Can You Identify All of These British Candies from an Image?

By: Bambi Turner
Image: Kate Hopkins via Wiki Commons/Wiki Commons/David Edgar via Wiki Commons

About This Quiz

Can you spot the difference between a handful of M&M's and a bowl filled with Smarties or Minstrels? Can you tell one aerated chocolate treat from another with just one glance, or pick out a single piece of Quality Street chocolate from a pile of Cadbury Roses? If you consider yourself a British candy connoisseur, prove your sweet knowledge with this quiz!

The U.S. and Britain have a common history that dates back centuries -- after all, it was only 250 years ago or so that the U.S. gained its independence. Yet despite that shared history, the candy bars sold between the two countries are remarkably different. Sure, they have the same basic ingredients -- sugar, nuts, cocoa beans and cocoa butter -- but the end results have little in common beyond the list of ingredients on the label. 

While America worships its Hershey bars and M&M's, the Brits chow down on Dairy Milk and handfuls of Smarties. Classic favorites found in every convenience store in the U.S. are difficult or impossible to locate in the U.K., and vice-versa. Instead, the residents of each country rely on the familiar favorites they've grown up with to satisfy their sweet tooths. 

Of course, candy fans are always willing to venture out of their comfort zones, and there are plenty of Americans who head to the international section of the local supermarket hoping to score one of their favorite British chocolate bars. Are you one of them? Take this quiz to see if you can identify these popular British candies without their labels!

Introduced in the 1930s, Aero features air-filled bubbles for a lighter bite than the traditional chocolate bar. Today, it's made by Nestle and comes in various flavors like mint and orange.

Jelly Babies have been around since the early 20th century, when kids could pick up a whole bag for a pittance. These soft jelly kid-shaped candies have been produced by Bassett's since 1918.

Introduced in the 1920s, the Flake bar is probably best known for its very sensual TV ads over the past few decades. This treat consists of thin folds of rippled chocolate. It comes in dark, white and milk varieties.

Maltesers are the U.K.'s answer to Whoppers, and are known for their slogan "the lighter way to enjoy chocolate."

Cadbury's Double Decker bar came out in 1976. Named for the famous British buses, it consists of layers of nougat and cereal -- and also included raisins until the 1980s.

The classic Cadbury Crunchie came out in 1929. The chocolate-coated bar is filled with honeycomb, or sponge toffee. A 2006 version went by the name Blast and featured popping candy.

The classic Irn-Bru bar gets its name from a famous Scottish soda. Though it was discontinued in 2005, fans of the bar still look back fondly on its orange fizzy flavor.

Nestle's Lion Bar was developed in the '70s by Rowntree. The classic version consists of wafers, caramel and cereal, though new white chocolate and peanut butter versions have also been introduced.

Galaxy Minstrels look a bit like American M&M's, but there are some key differences. They are much larger than the traditional M&M, and they have a distinct malted flavor rather than just plain chocolate.

Cadbury Buttons are discs of plain Cadbury chocolate without any coating or mix-ins. They are available in both standard and white chocolate varieties.

Allsorts were developed by traditional British sweets company Bassett's. They consist of licorice-flavored candies in a variety of shapes and colors.

With its wrapper in place, the Cadbury Twirl looks a lot like an American Twix bar. Once you take off the wrapper and bite in, however, you'll find a flaky, ripped chocolate interior on these twin bars.

Produced in the 1920s by Barratt, Black Jack is a licorice-flavored chew. It's been made by a company known as Candyland since 1996.

Developed by Rowntree's, the British Kit Kat consists of layers of chocolate and wafers. Nestle took over production in 1998, and has added new varieties, including dark, mint and orange versions.

The Trio bar consists of toffee, chocolate and a biscuit or cookie. It's known for its long-term slogan, "I want a Trio and I want one now!"

Similar to Smarties in the States, these fizzy fruity tabs are about as close to straight-up sugar as it gets. Maybe that's why they've stood the test of time.

The Brits love their aerated chocolate! Galaxy Bubbles is Mars' take on the air-filled bar, designed to take on the Cadbury Wispa or Nestle Aero.

Cadbury has been making Turkish Delight, a red jelly-filled candy, since 1919. It's sold with the tag line "Full of Eastern Promise," and is based on a traditional Middle Eastern treat.

Produced by Cadbury since 1970, the Curly Wurly consists of chocolate-coated caramel in a series of intertwined ropes. An American version known as the Marathon bar came out in the '70s, but was later discontinued.

The Fry's Creme Egg came out in 1963, and has been produced by Cadbury since the '70s. Fans of the sweet buy more than 200 million of the white and yellow fondant-filled eggs each year.

