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From crumbly cakes like sfouf from Lebanon to tasty milk tarts from South Africa, sweet treats served at the end of a meal are the incentive for kids to eat their vegetables, the Achilles’ heel for most dieters, and the go-to fix for those with sugar addictions.
So The Daily Meal has gone around the world in 80 desserts to delve into the different variations of delicious dessert delights across the globe, and tell you where to try them. For travelers craving something sweet, Around the World in 80 Desserts is a gastronomic guide through the sugars, syrups, and spices of the world's scrumptious signature treats.
We've covered six continents’ worth of cakes, cookies, and custards heavenly enough to make any diner loosen his or her belt and satisfy any sweet tooth.
Get the inside scoop on the history of American apple pie, New Zealand's favorite ice cream flavor, and where in the world soup is on the dessert menu. Savor the flavors of nutty phyllo pastries in Turkey and rich gooey puddings in Great Britain.
Whatever dish captivates you, these mouthwatering desserts promise to submerge your taste buds in a candied and caramelized culinary wonderland sure to induce a saccharine-sweet delirium.
Check out The Daily Meal’s Around the World in 80 Desserts Pinterest board and repin your favorite desserts from around the world using #80Desserts on Pinterest and Twitter. While you’re there, tell us where you have tried the best desserts in the world. Have we left any of your favorites off the list? Tell us in the comments section below.
Clare Sheehan is a Junior Writer at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @clare_sheehan.