan, specifically
for baking; please do not attempt to bake other Kit Kat products.” Sorry America,
this is a Kit Kat treat that’s only available in Japan at this time. The Prince Polo Is Popular In Poland This candy bar is a time honored favorite
in Poland. In fact, it’s the most popular candy bar in the country. If you ever get
the chance to try a Prince Polo, be sure to indulge. You’ll love munching on this candy
bar’s chocolate-covered wafers. Each bar has four wafer layers and three layers of chocolate
cream filling. It’s not just the Polish who enjoy noshing on these tasty candy bars. The
Icelanders are also huge Prince Polo fans. Most residents of Iceland consume a pound
or more of these chocolate bars annually. In winter of 2018, proud Prince Polo fans
in Iceland took to social media to show off their own Prince Polo candy bars. Icelanders
got really creative when it came to posing with Prince Polo chocolate bars. Some posed
with the wrapped candy bars between their teeth, while one Prince Polo fanatic dressed
up as an astronaut who was discovering a Prince Polo bar on a new planet. Sure, that last
one may have been Photoshopped, but it was all great fun. So, why does this candy bar
remain so popular in Iceland? Well, it’s been around for a long time. During the Fifties,
there were stringent rules about importing sweet treats into Iceland. Since there wasn’t
a ton of options, Icelanders relied on tasty Prince Polo candy bars when they were craving
sweets. This candy bar has become an integral part of Icelandic culture. Coffee Crisp in Canada This one might be the most confusing on the
entire list. Why? Well coffee is global, essentially available everywhere in the world coffee is
as global as products get. So you would think a delicious candy bar featuring chocolatey
coffee goodness would also be a worldwide hit, but you’d be wrong. Coffee Crisp is a
Canadian only candy bar that actually originated in the 1930’s, but has been around as we know
it now since the late 1980’s, when Nestle acquired Rowntree, the original manufacturer
of what would become the Coffee Crisp candy bar. Nestle Canada has been producing and
marketing the bar to Canadians ever since. Many variations and limited edition flavors
were released over the years, including Coffee Crisp Triple Mocha, French Vanilla, Orange,
Raspberry, Cafe Caramel and even a Maple flavored variation called Coffee Crisp White was released.
All of these variations have since been discontinued and are even harder to get your hands on.
There have been many petitions and general outcry to get Coffee Crisp distributed, particularly
in the United States and one such petition was actually successful. In July of 2006,
Nestle Canada actually started marketing and distributing Coffee Crisp bars to American
cities. However, in 2009 without reason Nestle Canada discontinued all marketing and distribution
to the United States. While there is still some official and unofficial importing of
Coffee Crisp Bars to the USA, this is one still remains out of reach for most Americans. Ovomaltine Chocolate Bars Are A Swiss Delight The Swiss town of Ovomaltine was once home
to a pharmacist. His name was Georg Wander. He was a doctor who wanted to do his bit to
lower the rate of child mortality. In 1865, which was during his time, some children perished
due to lack of proper nutrition. To do his part to help, he decided to create a powerful
source of nutrition, using malt extract. When the good doctor passed away, his son embraced
the same dream. His son was named Albert and Albert decided to fortify the malt extract
recipe, by adding cocoa, eggs and milk. By 1904, the recipe was complete. It was called
Ovaltine by those who spoke English. It was a powder that was meant to be stirred into
milk and drank down. These days, the Ovamaltine brand is still going strong. It’s not just
nutritional powder anymore. There are a range of products, including Ovomaltine chocolate
bars, which contain yummy hazelnuts and the classic powder mixture. These candy bars are
a favorite in Europe. They carry the distinctive scent of Ovomaltine powder. The malt scent
and taste tend to overpower the chocolate, but in a good way. It’s also possible to buy
biscuits, spreads and cereals by Ovomaltine. Smarties, but not those Smarties While these are technically not a candy bar,
Smarties are chocolate candies and boy are they good! These little candy coated chocolate
spheres are indeed also unique to Canada, you will not find them south of the boarder,
though that’s a complicated subject. Smarties, are already an American candy classic. You
know, those little cheap sugary pastel colored tablets that come in a roll with the ends
twisted shut, those are Smarties, if you’re American. If you are Canadian, those are called
Rockets, and Smarties and brightly colored, candy coated milk chocolate button shaped
candies. They are much like M&M’s which are sold in the United States, but also sold in
Canada, confused yet? Here’s the simplified version, there is already an American Smarties
candy company, therefore the Canadian brand of Smarties candies can’t be sold in the USA
under that name. It’s really that simple and for that very reason you will never be able
to get Smarties in the USA. That said, this one is less of a bummer if you’re looking
to actually eat these candies, as you can go to any store and buy standard M&M’s and
be treated to a very similar taste experience! Cherry Ripe Is From Australia Cherry fans in America may wish that they
could buy Cherry Ripe chocolate bars in the USA. These bars come from Australia and they’ve
been around since the 1920s. Despite huge cultural shifts, this candy bar still reigns
in the Land Down Under. It’s actually the oldest candy bar in the country and was the
brainchild of talented chocolatiers who worked for a company called MacRobertson Chocolates.