Known for its tagline, "Deliciously Ugly," Cadbury's Picnic bar has been around since the '50s. It's a hodgepodge of ingredients, including chocolate, peanuts, nougat, caramel, cookies and cereal.

The classic Fry's Chocolate Cream has been around since 1866. It consists of a chocolate-coated fondant, and the company also makes a mint version.

The Galaxy Ripple is a direct competitor to the Cadbury Flake. Like the Flake, it consists of a folded chocolate center.

Invented in York in 1932, Terry's Chocolate Orange consists of orange flavored chocolate arranged in segments like those on an orange. The treat also comes in other flavors, like lemon, mint and toffee.

Coconut Ice is a simple concoction made from condensed milk, shredded coconut and sugar. It's arranged in a Neapolitan color scheme of pink, white and orange, and is similar to Brach's Neapolitan candies in the U.S.

The Teasers bar is a twist on the classic Maltesers malted balls. It consists of a chocolate bar produced by Mars and filled with chunks of malted candy.

Made by Maynards, Wine Gum contains no actual alcohol. Introduced in the late 19th century, this tough, chewy treat has flavors like burgundy, sherry and port.

Nestle's Milkybar is a white chocolate concoction that contains no cocoa butter. It's known for its mascot, the Milkybar Kid, who dresses like a young candy cowboy.

Chewits are similar to Starbursts in the U.S. These chewy fruit-flavored candies originally came in strawberry, orange, banana and blackcurrant, though many new flavors have since been added.

Fans of the discontinued Irn-Bru bar may indulge in the Wham Bar for a similar flavor profile. Wham comes in a variety of flavors, like raspberry, strawberry and black currant.

The Dairy Milk is roughly the U.K. equivalent of a classic American Hershey bar. It dates back to 1905, and is one of the best selling candy bars in the U.K.

Created by Mars in 1967, Revels are small chocolate-coated candies with various fillings. Some flavors found in a typical bag include orange, peanut, raisin and coconut.

Mars introduced the Bounty bar in 1951. It consist of a pair of chocolate-coated coconut bars, and also comes in flavors like pineapple and cherry.

Munchies come loose in a tube or bag so you can pop them into your mouth one at a time or by the handful. They consist of milk chocolate coated balls of caramel with a crunchy cookie center.

The Cadbury Boost came out in 1985, and featured a chocolate bar with bits of cookie dispersed inside. The company launched its Boost Duo in 2009, which includes a pair of twin Boost bars in a single pack.

The Cadbury Starbar came out in 1976. Consisting of chocolate coating around caramel and peanuts, it's also known as a Peanut Boost or Wunderbar in other parts of Europe.

Barratts Fruit Salad is a classic British sweet. Today it's produced by Candy Land, and consists of simple fruity chews in flavors like raspberry and pineapple.

Nestle took over production of the classic Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles in 1988. These sugar-coated jelly candies come in flavors like lime, strawberry and lemon.

Quality Street is a slightly more upscale candy produced by Nestle. They've been around since the '30s, and consist of individually wrapped chocolates or toffees.

Named for a village in Birmingham, England, the Bournville chocolate bar has been in production for more than 100 years. Today, it's manufactured by Cadbury in both light and dark chocolate versions.

English candy fans will have no trouble finding aerated chocolate options. Cadbury's Wispa is similar to the Nestle Aero, and was briefly sold under the Dairy Milk Bubbly name.

Cadbury has been making the Freddo chocolate frog since the '60s. This childhood favorite comes in many different varieties, including both solid and filled.

Cadbury Eclairs were introduced in Britain in 1965. Sold in bags or rolls, these loose candies consist of chewy filled caramels.

Nestle's Yorkie is basically a chunkier version of the classic Dairy Milk. Sold under the slogan "It's not for girls" for many years, the bar now comes in dark and white varieties.

The Cadbury Creme Egg is so beloved that fans don't want to have to wait 'til Easter to indulge each year. In 2008, Cadbury introduced a bar version of the famous candy known as Twisted, with the same fondant filling as the eggs.

The Sherbet Fountain has been around since 1925 and is still going strong. This sweet treat consists of a stick of licorice that can be dipped into a fizzy sweet powder.

Kids all over the world have been eating irock candy for decades. In Britain, the treat is commonly known as Brighton Rock after the coastal town of Brighton.

Cadbury Roses have been a popular gifting chocolate since 1938. The individually wrapped pieces contain fillings like fudge, caramel, nuts and fruit.

Pear Drops are an old-fashioned British sweet made from boiled sugar. The traditional version is coated with sugar, shaped like a pear fruit, and is half pink and half yellow in color.

The Marathon bar in the U.K. is the equivalent to a Snickers in the U.S. , and is a fitting end to this quiz. Congratulations, you've finished this British candy marathon!

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