Hey Smartie. Want to pass for a Canadian?

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Education & Training with House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada

Say you are visiting Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver and you want to look Canadian.  Say you have perfected saying "eh?" at the end of most sentences - thus turning a statement into a question.  Okay, maybe an example will help.  "I see you like those Smarties, eh?"  Pronounce the "eh" like a hard A and with an up lilt to make is a question and you will pass. Great weather we are having, eh?  

In any case, you are walking down the street and trying to look Canadian.  Sneak into a snack shop and get yourself a box of Smarties, an Eat-More candy bar and a bag of Cheezies.  No, they are not cheese curls, they are cheezies.  Made only in Canada you say, eh?  So, I suggest that you get yourself a copy of this photo on you phone so that when you go into the store (especially in Quebec where you might have a little problem adding the French accent) you can show the clerk exactly what you need.  Good luck this summer, when you come visiting.  I will be watching for those Smarties.

 

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Debbie Reynolds
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Valerie, Thanks for the lesson on how to fit in as one of the locals. I'm not much into that junk food though so I guess I wouldn't fit in.

Jul 28, 2012 03:24 PM #3
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Valerie Zinger
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Debbie. Laughing out loud.... No one says you have to eat this junk food, just carry it around with you.
Jul 28, 2012 03:26 PM #4
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Sharon Tara
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This is a lesson for me...I'm not familiar with any of these items.   Good thing I have you to coach me!  

Jul 28, 2012 04:56 PM #5
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Valerie Zinger
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Sharon. I will be here for you any time you need my help!
Jul 28, 2012 05:43 PM #6
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Donna Foerster
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Valerie~ I had no idea that you had different snack foods in Canada.  Maybe we need to exchange some "care packages", eh?

Jul 28, 2012 07:34 PM #7
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Anna Dovger
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My Canadian friend brought me Smarties as a treat knowing that I love chocolate. I didn't know that you can buy them in Canada only. My friend did also mention the best ice cream ever that you can't find here  in TX.

Jul 28, 2012 07:39 PM #8
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Valerie Zinger
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Donna. We certainly could. I live 44 minutes from the border so can make a snack run if you have some recommendations. As if my ever expanding hips need another bag of treats.
Jul 29, 2012 03:36 AM #9
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Valerie Zinger
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Anna. Smarties are a British favourite but Canadians adopted those little candy treats a long time ago. I do like M&Ms (the same type of candy) but love the colours in the Smartie collection.
Jul 29, 2012 03:39 AM #10
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Valerie. As usual a funny and charming start to my morning, eh? Just loving it. Enjoy your day, my friend.

Jul 29, 2012 04:28 AM #11
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Valerie Zinger
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Sheila. Do you like my photo and framing? I had fun doing this.
Jul 29, 2012 06:52 AM #12
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Hi Valerie,

With my Dutch heritage, I must admit that smarties were popular in Holland as well decades ago, but I am more a licorice person... I am happy to report that candy from many any place in the world can be found in our corner of paradise.

Jul 30, 2012 07:16 AM #13
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Valerie Zinger
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Peter. Salty black licorice from Holland - yummy. Glad to know that it is all available in Victoria. I am still dreaming of the move.
Jul 30, 2012 07:47 AM #14
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Yes,

Tea and crumpets or High tea at the Empress,

Dutch pastries, croquettes, and uitsmijter at the Dutch bakery

Schnitzel, bratwurst and sauerkrout at the Ratskeller

Deli's from every region in the world

Produce and home grown specialty foods right from the road side stands, picked that morning

 

 

Jul 30, 2012 08:21 AM #15
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Sally Weatherley
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Valerie - Too funny!  Hey, you forgot another Canadian junk food classic...  the Mackintosh's Toffee bar - guaranteed to removed even the most solid fillings from your teeth!  Actually, I'm not sure they are originally from Canada or England, but I've always thought of them as a Canadian classic. 

Mackintosh's Toffee

Jul 30, 2012 08:41 PM #16
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Valerie Zinger
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Peter:  You make it all sound so good.  Of course the saurkraut got me where I live.  LOL

 

Jul 31, 2012 04:23 AM #17
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Valerie Zinger
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Sally:  I must have eaten dozens of them as a kid - they lasted a long time - between dental appointments   LOL.  

Jul 31, 2012 04:24 AM #18
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Malcolm Johnston
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Hi Valerie. I bet you didn't know that Hawkins cheezies are made in Belleville Ontario. Just one more reason to visit the Quinte area.

Jul 31, 2012 07:55 AM #19
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Valerie Zinger
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Malcolm:  I saw it on the package that I bought for the post.  We had some last night and it brought back all those cheezie memories.  

Jul 31, 2012 08:55 AM #20
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Brian Madigan
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Valerie,

This is one of the prime reasons that I miss AR. Thanks fot the mention.

Brian

Jul 31, 2012 07:50 PM #21
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Valerie Zinger
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http://activerain.com/blogsview/3391397/do-you-know-these-canadian-smarties-

Brian:  I gave you your own Smartie...  

Aug 01, 2012 03:30 AM #22
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