Which snack do you think is best?
Food & Wine
Feeling low? Lost the will to carry on? If the answer is yes, then you need a tasty Kiwi snack, guaranteed to get you through the day and fill you with warm feelings of childhood nostalgia. But which Kiwi snack is the best? We've ranked them in order of greatness.
Twisties are the Feelers of snacks. They do the job but they're still naff. Essentially embarrassing photocopies of all the better cheese snacks out there.
Put a bath sponge in your mouth and chew. Now eat a Lamington. Taste the difference? No, neither could we.
8. K BARS
The sweets your parents gave you to shut you up. Not so much candy, more an endurance test. There's part of you that regrets putting this chewy candy in your mouth every time you visit the dentist. Plus, those colours shouldn't exist in the natural spectrum.
Your Pommie friends may dismiss this ugly-looking slab of chocolate, caramel and nougat as a poor man's Mars Bar but you know different: it's an All Black in a wrapper. It would be higher on the list were it not for the bitter fact it's made in Australia, not New Zealand.
6. JET PLANES
Dependable, chewy and tasty. And they're also shaped like planes! Admit it, you've noisily re-enacted scenes from Top Gun with a Jet Plane in either hand.
Chocolate plus Hokey Pokey! If that doesn't grab you, you should buy Crunchies out of respect for the classic Crunchie Train Robbery ad, which had everything: a fast-moving train, cowboys, cops, half-naked warriors, cute kids, sheiks, German soldiers, explosions and a knitting granny. Without Crunchies, and without this ad, there would be no Lord of the Rings (possibly not true, but it feels true).
Great tasting sweets, even better weapons. Whoever first sold these in cinemas clearly didn't realise kids would use them to take out people sitting in the front row.
3. PINEAPPLE LUMPS
The only things to eat on a long car journey. If your glove box doesn't have a packet of these, you might not make it.
2. BURGER RINGS
Burger Rings are the dirtiest snack of all. They're covered in BBQ-flavoured dust and their smell hits you like prop forward. But Burger Rings are your most dependable, moreish friend. They'll always be there for you and will never, ever judge you, no matter how many bags you scoff. And they can be worn as accessories!
1. CHOCOLATE FISH
What the term "sweet as" was coined for. A true classic. The little black dress of Kiwi snacks. You could argue against Chocolate Fish being number one but you'd know you'd be wrong.
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