World of Snacks is on a mission to locate the very best snacks on the planet! We’ve explored culinary specialties from 34 separate countries. Earlier this year we opened our international snack store and each month this year we are expanding out inventory by one country. Next month, snacks from Japan! Until then, we are continuing our search for future counties and to expand our current offering of foreign snacks. Today we are reviewing an American owned snack that is made for the European market only. It appears this version of the most sold candy in the world is from France specifically. We are reviewing M&M Crispy!
Have you heard of M&M Crispy? If you live in the US and have a decent memory chances are you have. Originally released in 1999, this version of loved M&M’s was discontinued in 2005. What Americans may not realize is M&M Crispy was never discontinued in Europe, South East Asia, and Australia. That means our foreign friends have been enjoying this candy treat for nearly a decade since they were pulled from shelves in the US.
Why did they stop selling M&M Crispy in the US? Chances are they didn’t perform as hoped. So do Americans not care for this chocolate candy? We think it may be because of competition. There are so many other chocolate candies in the United States to compete with. But we want to know what Americans think of this candy and because we don’t have a time machine (yet) we are going to do a taste test with several adults and a few kids, all American, most unfamiliar with M&M Crispy.
So how did our testers like the M&M Crispy from Europe? Pretty unanimously they all enjoyed them, some loved them, and others liked them. Only one tester recalled that the snack was offered in the US, he mentioned he ate them in high school, which is the exact time frame they were offered. So now that we are a majority of the way though out review of the M&M Crispy, maybe we should tell you exactly what they are. Well, in theory they are crispy rice balls covered in M&M’s chocolate with their much loved crunchy shell. However, the chocolate is different than the US market M&M’s as well as the coloring of the shell. The colors seemed to be dialed down, and with some research I learned that they do not use some of the artificial coloring that is used in the States. In fact, some of the coloring is banned from Europe! They chocolate is sweeter, and seemingly less milky. The crunch shell although is not as vibrant, seems to taste better. One tester mentioned they’d prefer it if it was the American chocolate around the European center. Overall though, we think this candy is perfect the way it is.
Will World of Snacks offer M&M’s Crispy for sale in the US? Eventually we do think we will include this European snack in our inventory. We want to include as many American snacks with international flavors as possible. So until then, why don’t you check out our selection of Japanese Kit Kats for sale. Although out full inventory is not yet posted, we are 100% sure you will be excited about these flavors. As always, keep snacking world!
At World of Snacks we dedicate a serious amount of time to locate the very best international snacks. We then select the best of the best and offer them for sale in our international snack store hosted here in the United States with shipping to virtually everywhere. Each month in 2014 we will expand our inventory by one country and include their best cookies, cakes, chips, and candies. One of the added countries just a few months back was Germany. Tonight we are going to take a closer look at our favorite German Chocolate Bar; we are doing a review of the Milka Oreo.
Milka is and has been a much-loved European chocolatier since 1901. Originating in Switzerland and then moving to Germany and later Austria, this leading chocolate brand is now owned by Modelez International, which was up until recent years called Kraft. As if that wasn’t confusing enough, Milka is currently manufactured in Germany, Austria, Serbia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Romani, Brazil, Poland, Ukraine, and a couple of other countries. We have decided to dub it a German brand because that is where the company’s famed originated and lasted the longest. Milka produces a variety of confectionery items and their chocolate Milka bar comes in an array of flavors including the one under review tonight, the Milka Oreo Chocolate. Let’s take a closer look.
Our sample of the Milka Oreo Chocolate Bar is rather large and weights in at 100 grams. This is much larger than a typical American Chocolate Bar but we are very aware that Milka comes in several larger versions than this. The packaging is their trademark purple, has their mascot the purple cow, and has a photo of two chocolate pieces and an Oreo cookie with s splash of milk. Overall we rather enjoy the presentation of this snack. Let’s see if we will enjoy how it tastes!
