Chocolate-covered treats around the world

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Not sure what to cover in oohey gooey goodness? Check out these chocolate-covered treats from around the world.

Break out the chocolate syrup and fondue pots: Today is National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day! Not sure what to cover in oohey gooey goodness? Check out these chocolate-covered treats from around the world for a little inspiration.

Fruit

Chocolate-covered strawberries (Image: Sam Howzit)
Chocolate-covered strawberries (Image: Sam Howzit)
Chocolate-covered bananas (Image: jeremydeades)
Chocolate-covered bananas (Image: jeremydeades)
Chocolate-covered deep-fried bananas in Thailand (Image: jeremydeades)
Chocolate-covered deep-fried bananas in Thailand (Image: jeremydeades)

Chocolate and fruit is one of the most well-matched pairings when it comes to satisfying a sweet tooth. Around the world, you’ll find chocolate-covered bananas in all forms, from the old-fashioned frozen bananas to deep-fried chocolate-covered bananas, such as those from Thailand pictured above.

Crepes

Chocolate-covered crepes in South Africa (Image: Jason Bagley used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Chocolate-covered crepes in South Africa (Image: Jason Bagley used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Chocolate-covered crepe in Japan (Image: J i J y)
Chocolate-covered crepe in Japan (Image: J i J y)

These thin French pancakes are stuffed, rolled up and eaten as a cone in Asian countries like Japan and South Korea, with many varieties including chocolate-covered toppings. You’ll also find chocolate-covered crepes on a plate throughout the U.S., Europe and South Africa (pictured above).

Sweet & Salty

Chocolate-covered bacon (Image: lydiajoy1)
Chocolate-covered bacon (Image: lydiajoy1)
Chocolate-covered bacon (Image: bsabarnowl)
Chocolate-covered bacon (Image: bsabarnowl)
Chocolate-covered bacon (Image: kimberlykv)
Chocolate-covered bacon (Image: kimberlykv)
Chocolate-covered potato chips (Image: moonwindmusic)
Chocolate-covered potato chips (Image: moonwindmusic)
Chocolate-covered potato chips in Japan (Image: David McKelvey)
Chocolate-covered potato chips in Japan (Image: David McKelvey)

Only in America could you find chocolate-covered bacon – though the sweet and salty combo has made it’s way to Europe, too. For the original, though, get yourself to a county fair to try this oddly delicious combo. Equally odd yet delicious is the chocolate-covered potato chip, which you can actually buy in a box in Japan.

Pocky

Pocky from Japan (Image: Mark Yang used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Pocky from Japan (Image: Mark Yang used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Pocky from Japan (Image: irrational_cat used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Pocky from Japan (Image: irrational_cat used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Pocky from Japan (Image: Amy Loves Yah)
Pocky from Japan (Image: Amy Loves Yah)

Found throughout Asia and even in the U.S., Pocky are thin, long biscuits covered with chocolate. They’re sold in a few varieties, including with nuts or white chocolate.

Licorice

Chocolate-covered licorice in Iceland (Image: cogdogblog used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Chocolate-covered licorice in Iceland (Image: cogdogblog used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Chocolate-covered licorice in Iceland (Image: schoko-riegel.com)
Chocolate-covered licorice in Iceland (Image: schoko-riegel.com)

It’s one of those flavors you either love or hate, but whether you’re a licorice fan or not, you might enjoy these chocolate-covered licorice bars from Iceland.

The Strange

Chocolate-covered squid dogs in South Korea (Image: catiemagee)
Chocolate-covered squid dogs in South Korea (Image: catiemagee)
Chocolate-covered cricket (Image: miamism)
Chocolate-covered cricket (Image: miamism)
Chocolate-covered scorpion in London (Image: ThisParticularGreg used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Chocolate-covered scorpion in London (Image: ThisParticularGreg used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Chocolate-covered deep-fried squid dogs, scorpions and crickets are just a few of the odd chocolate-covered snacks you can find in countries like South Korea and Thailand.

(Main image: rox sm used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Chocolate-covered treats around the world was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Marissa Willman
Author: Marissa Willman (786 posts)

Marissa Willman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism before downsizing her life into two suitcases for a teaching gig in South Korea. Seoul was her home base for two years of wanderlusting throughout six countries in Asia. In 2011, Marissa swapped teaching for travel writing and now calls Southern California home.