We were gifted a variety of candy from Thailand but only my son was brave enough to try all of them. One of the candies was reminiscent of Willy Wonka’s Three Course Dinner chewing gum.
In the story, Violet Beauregarde insisted on trying it and it turned her into a human blueberry. There were no such deleterious results from this candy — it wasn’t gum but it was a bit chewy. It also went from sweet to savory.
My kids concluded that Thailand is perhaps not the place for candy. Their favorite Asian country for candy is Japan followed by Korea. They also dislike the candy from China, even the famous White Rabbit candy.
How about you or your kids? Have you tried candy from Asian? What do you think?
If you are traveling to Thailand or just want to learn some use Thai phrases related to food, watch this short video:
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