Top Ten British Candy Bars

I’ve never eaten so many candy bars within a six week time span.  In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten this many candy bars in my entire life.

But, for some odd reason, I chose candy bars as my topic for a “Top Ten” project required for the London program in which I’m involved.  More than two handfuls of candy bars later, this is what I’ve put together.

(And for the record, yes I shared these candy bars with my friends.  But yes, I did consume far too many candy bars these past few weeks.  Oh well.  Still alive and kickin’.)

Top Ten Candy Bars to Eat in the UK

Few can resist chocolate.  Once you’ve had a taste of British chocolate, resistance becomes even harder.  Don’t think America’s versions of British candy bars will suffice either.  The ingredient list differs and the taste degrades.  With convenience stores on nearly every block in London and so many chocolate choices to choose, here are the top ten British milk chocolate candy bar picks.

1.  Boost
2.  Starbar
3.  Double Decker
4.  Mars
5.  Yorkie with Raisins
6.  Kinder Bueno
7.  Cadbury Fudge
8.  Cadbury Dairy Milk
9.  Nestle Toffee Crisp
10.  Terry’s Caramel Bite

Have you tried any of these UK candy bars?  What’s your favorite?  Did I miss one that should make the list?  (Consuming any of these bars purchased in America doesn’t count because they truly are different.  Check out this NY Times article, which explores the differences further, if you don’t believe me.)

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    The Candid RD
    August 12, 2010 at 6:30 am

    I’m tried a Cadbury egg…does that count?!
    What a fun project! I’d love to taste a bunch of candy bars for purposes of “research”. haha, i love it! I’ll have to keep “Boost” in mind whenever (if ever) I go to London 🙂

  • Reply
    Amanda Thebe
    August 12, 2010 at 7:26 am

    pretty shocked to see that Galaxy Ripple wasn’t one your list – Galaxy trumps Cadburys every time!!
    I love Double Deckers, especially if they have been in the freezer – you have to eat them in layers.

    And you need to learn the lingo – its a ‘corner shop’ – ha ha

    • Reply
      Food-Fitness-FreshAir
      August 13, 2010 at 9:42 am

      I actually didn’t see any Galaxy Ripples. I’d love to try one though!

  • Reply
    melindard
    August 12, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Double decker is good and Lion is tasty too. Crunchies and aeros are not too bad. It depends on personal tastes too if you like choc, mint, caramel. Their versions of some US bars are better too. I get some here on the island, especially kinder and milka. I will admit, I ate way more candy bars there too than I ever would at home.

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      Aimee
      October 24, 2010 at 11:10 pm

      yes I’ve never been a fan of candy bars until I tried a Double Decker in Scotland…and then couldn’t stop buying them the rest of my trip!!! Why can’t the States make ’em that good?

  • Reply
    Eric
    August 12, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Yorkie with Raisins aren’t for girls?? Im confused!

    • Reply
      Food-Fitness-FreshAir
      August 13, 2010 at 9:42 am

      Yes, and every time I went into the corner shop looking for candy bars, the man at the cash register would make this lame joke. “You can’t buy that. Yorkies aren’t for girls!” I must have heard it over 5 times!

      • Reply
        Aimee
        October 24, 2010 at 11:08 pm

        I heard it too! I don’t get it…what’s the joke?

  • Reply
    Kristine
    August 12, 2010 at 10:25 am

    No Flake!?

    • Reply
      Food-Fitness-FreshAir
      August 13, 2010 at 9:43 am

      I actually really didn’t like the Flake! I thought it was too dry.

      • Reply
        Kristine
        August 13, 2010 at 9:47 am

        in-ter-esting… (I’m glad it’s not readily available where I live)

  • Reply
    eatmovelove
    August 12, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Long time, no write girl! LOL. I’ve never heard of alot of these – except for MARS and Dairy Milk…and I LOVE those. It’s weird, I never used to be just an all-milk-chocolate type of gal, but now I love it!…but I’ll still take that chewy texture of Mars please! 🙂

  • Reply
    Nicole
    August 12, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    I’ve never tried any of those, but when I lived in Italy and I loved perusing the candy aisle. They just look funny! My favorite was called Kinder Bueno…omg. Hazelnut and wafer…omg. SO GOOD!

  • Reply
    Angela (the diet book junkie)
    August 13, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    i met a girl from London who did say the chocolate over there was much better. i’ll have to read that article, thanks for sharing 🙂

    we do have Boost over here, and the Cadbury Dairy Milk. other than that, i didn’t recognize. i like my chocolate straight up though: lindt all the way!

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    Ella Hughes
    October 16, 2011 at 9:52 am

    English chocolate is deffinately the best! And i can’t believe Galaxy or Aeros aren’t up there!
    Did you try any Rowntrees products, because if you didn’t you haven’t tasted the full amazingness of British sweets!

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