In 1967, Cadbury gobbled up MacRobertson Chocolates. Thanks to Cadbury’s resources and brand recognition,
the Cherry Ripe bar’s popularity spread. This candy bar features a mixture of cherries and
coconut. The mixture has a texture that might be best described as spongy. Over a spongy
layer, there is a dark chocolate coating. While other Cadbury treats, including Crunchie
bars and Flake candy bars, have also captured the loyalty of Aussies, the Cherry Ripe is
still a contender. It’s iconic. Some of these candy bars probably seem pretty exotic to
Americans. In America, it’s about the milk chocolate and the nuts and the caramel. Chocolate
bars reflect the tastes of the countries that they are sold in. This is why learning about
candy bars from different nations is so interesting. If you grew up in Australia, you might find
yourself craving a Cherry Ripe, rather than a Butterfinger or something like that. Double Decker Bar in the United Kingdom Yes, it’s named after the bus of the same
name, and yes it’s from the UK where those very buses reside. The buses were even used
in marketing the candy bar. Some will even say the very reason why Double Decker candy
bars are not available to the U.S. market is due to the fact that double decker buses
just aren’t that common in the USA, though that seems unlikely. More likely is that Double
Decker bars are made by Cadbury who on more than one occasion have created regional candy
bars that they don’t market or distribute elsewhere. But that’s the history lesson,
what about the candy bar itself? The Double Decker was first introduced to the British
market in 1976 and has been going strong since. The Double Decker candy bar consists of, not
surprisingly, two layers. One layer of lightly whipped nougat, and another layer containing
little crispy cereal bits. The whole thing is then coated in creamy milk chocolate. While
these look and taste amazing, it’s very unlikely that the Double Decker candy bar will ever
make its way to the USA. Horalky Is a Slovakian Sensation The Horalky is a candy bar that was invented
due to a food shortage in 1960s Slovakia. At that time, hazelnuts were in short supply.
Typically, hazelnuts were a component in wafers. Bakers changed it up to cope with the shortage.
They started utilizing peanuts, rather than hazelnuts. The peanut wafer was born and it
was good. The advent of the peanut wafer led to the creation of the legendary Horalky.
It’s a candy bar which contains wafer layers, as well as a cream made from peanuts. There’s
also a chocolate coating that isn’t too thick. Decades later, a bakery called Sedita makes
roughly one hundred and sixty million of these candy bars annually. Peanuts used in the Horalky
recipe are sourced from South America and shipped to Slovakia. Cocoa for the bars is
sourced from the Ivory Coast of Africa. Peanut fans in America may wish that they could indulge
in these bars. After all, both the wafers and the filling are made from peanuts. The
Horalky features vibrant packaging. Its packaging is something that many Slovakians recognize
at a glance. These bars are so popular there, but most people in the USA have never even
heard of them. Anyone who plans to visit Slovakia should also plan to pick these candy bars
up at local shops. They’re traditionally Slovakian sweet treats. Plus, they have an awesome origin
story. Aero Bars Have Stellar Mouth Feel Aero bars are delicious. This enticing treat
comes from candy mega-company, Nestlé. You’ll find these bars, which have a unique texture
that’s aerated, thanks to plenty of air bubbles within the chocolate, in a host of countries,
including Japan, the United Kingdom, Canada and South Africa. Unfortunately, Americans
once rejected this classic chocolate bar, back in the 80s. They were launched in the
USA back then, but didn’t really take off. Americans who have managed to find these chocolate
bars since then, probably in Canada, often love the way that they taste. While Americans
said no to the Aero long ago, they may be sorry now. Maybe the timing was just wrong.
Aero bars melt in mouths thanks to their texture. The bubbles inside of the chocolate collapse
while the chocolate is inside of the mouth. This creates a creamy-smooth taste sensation
that’s really awesome. This chocolate bar has been around for over a hundred years.
It’s had some variations, such as the Dark Cherry Truffle Big Bubble Bar, the White Chocolate
Big Bubble Bar, the Mousse, Aero Bubbles and others. The original recipe for the Aero is
guarded with care. It’s top secret. Any American who wants to try them should put them on their
chocolate bucket list. Maybe a tour to countries where fun and different chocolate bars are
sold would be a good idea? Aeros are available in typical, single-serving sizes, but there
are smaller and larger ones too. Indulge and enjoy more of our great videos.
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