You're Not A True Canadian Unless You've Eaten At Least 12 Of These 18 Foods
I am Canadian.
Some of the foods we grew up eating we don't even realize are "Canadian". Places you'd think have the same foods actually don't. The United States had a ban on Kinder Surprises and they also don't have Lays Ketchup Chips!
Obviously, foods like poutine are a given since it's everyone's fave and it seems crazy how nowhere else has it! Put your Canadian self to the test and see if you're a real patriotic foodie.
You're Not A True Canadian If You Haven't Eaten At Least 12 Of These 18 Foods. Unless you're vegan or live that gluten free life, then you're off the hook though, but I still feel like you've probably had a lot of these. Canada even has vegan poutine! So let's see how well you did.
See the foods by clicking a category below or NEXT to see them all:
To start with Breakfast click "NEXT"
Also known as "Back Bacon", it's amazing for Eggs Benedict and made out of pork loin rather than pork belly found in regular side (strip) bacon.
Known for being a rival of the "New York Style" bagels, they are smaller, sweeter, have a bigger hole, and baked in a wood-burning oven.
One of the most Canadian foods ever, I mean our flag literally has a Maple Leaf on it.
Others may refer to them as "doughnut holes", but here in Canada, we grew up knowing them as Timbits.
For Lunch/Snacks click "NEXT"
Our beloved favourite way of having fries. I don't know if I have ever met anyone who didn't like poutine.
Big Mac Sauce
Remember when they came out with these in the grocery store this year? It was only available in Canada surprisingly and not in the U.S.
A true indigenous staple, the bread is like a dense scone and can be used for everything from having it plain with butter or jam to even pizza crust.
The classic Canadian Pizza with bacon, pepperoni, and mushroom.
We all know our Kraft Dinner as "KD", but in the U.S. it's just called Mac N' Cheese.
Surprisingly ketchup chips are a Canadian thing. You can't get Lays Ketchup chips in the U.S. There are other brands but it's just not as popular.
For Desserts click "NEXT"
They are a Canadian Chain hence why the pastry looks like a beaver tail (the beaver is literally a national symbol of Canada).
Just as the name says, they are named after the city of Nanaimo in B.C. on Vancouver Island. You've probably had one on a dessert tray at some point.
Maple Syrup Stick
Also known as "Maple Taffy", it's a French Canadian treat made from pouring the syrup right on the snow and the rolling it onto a stick to eat.
If you grew up as a kid in Canada there is no way you missed out on Kinder Surprises but they were actually banned in the United States.
For Drinks click "NEXT"
It's not just any regular Whiskey, it's Canadian Whiskey! We have brands like Canadian Club, Crown Royal, Wiser's, and much more.
Canadian Craft Beer
There are literally so many to choose from I couldn't just pick one. So either way, we have a lot and you better have tried at least one!
Canada Dry Ginger Ale
It's available all over the world but as the name implies, originally hailed from hometown Canada.
Mostly only a Canadian Chain, the booster's are the best!