Products you can only find in Canada

Products you can only find in Canada

The great white north is a fantastic place all around. Is not a secret that Canadians are some of the kindest people on earth, probably because during their brutally cold winters it is almost impossible to go outside to meet new people. Canada also has a long-standing tradition of products that Americans would dazzle their southern neighbors. Unless you hang out with many special importers, chances are you are only going to find these products on Canadian soil.

Milk by the bag

Yes, we are dead serious about this. You may think a bag of milk is the most impractical thing you have ever seen, but it is a lot better than some other alternatives. Milk bags are sold in supermarkets and placed in plastic containers that make the pouring process easy to handle. They are usually cheaper than their carton counterparts and last just about the same in the fridge. Milk bags are widely used in Quebec, Ontario, and Eastern Canada.


Beavertails sounds like the most Canadian product on earth unless there is some other product called Hockey Maple Winter Nice Guy Tarts (There isn’t, we checked). Beavertails are basically a flattened-out, hole-free donut that somehow managed to become the most emblematic snack in the country. They come in a variety of toppings and fillings, they are usually served hot and...did we mention they are AMAZING? Unbelievably unlike donuts despite their common ingredients, Beavertails have rightfully earned their place as Canada’s best snack.

Nanaimo Bars

Originally from the city of Nanaimo in British Columbia, they are yellow custards sandwiched between chocolate ganache and a coconut-graham crust that require no baking, making them one of Canada's most practical desserts. It is so popular that in 1985 a mayor created a contest to find the ultimate Nanaimo bar recipe, with a panel of judges (fudges) testing hundreds of entries until unanimously declaring the one presented by local Joyce Hardcastle as the absolute favorite.

Coffee Crisp

Coffee flavored candy seems like something the US would eat up, then complain about not being able to sleep before eating up again. Sadly this particular snack can only be found in Canada. Created by Nestlé, it's made with a vanilla wafer and foamy coffee-flavored candy beneath a thick blanket of milk chocolate.

Caesar Cocktail

Also known as the Bloody Caesar (History pun not intended), the Caesar Cocktail has been declared Canada’s national cocktail. That alone should tell you all you need to know about the importance of this drink. It is commonly served in a highball glass rimmed with celery salt and garnished with a celery stalk, olives, and lime. You can find caesar cocktails in almost every bar in Canada that’s worth its salt.