Everyone knows that America is renowned for its delicious candy, although if you don’t live there, it can be very hard to find it. There are so many American delicacies to choose from, and people in the UK are now scouring the internet to find American candy and sweets. Luckily, the UK now imports many American Food & Drink, so if you’re looking for the most popular American sweets, you’ve come to the right place!
Reese’s are high up on the popular US candy list, and they are known all over the world for their tasty peanut butter based products. Reese’s Pieces are peanut butter pieces covered in crunchy candy shells and make the perfect snack for watching a movie or enjoying a treat.
Jolly Ranchers are hard boiled candy, and they come in a huge variety of flavours. They were invented in 1942 by Bill and Dorothy Harmsen, and the name Jolly Ranchers was inspired by the cowboys and ranchers in their hometown of Colorado. They’re now made by The Hershey Company, and they are famous for their fruity hard candy, gummies, fruit chews, lollipops, jelly beans and more. Some flavours of Jolly Ranchers include Blue Raspberry, Grapefruit, Watermelon and Green Apple to name a few.
Another American candy on our top 10 list are Nerds, which are different coloured mini sweets that come in irregular pebble shapes. Nerds are very unique to other American sweets, as they usually come in two different flavours per box, where each flavour has a separate section or compartment.
Nerds were actually introduced by The Willy Wonka Candy Factory in 1983, however Nestle now manufacturers them after purchasing the business five years later.
Swedish Fish are a fish-shaped, chewy candy that unsurprisingly comes from Sweden. They are made without gelatine, which makes them vegan, and they are also completely fat free. They were introduced to the American sweet market in the 1950s and they have remained a firm favourite ever since.
Mike & Ike
Mike & Ike are a popular American candy, as not only are they full of flavour but they are also eye catching and entertaining. Made of real fruit juice, they come in a variety of colours, and their outside coating is firm whilst the inside is soft, giving the sweets a chewy texture.
They first appeared on the market in 1940, and they come in a variety of flavours including cherry, strawberry, orange, lemon and lime.
Sour Patch Kids
Sour Patch Kids are a soft chewy candy, and are coated with sour sugar on the outside. They come in a variety of different flavours, including lemon, lime, orange and sour cherry.
They combined fresh fruity flavours with strong tartness, to make Sour Patch Kids the perfect indulgent snack.