Irish candy may be one of the most overlooked treats of Irish travel. There may not be anything as addicting than an Irish Crunchie bar, honeycombed nugget wrapped in that thick Irish chocolate. Then there are flake bars chocolate folded over on itself to provide a crumbly messy chocolate fix. My favorite Irish candy bar might be a Lions bar, crispy goey and of course chocolatey.
Next we move on to the potato chips or more appropriately “crisps”. Taytos are the crisp of choice for yours truly, but that is only the beginning. Do you want cheese and onion, or salt and vinegar? Maybe bacon flavored or prawn flavored? I’ll have to say that the cheese and onion Taytos are addicting and the perfect ending after a night out at the pub.
Of course there is always the occasion for a cuppa tea. Now a nice cup of Barry’s gold on a cool drizzly Irish day wouldn’t be complete without a biscuit (Irish cookie) or two. Irish digestives such as McVities or Hobnobs might be your choice, maybe some Jaffa cakes with its’ dark chocolate and orange jam filling, might fit the bill. Then there are the assortment boxes from Jacobs, USA, Afternoon tea, or the decadent elite samplers.
These are only a few of the choices of Irish candy and snacks available on your trip to ireland. Then there are also the little sweet shops, with their own unique take on Irish candy, but thats for another day. When I had my retail shop open we might worry about expiration dates on some products. The Odlums flour or the Weetabix cereal might not fly off the shelves, but you never had to worry about the Irish candy bars going past. So, Make sure you get an Irish candy bar on your Irish vacation, and enjoy.
If you have a favorite Irish candy bar or snack let others know about it with a comment,