26 Canadian Foods You Need To Try

    You're not living if you're living without poutine and Nanaimo bars.

    1. First things first, we need to talk about poutine.

    2. Poutine goes with many things in Canada, but it's best as a side to the glorious Montreal smoked meat sandwich.

    3. And of course, since Montreal's Jewish immigrants have their own spin on pastrami, they have their own distinct style of bagels too.

    4. This is peameal bacon, which is basically pork loin pickled in brine then rolled in cornmeal.

    5. You definitely need to try a Nanaimo bar, which is one of the most common desserts in Canada.

    6. This is bannock, which is basically a type of griddled bread...

    7. ...and they're incredibly versatile.

    8. You can pretty much use bannock instead of bread in anything. Here are some bannock dogs...

    9. ...and here's a bannock burger.

    10. This is tourtière, a traditional Quebecois meat pie that's usually made with beef, pork, or veal.

    11. Most Americans will never know the greatness of all dressed potato chips.

    12. And you might be able to find ketchup chips some places in the U.S., but it's really a Canadian thing.

    13. There are also Hickory Sticks, which are unquestionably the best "simulated potato sticks" on the market.

    14. No one can top the creative flavors of President's Choice brand potato chips.

    Hot dog, feta, and Moroccan spice are just the beginning.

    15. They're pretty imaginative with ice cream too.

    16. The maple leaf on the flag is no joke. In Canada, it's ALL MAPLE EVERYTHING.

    17. And of course there's maple candy-coated bacon.

    18. Canadian Smarties are totally different from the candy called Smarties in the United States.

    19. There's also Coffee Crisp, a candy bar that's kinda like a big, thick, mocha Kit-Kat.

    20. Good luck finding a can of Crush pink cream soda outside of Canada.

    21. If you've never been to a Tim Hortons, you MUST GO to a Tim Hortons.

    22. Tim Hortons is the home of the Canadian maple doughnut, which is perhaps the most perfect doughnut known to mankind.

    23. And if you want to mix and match your doughnut varieties, the obvious solution is to get a big box of bite-sized Timbits.

    24. And last but not least, there's Kraft Dinner.

    25. Even when it's not technically "Kraft Dinner."

    26. And personalized versions of Kraft Dinner.