There are so many unique ingredients and flavors from different cultures around the globe, so it’s no surprise that international candy is just as diverse and exciting. The treats you’d come across abroad may not resemble what’s in your local corner store, but that doesn’t make them any less delectable. Indulge your sweet tooth with these mouth-watering candies from around the world!
Cadbury Cherry Ripe
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.
Commemorating one of Austria’s most famous residents, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mozartkugel are small balls of marzipan, nougat, and chocolate wrapped and sealed with a photo of Mozart.
Though the name might not sound very appetizing, bittersweet chocolates covered with a crunchy cinnamon crust make for a tasty combination of spicy and sweet flavors.
Marianne are chocolate-filled mint candies made in Finland. A delectable chocolate center is covered with a peppermint shell for a sweet and refreshing bite.
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.
Green Tea Kit Kat
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.
Pascall Pineapple Lump
Pascall Pineapple Lumps from New Zealand give a taste of the tropics with its pineapple-flavored chew candy covered in a chocolate coating.
The Krembanan 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.
Tunnock’s Tea Cakes
Produced by a family-owned bakery based in Uddingston, Scotland, Tunnock’s Tea Cakes are made of shortbread covered in marshmallow and chocolate, and every bite is fluffy and sweet.
Mässmogge are sugar candies stuffed with a creamy hazelnut praline. This regional and seasonal specialty from Basel, Switzerland is typically made and sold during the fall.
These colorful sugary cubes are also known as Turkish delight (a term coined by an English traveler in the 18th century). The Turkish name lokum comes from the Arabic “rahat-ul hulküm” which means “to soothe the throat.”
Maynards Wine Gums
Made in the UK, Maynards Wine Gums are chewy and firm gumdrops flavored like different types of alcohol including port, sherry, champagne, and burgundy, though the gumdrops themselves do not contain any actual alcohol.