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Unique Sweet Treats You Didn't Know Existed

Unique Sweet Treats You Didn't Know Existed

Oct 18, 2023

Janette dArgy

Are you looking for some sweet treats but are tired of the same old candies? Freeze dried candy is unique, memorable, and, most importantly, tasty.

There's no better time to treat your taste buds to a symphony of delight than with new treats that are new to your taste buds. Consider candy that is not only tasty but also so light that it moonwalks on your tongue.

These unique delights will become your new favorite companions for any time of the year. Whether you're a die-hard candy connoisseur or just someone with a major sweet tooth, these unique freeze dried treats are something you must try.

Turkey candy corn

Turkey dinner candy corn first hit the shelves just in time for Thanksgiving in 2020. Whatever side of the aisle you’re on, you must admit that eating candy named after Thanksgiving meal is strange. Roasted turkey, green beans, stuffing, ginger glazed carrots, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato pie are among the flavors in turkey dinner candy corn.

Candy corn is a timeless fall treat that’s often included in candy bowls and trick-or-treat bags. But hold on to your pumpkin-spiced lattes because we have changed the course of this beloved Halloween tradition. Consider the same brilliant colors and distinctive triangular design but with a surprising twist — being freeze dried.

Freeze dried candy corn gems are like small nuggets of autumnal bliss that erupt with flavor in every bite. Consider these freeze dried treats to be the imaginative offspring of sweet corn and fairy dust, ready to captivate your senses.

Wasabi ginger caramels

Prepare to taste the zesty, scorching union of wasabi and ginger in the most extraordinary, one-of-a-kind candy creation: wasabi ginger caramels! These flavor bombs take the sweetness of caramels and amp it up with a surprise and daring twist. Imagine a velvety caramel mixed with the spicy punch of wasabi and the fragrant warmth of ginger.

Caramel is also a common freeze dried candy. When freeze dried, the powerful essence of wasabi and ginger is trapped into every mouthful of caramel, producing an unprecedented rush of flavor.  So, if you're looking for the ultimate candy experience that pushes boundaries and tickles your taste buds with a unique flavor combination, try wasabi ginger caramels.

Gourmet marshmallows

Marshmallows have long been a popular sweet treat, but many people are unaware that there are handcrafted varieties known as gourmet marshmallows.

Gourmet marshmallows are handcrafted in small batches the old-fashioned way, using only the finest ingredients and a lot of love and attention to detail. These timeless childhood favorites converted into sumptuous puffs of perfection are fit for any event, including weddings, parties, and showers, or for no occasion at all.

Marshmallows have always had a particular place in our hearts and hot cocoa glasses as fun sweet treats. But what if we told you there's a new marshmallow sheriff in town, and he's giving the classic treat a freeze dried twist straight out of a sweet lover's dream?

These freeze dried treats take everything you love about marshmallows and dial it up to 11. Imagine the fluffiness of a marshmallow meeting the ethereal crunch of freeze drying, resulting in an out-of-this-world confectionary experience.  Each marshmallow square is transformed into a textural masterpiece, ranging from a pillow-soft exterior to a melt-in-your-mouth middle. 

Rosemary sea salt caramels

Hold on tight, fun sweet treat fans, because we're about to go on a culinary journey as salty as a sea breeze and as aromatic as an herb garden. Prepare to be wowed by the scrumptious rosemary sea salt caramels!

Rosemary sea salt caramels are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to one-of-a-kind candy. They're the ultimate combination of sweet, savory, and herbaceous overtones, making them the best candy for people looking for an out-of-the-ordinary flavor experience.

The rich, velvety caramel dances with the aromatic rosemary in this culinary masterpiece, while the sea salt adds an irresistible touch of salty delight.

Durian candy

Fruit-flavored sweet treats are quite common, but if you're sick of strawberry and raspberry flavors, why not try something a little more unique, like durian? Durian is an Indonesian fruit notable for its spiky outer shell and pungent odor. Indeed, some have dubbed it the world's stinkiest fruit. Fortunately, it tastes nothing like it smells.

While the durian is indigenous to Indonesia, durian candy is popular throughout Thailand and Southeast Asia. In the United States, you can search for this unique treat online or at an Asian grocery store. Its flavor profile is a combination of pineapple, coconut, and caramel.

Creamy corn candy

Creamed corn is a popular way to eat corn, and it’s a simple way to enhance a meal. With creamy corn candy, you can extend creamed corn all the way to dessert as well. This unusual Malaysian candy balances smoothness and rich flavor with a long-lasting aroma and flavor. When you want a taste of Thanksgiving, crack open a bag of creamy corn candy!

A new way to eat saltwater taffy

Imagine yourself unwrapping a piece of a delicious, freeze dried treat— freeze dried saltwater taffy. The wrapper crinkles, and as you put the sweet into your mouth, you're met with an unexpected sensation. The chewiness you recall has been replaced by a light, airy crunch that will transport you from the boardwalk to the clouds.

Just like marshmallows, saltwater taffy can come in unique, gourmet flavors, like strawberry cheesecake or vanilla bean. There is nothing better than unwrapping a blueberry muffin or banana crème pie saltwater taffy and savoring every bite.

Alternative uses for saltwater taffy will open your mind to the world of this delicious treat. For example, you can use saltwater taffy as a creamer in your favorite hot drinks! Unwrap the amazing goodness of saltwater taffy, place it in your cocoa or coffee, and enjoy this treat in a totally unique way.

