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Jan 16, 2013 01:38 PM

What products do US people like to buy when in Canada

I am starting to plan my Purim baskets and I always like to do something different/interesting. For the baskets I am sending to the US I would like to know if there are any Canadian food items you like to purchase when you visit? Cookies, candies, canned items - any suggestions?

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  1. 'All-dressed' flavor chips!!! I was at a Canadian engagement party and had to resist eating the whole bowl of them.

    I'm also a fan of a Quebec maple whisky called Sortilege, but I know some people might not be ok with its kashrut status.

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    1. re: CloggieGirl

      Or one of the other funky flavor potato chips! Lays has roast chicken, dill pickle, bacon, and sour cream and bacon. If memory serves, they are all ou dairy.

      1. re: daphnar

        You can get smoky bacon crisps in Canada? Road trip!!!!!

        1. re: daphnar

          My friends like to get Old Dutch ketchup chips.

        1. Canadian Coke

          Cotts Black Cherry soda

          smoked meat

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          1. re: bigredesq

            Out of curiousity, what is the difference between American and Canadian Coke?

            1. re: CanadaGirl

              Perhaps Canadian Coke is made with real sugar.

              1. re: DeisCane

                No it's not unless you buy the new ones with "made with real sugar" on them. they came out recently. i think it's a fad.

                1. re: SourberryLily

                  Really? Why would Canadian Coke not be made with real sugar all along? The only reason they use corn syrup in the USA is that sugar is taxed so high that it's triple the world price, while corn is heavily subsidised so it's cheaper than everywhere else. In Canada that's not the case, which is why the Life Savers factory moved across the lake to Canada about 20 years ago. So why would they deliberately be making their Coke with corn syrup?

                  1. re: zsero

                    In Canada, HFCS is called glucose/fructose. We don't use less HFCS, we just call it something different!

                    As I understand it, HFCS is sweeter than other sweeteners, and so it takes less of it to get a specific sweetness level (but I'm not certain of this)

                    1. re: zsero

                      NAFTA. If HFCS is cheaper in the us, it is probably cheaper in Canada too.

            2. McIntosh toffee. Love that stuff!

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                1. re: jpr54_1

                  I want to thank everyone for their suggestions but please keep in mind all the items need to be Kosher.