… the chocolate ones that are almost like M&M’s but not quite. Anyway today a friend remarked that you can’t buy Nestlé Coffee Crisp chocolate bars here in the States. I’m not a big chocolate bar junkie, but just thinking about it is making me crave one…
It’s interesting, the subtle differences in consumer products across the US-Canada border, that for the most part you don’t really notice. For instance:
- Smarties here are those sour pill-like candies; in Canada they’re candy-coated chocolate almost like M&Ms.
- Kraft Macaroni and Cheese here, Kraft Dinner there.
- Kellogs Corn Pops are rather different here than in there; in Canada they’re more puffy, more round, and more sugary;
- Oreo cookies: I could swear they’re different here, the chocolate cookie part being a bit more floury, not quite as crisp… but maybe they changed the recipe or my memory is defective, because last year I brought over a couple packages of Canadian Oreos and I really couldn’t find much of a difference from their American counterparts.
- Here you have 1-quart milk cartons, which are almost the same size as the Canadian 1-litre cartons, but as Google will tell you, a quart is a bit less than litre. Curiously enough, soda (or “pop”) is sold in 2-litre bottles here, just like in Canada.