11 Snacks You Didn't Know Were Canada-Only

Did you know that certain snacks you enjoy daily in Canada are actually only exclusive to the country? From chocolate bars and chips to packaged meals, lifestyle expert Shoana Jensen has all the scoop on what these snacks are. You’d be surprised to see some on this list!

1. Canadian Smarties

Did you know there’s an American version of Smarties too? The Canadian ones are oval shaped pieces of chocolate coated with a layer of candy, like M&Ms. American Smarties are more flat in shape, making them stackable. They also taste and feel chalky.

2. Caramilk

This classic chocolate bar was introduced in 1968 by Cadbury. The Canadian version is a milk chocolate bar filled with caramel. There’s also an Australian version that is a caramel-flavoured white chocolate bar.

3. Hickory Sticks

The brand that produces Hickory Sticks, Hostess, used to be the #1 potato chip brand in Canada. These sticks have a hickory barbecue flavour to them without the sweetness. They’re perfectly seasoned and can be paired with just about anything.

4. All Dressed Chips

These chips are a masterpiece of ketchup, barbecue, sour cream and onion, and salt and vinegar all-in-one. These have been a staple in the Canadian chip aisle for years and weren’t available to purchase in the U.S. until 2015.

5. Zoodles

The 150+ year old company we all know and love Heinz has an iconic easy, quick meal that is ready in minutes. It comes in fun animal noodle shapes with tomato sauce, and it doesn’t have to be just for kids!

6. Jos Louis

This Canadian confection consists of two chocolate cake rounds with a cream filling within a milk chocolate shell, made by Vachon Inc. It was created in 1932 and named after two of the Vachon sons, Joseph and Louis. It was meant to resemble a chocolate version of the May West dessert.

7. Kraft Dinner

This is another easy-to-make dinner staple that can be found in Canadian households across the country. Kraft Dinner, or KD as some people call it, was first introduced to American and Canadian markets in 1937. It became popular during wartime for its low price with early advertisements claiming it could feed a family of four for 19 cents.