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18 Russian Snacks The Rest Of The World Really Needs

You haven't lived until you've tasted pickle and dill crisps.

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1. Plyushka

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This is the simplest, and cheapest, pastry you can buy in Russia. It's literally just bread with sugar melted on top of it and it's amazing.

2. Full-sized pigs in blankets

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Sausages wrapped in dough are also a thing in Russia, except they do it with proper sized sausages, which is genius.

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3. Fresh cucumber Sprite

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Literally the world's most refreshing drink.

4. Mini bagels

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They're harder than normal bagels, and they're bitesized. Basically, they're perfect in every way.

7. Baykal, which is something in between Coke and Pepsi

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And yet it's somehow more delicious than both.

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8. Bears in a forest chocolate bars

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These are very traditional Russian chocolate bars. They're milk chocolate coated wafers and they're the best.

9. Vanilla ice cream waffle cups

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The perfect snack on a hot summer's day.

10. Salted herring and onions

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This cuts right through a hangover.

11. Cherry pirozhki

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These are basically tiny cakes filled with cherry jam. If you live in Russia, you'll have been force fed these by your grandma at some point in your life.

12. But also every other kind of pirozhki

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The apple ones are especially delicious.

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13. Kiev cutlets

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You can't go wrong with chicken wrapped in breadcrumbs.

14. Dried shredded squid

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This sounds and look gross but it's weirdly delicious. Plus, it's super salty so it makes the perfect hangover snack.

15. Okroshka soup

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This is a cold soup made from sour milk and vegetables and it's the most refreshing thing you can eat on a hot day.

16. Rye bread crisps

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These are literally small pieces of rye bread that have been fried in oil. They're best served with a cold beer.

17. Waffle sticks filled with condensed milk

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What isn't delicious about that?

18. But also, drinking condensed milk straight out of the can

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This is amazing and it makes no sense that condensed milk as a drink hasn't caught on elsewhere.

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