We are having a blast trying all these unusual and strange snacks which kids in other countries enjoy daily. This time it’s the turn of the great USA and there’s just something pretty special about their snacks compared to ours I think.
A big box of American goodies came from American Goodies UK. They are a company based in the U.K. who specialise in selling all sorts of American snack and grocery items. The stuff you just can’t easily get over here.
America has many sweets and candys that we don’t and we have recently got the chance to try quite a few thanks to American goodies. Just look at all these!
There are a few similarities there to what we have over here such as the love hearts and drumstick lollies etc; but also a few not seen before. The Baby Ruth bars are the ones that appear in goonies apparently, or so my son tells me anyway.
Those yellow butterfing bars are really yummy too.
Then there are these, never seen before snacks.
The minions pack ate like little banana lollies on plastic dome type sticks. Jolly rancher being fruity sweets and then these:
Think those French fries crisps, plain flavour but with extreme heat and spice. I couldn’t manage more than two. Very hot indeed.
Oreos are known world wide, but Americans have many different flavours and pack sizes.
These open a bit like baby wipe packets (kids opinions). And there’s lots of Oreos inside too, more than we get in packets here.
Of course we just had to give some American cereal a go too and nothing quite puts a smile on my kids faces like a box of this does.
It’s Lucky charms cereal which seems to be very popular in the USA. However it did leave me thinking “do kids really eat this stuff every morning”. It’s cereal mixed with coloured marshmallows which expand with the milk, hardly the healthiest stuff but I’m letting my kids have it until it’s gone as a one off thing. I don’t do breakfast myself and wouldn’t personally eat this but of course kids are going to love it.
American people also love their soda and drink cans of the stuff. They have far more varieties than we do of brands such as Fanta. The root beer, although called beer is actually a soda too. It can be bough as soda or the alcohol version.
And a few more snacks that I found in box!
The m&ms are peanut butter flavour and we don’t get them here, nor the tropical skittles or the cookie bar twix. America just has so much more variety.
Now the final item – Bean boozled. These have become quite a well known joke/game item recently and it’s a coincidence we got them as my son was only talking about them a few weeks back.
Inside the box are flavoured jelly beans. However some are regular “nice” flavours and some are down right disgusting.
I declined to take part. The thought of munching on dog food flavours or boogers does not excite me one bit. My kids and their friends instead took turns to eat one each. Their faces were hilarious. Not sure who thought these up but they definitely have a very perculiar sense of humour.
Well yes we have been munching on American sweets and treats this half term and next week I’ll have to get back to the gym as they aren’t the healthiest things around but nice all the same. It’s no wonder America has high obesity when their snacks taste this good.
To try a vast range of American snacks, visit American goodies UK