Saturday, August 26, 2006

Oddity #10

There are so many brands of candy here that are fakes of good brands in the U.S. For example XLY is a candy meant to be like MandM's. It has a similar packaging, colors, just the candy isn't the same. Same thing with Twimax... same lettering, color of package as Twix. Even a similar name... and yet, kind of gross. There are more brands of terrible "Twix-style" candy here than I ever knew existed.

4 comments:

Deborah R Foucachon said...

Ah Colleen! I have received much mirth from these last several posts! :) It is great to see pictures, too. I am praying for you, the school and all the work to do to get it in workable condition. Love and hugs, Deborah

Darmonski said...

That is so funny! I love your blog, Colleen!

Jen said...

Candies from the US are meant to be eaten in the US and only in the US. I once had a real Twix (my favorite) in Venezuela. It was totally authentic and entirely revolting... What are some native Iraqi candies?

mreddie said...

When I was in France, years ago, the locally made candy was not very good. The British candy was just a bit better - the chocolate anyway. ec