To be honest we have been dying to try this German chocolate bar. We imported a few cases directly from Germany and have sold most of them. We had to move this review up the list before we sold out. A side note, the US version of Milka (found in select stores) is not at all the same and is nowhere the same quality. If you take your chocolate seriously do not make the mistake of confusing the two. Now that is out of the way, the Milka Oreo Chocolate Bar is phenomenal! The outer shell chocolate is soft, sweet, and decadent. The interior is powerful, creamy, and provides that trademark Oreo cookie crunch. Combined they make one of our favorite chocolate bars from anywhere in the world!
Now that we’ve officially endorsed the Milka Oreo Chocolate Bar we advise you hurry and purchase one of your own. We carry several versions of both the American and German Milka Bars in our international snack store and encourage you to browse our full selection of German Chocolate Bars. If you’d like to be notified as we expand our online candy store we advise you to leave your details to the right, or if you are on a smart phone below. Keep on snacking world!
World of Snacks is on a mission to locate the best snacks in the world. So far we have reviewed cookies, cakes, chips, chocolates, and candies from 34 different countries. At the beginning of this year we started selling snacks from England quickly followed by American, German, and Mexican Snacks. Each month this year we are going to expand ourinternational snack store to include a new country and their best items. For our review today we are comparing two of the best chocolate chips cookies in the world, well at least two of the best sellers.
All Americans should be familiar with Nabisco Chips Ahoy. Released in 1963, this much loved snack is the bestselling chocolate chip cookie in the country. In fact only one cookie sells more than Chips Ahoy, and that is the king of American cookies, Oreo. Just like Oreo, there are a wide range of version in and outside of the United States. The chocolate chips cookie we are using in our taste test is the classic, original Chips Ahoy.
The competitor for our early claim to the world’s best chocolate chip cookie title is the Mexican Chokis by Gamesa. Gamesa, like Nabisco, is a long established brand. In fact, the original Gamesa brand is much older and was started in 1921. Just like the American Chips Ahoy Cookie, Gamesa Chokis is the bestselling chocolate chip cookie in its home country of Mexico. So although we love home-made and a variety of other chocolate chip cookies, these are the most purchased in North America.
For our comparison of American Chips Ahoy VS Mexican Chokis we did a non-blind taste test with 7 US adult males aged 25-35. Several of the testers have been involved in other comparisons taste tests including our article on Whoppers VS Maltesers. Being I am familiar with the preferences of most of the tasters I thought I had a decent idea on how the results would turn out. I was wrong! We’ve been at this for about a year and a half and not once have we had a 100% unanimous result on a comparison (until now). All of our testers hands down preferred the Mexican Chokis over the American Chips Ahoy.
So why are Mexican Chokis the best tasting, bestselling chocolate chip cookie in North America? Multiple reviewers claimed that the Chokis tasted more like a home-made chocolate chip cookie. They were crunchier, sweeter, and seemed to be fresher. The main complaint with Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookie was they tasted too processed, something that we hear often with American snacks.
Do we dare claim the Gamesa Chokis to be the best chocolate chip cookie in the world? Not yet, so far we are confident that it’s the best massively produced chocolate chip cookie in either Mexico or the United States. We have yet to review any chocolate chip cookies from Canada, so we are not sure if it’s really even the best in North America just yet. We aim to find out though! If there is a chocolate chip cookie in North American that you prefer, be sure to comment below. If you’d like to compare American Chips Ahoy VS Mexican Chokis on your own, we do offer both for sale here in the US with international shipping. As always, keep on snacking world!
Over the past year and a half World of Snacks has been seeking out the best snacks from around the world. We’ve sample cookies, cakes, chocolates, chips, and candies from 34 different countries. At the beginning of 2014 we launched our international snack store and began selling candy from England online. Each month since we’ve expanded our selection to include a new country. Last month we started selling Mexican Snacks online.
The country that we are most excited about adding to our inventory is Japan and beginning next month we will offer a very limited run of Japanese snacks for sale online. What will these snacks be? Japanese Kit Kats! Although we are going to expand to include a larger range of snacks from Japan in just a few weeks we will launch our Japanese Kit Kat store and being selling these nearly impossible to find flavors here in the US with shipping around the world.
