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10 Sweets You Didn’t Know Are Actually British Candy

When people hear the term British candy, their minds often go to boiled lollies. But did you know there are actually a whole lot of sweets that fall under the category of British candy that you probably never knew were? That’s why we’ve put together this list of 10 sweets you didn’t know are actually British candy so you can see what else is on the menu:

Malteasers

First up, Malteasers. Yup, these delicious little balls of chocolate and crisp biscuit are in fact considered British candy. They’re available in many parts of the world and are definitely beloved here in Australia, but it appears that many Americans have never heard of them and this could be why.

Mars Bars

If you love the gooey caramel and fudge centre of a Mars Bar as much as the next person, you’ll be pleased to know that you can get your hands on them even if you find yourself in Britain. These tasty little chocolate bars are considered premium sweets all around the world but few know where they come from.

Cadbury Dairy Milk

A staple in almost every kitchen in Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate is, in fact, considered British candy. Whether you buy it by the bar or by the block, this delicious delight is sure to melt in your mouth and make you think a little next time you indulge.

Werther’s Original

Great for keeping the kids quiet, Werther’s Originals are in fact British candy. With chewy toffees and eclairs to choose from this brand brings the goods no matter what you’re craving.

Smarties

Smarties means something different depending on the location but for the purpose of this article, we’re talking about the delicious lolly coated discs of chocolate available here in Australia. It appears that these tasty little drops of British candy are actually anything but sweet over in America but the kind that we know and love is more international than you may have thought.

Walker’s Toffee

If Werther’s Original isn’t your thing, perhaps Walker’s Toffee is. These chewy taste sensations fall under the category of British candy and are beloved in many parts of the world.

Jelly Babies

Not to be confused with their hard shelled smaller cousins, the jelly bean, jelly babies offer squishy sweet flavours that sometimes come covered in a sour sugar to give them an extra pop. As you would expect from the name, this type of British candy is shaped like a tiny human and flavours range from lemon to liquorice

Flake

Everybody loves a delicious bar of shaved chocolate and there’s no better way to enjoy this treat than in the form of a Flake. Produced by Cadbury these mini bars are prone to falling apart when you bite into them but that’s half the fun. 

Roses

Roses chocolates have become a bit of a gift giving staple, but did you know that they also fall under the category of British candy? These surprising little delights generally match the flavour profile you’d expect from the box but if you grab the wrong one (something that’s quite easy to do given how close the colouring is for some options) all bets are off.

Aero

Finally, the deliciously light and fluffy Aero chocolate bar can also be listed as hailing from Britain. Beloved for their little pockets of freshness that serve to enhance the chocolate’s flavour, these sweet treats are known pretty much world wide.

Let us know in the comments below whether you knew all about the category these delights fall into and share your favourite British candy if we missed it on this list so everyone else can enjoy as well!