We all have secret snack that satisfy a craving that just won’t quit. This secret snack is junk food, that perfect sugar fix is sometimes just what you need. Whether you’re taking a day off from the gym or craving something salty, you can indulge yourself with junk food. Junk food is internationally enjoyed from coast to coast.
However, little scoop of triple fudge chocolate ice cream and some salty potato chips is okay from time to time. Treating yourself to junk food occasionally is completely okay, but of course it’s important to eat in moderation. Here is a list of classic junk foods from around the world for your stomach to enjoy!
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Taiyaki – Japan
Japanese snacks are bold, diverse, and sometimes just straight up crazy to those who aren’t used to the cuisine. Taiyaki is a popular fish-shaped pancake with a sweet filling inside. This a classic street food, and there are many fillings you can put in this fried sweet. You can enjoy taiyaki with chestnuts, chocolate crème, custard, red bean paste, purple sweet potato, and even ice cream. If you’re not into sweets, some taiyaki even come with a molten center of cheese.
Deep Fried Mars Bar – Scotland
This unique Scottish snack is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. Deep-fried Mars Bars chocolate bar covered in batter then deep fried in oil. The Mars chocolate bar is filled with caramel that is coated in milk chocolate then fried in the same oil that is used to fry fish and chips. This is probably the junkiest, junk food you’ve heard of!
Burrito Pizza – New Zealand
A burrito mixed with a pizza is a must try! This crazy combination is available at Pizza Hut in New Zealand and it is probably one of the best unhealthy snacks. This pizza is topped with chilli beans, burrito sauce and a crazy amount of cheese. Satisfy two cravings in one with this junk food.
Gulab Jamun – India
Gulab Jamun is a classic South Indian sweet that melts in your mouth. These soft, berry sized balls are made from milk, solid and flour, then soaked in syrup. This guilty pleasure is enjoyed and deep fried then dropped into simmering sugar syrup for extra sweetness.
Beignets – France
Beignets are a tasty deep-fried pastry, a French style doughnut made with yeast, sweetened dough, squared cuts and then fried. To top it off, Beignets are dusted with powdered sugar to give it that extra candied taste. All donut lovers will love this international treat!
Flautirriko Tarugos Tamarindo Tamarind Candy – Mexico
Flautirriko Tarugos Tamarindo Candy Sticks are a spicy, tangy zing, and colorful texture! These Mexican sticks are made with spicy ingredients and unnumbered flavors filled with all sorts of sugars and fat for you to enjoy.
Plantain Chips – Jamaica
Despite their deliciousness, plantain chips are not as healthy as regular potato chips. Plantains served with seasoning made from finely sliced thin green-yellow plantains deep fried until crispy and gold. These originated in Africa but are also a very popular snack in the Jamican culture.
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