The World in Candy

Sweets come in all different shapes, sizes, and flavors. Some of the best candies come from the farthest corners of the globe. Needless to say, no matter what country you find yourself in, there’s sure to be a sugary delight that will give you a sugar rush.

For those of you who have a serious sweet tooth, beware! After reading this list of the most amazing candies from around the world, it might be impossible to resist enjoying a treat or two.

Turkish Delight – Turkey

Turkish delight, or lokum as it’s known in Turkish, is an entire category of confectionary that are simply a gel made of starch and sugar. Turkish delight comes in a wide assortment of different flavors and colors. Other ingredients are often added to Turkish delight to enhance the flavor, like pistachios, rosewater, or even lemon. Covered in generous coats of icing sugar, these little cubes are sure to bring you …well, delight!

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Coffee Crisp – Canada

Unique to Canada, Coffee Crisp is a chocolate bar that is ideal to munch on with a hot drink. Consisting of crispy vanilla wafers, coffee-flavored filling, and a coating of smooth milk chocolate, Coffee Crisp is a beloved favorite in the Great White North. Although this chocolate sweet originated in the UK, it was Nestlé who began to market and distribute it heavily in Canada.

Pocky – Japan

Pocky is the result of mixing biscuit sticks with a heavenly chocolate coating. The inventors even made sure to leave enough non-chocolate coated room on the sticks, so your fingers don’t get messy.

First sold way back in 1966, Pocky now comes in a variety of flavors including green tea, cookies and cream, strawberry, and so much more. The favorite snack of many Japanese school children, Pocky is easily shared and enjoyed among friends. Pocky has now achieved world-wide distribution, but for the wildest flavors, trying Pocky directly from Japan is an absolute must.

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Styles of Wrestling from Around the World

Most of us are familiar with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). This brand rose in popularity within the 1980s, thanks to the likes of Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who placed wrestling on the pop culture map. As time wore on, the WWE has built a mass marketing and entertainment empire through their larger-than-life personalities, including the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H. Still, why some out there can state the WWE does profile some wrestling, it is a far cry from the true techniques that are involved in the sport itself.

Why You Should Travel While You’re Still Young

If you’re worried about embarking on a travel adventure and wondering whether it’ll negatively affect your life, the simple answer is “no, it won’t.” In fact, when you stop to take a closer look at it, the benefits considerably outweigh the risks. While in the past it may have looked like a frivolous undertaking, nowadays it’s considered a character-defining experience. If you have the chance to travel now, take it without thinking as your future-self will be forever grateful for the lessons, friends, and memories you will make.

Most Intense Long-Distance Marathons (Not for the Faint of Heart)

For those among us who love a challenge, these long-distance marathons and outdoor challenges are activities that can only be attempted after years of training, with the right gear, and only by those who are mentally ready to undergo such a feat. Here are some of the most intense and challenging marathons in the world.