When I moved back from the States I went on a binge. A sugar binge.
I regret nothing!
Canada has a surprising superiority when it comes to sweets. Sure America may have kick ass Mexican food — although it’s quite possible Mexico makes better Mexican food — and Southern BBQ rocks my world, but there is nothing south of the border that beats Canadian based sugary snacks. There are many snacks available in Canada, that were not an option while I was living in the U.S.
For example butter tarts.
Gooey sweetness in a crumbly pastry. God himself would kill Mother Theressa for one of these. When I moved back to Canada I ate a dozen a day. Every day. For months. And then when I finally got out of the hospital I found the nearest bakery and had another one! They are that good.
Next is a true Canadian treat, Nanimo Bars.
Nanaimo bars, not as good as butter tarts, are still something special. Named after the city Nanaimo, British Columbia. They are proud of their bars in Nanaimo — which has resulted in an unfortunate alcoholism problem.
On a more mass-market scale there is the line of Vachon Cakes. My favorites are the Au Caramel cakes. Vachon cakes can kick Hostess products sugary butts. Three times. Before breakfast. And then three more times before brunch.
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