Although Halloween isn’t a worldwide holiday and is mostly celebrated in the United States, Canada, and Ireland, enthusiasts in America will spend $6.86 billion to prepare for the night of October 31. As much as two billion dollars of that total will go towards candy, much of which parents give out to children dressed in Mario and Luigi or Frozen getups at their doors.
M&M’s are currently the most popular candy in the world with annual sales of $1.8 billion, and Halloween is synonymous with eight percent of candy companies’ annual sales. But M&Ms, Kit Kat bars, and Hershey’s might not be quite enough this year after seeing what the rest of the world has to offer candy-wise. Americans are used to the same array of candies every year at Halloween, but the rest of the world offers options unlike any sweets we have here.
Turkish delights in Turkey aren’t to be missed, and students studying abroad often rave about Kinder Bueno in Italy. Tim Tams in Australia are delicious chocolate biscuits loved by tourists and locals alike, and white rabbit creamy candy in China is a unique taffy.
Read on to learn about everything from colorful Mexican lollipops to marshmallow-filled Scottish teacakes – here are nine foreign candies we wish were in our trick-or-treat bag.
Dulces Vero Semaforo (Mexico)
Three is better than one, and these lollipops have three different balls of color on each stick – red, yellow, and green. Not only are they exciting to look at, but flavors include strawberry, lemon, and pineapple.