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10 Unique Treats for Your Sweet Tooth

Updated on November 10, 2011

Sugar is not an ingredient, it is a treasure! Known as "white gold" by British colonists, sugar became a hot commodity during the Renaissance. It was so popular, in fact, that explorers spread the sugar cane plant to native lands during their expeditions. Boy, am I glad they did!!

Since the moment I had my first taste of sugar, I was hooked. From cakes to candies and pies to pastries, I have done my fair share of research. While I'm definitely a lover of all desserts, I do have my favorites. Nonetheless, I am known to eagerly pounce at any opportunity to sample a new sweet treat. Over the years, I've had my fair share of delectable ones.

Like the explorers who cultivated sugar throughout the land, I am here to sow the seeds of indulgence in your belly. Without further ado, here are some sugary snacks that are sure to appease your palate...

Choco-Covered Gummi Bears

Sure, the combination of "chocolate" and "gummy" sounds a little weird. Yet the mix of flavors will send your taste buds into a state of enchanted, euphoric-shock. Although, there is a downside to this wild ride of'll be really selfish and will probably end up eating the whole bag in one sitting---you've been warned!

Rice Candy

With the delightfully-mild taste of mochi (a Japanese confection), rice candy is a sweet addiction. However, this candy holds a secret that outshines its pleasant flavor---you can eat the wrapper!!! That's right, unfold the outside cellophane to reveal a sweet square wrapped in thin rice paper. Place it on your tongue to feel it melt! How cool is that?

Li Hing Cherry

Li hing cherry is of my favorite beach snacks! In Hawaii, li hing mui (a Chinese preserved plum) is added to fruits to create a tangy-sweet treat. The powder can also be found on margarita glasses as a yummy substitute to salt. Like its dried fruit counterparts, li hing cherry is great snack for any on-the-go situation. Plus, you won't have to worry about it melting or spoiling in the sun.

Choco-Coconut Macadamias

First, there's the macadamia nuts (which are fantastic by themselves!) Then, you add the sugary chew of coconut (another flavor that kicks butt by itself!) Finally, you weld them together with a sea of creamy milk chocolate (another stand-alone winner!) The end result of this harmonious mixture is a luxury worth drowning yourself in!

Yougurt Pretzels

These scrumptious twists offer a salty-sweet crunch that will have you hooked! But, don't worry. Pretzels are healthy and yogurt is benefical, so sit back and enjoy! Sure, it's packed full of that wonderful cavity-summoning substance we all love. But, who cares? Any sweet treat disguised as health food has got me sold!

Ferrero Rocher

Ferrero Rocher is poetry in sugar form. A delicate, roasted hazelnut is slathered in hazelnut creme, encased in a thin wafer-crisp shell, covered in milk chocolate, and rolled in chopped hazelnuts. Then, as a symbol to its prestige, the elaborate confection is wrapped in gold foil. It's so lavish, I feel like royalty every time I eat one!

Yan Yan

Yan Yan is a clever Japanese treat consisting of two components; sweet biscuit sticks and flavored frosting for dipping. My favorite flavor is vanilla, but it is offered in chocolate and strawberry as well. While Yan Yan has a yummy taste, the best part is there are cute animal quotes on each stick. If you find the lucky "golden egg" stick, don't forget to make a wish!!

Breakfast Blend Trail Mix

The best trail mix is often the kind you make at home, mainly because you get to choose what goes into it. However, Breakfast Blend has the ingredients I'd choose; dried fruit (cranberries, blueberries & apples,) almonds, glazed walnuts, yogurt raisins, and granola clusters. This treat is great for those busy mornings!!

Otter Pops

When it's hot outside, Otter Pops can taste like heaven! With zany otter caricatures on every ice pop, it's hard not to grab one after another! My personal favorites are Poncho Punch and Little Orphan Orange, however, I always have to eat one of every flavor (for research purposes, of course- lol!)

Cadbury Fruit & Nut Bar

My Grammybear was my chocolate mentor! She always introduced me to the most tempting treats. In fact, her sugar influence was so strong my mother used to lecture me about gorging out on sweets before every visit to my grandparents' house. I remember my Grammybear sneaking me chunks of this divine chocolate bar before dinner. It's like a giant, square Rasinette mixed with almonds...ooh-lala!!



