American sweets are the best

20.5.10

You guys across the pond get way better sweets than we do! When I go to America on holiday (sorry, vacation! :)) It's a well known fact that I eat my weight in Baby Ruth's.

Exhibit A - Fluff. I have wanted to try this in FOREVER! But do I want to pay £8 at Selfridges Food Hall? No I do not. I also feel for those of you who have mentioned tracking down Lucky Charms. We had them back in my younger days but they disappeared, and yes marshmallow pieces for breakfast aren't ideal but they were tasty as hell! Lucky Charms can also be found for £8 a box at Selfridges I believe. Quick tip: these are meant to be a cheaper alternative!

Visiting The Stateside Candy Co website is a guilty pleasure of mine. Here is what I'm currently drooling over:

Fluff!

Flipz - any variety. All varieties!

Peanut Butter M&M's

Wait, what's that.. Coconut M&M's!!

And for good measure, to balance out the sweet, I need to lust over some savoury items:

Kraft Blue Cheese Dressing. Blue Cheese is my most favourite thing in the whole world.

and finally, who could resist the sound of some Bone Suckin' Sauce!

I have made myself well and truly hungry. Now I'll go back to blogging about jogging and weight loss! ;)

All photos borrowed from The Stateside Candy Co website

52 comments:

  1. Peanut butter m&ms are AMAZING! I wish we got them in the UK!

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  2. I love peanut butter M&Ms and coconut ones sound even more amazing!

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  3. I love american candy but they don't do chocolate as good as we can :) i love their obsession with peanut butter though! oh and big red chewing gum is something i miss so much. i'm a cinnamon fiend.

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  4. you can get bone suckin sauce from lakeland xxxx

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  5. GOD BLESS AMERICA...the food is the best bit..my suitcase on the way home is stuffed with food..its so cheap there and mega bucks here....have you tried gushers..the best sweets ever!!! i get all of my goodies from milton keynes they have an american shop called lets eat http://www.letseatdirect.com/cgi-bin/ss001234.pl?SS=fluff&PR=-1&TB=A&SHOP= fluffs quite cheap on their web xx

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  6. Ooh my mouth is watering!

    I'm going to the States in a couple of weeks and cannot wait, lived there for a year whilst at uni and haven't been back since...I miss that food!!! x

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  7. I have tried Flipz! They are amazing! I make chocolate covered pretzels myself too (i even put sprinkles on them). I have tried the Peanut Butter M&MS!!!! WHAT A TREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You will love 'em, hopefully!

    xxxxxxx

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  8. Ummm Coconut M&M's sound A-mazing!

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  9. OMG I love peanut butter M&M's I bought a huge bagful back last time I was in the US :)

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  10. You have made me so hungry! But, good news, they sell Fluff in TK Maxx sometimes in the sweetie/food bit! I got the strawberry one the other day :)

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  11. that's funny, I love a lot of things in the States, but not the candy. There's like nothing to choose from:p

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  12. ohh man, not a good post for a diet! haha, I love american stuff..well apart from herseys, they taste horrid! xx

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  13. I love all of these american sweets! they are so lucky to just be able to pick up these items so easily! x

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  14. Oh Yummy! I'd be in sweet heaven if I ever got to go to America. xXx

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  15. I love Fluff!! I dip biscuits in it!! Oooh and it's gorgeous on hot chocolate as well!
    x

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  16. Squirty cheeeese! Love having an American boyf!

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  17. I love Peanut Butter M&M's... and I have now favourited the link, never seen that store before :-)

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  18. ohh dear.. this is going to make my diet go out the window my mouth is watering looking at the website haha!! xxx

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  19. Hahaha! That sauce at the end is awesome - we're talkin' serious!' Brilliant.

    I've heard good things about Fluff - next time you're in London, visit Cyber Candy! It's amazing in there. They have a website too I think. x

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  20. @tiffany - Thanks so much for that link! xx

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  21. @Helen - Agreed. Their chocolate is a bit pants compared to ours :) x

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  22. My sister used to eat "peanut butter and fluff sandwiches" on a daily basis! How she did not gain weight still remains a mystery!

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  23. ahhhh, I love all this stuff but its so hard to find in the UK! I always wait for selfridges sales then you can pick up some amazing stuff for cheap :)

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  24. Fluff is amazing! we have a few american sweet shops around glasgow. lucky charms are like £7, think the fluff was £4. It's one of thee best things ever!And Rieces Pieces are to die for!
    x

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  25. Ooohhhh Peanut Butter M&M's yummmmy, my friend went to Florida last year and she brought me some Strawberry Peanut Butter M&M's, they were sooo good. Coconut one's sound fantastic I love everything coconut!
    Emma x

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  26. I know we now get some of their products here, but have you ever tried Reeses in the US? OMG. And I totally agree on marshmallow fluff!

