People in the United States love candy. According to the US Census Bureau, each American eats 22 pounds of candy a year. Compare that to around 25 pounds per year of apples, the most consumed fruit in the US, of which nearly 14 pounds comes from apple juice. This is, by almost every measure, a nation of sweet tooths.
Yet for all of the love we lavish on our sugary treats, we’re missing out on so many more. But that’s part of what makes traveling to another country and perusing their grocery stores so exciting. From British classics to Brazilian bonbons, these are the Matador staff’s favorite candies that aren’t regularly sold in the US.