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#1 of 104 TonyD

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Posted July 25 2005 - 09:17 AM

so we were in halifax last week and we wandered into a small grocery store.

in there i find several different flavors of Lays chips
And some candy bars of difference from down here in the states.

the chips.

ketchup
fries and gravy
smokey bacon
sea salt and pepper
all dressed (?)

so i go to the website
http://lays.ca/en/
and also find
roast chicken
salsa

on another shelf i find different candy bars from nestle'
kit kat chunky max
kit kat chunky max w/ caramel
aero
smarties (like small m&m's)
coffee crisp

so i look on that web site and find
kit kat chunky max w/ peanut butter
kit kat dark choc
and ltd ed kit kat banana and orange.

http://www.nestle.ca....tes/Chocolates

so whats the deal?
i would lve to be able to buy many of those
flavors anytime i wanted here in the states.

kit kat dark and coffee crisp. wow.

lays roasted chicken, i want that now.

oh yes, i forgot.
i also saw sour green apple flavored Crush soda.

not fair.

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#2 of 104 Richard Travale

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Posted July 25 2005 - 09:21 AM

Ketchup Chips, Coffee Crisp and Smarties...God Bless Canada. Posted Image
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#3 of 104 MarkHastings

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Posted July 25 2005 - 09:39 AM

Apparently that Lay's thing is part of the Taste of Canada promotion from Lay's

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Posted July 25 2005 - 09:53 AM

Wait a minute - the U.S. doesn't get Smarties? *shocked*
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Posted July 25 2005 - 10:22 AM

Seriously???

No Smarties in the USA?

That really surprises me!

Peanut M&M's are still the best, though.
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#6 of 104 TonyD

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Posted July 25 2005 - 10:25 AM

peanut m&m's arent just in cananda.

i started this to discuss candy and chips and other snacks that only canada seems to get.

"In March 2004, “Cape Breton Sea Salt & Pepper†and “Toronto College Street Pizza†will be replaced by one of three new finalists. They are: “Banff Rocky Mountain Ranch,†“Ottawa Maple BBQ†and “Quebec Four Cheese.†Consumers again have the opportunity to vote for their favorite flavor at www.lays.ca from now until December 12."

those sound good.

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Posted July 25 2005 - 10:25 AM

No, the U.S. gets Smarties unless they were discontinued here recently. In Taiwan you can get chicken and seaweed flavored Ruffles and/or Lays, among others probably.

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Posted July 25 2005 - 10:44 AM

smarties (like small m&m's)

We have Smarties, but they're nothing like M&M's (There's no chocolate in them).

Canada gets some good candy

Given your ties to the UK, don't you mean "Canada gets some good sweets"?

I never knew "sweet" could be used as a noun until I read Harry Potter.
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Posted July 25 2005 - 10:53 AM

who has ties to the u.k.?

smarties in the usa are very small hockey puck shaped candy that are like small bottle cap type candy.
usually come in a roll wrapped in clear cellophane.

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Posted July 25 2005 - 12:32 PM

In India you can get Masala-spiced Lays. I guess Frito-Lay has a wide variety of spices that they toss on (depending on the point of sale).

This is similar to Coke (there are all sorts of wacky flavors worldwide). If you visit world of Cok (in Atlanta) you can try some of these flavors.

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Posted July 25 2005 - 12:59 PM

When I was up in Montreal for Fantasia, I was stunned at the quality junk food available. Banana Kit-Kats were great, and there were various kinds of Reese's Peanut Butter Cup that were only limited editions or otherwise not available in the US - crunchy, honey roasted, fudge, more peanut butter/more chocolate... And all we have right now is the sort of nasty white chocolate variety.


Plus, Crush Cream Soda. I absolutely love the Crush Cream Soda. It's hard enough to get Orange Crush in Boston, and Canada has this fantastic tonic?
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Posted July 25 2005 - 01:04 PM

I actually had some of those Sea Salt and Pepper chips recently here in Denver at a Subway. They were very good.

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Posted July 25 2005 - 01:09 PM

I was introduced to the Canadian version of Smarties a couple of years ago when I ordered some car parts from PDM Racing in British Columbia. Somebody in the shop had tossed a box of them in the package. It was a tasty surprise, because I was used to the tiny sugary disc variety and, well, just didn't expect candy tucked in amongst the headlights and suspension bushings.

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Posted July 25 2005 - 01:21 PM

Any non-Canadians tried a Caramilk bar?

No, you're not allowed to know how they put the caramel in it. Unless you want to make a certain "deal" with this red guy with horns (anyone remember that old commercial?) Posted Image

I'm surprised. We're the country with the better snacks and it's the USA that has the obesity problem? Posted Image

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Posted July 25 2005 - 01:28 PM

Great, now we'll have a rush of Americans invading to get Layed.

Ketchup, dill and all dressed are good. Roasted Chicken was kind of gross. haven't seen poutine (I mean fries and gravy - missing the cheese!), but that sounds pretty rank.

Can't comment on the candy.

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Posted July 25 2005 - 02:13 PM

the dill flavor is around here pringles is selling a dill flavor too.

as for the reeses cups.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup that were only limited editions or otherwise not available in the US - crunchy, honey roasted, fudge, more peanut butter/more chocolate...
there is even an extra fat/tall version still around.
it is about double the thickness of a regular.

i have a freezer with a bunch of all those versions, except crunchy.

they were showing up at WAWA and walmart over the last year or so.

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Posted July 25 2005 - 02:23 PM

There was a story on the national news last week (CBS, I believe) about a guy that buys these foreign Kit Kats and other candy bars advertised as "special editions" and makes a killing selling them on the Internet. They showed one oddball that keeps a two-year old box of dark Kit-Kats in the fridge.

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Posted July 25 2005 - 02:28 PM

The US doesn't have Coffee Crisp?!?!

Really?

That's probably my favorite chocolate bar.

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Posted July 25 2005 - 02:46 PM

wow, what candy DO you guys down there have? Posted Image

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Posted July 25 2005 - 02:51 PM

^ nothing good by the sounds of it!
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No, you're not allowed to know how they put the caramel in it. Unless you want to make a certain "deal" with this red guy with horns (anyone remember that old commercial?)


For sure! My theory - the caramilk is FROZEN, place on two FROZEN chocolate molds (top and bottom), and then lightly melted to remove any mold lines.

Sound plausible? Anybody really know how they get the caramilk in there?