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what is the Canadian sweets/chocolate/biscuit to bring to Great Britain?

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Jan 4, 2013
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what is the Canadian sweets/chocolate/biscuit to bring to Great Britain?

My London friend want me to bring some traditional Canadian sweets/chocolate/biscuit. what is the best choice I can bring? No need to be expensive, but needs to represent Canada. I will buy in Toronto and bring them to Great Britain.

Thanks for your idea.
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The Brits are pretty good at sweets, so it will be hard to compete. Anything with real maple I suppose. With CETA, there is no longer any duty on maple syrup. Bring a plastic jug you can buy at Walmart. Not for carry-on luggage, obviously.

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There are restrictions on the type of food you can bring into the UK. ... eaflet.pdf

Leclerc and Vachon are brands I don’t think you’d find in the UK. Maple Leaf cookies I suppose would satisfy their kitch quota.

***Coffee Crisp is only sold in Canada.*** ... ide_Canada

If your friend has a sweet tooth, they might like Tim Hortons French Vanilla and Hot Chocolate. Although Tim Hortons now has 3 outlets in the UK, they have no plans for London. And they don’t sell the canned stuff at their Cardiff and Glasgow (and soon Manchester and Belfast) locations. ... erages.php
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Toronto is a very small part of Canada
Dec 1, 2017
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As weird as it sounds when my cousins are visiting from the UK they always leave with a suitcase full of coffee crisp, crispy crunch and caramilk because they can't get them there. Not exactly traditional Canadian but they sure seem to love em.
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Canada and UK actually share a lot of same/similar snacks. So most items from Mars, Nestle and Cadbury are readily available in both countries, but there are some exceptions like: Coffee Crisp, Mackintosh Toffee

For other things:
Various Vachon treats
Hickory Sticks, All Dressed and Ketchup for chips
Nanaimo Bars
Crush sodas

I don't think these snacks really "represent" Canada... unless you get a box of maple shaped and flavored cookies.
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Cherry Blossom bar. Vachon, as previously mentioned. Wish Vachon was still making the Pouding Chomeur bars, but haven't seen them for awhile.

Costco had wild blueberry pies today, but I guess pie or butter tarts would be difficult to transport.

Doesn't PC do a maple fudge?
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maple syrup cookies or candies.
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Anything with maple, pecan/butter tarts? Coffee Crisp?
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You could also give them a very small package of Ganong Chicken Bones. They are a strange truly Canadian invention that was always popular at Christmas time in the 1950s+ Some people really like them and others hate them.

I agree that maple sugar candy (the maple leaves) would be a "Canadian" thing. I wouldn't try to take syrup on a plane myself.
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Laura Secord Chocolates , "named after the Canadian heroine of the War of 1812, Laura Secord."
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Coffee Crisp
Mr. Big
Nanaimo Bars

And then Ketchup & All Dressed Chips
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I didn't know that about Coffee Crisp. I actually was in Scotland last year - went to the pound store - and bout 5 packs of Toffee Crisp!
Very good bar if you're over there.
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When I go abroad, I bring a lot of chocolate bars "Hershey 's (with almond -- is my favorite one).
I found out that this candy was brand new for my friends outside of Canada & very appreciated by them.
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joeyjoejoe wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2017 8:07 pm
For other things:
Crush sodas
I'm glad you mentioned that. Actually, Rootbeer (Mug, A&W etc) is also something to bring over there.
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It's not really Great Britain, I assume they have the same taste/similar,

(not sweets/chocolate but) Miss Vickies, old dutch, all dressed chips, ketchup chips, Fritos, bits and bites
hot lips, Runts, oh Henry, Mille feuilles, smarties, coffee crisp, Nanaimo bar, life savers, snickers, crispy crunch, glosettes, peeps, maple cookies, twix, mr.big,

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Bringing cans or bottles of pop would be inconvenient to bring overseas.
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