There are many American sweets to choose from, which isn’t surprising considering how well the industry has been doing since American sweets became a thing. From Hershey’s to Oreo’s, Americans (and the rest of us!) are spoilt for choice. But here are a few favourites that you can find pretty much anywhere.
Twizzlers come in loads of flavours, but most have only ever seen the strawberry flavour if they don’t live inside of America. Twizzlers are a fun twisted candy that many love to eat. They have a muted flavour, which means that you won’t get overwhelmed by sugar.
Available in Cookies and Crème as well as the original Milk Chocolate variation, Hershey’s Kisses are popular for their flavour as well as the puns that can be made using the name. Many have seen the notable “Want a kiss?” advertisements, but the fact is, they’re just delicious and fun to eat!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
The noble Peanut Butter Cup is also available in mini and extra-large, but most just settle for the standard package of three cups nestled in the bright orange packaging that everyone knows and loves. Sugar free ones also exist, much to the delight of those who cannot eat much sugar without suffering from it!
American Kit-Kats are actually pretty standard flavours. Unlike Japan, who go all out with their Kit-Kat flavour combinations, American Kit-Kats are pretty common. In America, Kit-Kat is owned by Hershey’s, whereas Asian and the UK sell Kit-Kats owned by Nestlé. You can find some flavours beyond the standard milk, dark, and white chocolate, but not many. Nonetheless, they are a childhood favourite for many.
America is the home of M&M’s, and these little button-like chocolates are extremely easy to find. You’d be surprised how many flavours there have been over the years! From coconut to salted caramel, almond to coffee nut, and now there are even full-sized chocolate bars available!
Available in a number of fillings and flavours, with variations like double-stuffed, chocolate-covered, and even Birthday Cake flavour. Oreo’s are recognisable, and they’re everywhere – from American to Japan, and every supermarket in between. Some fan favourites are original flavour (obviously), Golden, and Cinnamon Bun.
A true classic candy, Jolly Ranchers is a brand filled with sweet fruit flavours that can be used in a variety of ways. It’s pretty popular to flavour certain alcohols with these candies, but they’re amazing without corrupting them. Jollys can last a really long time, too, as long as you’re not biting each one!
With so many amazing treats to discover, isn’t it time to get your own delivery of American candy to try? From supermarkets to subscription services, the most popular American sweets can be with you in no time at all.