If you are one of the thousands of snack enthusiasts that keep up with our blog you’ll remember we’ve reviewed a few unique Japanese Kit Kats. Our favorite so far is the Vanilla Ice Cream Kit Kat. Unfortunately we will not offer this exact flavor for sale at the current time but we will offer 15 others! One of the flavors of Japanese Kit Kats that will be sold here in the US in our store is the Green Tea Kit Kat. So let’s take a closer look at this foreign flavor.
To keep things affordable and to be able to offer a variety of flavors, our store will only launch with individual mini Kit Kats from Japan for sale. Our reviewed snack from Japan tonight is one such item. The packaging of the Green Tea Kit Kat is green, with a gold foil trim on each end. The Nestle Kit Kat Logo is their trademark red and there are some Japanese charters on the package. The larger bag this version comes in is similar but has an overview of a cup of hot green tea. It’s not a review unless we do a taste test, so let’s sample the Green Tea Kit Kat from Japan!
So there you have it. In the next few weeks we will launch our Online Japanese Kit Kat store with 15 flavors and expand to include other snacks from Japan shortly after. If you’d like to be invited to a sneak peak prior to our official grand opening, be sure to leave your details the right. As always, keep on snacking world!
Our international snack blog is whizzing around the world seeking out the best chocolate, cookies, cakes, candies, and chips from across the globe. Earlier this year we launched our international snack store and we now host the best snacks from four countries with a fifth coming next month. Our first country that we featured was England, and now we currently sell many of the best British Snacks online here in the US with international shipping available. Tonight we are reviewing one of our favorites, the British Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut.
Now serious chocolate lovers will know that you can indeed find Cadbury Chocolate here in the US. What they may not know is that the US Cadbury is just a licensing agreement and is not the same as the authentic British Cadbury. Different ingredients and a completely different taste! They don't even look the same! We may come back and do a blind taste test to see which is preferred in the US but being we just did a taste test of the American vs German Haribo Happy Cola Gummi Candy, so we decided we will just do a straight forward review. So let’s take a look at the Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit & Nut.
Our sample for our snack review weighs in at 49 grams. It comes is a pretty luxurious matte purple wrapper. The right hand corner state this is a new shape, and although it’s been awhile since we’ve had this British Chocolate bar in a different shape we will just have to believe them. Cadbury logo is on the right, and the Dairy Milk text stretches across the width of the bar. The bottom portion of the wrapper is maroon and states “Fruit & Nut.” Lastly the package features a single piece of chocolate with a nut and piece of fruit to the left. Now onto the taste test!
Several months ago we did a review of the Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Bar and we loved it. Prior to that it had been many years since I personally sampled Cadbury Dairy Milk. That review brought back a long lost love and since then I have been smuggling both the classic version and the Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit & Nut out of our inventory. So to give an in impartial review I had to bring in a few taste testers to see if they too will fall in love with this British Chocolate Bar. Guess what? They agree with me. The British Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bar is awesome! The chocolate is very sweet but pleasant, so smooth and creamy, and accents the fruit and nut portion very well. The fruit and nut translates to raisins and almonds and that are well distributed throughout the Cadbury Chocolate.
If you are one of World of Snacks blog followers than you’ll know this is where we tend to decide if we will stock the snack under review in our international snack store. Well this snack is already in stock. You can buy the British Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit & Nut Bar online right now. No need to wait! You can also check out our full selection of British Chocolate Bars. If you’d like to be updated when we add new products and receive special discounts be sure to leave your details to the right. As always, keep on snacking world!
At World of Snacks we are trekking across the globe to locate the very best snacks in the world. Why are we searching out the best international cookies, cakes, chips, candies, and gummis? Our family comes from a mix of nationalities and many of these snacks have special meanings to us. We wanted to share these snacks with our American born son and learn about other countries at the same time. Although we initially started out as just a blog, this year we expanded to include aninternational snack store. We launched with British Snacks, the country I was born in. Each month this year we will expand to include a new country and their best snacks. Last month we added German Snacks.
