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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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