Top 10 Canadian Treats
We’ve struggled for unity on some of these lists but this one was almost easy. There was some group snacking which may have assisted in the ‘ease’. There’s one of everyone’s favourite on this list. The next list in our Canada’s 150th series is our Top 10 Canadian Treats.
These treats did remind us of school lunch memories – of how you felt like your Mom truly loved you – based solely on the snacks and treats in your lunchbox! Also a standard memory – trading snacks at school.
We make no claim to suggesting there is or isn’t any nutritional value (as in – do they all really fall into ‘treats’ or real food category) – nor do we suggest consumption of all 1o items by one person in one day. (But – it’s probably been done before.) And we do recognize that we have included a beverage in a treats list. You can’t really blame us though – it’s delicious. Consequently, including Canada’s favourite cocktail seemed entirely justified.
Top 10 Canadian Treats
- Butter Tarts
- Nanaimo Bars
- Ketchup Chips
- Jos Louis
- Hickory Sticks
So here are some interesting facts for you about some of the treats on the list.
- 3.52 BILLION Smarties are made a year at Nestle’s Toronto factory.
- Since BeaverTails were introduced in 1978 – enough pastries have been sold to make a line of pastries, end to end, from Canada’s westernmost to easternmost points with BeaverTails to spare!
- Nanaimo Bars are in fact named after Nanaimo, BC. For the full history – and some links to the current award winning recipe – check out this Food Network link!
- Seems like Ketchup Chips may not actually be Canadian. (PAUSE) Shocking right? The origin of this tasty snack is completely up for grabs. No one can really say for sure if they were created here or … in the US?! (Need to know more? Here’s our source: Food Network .)
- All hail the mighty Caesar! Here’s a staggering fact for you: “There were an estimated 418,947,000 Caesars consumed in Canada last year (2016)– or about 12 for every man, woman and child…” We may have helped this stat – did you? (This is a great read for fans of Canada’s cocktail and our source on this one – The Globe and Mail – Hail Caesar!)
Finally, despite the jaw-dropping possibilities of non-Canadian origin for two of our favourites on this list we are happily biased and are clearly picking sides here – #totallycanadian.
What’s your go to Canadian treat?