10/21/2013 09:44 am ET Updated Oct 22, 2013

The Best English Candy Bars, Ranked (TASTE TEST)

When we recently ranked the 25 best American candy bars, we made it clear that we were strictly ranking American candy bars. But our commenters had none of it, and insisted on bragging about the superiority of British candy bars. Case in point:

"Do Americans not have Crunchie bars from Cadbury's? I know Cadbury is a British company but you really NEED to try one if you haven't."

"Obviously, the author never had a Lion bar "

Okay, okay! We get the point. So in true HuffPost Taste spirit, we knew we had to set up a taste test. We visited the magical London Candy Co. here in New York, and the friendly Brits there helped us round up all their favorite must-try chocolate bars from across the pond. (P.S. They also have all the English gummies and chips -- ahem, crisps -- you could ever hope for.)

One thing you should know about English chocolate bars: They're made with glucose syrup rather than the high-fructose corn syrup that we're so (disgustingly) familiar with here in the States, and it makes a BIG difference in terms of texture and quality of sweetness. Also? The Brits LOVE a good crunchy texture. There are bits and bobs of crunchiness in a great deal of their candies, and we really, really like it.

Now let's take a look at the 16 bars we tried, and see how they ranked.


As always, this taste test is in no way influenced or sponsored by the brands included.

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