My best friend moved to America when I was seven years old. We went to visit her twice – once when I was about nine and again when I was twelve. I remember being amazed by how different things were, how meanings for the same word could be completely different or how the same brand of sweet could be so different state side. I was obsessed with a Cookies n Cream Twix the first time we visited but they must have been a special edition as they weren’t available when we went back. Nic and I used to love trying out all the various American candy – anything sour grape flavoured was always a big hit!
These days it’s much easier to get hold of American candy in the UK – supermarkets have sections selling all manner of sickly sweet cereals and marshmallow based products!
We thought it would be good fun to try a range of American candy to see how it fairs compared to our own sweet treats.
|This is my “unimpressed” face . . .|
|Think he enjoyed the Tootsie lolly!|
|The after effects of some very blue candy!|