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Icelandic Candy Shocks And Horrifies

Published March 28, 2016

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Screenshot from ComedyShortsGamer

One brave man samples a box full of Icelandic candy for the first time, possibly scarring him for life.

YouTube star Comedy Shorts Gamer was recently sent a parcel from a fan, filled to the brim with an assortment of various Icelandic candies and snacks. As can be seen, not everything he tried was exactly suited to his tastes.

On several occasions, he expresses sorrow and pity for the Icelandic people that these items qualify as candy. He notes that many of the items are ruined by filling them with “black stuff”, and speculates that Icelandic teachers likely use candy as a punishment for children rather than a reward.

Not all was terrible, though. He did quite like Icelandic potato chips, and gave his stamp of approval to Rísa Hraun, arguably the best chocolate bar manufactured in the country.

Most Icelandic candy is indeed filled with “black stuff”, i.e., licorice, and can come in some very strong varieties. Even fans of black licorice abroad have attested that Icelandic licorice is a bit stronger than what many are used to.

Hat tip to Nútíminn


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