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What food/snacks available in Canada not available in the US (and vice versa)?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by sonick, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. sonick

    sonick Senior member

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    Just out of curiosity...

    I've been told that Ketchup and "All Dressed" flavoured chips are not marketed/sold in the US... As is Coffee Crisp...

    What others do you guys know of?
     
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    vaclava krishna Senior member

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    We have, canadian milk, here and also, x-mas trees (only of Dec.).
     
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    No one in the states has a clue what Poutine is. That would be a big seller in the South if you could somehow deepfry it.
     
  4. vaclava krishna

    vaclava krishna Senior member

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    No one in the states has a clue what Poutine is. That would be a big seller in the South if you could somehow deepfry it.


    Perhaps some, adventure capitalist here, could back our 1st, Poutine kiosk.
     
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    No one in the states has a clue what Poutine is. That would be a big seller in the South if you could somehow deepfry it.
    There's a small neighborhood bar that also serves food located two blocks down the street from me, and I'd say that they are most known for their poutine.
     
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    I've been told that Ketchup and "All Dressed" flavoured chips are not marketed/sold in the US

    I recall purchasing a canister of ketchup flavored Pringles (and then later regretting it.) A flavor called "all dressed" is too broad to be very descriptive, but it sounds like it could be similar in purpose to the "loaded baked potato" flavor.

    Speaking of which, are baked potatoes consumed in Canada? Never recalled seeing them on any menus.
     
  7. Stazy

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    Speaking of which, are baked potatoes consumed in Canada? Never recalled seeing them on any menus.
    Yes they are. Baked potatoes are most often served with steak. Smarties (similar to M&Ms) are not available in the US.
     
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    Milk bags. Such a strange yet interesting concept.
     
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    Milk bags. Such a strange yet interesting concept.

    That's what she said.
     
  10. sonick

    sonick Senior member

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    Milk bags. Such a strange yet interesting concept.
    Hell, bags of milk aren't available in BC either... I was like WTF when my friend from Ottawa told me about them.
     
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    I don't think you can get Aero bars in the U.S.
     
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    There is a candy in the U.S. called Smarties, but it is nothing like M&Ms. That may be why we don't have the kind of Smarties you're talking about.

    Also, I've seen a couple brands of ketchup flavored chips. The one I tried was awful as, I assume, were the others.
     
  13. sonick

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    You serious? Ketchup chips are AWESOME... at least the Lays and Old Dutch ones are...

    Does the US have Kit Kat?
     
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    You serious? Ketchup chips are AWESOME... at least the Lays and Old Dutch ones are...

    Does the US have Kit Kat?


    We do have Kit Kat.

    My response to ketchup chips and your response to ketchup chips are the reason they make so many flavors of chips.[​IMG]
     
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    You serious? Ketchup chips are AWESOME... at least the Lays and Old Dutch ones are... Does the US have Kit Kat?
    Ketchup chips were available for a short while here, didnt sell well (then again I am near the Canadian border) Kit Kat in the us are mediocre compared to Japanese KitKat. Japanese kitkat taste like they use half way decent swiss chocolate rather than black chocolate flavored wax, like in the US. That and the amount of flavors that are available is staggering (Matcha, Wine, Blood Orange, Sakura, strawberry, fruit parfait, just to name a few)
    Hell, bags of milk aren't available in BC either... I was like WTF when my friend from Ottawa told me about them.
    In Highschool they tried to market sacks of milk to us kids. Everyone absolutely hated them. So much that all the kids boycotted drinking school milk till the cartons came back. FrenchFries and Gravy is not readily available down here, neither is McDonalds Pizza. I recall having BBQ flavored Doritos the last time I was up in Ainsworth. Those were really good.
     
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    Do they have beaver tails down south?
     
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    Hell, bags of milk aren't available in BC either... I was like WTF when my friend from Ottawa told me about them.
    They were at one point in time. My parents might still have a dispenser around although they haven't bought the bags in years...
    Do they have beaver tails down south?
    Every culture on earth has fried bread dough. In Victoria we call them "langos" because the Hungarian society runs the cart that sells them at most public events.
     
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    Do they have beaver tails down south?

    No, but we have ox tails and alligator tails.

    EDIT: I wasn't aware that "beaver tails" were actually pastries. When I say we have ox tails and alligator tails, I mean exactly that.
     
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    Canadian Smarties: [​IMG] American Smarties (Called Rockets in Canada): [​IMG]
     
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    Other foods available in Canada but not the US: Shreddies: [​IMG] Red River Cereal (A type of porridge) [​IMG] Mackintosh's Toffee [​IMG] Glosette (Chocolate covered raisins, peanuts, or almonds. They're REALLY good) [​IMG]
     

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