Favorite foreign candy bar and other non-American Nosh.

I find it extremely odd, that in the world's superpower, Americans are living their lives void of some of the world's best foods:

From France and Belgium, Lu's petit Ecolier, "little school child", taste just like Smores to me minus the marshmallow, but are oh so good. I technically have wanted to try and stick a marshmallow on them, but haven't done it yet.




 Aero bars, from the UK, are my favorite. I can find them at World Market here in the US, and they're very popular. They're named Aero due to the bubbles in the bar that are said to aid digestion and the taste. Interesting factoid, car manufacturers looked at the Aero bar and was able to manufacture car parts using the same Aero method to make the parts lighter, thereby making the vehicle more fuel efficient. I couldn't care as long as I still can get a hold of my Aero bars. It's the best candy bar ever!

Then there's Poutine (click link for video). French fries covered in gravy and cheese curds, it's the comfort food of Canada. My son loves poutine so much, that when he went to school they asked him what his favorite food was. He replied "poutine", but they had no clue what it was and though he said "protein". What a little-man, eh?



McVitie's Hobnob Flapjacks. I spent a good part of Christmas 2008 hunting these down. Ended up our good friends in Bristol shipped us some to save the day. While flapjacks in America refer to pancakes, in the UK, it's this granola honey biscuit made by a company called United Biscuit. Hobnobs, can be found in America, but their flapjacks seem to only be available overseas.




HP Sauce, it's like a sweet version of A-1, and it's insanely popular in the UK, and other parts of Europe. It's put on almost everything from fish and chips, to shepherd's pie, to eggs or steak. If you don't have a bottle of HP in your cabinets than you're clearly missing out on one of life's simple pleasures.





Michel et Augustin Petits Carre

So I love trying new things, and today I got my hand's on a Michel and Augustin "Small Square". It's sort of a candy bar replacement that's part digestive biscuit covered in caramel and part chocolate. It's awesome. I've love crackery candy. The solid chocolate confectionery is uniquely American, and English, and sometimes you like a balance of flavor, texture and taste. Something uniquely Parisian. Not too much, not too little. This is definitely it for me.

Michel and Augustin are a couple of childhood friends who peddled all over Paris selling home-made treats till they reached fame and fortune. Their goal now is to make the world smile, and I just love that as much as I do their food. If you see a Michel and Augustin bar, I highly recommend buying it, you won't be disappointed.

More...
Of course there's tons more, like Belgian Kriek, German landjagersSarson's VinegarMince Piesfritessaus, gaufres, and so much more I need to add to this list down the road. What foods do you miss that we have to try?

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