Introduced in Sweden in the 1950s, this snappy, toffee-centered, milk chocolate-enrobed candy is rich and buttery. It blows other toffee bars, like Heath, out of the water.

Pineapple Lumps

Though not technically candy bars, Pineapple Lumps are popular New Zealand candies with such a unique taste that we had to mention them. Their yellow, Charleston Chew-ish centers, dipped in milk chocolate, add up to a sweet that is like no other. Beware, though: although each piece of it looks small, this tropical-flavored delight will glue your jaw shut and keep you chewing for hours.

Silver Queen

The best-selling candy bar in Indonesia, this chocolate-cashew treat is made with locally grown cacao beans and cashews.

GooGoo Cluster

This hunky American original, invented by the Standard Candy Company of Nashville, Tennessee, in 1912, is made of marshmallow, caramel, and roasted peanuts shaped into a patty and covered in milk chocolate.


It may be onomatopoeically challenged, but the Plopp makes our list of favorite foreign candy bars because it tastes much better than it sounds. Manufactured in Sweden by Cloetta, the Plopp has been a Nordic favorite since 1949. With a soft, gooey caramel center surrounded by creamy milk chocolate and a consistency similar to that of the American treat the Rolo, this Plopp is no flop.

Idaho Spud Bar

Don’t be alarmed; while making the Idaho Spud Bar, the folks at the Idaho Candy Company stop short of actually putting potatoes into the candy. The confection is shaped like a potato, however, and is proud to call itself the Idaho Candy Company’s best-selling bar. Around since 1918, the Spud features a cocoa-flavored marshmallow center enrobed in dark chocolate and lightly dusted with coconut flakes. It also has its own online fan club where you can find recipes for such things as chocolate Spud cream pie and Idaho Spud fondue.

Big Turk

Jellylike, rose-scented turkish delight and chocolate may not seem like natural bedfellows, but the combination proves irresistible in this milk chocolate-covered bar from Canada.

Peppermint Crisp

This deceptively plain-looking candy bar, popular in Australia and South Africa, packs an unexpected punch, as its milk chocolate exterior conceals an electric blue center of crunchy peppermint crystals.