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Cookies/Candy/Snack Question (for non-USA folks)

Postby zuse » Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:57 am

Through another site I've been paired with someone to send snacks. I'm in the US and will be selecting items for a person in New Zealand. Other than them not caring for sour things, I can send anything.

Are there any snacks/candy you know about/are curious about from the US (or Southern US) that are not available in New Zealand/Australia?

I don't want to send something that can be bought in their neighborhood food store - I signed up for an international trade (instead of same country) because I want to show off something from my area. :)
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Re: Cookies/Candy/Snack Question (for non-USA folks)

Postby Nina:) » Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:41 am

Yes the Original "Harbio" You can't buy in Australia.
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Re: Cookies/Candy/Snack Question (for non-USA folks)

Postby Waylah » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:24 am

I have seen haribo in Australia. New Zealand has pretty much everything Australia has, (except for I think Vegemite or TimTams ;) , and New Zealand has these awesome huge 'Cookie Time' cookies that Australia doesn't have)

We don't have Twinkies. (So I assume New Zealand also doesn't have them). I only know they exist because they're referenced in so many American shows (and even my Mum's Mickey Mouse comic books from the 60s !).

If you post a list here of things you're thinking of, I can tell you whether we have them or if I've never heard of them before.
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Re: Cookies/Candy/Snack Question (for non-USA folks)

Postby Tosh » Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:27 pm

You don't have Twinkies, really? Wow!! What about other Hostess products, like Ding Dongs or Hostess Cupcakes? Or Snowballs??
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Re: Cookies/Candy/Snack Question (for non-USA folks)

Postby zuse » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:12 pm

Definitely Moon Pie and Twinkie then. :D

How about Doritos, Pringles, that kind of stuff? Any particular kinds of nuts you don't have? Twizzlers? Twix? Reese's.

I feel like that's a dumb question in a global economy but what do I know? :D
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Re: Cookies/Candy/Snack Question (for non-USA folks)

Postby jeapos88 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:58 pm

Depending on what part of the southern US you are in, I would suggest something like Mrs Baird's pies if you have them. I know they don't have them in other parts of the us, so I assume they don't sell anything like them internationally either.
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Re: Cookies/Candy/Snack Question (for non-USA folks)

Postby Waylah » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:29 pm

We don't have any hostess products.
We have Doritos and Pringles.
We have Twix
We have Twizzlers, or at least the same thing with a different name? Or maybe it's just not that popular? I had to google it, but we do have those.
We don't have Reese's peanut cup thingies, except at specialist stores.
We don't have Mrs Baird's pies.

In fact, you might find this interesting, if you said 'pie' without specifying apple pie or some other fruit pie, the assumption is that you are talking about a meat pie (in NZ they call it a mince pie) containing beef mince in gravy (or sometimes steak pieces in gravy). It was a real surprise to me when back in primary school, the new girl from Canada didn't know what a (meat) pie was. A pie with tomato sauce (ketchup) at the footy (Australian Rules football) is a bit of an Australian tradition.

Any more food queries? Keep them coming! This is kinda fun. :)
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Re: Cookies/Candy/Snack Question (for non-USA folks)

Postby zuse » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:28 am

Okay, here is a stash I bought. I'm going to bring whatever weighs too much, etc. to work. To gather it all I went to a grocery store, a gas station, and Dollar Tree/Family Dollar/Dollar General stores. :P I think I got a fair amount of judgement at the checkout line. ;) Also, I know you said you have the chips but those may just get used as "bubble wrap".

I think Little Debbie/Hostess/Tastykake are all basically the same thing. I don't remember ever seeing or eating Tastykake as a kid but it's everywhere now. I wonder if that happened when we thought Hostess was gone forever? Anyways, so I'm a Little Debbie fan (that's more traditionally southern) but got a sampling of Hostess products as well. I honestly don't know if Twinkies are even edible. I may have eaten them before? The person I'm mailing to seemed concerned about baked good because they thought they might mold but all this stuff is individually wrapped and sealed. :P

The theme for the package is supposed to be "Snacks." So of course I bought horrific cliche junk food. :)

Some of the items pictured include:
Moon Pies - Chocolate (mini sized)
Cracker Jack (caramel popcorn)
Mrs. Sullivan's pies - (pecan)
Hershey's Milk chocolate bar
Whatchamacallit bar (Hershey's)
Lance Crackers (Toasty, Nekot, Toast Chee, Captain's Wafers)
Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pie
Doritos - Cool Ranch and Regular
Quaker Oats Instant Grits - Butter Flavor (unfortunately I can't mail a real bag of stone ground corn grits)
Lucky Charms Cereal
Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape Gum
Pop Rocks
Little Debbie - Pecan Pie (very small)
Hostess Sno balls
Kraft Instant Mac and Cheese
Hostess Twinkies
Kool-Aid drink mix packets
Oreos (regular)
Hostess Cupcakes
Little Debbie Honey Bun
Peeps chicks
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish
Cheetos Crunchy
Slim Jim - Original and Mild (Beef Jerky)
Hostess Ding Dong

Duke's Mayonnaise (hard to find out of the south!)
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Re: Cookies/Candy/Snack Question (for non-USA folks)

Postby Waylah » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:26 pm

Wow, what a stash!
The only thing I recognise other than the doritos and cheetos are the oreos. But even though we have oreos, they are very much an American thing to us; good choice. A little slice of America!
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