originally posted by: Raggedyman
They have tried to sell US chocolate in Australia but it has always failed, just to sweet and not chocolate.
Guess the British chocolate was the staple.
Hilarious you mention that! I'm not that fond of our chocolate for exactly that reason -- it's too sweet, and the chocolate taste is subdued. I don't
know about today, but back in the 90's, I came to understand it was sort of a novelty for foreigners.
When I was a tween/teen, penpals were a MAJOR hobby for me, and American Hershey's was gift trading gold
for some reason (like I said, a
novelty item, I guess) I sent a bar to my Ghanaian penpal and got an Angelique Kidjo album on cassette in return (still have it! Good music!)
My penpal in Finland asked if I'd be willing to send her one, and wanted to know if I wanted anything specific in return. I couldn't think of
anything, so I simply asked her to surprise me (didn't exactly have much in the way of readily available international sweets over here in the 90's,
Ferrero Rocher was about as exotically international as it got)
I sent off the bar a few letters later, and a week and a half later, the girl sent me a 200 gram bar
of Fazer! If I remember my metric
conversion right, I sent her something like 40 grams worth of a Hershey bar, and got a hell of a lot of a MUCH better chocolate in return. Even my
mother's jaw hit the floor when I opened the package, "What did you send her to get THIS?!" "A Hershey bar." "WHAT?"
I made that big-ass bar last 6 months, and believe me, for someone who doesn't really like chocolate in general much, that was some serous self
control on my part.
It's not easy to find in stores over here, but it can be found once in a while (World Market is a jackpot, if anyone is near one, for foreign candy
snacks -- sometimes they stock Fazer) It does taste a little sweeter to me now than when I was a teen, but I'm not sure if they changed the recipe or
if my sense of taste changed with age.
edit on 5/21/2019 by Nyiah because: (no reason given)