The Best English Candies

Many people say that the English are not known for their food, or that perhaps they are known for their bad food. And while that may be true there is one thing we can all agree on. The Brits do make some great sweets and candies. If you have ever been to England you know that you can find chocolates and candies, there that you cannot get in the states. Why these candies are so much better than the American candies is hard to say, but it is just a fact. There are a few that are somewhat better than the rest and we’re going to take the time to tell you all about them!

Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate

Any time you talk about British chocolate, this candy is the first that comes to mind. It has made a name in the industry and sells more than any other chocolate in the UK. Its history dates to 1905, and that makes it the oldest chocolate. The Cadbury family is even known throughout the country and are praised for making one of the best chocolate bars around, if you have tried this smooth and creamy chocolate bar yet be sure you do soon!


This chocolate is light but one of the tastiest chocolate you will ever come across. It is made in the form of a malt honeycomb ball all covered in creamy milk chocolate. No wonder its UK slogan is `the lighter way to enjoy chocolate.’ These sweet balls of deliciousness will burst in your mouth and have you craving more and more. Where their name came from is unknown, but they are worth a try if you can get your hands on some.

Mars Bar

An American candy has the same name with this candy, so don’t mix them up they are in fact very different! British Mars chocolate looks almost like the American brand named Milky Way. It was first created in the 1930s and is made from caramel and nougat coated in milk chocolate. It is served as desserts in fish and chips shops in the north part of England and Scotland. It is simple enough that you are not shocked, but it is so delicious in its simplicity that you will be craving more and more.

Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles

This candy is more a gummy than anything else. Although they are not as soft as the typical American dummies. The packet has five flavors which are lime, lemon, strawberry, orange, and blackcurrant. Its catchy slogan `you can’t help but chew’ best describes the satisfying experience you get with these small sweets covered in granulated sugar. You will be hard pressed to stop at just one, you’ll want to finish the whole packet right away!

Cadbury Crunchie

One of my all-time favorites as a child! This honey comb bar is covered in the delicious Cadbury chocolate previously mentioned. This chocolate was first made in the 1920’s and they haven’t stopped since! Its sweet and crunchie and hits all the right notes that you want in a chocolate bar.

Next time you are in the United Kingdom make sure you give a few of these candies a try!