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American snack foods you can't get in Canada?

Hi, I'm looking to send a care package to someone in Canada. What snackfoods can you get in the USA that maybe you can't get in Canada? THANKS!

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  1. bugles! count chocula cereal! heath bars! combos! (the fun flavoured kind, at least).

    can you tell i love fun american snacks?

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    1. re: mkj

      I have had Bugles in Canada, and Skor Bars are very similar to Heath Bars.

      I don't think there are Milky Way chocolate bars in Canada, or they are different. Mars bars are different in the two countries, I think.

      I've never seen Lays lime potato chips in Canada.

        1. re: mkj

          Thats strange. I bought bugles 2 months ago. Had I known that was my last chance, I would have stocked up!

          1. re: tastesgoodwhatisit

            Lays lime chips for sure (I think the flavour is technically called "Limon" - I've looked everywhere for those.

            Most of the items mentioned here can be found in Canada, either under different names or they taste slightly different (as is the case with the chocolate, at least).

            Can you still get Uh Oh Oreos? (Oreos but reversed - vanilla cookies, chocolate in the centre). There used to be a time when those weren't available in Canada...I'm not 100% sure but I don't think we have Orbit gum here either.

          2. Three biggest things I miss from the US are Andy Capp's Hot Fries, Cookie Crisp (which was recently banned here), and Arizona Southern Style Sweet Tea.

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            1. re: untitled

              What is Cookie Crisp, and why on earth would it be banned?? Is it THAT bad for you??

              1. re: heidip732

                It's chocolate chip cookie breakfast cereal.

                1. re: heidip732

                  Then it should be sold in the sweets aisle in Canada!

              2. Easy Cheese (aerosol cheese in a can) isn't sold in Canada AFAIK. Not sure whether you can send that in the mail, though!

                Tasty Kakes.

                Fritos in flavours other than Plain and BBQ.

                Fruit Stripe gum.

                Big Hunk.

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                1. re: phoenikia

                  i have two packs of fruit stripe gum that i bought at the forks in Winnipeg this summer

                2. butterfingers! as in the chocolate bar.

                  you can ask for coffee crisps in return.

                  interestingly both are nestle products. for a while coffee crisp had limited usa availability.

                  and if they ever make a dark chocolate butterfinger, i'll be cross bordering them all the time. something about that hint of saltiness in a chocolate bar... mmm...

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                  1. re: ta0126

                    We can also get Butterfinger bars here too...

                    1. Hot Cheetos. I love those things. I gain ten pounds because of them whenever I go to the US.

                      1. Green and Black Peanut Bar. We can get all the other flavours here, but not the peanut. It makes me cry.

                        I was delighted to discover we can now get dark chocolate, peanut M & M s in Canada, so they are off the list of junk food I bring back from the US. The Zagnut and Nutrageous bars seem to only be available in speciality candy stores in Canada, not regular convenience and grocery stores.

                        1. coconut m&ms , and Reese's Big Cup Peanut Butter cups (or maybe I just haven't seen this version of a PB cup in Canada yet).

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                          1. re: phoenikia

                            You can get coconut m&m's at the Nutty Chocolatier in The Beach. At least they had them when I was there about a month ago.

                            1. re: pescatarian

                              Good to know, pescatarian. Funny thing is, I end up visiting the States more than I end up visiting the Beach ;-)

                            2. re: phoenikia

                              I've seen those big cup PB cups around here.... coconut m&ms..... I did not even know these existed !!!! I've had the Almond Joy smartie looking things (which are addictive and now on my "do not bring in the house" list.. .)

                            3. Does anyone know if they still have the crispy chicken tacos in the states? Its an old el paso kit. They stopped selling them this year and they were my fav. Also we haven't had wink here in Ontario for some time, do they still sell it south of the border?

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                              1. re: drspec

                                From what I remember, wasn't the crispy chicken taco simply the regular taco kit except that the "recipe" called for breaded or battered fried chicken instead? Or am I completely off?

                                1. re: Midknight

                                  No it was it's own kit. The sauce was completely different. Last time i checked they even still had it on their website so that's why i figured they must still sell it, just not here in Canada anymore.

                              2. Being Canadian, I've heard of but never tried:
                                Utz
                                Devil Dogs
                                Cookie Crisp
                                Bosco
                                Dolly Madison
                                Enteman's (sp?)
                                alternate Mountain Dew flavours
                                Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch!!!

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                                1. re: plasticanimal

                                  Cookie crisp is awful. Doesn't taste like cookies, or much of anything. Cuts the roof of your mouth

                                  Entenmanns and devil dogs used to be so much better, now it's just junk food that's overly priced and not even good.

                                  Utz chips are nothing special. Except for the crunchy cheese puffs. Can't buy them bc Ill eat the whole bag

                                2. "What snack foods can you get in the USA that maybe you can't get in Canada?"

                                  Twinkies now, apparently. :)

                                  1. Im in Canada, and not sure if other places in canada sell these, but,
                                    fruity pepples coco puffs, funyuns, hot fries, and my fave is those penrose hot mama sauages, theyre delish!!! cookie crisp cereal as well, lol i havent had those in a min, anyone in the us wanna see me a care package..lmfao