    However, we Ukers get the better chocolate. US has better and more creative sweeties, but our chocolate kicks ARSE. US choc tastes like wax.

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  27. yummy coconut M&Ms! Can't beat that :) I love Lucky Charms :D xxx

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  28. I recall bringing back so much 'candy' when I went over a few years ago! You've made me crave it now! x

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  29. Wow, US sweets are so expensive in the UK!! £8 for a box of regular sized Lucky Charms? And I thought $4.99 USD was expensive for a family sized box, which is around 20 oz.

    Personally, don't find mainstream US sweets to be great or healthy because there are a lot of unhealthy additives in them in addition to the tons of corn syrup and sugar, which accounts for the huge obesity problem America has now. (I love chef Jamie Oliver for his "Food Revolution" here in the US!) I do love organic & natural sweets from Trader Joe's and Mother's Market (they're specialty grocery stores available in a few states in the US).

    I do think you girls in the UK are lucky because you guys have Primark and from what I've seen on other UK blogs, Primark appears to be way better than H&M, which used to be so much cheaper 10 years ago than it is now.

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  30. i've wanted to try fluff for AGES!
    i'm thinking of doing a international food swap :)
    x

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  31. Oh wow I love my pb m&m's! I would be sad without them! I'll send you some candy if you want me to! It's funny cause I feel the same about the UK and Europe. The chocolate on your side of the pond is FAR better than anything over here!

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  32. I get Fluff from a garden centre near where I live, that has a little section with speciality foods, and it's only £1.99 a jar! They have the strawberry, raspberry and regular flavours but I'm not keen on the fruit flavours as they taste too artificial x

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  33. TK Maxx sometimes stock fluff I got the orginal & strawberry one not soo long ago yum :)

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  34. when I bought some fluff from selfridges it was £2, and also you can buy it at asda in the foreign food section :)

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  35. omg they have these things in america that are like, ice cream balls?
    You buy them in a packet (obviously stored in a freezer) and they are these teeny bead like balls of icecream...AMAZING!

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  36. Here in Canada there are quite a number of different varieties of M&Ms, we cant get crispy ones though (they are bfs favourite) if you want me to send you some let me know - send me your address in an email x

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  37. Ha I totally agree. There packaging is way more cooler than ours too.

    And £8 for Lucky Charms...sigh! x

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  38. I ADORE peanut butter M&M's. Remember bringing about 20 packs from Vegas when I went.
    And coconut?? crazy!

    You used to be able to get those flipz aswell!

    Xx

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  39. you can buyh marshmellow fluff from sainsburys :)

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  40. OMG I bough a Raspberry flavour Fluff in TK Maxx, best thing I ever did :) xx

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  41. Heck yes Flipz! I am addicted to that website, big time.

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  42. honey coconut M&MS i am so there lol - i agree when i go to the states i eat my body weight in junk food lol - still think our chocie is better though but i will try all of theres lol
    http://tracymiaminpa.blogspot.com/

    t x

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  43. Lol, I'm American and I've never heard of Coconut M&Ms. I'm officially on the look-out. I've recently moved to the southern US and in the stores there are over 20 different types of barbecue sauce available!

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  44. Lol, I'm American and I've never heard of Coconut M&Ms. I'm officially on the look-out. I've recently moved to the southern US and in the stores there are over 20 different types of barbecue sauce available! I can't believe how much you say Lucky Charms are!! They're about $4 here a box!

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  45. I saw Fluff the other day (the regular white one) in the supermarket. I can't remember which one though - but I'm sure it was Asda. I really don't like it though - it's gross. I bought some years ago from Cyber candy and it went in the bin.


    I have no I idea what you are meant to put it on? It's really not good. Save your money! x

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  46. @tackyblueeyeshadow - It's meant to go on toast or hot chocolate or just on its own. I am pretty sure I'll like it.x

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  47. Oh wow, delightful ! I must check that website out !

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  48. I live in Leeds also and Culture Vulture near the Corn Ex sells American sweets and Lucky Charms :) x

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  49. i have been hogging that site for a few weeks now, made myself a wee list so i can order on payday hehe!
    shel xo

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  50. You can't beat a bit of American candy. There's a shop in Covent Garden called Cyber Candy which is full to bursting with all sorts of sweets, chocolates and drinks from other countries. When I first got back from Australia I went in there and paid £2 for a koala shaped Freddo!! So overpriced but sometimes, so worth it. X

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  51. I remember seeing some Fluff in TKMaxx one time. They have it in there occasionally by the tills on the shelves there. :)
    Have you ever tried strawberries peanut butter m&ms? they are absolutely amazing! xx

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