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Shelebeen
07-13-2011, 01:18 PM
Hi everyone,
We are heading down on a Disney Cruise and then to WDW in August. I want to take some exclusively Canadian candy for some of the non Canadians we meet (on the cruise).. I am wondering if you can suggest some types you can't get there...

Thanks!

Ken_Breadbox
07-13-2011, 01:38 PM
Well, you've got your chocolate bars: Aero, KitKat, Caramilk, Coffee Crisp, Pep, Mars...there are dozens of them.
Then you've got your chips. Ketchup is unheard of outside some northern states. Dill Pickle is another flavour I've never seen south of 49.
Then there are assorted Canadian sweet things, like Nanaimo bars, butter tarts, anything maple-flavoured...it's really odd how many products we have that they don't. Considering I'm usually complaining about the reverse ("WHEN WILL CANADA GET MINUTE MAID POMEGRANATE LEMONADE?!?!)

Sprockie
07-13-2011, 01:46 PM
Maple sugar in the shape of maple leaves from a syrup producer?

KeroKero
07-13-2011, 01:56 PM
Moose Dropping Chocolate & Purdy's Hedgehogs are both very Canadian and very delicious.

Tower
07-13-2011, 02:04 PM
Moose Dropping Chocolate & Purdy's Hedgehogs are both very Canadian and very delicious.Geez, wish I were on the cruise with you! Sounds like great ideas! Watch out for anything that melts? You may not get them to your stateroom in time.

Mickey1Fan
07-13-2011, 02:06 PM
Smarties!

Do you eat the red ones last?

Northern Disney Girl
07-13-2011, 05:19 PM
Smarties!

Do you eat the red ones last?

I was just going to suggest these too!!!
And YES I do!!!!! ;)

GrtWtNorth
07-13-2011, 05:30 PM
Just an FYI, but a lot of Canadian (and British) chocolates and candies have a lower melt-point compared to American chocolate and candy. Anything Cadbury plus Neslte Smarties come to mind.

So while most Canadian chocolates taste lovely, they might not survive Florida heat as well as the classic (and not quite as tasty) Hershey chocolate.

CdnKayDee
07-13-2011, 06:06 PM
Well not candy exactly but Cheezies. We can't go to the States without taking our Cheezies.

papertraveller
07-13-2011, 06:40 PM
Another vote for Smarties -- you can find some very nifty wrappers on the DIS creative boards that you can print out with the cruise name and date, and wrap around the boxes.

There are also the chocolate dollar coin loonies!

Tower
07-13-2011, 08:38 PM
There are also the chocolate dollar coin loonies!Excellent Idea! Gonna Save That One for Our Cruise's Fish Extender in 1.3 years!

HotdogDncrs
07-13-2011, 09:40 PM
Skor, Wonderbar (yum, yum)

3pletprincesses
07-13-2011, 10:19 PM
Second vote for the maple leaf shape maple candy.

bankr63
07-13-2011, 10:21 PM
Whatever you do, don't take KinderSurprise. They are banned in the US due to choking hazards, and will be confiscated at the border if found.

Disney Daniel
07-13-2011, 11:02 PM
Whatever you do, don't take KinderSurprise. They are banned in the US due to choking hazards, and will be confiscated at the border if found.

Good advice. If I am not mistaken I believe you can also be fined up to $300 for taking them into the US, so they do mean business with it.

candygirlIRE
07-13-2011, 11:56 PM
Second vote for the maple leaf shape maple candy.

I THIRD THIS!! I think that will be a wonderful thing to take, different and won't melt!! :yay:
Very Canadian!



I have never heard that about KINDER!! Wow, I am pretty sure that we had some in our cooler when we passed over the boarder last year YIKES!! That would have been a SURPRISE for us all right!!
(Our son LOVES those eggs!)

Is there a link to back that up?? Just curious (not doubting it's true or anything) - I'd like to email that on to a couple of people :)
Thanks!!

Shelebeen
07-14-2011, 09:00 AM
I THIRD THIS!! I think that will be a wonderful thing to take, different and won't melt!! :yay:
Very Canadian!



I have never heard that about KINDER!! Wow, I am pretty sure that we had some in our cooler when we passed over the boarder last year YIKES!! That would have been a SURPRISE for us all right!!
(Our son LOVES those eggs!)

Is there a link to back that up?? Just curious (not doubting it's true or anything) - I'd like to email that on to a couple of people :)
Thanks!!

Will go to the farmers market and look for maple candy on the weekend.. thanks!

THe KINDERegg thing came to light this past winter with a lady being held at the border: http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2011/01/10/man-kinder-surprise-border.html

timbuktoo
07-15-2011, 07:39 PM
MacIntosh Toffee. I have a friend that used to live in Portland that I would buy this for and give to him as they can't get it in the US. Have fun!:thumbsup2

August2010
07-15-2011, 08:32 PM
I always used to send my aunt in WI Crispy Crunch. I like the maple sugar idea.Very Canadian.

shaycamp21
07-15-2011, 09:09 PM
Clodhoppers are yummy too!!:)

World Showcaser
07-18-2011, 09:44 AM
Too bad that Timbits would get stale.

If you didn't want to shell out money for maple creams or maple candy, there is always a box of Dare Maple Cookies. Apparently, Fugie-O's aren't available outside of Canada either.

And a favourite of mine is Hickory Sticks.

I think, though, that others' suggestion of Smarties is best. Inexpensive and easy to share.

squirrel
07-19-2011, 08:39 PM
Skor, Wonderbar (yum, yum)

My two favorites!

Shelebeen
07-19-2011, 08:49 PM
Thanks everyone!

I did find some maple leaf shaped maple candy at the farmers market (it's not really a Western Canadian thing). and I bought many small packs of smarties for the kids... should not be a problem from the plane to the air conditioned house, to the cruise terminal and into our room.. (will carry them on)

We are also going to bring a number of boxes of vanilla/chocolate girl guide cookies to give to the counsellors in the kids clubs, our room steward, the concierge person/s, the waiters, etc... (I have about a case worth here still) :)

Sue M
07-20-2011, 01:54 PM
I had no idea Smarties aren't avail in the US! Easy to take without melting.

Debbie
07-20-2011, 06:22 PM
I had no idea Smarties aren't avail in the US! Easy to take without melting.No, their "Smarties", are our "Rockets".

roxysmum123
07-24-2011, 10:58 PM
I believe Tic Tacs are Canadian but could be very wrong.

Disney Daniel
07-25-2011, 12:18 AM
I believe Tic Tacs are Canadian but could be very wrong.

You spiked my curiosity with that one so I looked it up. Tic Tacs were introduced in the U.S. in 1969 and are manufactured by an Italian company. :)

Declan2
07-29-2011, 06:36 PM
Yes Smarties are a must.:banana::hippie: