Our ex-pat Canadian friends have only reinforced Canadian awesomeness. For the record, they brought these goodies back from Calgary, which is Canadian for "The North Pole".
In addition to candy canes in shaped like hockey sticks, we received a bounty of goodies, all found at Walmart and Safeway north of the border. Way, Way North, in the case of Calgary.
These are our treats.
How can this not make you happy? First off, the packaging is just so darned cute. If you have Canadian friends, tell them you want this. I like them better than regular Oreos.
We found these on our last trip to Vancouver. We are currently fighting over allocation. I also heard a rumor that there was serious hoarding going on at a college campus attended by said ex-pat Canadian friends.
We see it as our mission to spread the word on fantastic Mr. Christie cookies. Remember, don't settle for TJ's on this one.
It Is Not The Same At All. Find Canadian friends or use the Internet.
Lay's Canada held a contest for the next potato chip flavor and Maple Moose beat out Grilled Cheese and Ketchup, Creamy Garlic Caesar and Perogy Platter.
According the press release in from the WSJ, Maple Moose is supposed to evoke the "tradition of outdoor cooking during cool autumns" with a "sweet smoky flavor."
Does anyone know what moose tastes like? While I love our Canadian pals, I'm sorry to report this was not maple-ey and I'm pretty sure it wasn't moose-ey either.
Independent household focus testing was conducted, we all, without biasing each other, came up that it tastes, well, like firewood. It definitely nails smoky.
This one I don't get, but it was fun to try.