These freeze dried snacks combine the beachy appeal of saltwater taffy with the ingenuity of freeze drying. As a result, the candy is more than just a pleasure; it's a sensory journey through textures and flavors. The flavors remain faithful to their seaside beginnings — think sweet and creamy — but they're now accompanied by an unexpected and pleasant crunch.

Salt licorice

It’s not necessary for every candy to be sweet. Salmiakki, also known as salmiak or salted black licorice, is popular in regions of northern Europe. Many children in Finland, Scandinavia, and the Netherlands were introduced to the sharp, sour flavor of salt licorice while young and continue to appreciate the candy into adulthood.

Salmiakki is a soft licorice that has been treated with ammonium chloride to give it its characteristic salty flavor. Salt licorice is available in both hard and soft forms, and it is frequently used as a flavoring for ice cream, soda, and liquor.

For those who want to sample the candy for the first time, flavors range from salty to quite intense, so be prepared for options.

Chili-flavored suckers and caramel apple pops

If you want a little kick in your candy, chili pops from Mexico are a great addition to your candy stash. These lollipops are created with traditional fruit flavors such as mango, watermelon, and strawberry before being coated in powdered chili. If you're reluctant or don't enjoy spicy foods, don't worry! These lollipops aren't too hot and have just the right amount of spice.

If you’re in the mood for suckers, try a different twist on a classic sucker flavor. Caramel apples evoke visions of fairgrounds, cool fall air, and carefree laughter. But what if we told you about freeze drying these popular autumn treats, resulting in a snacking experience that is nothing short of enchanting?

Prepare to be captivated by the intriguing world of freeze dried caramel apple pops — a creative take on a classic dessert that is about to change your idea of sweet indulgence. The caramel is lusciously smooth, the apple essence bursts with fruity brightness, and the freeze dried core creates a textural symphony that is simply a marvel to experience.


Salsagheti may sound like a fun twist on conventional spaghetti, but it's a Mexican confection composed of fiery candy straws. Salsagheti, unlike spaghetti, is sweet and sour and should be eaten with your hands.

These long, tubular watermelon gummies are covered in chili-tamarind powder and sugar crystals. This sweet comes with a tamarind sauce that doubles as a salsa. When poured on top of the noodle-shaped sweets, it provides the appearance of spaghetti.

Chocolate-covered dates

Chocolate and dates may seem like a weird combination, but the combined flavors will have you hooked on these bite-sized goodies! You can customize your dates with a variety of toppings, including the original chocolate date, almonds, pistachios, white chocolate, coconut, and more.

There are dozens of ways to eat chocolate-covered dates, including the following:

  • As a snack
  • With coffee or tea
  • In dessert recipes
  • Frozen
  • Paired with cheese
  • As a garnish for desserts
  • Dipped in caramel

Chocolate-covered dates are popular in the Middle East but can be found in various chocolate shops in-store and online. You might find them in your local grocery store or in a specialty shop.

Lavender chocolate truffles

Prepare to be transported to a flowering landscape of relaxation and chocolatey ecstasy by a sensory symphony. These one-of-a-kind fun sweet treats combine blooming lavender and creamy chocolate to create a delicacy as enchanting as a moonlit stroll through a scented garden.

If you're looking for a sumptuous and one-of-a-kind sweet experience, lavender chocolate truffles are your ticket to a world of extraordinary delights. Accept the silky smoothness, relish the flowery symphony, and let these truffles transport you to a realm where every bite is a treat.

Chocolate-covered ants

Many cultures consider ants to be a delicacy. Humans have been eating them for thousands of years, and they are still popular all throughout the world; however, ants are hardly your normal candy ingredient.

Chocolate-covered ants were first introduced into the United States from Mexico in the 1960s. After being dipped in chocolate, the ants are topped in a variety of toppings, including nuts, sprinkles, and coconut. The result is a deliciously sweet and crunchy delight with more protein than a typical candy.

Botan rice candy

Do you enjoy eating candy but are too lazy to remove it from the wrapper? Botan rice candy urges you to consume the inner rice paper wrapper in addition to the candy. Botan rice candy can come in different flavors, but citrus flavors are common.

Although the wrapper is edible, you’re not required to consume it. All you really need to taste is the jelly-like cubed candy.  The candy is generally sweet, but it's also mild. It can also be a little sticky. But the candy's true surprise is its edible wrapper. The unusual candy is available from several online stores and Asian markets in the United States.

Vegemite chocolate

One of the most unique candies around finishes up our list: vegemite chocolate. If you're unfamiliar, vegemite is an Australian spread produced from discarded brewer's yeast.

Some say vegemite is a flavor you either love or loathe. Its flavor is rich, salty, and bitter because of the fermenting technique used to make it. Combine that with the sweetness of chocolate, and you have one of the most unique treats on this list. This treat is perfect for those who like chocolate a little on the bitter side.

Try something new with Candy Jan’s freeze dried delicacies

Candy Jan welcomes you to the delicious world of freeze dried candy and other delicious, sweet treats. We're on a mission to spread exquisite delights far and wide, and we think we can, thanks to our love for preparing and knack for preserving flavors.

Candy crosses borders and connects taste senses, and we're giving you a new viewpoint on these cherished delights with our freeze dried creations.

If you haven't yet dabbled in the world of freeze dried treats, we invite you to do so with our tantalizing Freeze Dried Sampler Bundles. 

Contact Candy Jan today with any questions you might have.