We all love a little junk food in our lives from time to time. My guilty pleasures are all dressed chips, salt and vinegar chips, and so much chocolate. Just all of it. The best fact to be aware of, is that here in North America, we are not alone in our love for junk food. It exists all around the world in every flavor and every brightly colored packaging you can imagine. No matter where you are in the world, you will always be able to get your junk food fix. What I have found fascinating is that many of the flavors are extremely different from one side of the world to the next. Could you ever see yourself craving Masala flavored chips? I couldn’t! What about fried rice crackers? That just doesn’t seem like my cup of tea. You never know though, maybe you’ll find your next guilty pleasure in this list.

1. ISRAEL: Bamba

This Israeli junk food will send your senses for a loop, they look like cheese puffs but actually taste like peanut butter.

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2. FRANCE: Petit Ourson

This little chocolate bear is filled with some very smooth marshmallow inside.

3. MEXICO: Takis

Mexican corn taquitos with amazing flavors such as Fuego Hot Chili Pepper and Lime or Salsa Brava, and last but not least, Nitro.

4. INDIA: Kurkure Masala Munch

Tired of regular Cheetos? Head to India to try out their Masala flavored Cheetos-esque snack.

 

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5. CHINA: Chun Guang Coconut Candy

These little candies are like Werther’s candies but have an authentic coconut flavor instead of caramel. If you’re a fan of coconut, these candies are for you!

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6. JAPAN: Amanoya Rice Crackers Himemaru

These deep fried rice crackers will hit the spot if you’re craving something salty!

7. THAILAND: Tao Kae Seaweed Wasabi

A little spice never hurt anyone…but wasabi has. Proceed with caution!

8. KOREA: Lotte Chocolate Rice Pie

You may expect actual rice when you open this package, but underneath all that chocolate goodness is a jelly-like pie filled with more chocolate!

9. UNITED KINGDOM: Hula Hoops

This junk food isn’t as exotic but tastes oh so good!

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10. TAIWAN: Mochi

Mochi is a popular guilty pleasure in Taiwan. It is a chewy snack that gets stuck to the top of your mouth and is an adventure trying to eat. It is made with rice flour, peanut powder and sesame or adzuki paste.

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Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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