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3. 1. Botan Rice Candy, Japan These savory chews—made from rice water and housed in edible wrappers—have a slightly sweet bite. ($24 for 12 boxes, candywarehouse.com) 2. Barnier Metallic Foil-Wrapped Hard Candy Rods, France A fancy twist on fruity hard candy, these are great for the subdued sweet tooth. ($50 for a 2.2-lb. bag, candywarehouse.com) 3. Lion Hard Candy Balls, Japan If Pop Rocks and soda had a love child, this addictively fizzy candy would be it. ($5 for a 4-oz. bag, candywarehouse.com) 4. Chipurnoi Glitterati, Italy Wrapped in eye-catching foil, these tiny hard candies pack big hits of blackberry, pear, guava and other fruits. ($56 for a 5-lb. bag, candywarehouse.com) 8.
This Halloween, surprise trick-or-treaters and be the envy of the block with these beyond-cool candies from around the world. Make sure to save some for yourself! BY JUDITH PEÑA
5. Baby Lucas, Mexico Remember those sugary Fun Dip packs? Imagine them with a touch of salt or cayenne pepper thrown in for kicks. ($3.50 for 10 pieces, candywarehouse.com) 6. Lorena Candy Crayons, Mexico Like gooey push-up pops, these confections are fruit punch’s closest relative in the candy world. ($5 for 10 pieces, candywarehouse.com)
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7. Daim, Sweden Bars of buttery almond toffee surrounded by creamy milk chocolate are one of Sweden’s sweetest gifts to the world. ($2 for a 1-oz. bar, phillysweetspot.com) 8. Curly Wurly, United Kingdom Try Mother England’s answer to the Sugar Daddy: this extra-long, chocolaty caramel bar. ($1 for a 1-oz. bar, phillysweetspot.com)
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Every Day with Rachael Ray, October 2012