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16 foods that prove Irish junk food is vastly superior to the rest of the world's

Ireland does junk food right. Fact.

1. For one thing, other countries donโ€™t know the fizzy glory of red lemonade

A glass of TK Lemonade and a packet of crisps. The tastes of childhood.

2. Imagine growing up without mint crisps

We are truly #blessed.

#oldschool ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ #Wilton #macaroon #mintcrisp remind me of pat the icer

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3. Ireland is home to one of the all-time best fizzy drinks: Cidona

Cidona: getting Irish teenagers acquainted with the taste of cider for generations.

Retro Cidona bottle #cidona #irish #retro

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4. Not to mention the best ever cheese and onion crisps

Weโ€™re just going to say it: Tayto makes Walkers cheese and onion taste like muck.

It's not an Irish #Christmas without #Tayto!!

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5. Our pickled onion corn snacks are second to none

America might be the home of junk food, but do they have Meanies? Enough said.

Hands down the best crisps ever! #meanies #childhood #treats

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6. See also: Waffles

A highly underrated crisp. Weโ€™re spoiled for choice, really.

#slimmingworld #slimmingworldireland #tayto #taytowaffles #cadbury #mintcrisp #downsouthtreats #13.5syns

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7. Even our second-tier crisps โ€” Hot Lips, Burger Bites and the much lamented Banshee Bones โ€” are lovely

Ireland: where even the โ€˜maize potato snacksโ€™ are mouthwateringly delicious.


8. We recognise how delicious sweet and savoury snacks are

Case in point: Choc Dip. Breadsticks dipped in a Nutella-like substance. So simple, but so genius.

Never mind the Nutella dips... Who knows? #oldskool #retrosexual #kpchocdips #chocdips

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9. Letโ€™s hear it for Manhattan Popcorn

Glamorous name. Old-school font. Exquisite taste.


Straight outta Inchicore. The best after dinner sweet going.

11. Of course, we canโ€™t forget about Mikados

Weโ€™re just going to say it: Irish biscuits >>> every other biscuit.

Road Trip Fuel #jacobsmikadosandvegansnacks

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12. In fact, we *really* appreciate coconut here in Ireland

13. Other countries donโ€™t know the healing powers of a Club Milk and a cuppa

*nibbles around the outside*

14. And how about this stone cold classic?


16. And finally, we have the best fizzy orange known to man

Fanta, eat your heart out. Club Orange is where itโ€™s really at.

Yum, one perk to a 4am wake up call for a flight home #earlystarts #cluborange #sogood #onlyinireland

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