Can You Identify All of These Canadian Candies From an Image?

By: Jennifer Post

The Big Turk gets its name because it is essentially a chocolate coated Turkish Delight candy. Turkish delight is a gummy candy of sorts, and the premium varieties can have nuts or dried fruit in them.

This candy consists of alternating layers of wafers and a soft, foamy coffee flavored candy that can only be compared to a nougat. All of that is then coated in chocolate and ready for your afternoon, or morning, consumption. It is coffee, after all.

Crispy Crunch was created by an employee of William Neilson, a Canadian dairy company that also made candy. When a chocolate bar contest was announced, he took his love for peanut butter and created this gem.

While Cadbury now makes this candy bar, it was originally made by the Neilson dairy company. It's really hard to find a bar with the Neilson moniker, and there legitimately may only be one left in the world.

Aerated chocolate seems like a weird concept. It's chocolate that is turned into foam from adding a type of gas to it to create bubbles. Maybe you don't want to know about how it's made, but it sure does taste delicious.

A Caramilk bar is the perfect combination of milk chocolate and caramel. There are other flavor profiles as well, such as maple (of course) and cappuccino. Also, the caramel to chocolate ratio is smartly favored in the caramel direction.

Canada has higher standards for chocolate than other countries, so this bar is not classified as a chocolate bar. That's because the chocolate coating is not to a high enough standard to be called chocolate.

Another candy made by Cadbury (we're sensing a theme here), this bar combines all of the best flavors of candy into one bar. It can be hard to find, but it is available online through candy retailers.

The dark toffee is chewy, which already gives the bar a unique aspect, and it was originally created in Canada. There was also a caramel version released which completely replaced the dark toffee altogether.

These chocolates are coated in colorful, crunchy candy coating. When they were being produced in England, they were called Chocolate Beans but were renamed to Smarties Chocolate Beans, and the name was changed again to just Smarties due to copyright issues.

There are varieties of this in many countries, but you will only find the name Glosettes in Canada. They differ from Raisinets in that Glosettes can be raisins, but they can also be other candies or pretzels.

Maltesers are very similar to Whoppers in the United States. They are a crunchy, malted milk ball center covered in chocolate. They are a little more aerated than the American version, which tends to be on the dense side.

Later, a soft version was created for Canada and packaged individually. That one is more like caramel than toffee. As of late, Canada has started re-releasing the hard toffee version under the name Mack bar.

The crunchy part of the Crunchie Bar is the honeycomb. It's light, airy, sweet and is the perfect compliment to creamy chocolate. Cadbury advertises it as mouthwatering crunchy pieces in your mouth.

This is basically the Canadian version of Swedish Fish except it's shaped like a clump of generic berries. They both are made by the same company, which is why they're so similar in taste and consistency.

These chews usually come in different shapes like a crown, kidney or rhombus. They're called wine gums because they are labeled with the name of a wine such as port, sherry or champagne.

So many people say that this gum tastes like soap, but that's definitely just the floral flavor of the rosewater. That's been said so much that the company actually put that it tastes like soap on their packaging.

These candies are made with real fruit purees, and each gummy candy is shaped like the fruit from which it's flavored. The detail is crazy too. You can see the wedges of the orange and the lumps of the raspberry.

These aren't anything like the chocolate kisses that are sold in America. These are soft and creamy maple candies made with real Canadian maple syrup. They are sold individually wrapped in a bag big enough to share. Or not.

This candy isn't horse shaped, and the name apparently comes from a child calling Ganong a "pal of mine" when he would give his leftover candy to school children in the area. But that's just one story.

Americans treat themselves with a cherry cordial, and this Canadian candy is very similar. It's essentially a maraschino cherry surrounded by a cherry syrup and then by magic, covered in chocolate, coconut and roasted peanut pieces.

Canada sure loves its toffee, and we can see why. This thin layer of dark toffee coated in a thin layer of chocolate is the perfect thing to satisfy any sweet tooth. It works really well as an ice cream topping, too.

Bounty chocolate bars consist of a creamy coconut filling fully enrobed in chocolate. They have a tropical feel, and even the packing looks like a similar candy in America. Coconuts definitely make people feel the island vibe.

The Mirage bar is similar to the Aero bar in that the inside is light and bubbly through the process of injecting gas, but the Mirage bar is thicker. Essentially, they are the same exact thing made by the same company with two different names.

When the chocolate on the conveyor belt builds up at the end and hardens, it creates a ripple of chocolate that is still absolutely delicious. Hence why a Cadbury employee thought it would make a perfect candy bar on its own.

This scrumptious candy bar is filled with peanuts, caramel and fudge all covered in milk chocolate. There are two versions of this bar, but no one really knows the real story of its origin.

There is no pot of gold here, but a box of chocolates filled with truffles, peanuts caramels and other fine fillings. We suppose the box could be the pot and the chocolate confections inside are the gold.

These are essentially the same thing as a Jawbreaker but in Canada are called Jaw Busters. It's a large ball of sugar that dissolves the more you suck on it. If you get the larger ones, they will be called Bruisers.

This sandwich cookie is a delicious combination of maple cream and a sweet cookie. It's also shaped like a maple leaf, which is fitting for Canada. It's produced in a nut free facility!

This candy bar differs from many in this list in the way that it's coated in white chocolate instead of milk or dark. It makes sense to have the extra sweet coating since there is the salty element of the almonds and peanuts on the inside.

America has a ban on little toys being hidden inside of candy, so you won't find these there, but you can still find them in most other countries including Canada! Which toy will you get inside your chocolate egg? It's a surprise!

America does have KitKat bars, but in Canada, they are entirely different. Canadian chocolate isn't as sweet as American chocolate, and they also have higher standards for the production of chocolate. In Canada, the candy is made by Nestle, and not Hershey's like in America.

The Nanaimo bar is a three-layer dessert consisting of a wafer, a custard layer and a chocolate ganache. It's not a pre-packaged candy, but it will for sure fill your candy craving.

These seem really similar to Canadian Smarties, but the center has more of a malted taste than straight chocolate. People think the name came from the fact that you could get six for a penny.

The origin of this candy is kind of messed up, but the taste surely is not. It's a pulled taffy used as a celebration of St. Catherine's Day. The actual story of how this all came about is rooted in history but could use a little updating.

What else is there to say about aerated chocolate? While the other two on this list are made by the same company, this one is produced by an entirely different one, giving it a different recipe. It was discontinued, but an Internet campaign brought it back!

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About This Quiz

Canada is known for many things. Universal health care, being super nice and the Mounties. But they also have some great candies! Since they’re not far off from America and other countries, inspiration comes from all over. But Canada has some unique flavors that you won’t see anywhere else or that are more prevalent there. Maple syrup for one. And you better believe there’s a poutine flavored jelly bean out there somewhere. With all the different provinces and regions in Canada, each one is going to have their spin on something and add a little bit of hometown flavor.
It’s so exciting to travel to a new place and to get to experience the food they have there that you won’t find anywhere else. Candy is no different. The care that is put into some sweets over bigger, mass-produced candies really shows in the flavor. Most countries have banned additives and other preservatives that are still present in a lot of American candies. But aside from that, Canadian candy takes risks and isn’t afraid to be a little weird. Sorry, they’re not sorry. Can you name all these Canadian candies from just an image? Take this quiz to find out!

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