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American snack foods you can't get in Canada?

thecorbettkid Jul 28, 2010 09:00 AM

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!

  1. Midknight Nov 19, 2012 05:49 AM

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

    Twinkies now, apparently. :)

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      plasticanimal Nov 4, 2012 04:13 PM

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

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      1. re: plasticanimal
        cheesecake17 Nov 5, 2012 03:07 PM

        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

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        drspec Nov 4, 2012 03:26 PM

        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
          Midknight Nov 6, 2012 07:21 AM

          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?

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            drspec Nov 17, 2012 07:36 AM

            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.

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          phoenikia Aug 21, 2010 12:34 PM

          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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            pescatarian Aug 21, 2010 01:13 PM

            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.

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              phoenikia Aug 21, 2010 03:04 PM

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

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              im_nomad Aug 22, 2010 09:17 AM

              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.. .)

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              quof Aug 15, 2010 05:01 PM

              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.

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                Shazam Aug 14, 2010 03:45 PM

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

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                    ta0126 Aug 4, 2010 12:10 PM

                    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
                      im_nomad Aug 14, 2010 11:21 AM

                      We can also get Butterfinger bars here too...

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                      phoenikia Aug 2, 2010 08:51 PM

                      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
                        howlin Aug 7, 2010 05:47 PM

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

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                        untitled Jul 31, 2010 01:43 PM

                        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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                          heidip732 Aug 3, 2010 12:28 PM

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

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                            dmckean Aug 12, 2010 01:10 PM

                            It's chocolate chip cookie breakfast cereal.

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                          mkj Jul 28, 2010 08:33 PM

                          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
                            tastesgoodwhatisit Jul 28, 2010 09:05 PM

                            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: tastesgoodwhatisit
                              mkj Jul 31, 2010 12:26 PM

                              bugles are no longer sold in canada:


                              1. re: mkj
                                hungryabbey Nov 6, 2012 05:34 PM

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

                                1. re: hungryabbey
                                  prima Nov 6, 2012 05:49 PM

                                  Bugles returned to the Canadian market in Nov 2011.


                                2. re: mkj
                                  Danybear Nov 7, 2012 05:05 PM

                                  saw them today at Walmart.

                                3. re: tastesgoodwhatisit
                                  maniacmich Aug 12, 2010 10:06 AM

                                  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.

                                  1. re: tastesgoodwhatisit
                                    im_nomad Aug 14, 2010 11:20 AM

                                    We have Milky Way bars here.

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