20 Delicious Snacks in Canada That You Can't Get in the USA

20 Delicious Snacks in Canada That You Can't Get in the USA

If you're American, it might be worth traveling up North to visit your sister country, Canada, for some delicious snacks you can't find at your grocery stores. Whether it's a unique chip flavour or a delicious-looking chocolate bar, these tasty snacks will be worth your time and effort.

1. Ketchup Chips

Ketchup Chips are a Canadian classic, boasting a tangy, slightly sweet, and savory flavor profile. Popular brands like Lay's offer these chips, and they're a must-try for anyone seeking a unique Canadian snack experience.

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2. All-Dressed Chips

All-Dressed Chips are another Canadian favorite, combining flavors of barbecue, sour cream and onion, and salt and vinegar. They offer a complex and satisfying taste that is uniquely Canadian and hard to find in the US.

Opened Bag Of Ruffles All Dressed Potato ChipsSer Amantio di Nicolao on Wikimedia Commons

3. Coffee Crisp

Coffee Crisp is a delightful chocolate bar that features a coffee-flavored wafer and light, frothy chocolate layers. It's a perfect treat for coffee and chocolate lovers and a Canadian specialty.

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4. Smarties

While Smarties are available in the US, Canadian Smarties are different. They're candy-coated chocolate pieces, similar to M&M's, and are known for their distinctively rich and creamy chocolate taste.

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5. Hickory Sticks

Hickory Sticks are thin, stick-shaped potato chips with a robust hickory smoke flavor. They offer a unique texture and taste that's quite different from typical American snacks.

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6. Joe Louis

Joe Louis is a popular Canadian snack cake, consisting of two red velvet cake rounds with a creamy vanilla center, all enrobed in a thin layer of chocolate. It's a nostalgic treat for many Canadians.

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7. Thrills Gum

Thrills Gum is famous for its distinctively floral rosewater flavor, often described as tasting like soap. It's a unique gum experience that you won't find in American stores.

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8. Glosette Raisins

Glosette Raisins are plump raisins covered in a smooth, glossy chocolate coating. These bite-sized treats are a perfect mix of fruitiness and chocolate indulgence.

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9. Aero Bars

While Aero Bars have made some appearances in the US, they're a staple in Canada. Known for their bubbly texture and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate, they offer a unique sensory experience.

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10. Wunderbar

Wunderbar is a candy bar that features a peanut butter caramel experience, coated in rich milk chocolate. It's a decadent treat with a uniquely Canadian twist.

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11. Dare Maple Leaf Creams

These cookies are shaped like maple leaves and filled with a luscious maple-flavored cream. They perfectly capture the essence of Canada's most famous symbol.

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12. Passion Flakie

Passion Flakie is a light, flaky pastry filled with a sweet, creamy filling and fruit jam. It's a delightful and indulgent snack that's uniquely Canadian.

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13. Vachon Ah Caramel!

Vachon Ah Caramel! is a soft, sponge cake filled with creamy caramel and covered in a thin layer of chocolate. It's a sweet treat that's beloved in Canada.

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14. Crispers

Crispers are a popular Canadian snack that blurs the line between chips and crackers. Their texture is unique - not quite a chip, not quite a cracker, but perfectly crispy. This distinctive snack is a staple in Canadian pantries and offers a uniquely satisfying crunch and flavor profile that is hard to find in the USA. 

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15. Butter Tarts

Butter Tarts are a quintessential Canadian dessert. They feature a flaky pastry shell filled with a buttery, caramel-like filling. While more of a dessert than a snack, they're a must-try for anyone exploring Canadian cuisine.

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16. Cheezies

Cheezies are a Canadian classic, offering a crunchier and cheesier experience than their American counterparts. Made with real cheddar, they have a distinctively sharp and satisfying taste.

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17. Mr. Big Bar

Mr. Big Bar is the largest chocolate bar made by Cadbury in Canada. This delightful treat combines layers of wafer, caramel, peanuts, and rice crisps, all coated in a thick layer of chocolate.

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18. Crispy Crunch

Crispy Crunch is a unique Canadian chocolate bar featuring a crispy peanut butter core encased in milk chocolate. It's a perfect blend of crunchiness and sweetness.

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19. Maynards Wine Gums

Maynards Wine Gums are a chewy, wine-flavored gummy candy that's a favorite in Canada. Despite their name, they don't contain any alcohol but are known for their rich, fruity flavors.

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20. Nanaimo Bars

Named after the city of Nanaimo in British Columbia, these bars are a no-bake dessert featuring a wafer crumb base, custard-flavored butter icing, and a layer of chocolate on top.

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