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    15 Sweets From Around The World You Must Try At Least Once, According To A Dessert Addict

    Here's your sugar-filled bucket list.

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    Hi! I'm Evie, and I'm a sugar addict. When I travel, I plan my day around food — but as a vegetarian, things can get tricky. That's where sweets come in.

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    I’ve missed out on Japanese gyoza, Argentina’s meat-heavy asado, and currywurst in Germany. To make up for it, I’ll search out a country’s best sugar-laden goods and try them all — quite literally.

    I've been lucky enough to sample desserts in almost 50 countries, and these are the ones I can't get out of my mind.

    1. Botchan dango — Japan

    2. Hot chocolate — Italy

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    Forget about watered-down American hot chocolate, Italy's version — cioccolata calda — has a thick, pudding-like consistency. The good stuff is made using whole milk, real melted dark chocolate, and sugar, of course. Top it with a dollop of panna (cream).

    3. Coconut sorbet — Martinique

    4. Pastel de Nata — Portugal

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    These mini custard tarts are not only cute, they're delicious. Like really, really delicious. It’s a thick, cinnamon-dusted egg custard cooked in a crisp cup of pastry. Just try limiting yourself to one.

    5. Mango sticky rice — Thailand

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    Sticky rice is amazing on its own, but it’s even better after being doused in sugary coconut milk and topped with fresh mango and toasted sesame seeds.

    6. Tarte au Citron — France

    7. Lassi — India

    8. Waffles — Belgium

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    In Belgium, you buy waffles on the street, eat them with your hands, and should enjoy them plain — yep, that means no syrup. Here, the waffle batter includes pearl sugar which caramelizes to form big bites of crisp, browned sugar. It’s amazing.

    9. Kardemummabullar — Sweden

    10. Sticky toffee pudding — England

    11. Alfajores — Argentina

    12. Halvah — Israel

    13. Basbousa — Jordan

    14. Trdelník — Czech Republic

    15. Num Kom — Cambodia

    What's your favorite dessert from around the world? Let us know in the comments!

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