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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 don’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 🍫🍫 #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

We’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. We’re spoiled for choice, really.

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

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

Ireland: where even the ‘maize potato snacks’ 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. Let’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 can’t forget about Mikados

We’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

Family pack 😏☃️⛄️❄️ #snowballs #chocolatemallow #coconut #irish #caffreys

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13. Other countries don’t know the healing powers of a Club Milk and a cuppa

*nibbles around the outside*

Essentials for a rainy bank holiday in work 🙄👌🏼 #work #bankholiday #chocolate #tea #clubmilk

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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 it’s really at.

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

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