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Mar 21, 2009 10:26 AM

Uniquely Canadian snacks

I am travelling to the UK in the summer and am going to visit some Canadian ex-pats. I would love to surprise them with some goodies that are not available to them over in the UK. Any ideas/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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  1. Nanaimo Bars and Coffee Crisp are two things that are usually listed right away.

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    1. re: TexSquared

      Canadian Maple Syrup /Maple Syrup Candies (the ones in the shape of a Maple Leaf) . Do yourself a favour while visiting yourself some of the 'British' Cadbury Chocolate Bars to bring home!

      1. re: TexSquared

        My mother-in-law swears by Tim Horton coffee.
        How about cured/smoked salmon.
        Maple products (syrup/candy/etc).
        Molson Ex.
        Niagara ice wine.
        Red rose tea (available only in Canada? Pity...).
        Poutine kit (curd cheese/ St. Hubert poutine gravy mix...I know purists are already rolling their eyes).
        Laura Secord chocolates.
        Humpty Dumpty bacon and Hickory chips (now called Old Dutch...).
        Clamato juice to fire up some caesars.
        May West and a can of pepsi (ok they probably already have the pepsi).
        Hostess hickory sticks.
        Habitant pea soup (the large tin).
        Salt Cod (I'm gussing they have this as well...).
        Smoked Meat in cryovac, boil and serve.
        Pickled whelks.
        Canadian Bacon (whatever that is...).

          1. Fudgie-Os (from the maker of Oreo). Not available out side of Canada. Also, Ketchup chips, Dill Pickle chips, and pretty much and Old Dutch or Dutch Crunch potato chips. In terms of baked goods: butter tarts and Montreal-style bagels. Oh! and President's Choice Decadent Chocolate Chip cookies.

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              1. While you can get a version of the original Caramilk in the UK, I don't know if some of the new variants (thick, cappucino, dark, etc.) are available.

                Definitely second the ice-wine recommendation. If you want to save a few dollars, visit the Magnotta outlets.

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                1. re: KevinB

                  maple butter (and other maple products)
                  moose droppings
                  candied smoked salmon

                  not sure if these are 100% canadian but i travel to the states (vermont as well) a lot and haven't seen them...

                  1. re: chrisfernando100

                    Candied smoked salmon? delish! where would I find this product?

                    1. re: sugarcube

                      It's often called Indian Candy - you can probably find it at St. Lawrence market, either upstairs at one of the fish sections or downstairs at the stand that sells caviar. You could also look for Salmon Jerky but I don't often seen that except on the West coast.

                      1. re: sugarcube

                        I've seen them at Whole Foods and Highland Farms - not cheap though at either location.

                        1. re: Pizza Lover

                          Thanks for the info Cat123 and Pizza Lover. I'll be sure to stop by SLM and Whole Foods next time I'm in the area.

                    2. re: KevinB

                      I haven't seen the Caramilk maple variation for at least a year, wonder if it's still available.