Your favorite "foreign" sweets and snacks?

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  1. Saltwater Croc

    Saltwater Croc Voice Actor/Frelance Composer Veteran

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    Sweets... lollies... candies, treats.. whatever they might be called...
    Have you ever tasted a foreign candy (NOTE: Foreign to you/your country! )

    Or... Is there a foreign sweet or snack you want to try? Even if you don't think you'd like it (just for the sake of saying you tried it?)
    NOTE: I do not mean homemade stuff, I particularly mean sweets or snacks bought at a store..... junkfood, essentially. :D

    Requests: Please, no debates about who makes better _________. Everyone likes different things and not everyone will agree! :) Also, not everyone will think that X country makes the best ______.  That's just how it goes; people have different palates and tastes; please respect that.



    For me... I've had this candy bar called Kinder, from Germany, I believe.  It tasted just like a normal chocolate bar.

    I'd like to try soooo many different sweets I've seen (Thanks to Cheeky Tam, an Australian woman who tastes foreign snacks on YouTube)

    Violet Crumbles from Australia, Marmite from England, Coffee Crunch from Canada, and After 8 (I don't know where it's from...) are a few I'd love to try for myself!


    If I think of anymore I'd like to try OR if I end up trying something, I'll let y'all know here. 

    Now tell me... What are some of your favorite foreign sweets and snacks?
     
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  2. Vox Novus

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    I used to eat Pocky sticks but can't have them anymore unfortunately, I've also tried these little sweet rice candies as well. Lastly I enjoy a Ramune every now and then, I mean c'mon those bottles are just cool. Haven't really branched out though besides the Japanese stuff I can find in grocery stores.
     
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    Swiss chocolates! These guys are magnificent when it comes to chocolate.

    Kazan Dipi is also magnificent. Especially in Turkey.

    Any Turks in the forum to confirm this? ;)

    [​IMG]

    Turks are really the MASTERS of pastry in my opinion.

    Baklava

    Kantaif

    Loukoum

    Ekmek Ice Cream

    It doesn't really matter. Every one of those Turkish pastries are magnificent.
     
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  4. Ms Littlefish

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    Dude, yes. Baklava. Holy crap.  :dizzy:

    Also, I can't recommend it enough, but paczki. I love it. 
     
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    Dreadshadow Lv 38 Tech Magician Moderator

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    Paczi looks like kok.

    Seems more delicious than kok though.

    [​IMG]
     
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    No such thing, here... There's a Crispy Crunch and a Coffee Crisp, but you'll have to make up your mind. ;)

    Me, I like Oi Ocha green tea and Flower's Kiss candies from Japan and French Macarons. Probably lots of other things I've forgotten (I like to try new things).
     
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    Hmm, I remember visiting a Russian supermarket once and they had a whole bunch of snacks that I've never seen.


    They also had an entire aisle dedicated to all sorts of chocolates from various countries in the world.


    Ended up buying a bunch of snacks whose names I could not read but they were pretty good.
     
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  8. Touchfuzzy

    Touchfuzzy Rantagonist Staff Member Lead Eagle

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    Anpan. Seriously. Anpan is delicous.

    I agree also on baklava.
     
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    I don't really know what counts as foreign to me since I grew up with a lot of different things, but...

    Custard taiyaki, melon bread, choux cremes (basically my favorite thing ever), Belgian waffles (real ones), Mont Blanc cake, salted milk candy

    For non-sweet snacks I love xiao long bao, baozi, pajeon (droooool), curry bread, and extra spicy kimchi
     
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  10. Saltwater Croc

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    I was close! :D

    Baklava, I've had before... :)

    I should specify a little... Sweets or snacks that come in a package! Something you might buy at a store or sweets shop. :D   (Then again, baklava or those donuty things Ms Littlefish mentioned could very well be sold at sweets shops!)

    Also... Gulab Jamun, anyone?
     
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  11. Alexander Amnell

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       English Gingerbread (cake) is one of my personal favorites, my tastes are very plain that way. Japanese Dango (usually drenched in chocolate sauce, sometimes soy sauce) has become one of the few cultural experiments to actually become a favorite in my household. I homeschool my kids and we prepare a foreign dinner every Friday as a sort of multicultural home economics thing. Can't really vouch for the authenticity of the dishes that way I guess but they usually turn out alright, the internet is a wonderful thing when it comes to recipes of any kind.
     
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    I guess everyone agrees on baklava really! :p

    Anpan looks also delicious.
     
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    It has to be between Pączki (though they aren't all that foreign where I live), those Marco-Polo strawberry candies, and Choco-Leibniz-Keks. 
     
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    I just ordered a box of goodies from https://tokyotreat.com/ and I'm stoked about it 'cause I love weird Japanese candy, especially the DIY kits. They aren't always that tasty, but at least they're fun. xD The one Japanese candy they do stock pretty commonly here is Pocky, which is pretty yummy. Not particularly filling, but still yummy.

    I also do have a soft spot for jaffa cakes from the UK, or the variants of them that come from other European countries. They've finally started popping up in dollar stores around here.

    Cannoli and pizzelle are awesome, too. Lots of Italian-Americans where I live, so Italian desserts are common to the point where I don't even consider them that foreign, but I suppose they count.
     
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    ^ that's a cool idea though it's too bad you can't choose what you want. Nori flavor potato chips are the best.
     
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    I love polish chocolate bars :D

    This kind : [​IMG]

    Except of that... um English chips! the salt and vinegar ones!

    umm... DANISH  LICORICE!

    FLAN! Oh god yes, FLAN! 

    ummm....... .. ... those peanut butter cup thingies from the USA are not bad either, but you cant have any more then one of those. 

    I am sure I am forgetting anything....
     
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  17. amaSenpai

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    I love a ton of Japanese snacks, since that's what I had growing up.

    Dorayaki, calipisu, kimishigure, sembe, mochi icecream, a cake called baumkuchen, which I'm pretty sure is German...

    Also, maybe not foreign, but most people I come across have never had persimmons.

    The list is too long.
     
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  18. UNphiltered_khaos

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    There is a little greek(american?) restaurant that sells amazing baklava. I wish they were open right now....

    Ramunes are good, but Jarrito's hands down is my favorite soda. They say "don't drink the water in mexico" but if it comes in a bottle and flavored, is it ok? They make a ton of flavors but Fruit Punch, Lime and I just discovered Grapefruit, are all awesome. I am seriously thinking about buying a case or 2 off of Amazon.
     
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  19. .Metrobot

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    Cherry flavored drinks are really uncommon where I live but I've heard that it's everywhere in the states.

    That makes me jealous ... and thirsty.
     
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  20. Amy Pond

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    Baklava. I eat way to much of it.


    [​IMG]


    Essentially layers of filo pastry drenched in honey with nuts in-between.
     
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