International Candies You Need to Try This Halloween

Sometimes I think that the one thing I love most about being an adult is the right to buy candy whenever and wherever I want.

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Candy is one of the top 3 best things about Halloween. Yes, as adults you can go out and buy any candy you want at any time…but Halloween adds a dash of nostalgia, there are always sales, AND the selection is way better. Why limit yourself to candy from your own country?

Below is a candy culinary tour of the world featuring some, but certainly not all, of the top candies from several countries you can treat yourself to this spooky season and the rest of the year. Let’s face it, candy is amazing no matter the time of the year.

White Rabbit — China

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This popular candy has been around since the 1940s. Once you remove the outer wrapping you’ll enjoy an edible layer of rice paper before the creamy vanilla and milk flavors pop onto your tastebuds. It originally came with a Mickey Mouse on the wrapping, but the political climate prompted a switch to the well-known rabbit on the wrapper today.

Akuafo Bar — Ghana

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Most of the world’s chocolate comes from Africa, but it isn’t a super popular treat there. Ghana is the world’s second-largest producer of cocoa beans. The lemon flavored candy bar is named after the farmers who tend the crop and whose efforts allow the world to enjoy its favorite treat.

Cadbury Chocolates — England

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From Creme Eggs to Dairy Milk bars, there are very few chocolates in England that aren’t part of the Cadbury empire. The variety seems endless with the multitude of flavors, textures, and sizes you can choose from. All of them are delicious and worth a try if you cross the pond.

Baci Perugina — Italy

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In the 1920s, a candy maker decided she wanted to do something with the leftovers nuts she had in her factory. As a result, Bacis/Bacios were born. They are milk chocolate whipped with chopped nuts, topped with a whole hazelnut and THEN are covered in a delicious layer of dark chocolate.

Allens Fantales — Australia

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Anyone else love chocolate-covered caramels? They’re called fantales because each wrapper comes with celebrity trivia on them, making them perfect for fans. The candies gained fame in Australia in the 1930s at the same time talkies, aka movies with sound, were gaining in popularity. They still have celebrity trivia on them today!

Brigadeiro — Brazil

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Brazilian chocolate truffles? Get in my belly now. Candy legend says this treat was named after a Brigadier General who lost a presidential election in 1945. As far as candy goes you can even make them yourself pretty easily. Simply make fudge balls and top with sugar or sprinkles. If you’re feeling fancier than that why not try pistachios, matcha, or coconut on top?

Coffee Crisp — Canada

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If Kit Kats make you happy then Coffee Crisps will absolutely bring you joy. However, it’s manufactured in Toronto and isn’t distributed outside of Canada. Oh dang it, you’ll have to plan a trip to an amazing country for candy. The horror! (All the sarcasm). It’s a creamy coffee center wedged between two wafer layers and covered in chocolate. Delicious!

Durian Candy — Malaysia

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Durian fruit my be one of the most offensive smells known to mankind, however the taste is another story. The candy itself takes on the creamy whipped cream lie taste with underlying hints of garlic or cheese. Everyone says it tastes different to them and that it is experience. It might not be your new favorite candy, but it’s worth a try!

Lokum/Turkish Delight — Turkey

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Turkish Delights are a gummy/jelly candy covered in confection sugar. This treat has been around since the 1700s, so you know it’s got to be good if it can stand the test of 3 centuries worth of time. In its original recipe it’s composed of sugar and molasses or honey. Today more variations can be found including pistachio and pomegranate.

Pass Pass Pulse — India

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These brightly colored candies taste like raw mangoes with a surprise center consisting of powdered spices. The spicy center has a tangy taste that is definitely a different experience for anyone not used to the combination, but it is extremely popular in India and the surrounding countries as mangoes are often eaten with tangy spices.

Mozartkugel — Austria

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f pistachio marzipan and nougat coated in chocolate sounds wonderful to you, then chow down on some Mozartkugels. These chocolates have several wrapper variations depending on where you buy them. Visit the Salzburg confectioner, Konditorei Fürst, to get the original version wrapped in silver and blue. Most other places sell the version featuring Mozart himself.

Daim — Sweden

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Daims are a popular Swedish treat made of almond butter toffee coated in milk chocolate. These are the perfect two-bite size chocolate treats to satiate your sweet tooth. While they originated in Sweden during the 1950s, they are popular throughout Scandinavia and Europe.

Beacon Fizzer — South Africa

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There aren’t many treats that taste just as good warm as they do when they’re cold, but Beacon fizzers can be enjoyed any time. They’re similar to air heads and are a very chewy candy. With lots of flavors to choose from, like blue buzz, cream soda, strawberry, and apple, you just need to try them all.

De La Rosa Mazapan — Mexico

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Say hello to Mexican marzipan candy. They might crumble in your hand, but they melt in your mouth with a peanut butter taste. De la Roza comes in small discs and don’t look a lot like candy. However, the smooth peanut butter taste is worth every bite.

Rakovye Sheiki – Russia

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When you think of Russia, candy isn’t usually what anyone will think of first. Don’t let the packaging fool you, these are not lobster flavored candies. Their name translates to lobster necks and are very popular throughout the country. Good news, they are caramel-cocoa flavored. Yum!





Published by Emma Browning

Hey everyone, my name is Emma Browning. Thanks for stopping by. I like to think of myself as a modern day renaissance woman since I basically do a little bit of everything. Here's a few of my jobs/hobbies in case you're curious: Group Fitness Instructor (Zumba, BodyStep and BodyPump), small business owner (string art& travel photography), archaeologist/anthropologist, actress, SCUBA dive master, reading addict, dog mom, cellist, and of course travel enthusiast. I've traveled to over 21 countries and speak French fluently and am learning Spanish. Traveling is one of my all time favorite things to do whether it be a day trip with my dog or a massive international adventure. I created this blog to help others see the world vicariously through my wanderings and also to give useful tips and essential information that will hopefully inspire more people to travel. Hopefully you have as much fun reading these posts and get a lot of useful information from them!

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