Damn, British candy is good.

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  1. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    I just had some British candy from a store that sells international candy, and British candy bars are by far the best candy I have ever had...

    I am addicted to this thing called a Crunchie. And an Aero isn't bad either.

    And, what the heck is a Yorkie ("It's not for girls")...I wasn't brave enough to buy something that had no description of the type of candy bar on the packaging.
     
  2. skunk macrumors G4

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    We call it chocolate in these parts. But, yeah, it's good stuff. You should try some Green & Black.

    Yorkies are milk chocolate bars for truckers, or so they would have us believe.
     
  3. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    :D I was going to say, it's a chocolate bar, rather than candy bar.

    Mmmm Yorkie bar.. Glad the chocolate over here tastes like wax, because I'd only end up eating the stuff.
     
  4. iGav macrumors G3

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    It's not really though... our chocolate is famed for being crap, and rightly so, too much milk, fat etc... and not enough cocoa content.

    That said, I used to get my ex to send me over Milka bars from Austria (until ASDA started stocking 'em) as I think they're completely yummy... and apparently they're considered to be the equivalent of Cadbury's over there. :eek:
     
  5. HughJ macrumors regular

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    you should have the Peanut KitKat now that is lovely :)
     
  6. skunk macrumors G4

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    Compared to US "Candy", though, it's still pretty good. It would probably be a bit dangerous for an American to dive straight into Suchard. I favour the gradualist approach.
     
  7. iGav macrumors G3

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    You do have a point... :p

    Cadbury's though... *shudders* tastes like lard. *shudders*
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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    Indeed. Galaxy is my staple snack.
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Of course British candy is good. Just look at their teeth.

    *cringe*
     
  10. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Ah, so you've met the Cadbury's Crunchie. It's my dad's asbolute favourite and I'm rather partial to them myself. If I remember correctly they were advertised as having 'that Friday feeling'.

    Love or hate Cadbury's chocolate, they make some fantastic chocolate bars with it.
     
  11. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    If you haven't had a Peanut Butter Kit Kat you haven't LIVED!!!
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    ^^^Ever have a green tea flavoured Kit Kat? Lets just say the original is better. ;)

    Crunchie.........don't we have Crunchie bars in Canada and America? I thought we did. Anyway, they're great. :)

    Cadbury hires/rents a massive "synchrotron" in order to observe certain things about their chocolate's structure and determine at what temperature the chocolate would melt --- something about their being an ideal temperature at which chocolate should melt.

    Oh, a synchrotron is also used for things like studying physics stuff, like mesons, bosons, and high energy physics on top of all the chocolate research. ;)
     
  13. Boggle macrumors 6502

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    Oh, come now! What about McVities Hob Nobs? :D
     
  14. fuzzn macrumors member

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    GALAXY ALL THE WAYYYYY! :D
    although i don't mind Aero Mint and Mars and Snickers and Kit Kat and Twirl and Flake and OMG the variety! Lol i used to average a couple of bars a day but then when you see what it does to your body you definitely know when to cut down... now i'm on like one bar every few weeks... if that!
    Talking about sweets, what a coincidence that the Ice Cream Van just pulled up outside!

    -fuzz
     
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  18. Queso macrumors G4

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    Terry's Chocolate Orange is the only UK chocolate I like. The red one.

    Yummm!!
     
  19. evoluzione macrumors 68010

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    yeah the English candy/chocolate bars are much beter than their US equivalent, US chocolate has too much sugar in it (for starters).

    iGav, Cadbury's is much better than Hershey's here, but i agree it's still pretty crap.

    Green & Black's have just hit the stores in a big way here, i like it, which is not good, i eat a whole bar at a time usually.


    my wife's a pastry chef so i do get to eat really good chocolate, she'll only use the best stuff, valrhonna (sp?) for example... mmm....time for some more home-made tiramisu i think...
     
  20. skunk macrumors G4

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    Very creamy, very smooth, and with just a hint of coffee. Funnily enough, each different size of bar has a slightly different taste.
     
  21. skunk macrumors G4

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    Is there any other way?:confused:
     
  22. XIII macrumors 68040

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    You seem to be somewhat of a connoisseur... :)
     
  23. skunk macrumors G4

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    Indeed I am.:D
     
  24. Chundles macrumors G4

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    This is my ranking:

    1. European Chocolate (YUMMMMMM!!!!)
    2. British Chocolate
    3. Proper dark south South American chcolate
    4. Aussie chocolate (could be much better but they have to put stuff in it to keep it from melting)
    5. Canadian/US chcolate (it's OK, not wonderful but OK)
    6. Cheap Easter Egg chocolate - that awful stuff that tastes like nothing and leaves a film around the inside of your mouth.

    Oh yeah, chocky, chockies, lollies, sweets but never call it candy
     
  25. MacSA macrumors 68000

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    My brother bought some Hershey chocolate back from a trip to New York... very strange taste indeed .... kind of like slightly sour milk. Being chocolate, I still eat it though lol.
     

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