Connecting with others from my childhood I was eager to share some of the snacks we encountered with others that grew up in similar regions of the world that are now located here in the US. Something we ran into is some of the authentic snacks we import have American counterparts. Although at times they may seem similar, they are in fact different. We thought it would be fun to compare the counterparts and we did so earlier this year with our review of the American KitKat vs British KitKat. They were very different, and the results of our blind taste test were interesting.
Today we are conducting another blind taste test. We are comparing the Haribo Happy Original Cola from Germany and the Haribo Happy Cola Gummi Candy made for the American market. Both appear similar, and at first glance may even seem identical. However, many of our faithful snack enthusiast fans know they are two completely different snacks. To set the premise of our test, our panel consist of 6 adult US males aged 25-35 and 3 US children aged 5-11. Now you know the details, let’s compare German Happy Cola vs American Happy Cola!
Let’s get right to it. Our panel strongly preferred the American Hairbo Happy Cola Gummi Candy over the German Happy Cola Gummis. Two adults and one child preferred the German Happy Cola, the rest preferred the other. Notes from our reviewers state the texture, color, and flavor are superior in the gummis made for the US market. This was a big surprise for me. I absolutely preferred the original German version, but I did grow up eating European snacks. So why is there a difference? After spending sometime translating the ingredients, we found they are very similar and only one major ingredient change. Corn syrup in the US version and glucose syrup in the German! Without getting into too much of the particulars, corn syrup is a glucose syrup but glucose syrup is not necessarily corn syrup. European glucose syrup is much thicker, making the German Haribo Happy Cola gummies noticeably chewier, too chewy for some. The other noticeable ingredient change is the American gummis contain coconut oil, rounding out the cola flavor and making it sweeter.
Although my testers leaned toward the American Happy Cola Gummi Candy, I still know in my heart the original is better. I imagine people who knew the original first may agree. We actually sell both version in our selection of German Candy Online. We’d love to hear from you which you prefer! If you are interested in keeping up with our additions to our candy store and be notified of special offers be sure to leave your details to the right. Keep on snacking world!
In just a few days we will officially announce the addition of Mexican Snacks to our international snack store. They are all currently listed for sale online in our store; we are just adding details to each snack. For some of the unusual snacks with very little information online, we have to move them up our list for review. One such snack is the Ricolino Duvalin.
The Ricolino Duvalin is a chocolate spreadable snack that is comprised of skimmed milk and flavored vegetable fat. Sounds good? Maybe, but we have no idea on what exactly to expect. There are very little spreadable snacks in the United States. The only other spreadable snack we have yet to encounter from anywhere in the world is the L.B.’s Maple Treat Butter. Although that Canadian Snack was called butter, it was sweet and thick, more like an icing.
Our sample of the Ricolino Duvalin is small; it weighs in at just over half an ounce. It comes in a tub that looks like a cross between a miniature pudding and a pack of spreadable butter. The full text on the cover reads “ Ricolino Duvalin Bi Sabor Hazelnut and Vanilla artificially flavored candy.” That’s a mouth full. Now that we know what this Mexican snack looks like- Let’s put it in our mouths!
Typically we close with a determination; we are seeking the best snacks in the world to include them in our international snack store. This review is different. You can buy Ricolino Duvalin Hazelnut and Vanilla Candy right now in our store! We invite you to check out this item and other worldly snacks offered for sale. Each month this year we are expanding our international snack store by one country. Right now we have four. If you’d like to be kept in the loop as we expand be sure to leave your details to the right. Keep on snacking world!
The Snack Blog
Follow along as we explore cookies, cakes, candies, chips, crackers, and nuts from all across the world. Many of the international snacks that we highlight will be offered in our store over the course of the next year. We currently offer British Snacks, American Snacks, German Snacks, Mexican Snacks, Filipino Snacks, Japanese Kit Kats, Pakistani Snacks, Italian Snacks, & Korean Snacks. Each month this year we will add a new country and their best snacks inventory.