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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      Another great resourceful hub. As a Type II diabetic, I'm trying to get off my meds by controlling carbs but sweets are a real weakness. Thanks to you, I have some healthy-er alternatives. lol

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      TattooKitty 6 years ago from Hawaii

      Howdy gryphin423! Watch out- those choco-gummies are mighty addicting, lol! I love your psychic prediction...I think there may be some chocolate in my forcast today too ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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      gryphin423 6 years ago from Florida

      I'd never heard of choco-gummies, sounds good! I love Cadbury chocolate. I think there is some chocolate in my near future :-)

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      TattooKitty 6 years ago from Hawaii

      Hey debbie roberts! Hmm...don't think Cadbury makes any choco-gummies, but you never know. I do know there's a white chocolate version (called "polar bears") that tastes pretty darn good!

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      Debbie Roberts 6 years ago from Greece

      I feel a sweet treat moment coming on!!..I love gummi bears. They aren't coated in Cadbury chocolate by any chance?....Now that would make my day!!

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      TattooKitty 6 years ago from Hawaii

      You're very welcome, Om Paramapoonya! I know you're going to love them! Do you have any specialty candy shops in your area? If not, you can buy choco-gummies online ;)

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      Om Paramapoonya 6 years ago

      Choco-covered gummy bears??!!! I MUST try them. I've never seen them at my neighborhood supermarket, though. Maybe I just didn't look carefully. I'll try to find them this weekend! Thanks for sharing this interesting hub. :)

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      TattooKitty 6 years ago from Hawaii

      Oooh! Cadbury cream eggs are dee-lish! I love robin eggs too ;) Glad there are so many candy holidays, lol! You're going to love choco-gummies, glassvisage! I guarantee it!

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      glassvisage 6 years ago from Northern California

      Definitely some classic sweet treats! I love Cadbury cream eggs so much. I also love rice candy. However, I've never tried chocolate-covered gummies!

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      TattooKitty 6 years ago from Hawaii

      Hey Mikey Bo! Glad I could introduce you to some delicious nibbles for your sweet tooth ;) Hugs!

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      Mikey Bo 6 years ago

      I certainly do have myself a sweet tooth, and seeing these unique treats sparks my mouth's curiosity. Mm...

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      TattooKitty 6 years ago from Hawaii

      You're very welcome, randomcreative! Hope you enjoy them ;) Thanks for reading!!

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Great list! I have only tried a couple of these before. Thanks for the suggestions!

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      TattooKitty 6 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks for the sweet comments you guys!

      Missolive- I've been known to eat frosting straight from the can. Oh, and don't try to bake a cake around me, 'cause I'll inhale the cake batter too! Glad this hub gives you something to talk about with your student from Japan. You should ask her about the other flavors of KitKat- I know Japan has a ton more!!

      Kerlynb- Yan Yan is da bomb!! That choco-strawberry combo is good, but I've always wondered why they give more chocolate frosting than strawberry. Do you make wishes on the golden egg too?

      Austinstar- I love mochi too, especially when it's homemade. And you're totally right...anything with macnuts is fantastic! Did you try the Hershey's kisses with macnuts? They are grand!!

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      Lela 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Once again, you make me miss Maui. I used to get Mochi at the swap meet. Loved it so much, I had to learn how to make it. But I still want to eat the whole pan when I do so I have to really watch it.

      Anything with Mac nuts is worth eating!!!

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      kerlynb 6 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      Oh how I love Yan-Yan! I've loved it since I was a kid :) I love the variant with both choco and strawberry dips.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 6 years ago from Texas

      TattooKitty - why did you post this on a Monday morning?!?! I'm trying to be good with my diet!! Lol

      I have a major sweet tooth! I LOVE sugary treats. I'm so bad I'd be happy with a bowl of buttercream frosting...hehe! Your pictures and descriptions are great and perfect for the upcoming holidays. I have a student from Japan and just the other day she was telling me how she misses the sweets from her country. I'll need to mention the yan yan to her. I have a thing for MATCHA (green tea) They actually sell matcha KitKat bars in Japan - too cool.

      Thanks for a YUMMY hub - you are so SWEET! :)

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      TattooKitty 6 years ago from Hawaii

      Glad you liked the treats, icciev! Enjoy & thanks for the votes ;)

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      TattooKitty 6 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks, Thelma Alberts! Hope you have a sugary-sweet day too ;)

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      icciev 6 years ago from Kuwait

      Sweet and Awesome, thanks for sharing this list. voted up

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Great hub. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day.


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