So, what do you do when you are a candy collector, you’ve launched a blog about collecting candy, and you’ve got five hours and ten stops in a country where all the candy packaging is different? You buy a lot of candy, that’s what.
Even though I love picking up current packaging, I have to say, things might have gotten a bit out of hand today. I’ve never bought close to this much candy in a single day. But boy it was fun.
While Canada borders the United States, it shares more candy heritage with the United Kingdom than it does with the USA. Of course, the country used to be a part of the British Empire, so it makes sense. This all makes a visit to a typical Canadian candy isle a bit of an exotic experience for someone from south of the Canadian border.
Here are some of the highlights of the days’ take.
Did you know Canada has its own Nerds flavor? They get Peach Nerds in Canada – but you won’t find them in the United States:
They have some great packages for Jolly Ranchers:
I walked into Milk & Things, and it was exactly the kind of candy collecting scenario I hope for; shelves and shelves of candy, most of it covered by dust. Yeah, it was pretty disgusting, but they had American candy in there, and some of it going back to 2003 – it was crazy. Here are some of the things I found there: