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    ...and came home with a pile of candy from the UK! We were at a grocery store that we don't usually frequent, but our usual one was closed; this one had a whole aisle of foods from Brazil, Thailand and (woot!) Great Britain!

    My kids chose Smarties and a big chunky KitKat (we have KitKats in the US but this one was long and tall instead of wide and flat, LOL), and I grabbed a Galaxy bar and a package of Malteasers (which were the first to be gobbled down by all three of us once we got home).
    Oh! And a container of chocolate Hobnobs, just because I've always wanted to try them.

    I think the cashier must have thought we were diabetics on a bender...

    My DD said "Oh, this is awesome, we can get English chocolates without going all the way to Epcot!"
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    Yum! you don't have Maltesers in America?

    Love the diabetics on a bender line!
    Next trip - Bali! (March 2015)

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    What! No Maltesers in the US!!!???

    Chocolate HobNobs rock, at least according to my diabetic husband

    I guess you'll be headed back to this shop sometime soon!

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    Yummy!!!

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    We have malted milk balls---the ones I see most often are called Whoppers. Malteasers were very similar (and delicious)! My son opened his Smarties today, and we were all surprised to see that they were almost like M-n-M's rather than the candy we have called "Smarties" in the US (which is more like a candy tablet that is quite tart, with no sugary shell surrounding it).

    Can anyone "across the pond" in the UK tell us Yanks what other British candies are lip-smackingly good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixynne, post: 159953

    Can anyone "across the pond" in the UK tell us Yanks what other British candies are lip-smackingly good?
    Galaxy chocolate bars are lovely....nice and creamy.
    You know, in the past, I've bought Cadbury's chocolate (I think it was a caramel bar) and it didn't taste like the Cadbury's we get in the UK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isafari, post: 160048
    You know, in the past, I've bought Cadbury's chocolate (I think it was a caramel bar) and it didn't taste like the Cadbury's we get in the UK!
    If it's made 'under license' in the US or Canada then it is still different, only the imported stuff is genuine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixynne, post: 159953
    Can anyone "across the pond" in the UK tell us Yanks what other British candies are lip-smackingly good?
    Lots! But my minds gone blank....

    Gavin adores Picnic bars

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    Minstrels are good, crunchie, ripple, rolos.

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    when i visit my friends in Charleston i have to take cadburys caramel, terrys chocolate orange and chocolate digestives















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