Nama chocolates are silky, ganache-like squares that are typically dusted in cocoa powder. The name comes from the freshness of the cream involved — and any chocolate you don't eat right away should be refrigerated because of its dairy content.
Japanese confectioner ROYCE' is said to have created the original Nama chocolate recipe in 1995. They sell a variety of flavors of this signature chocolate and many of them are infused with special liquers.
In Sweden, one of the first words you'll learn in the language is "fika," which is an important cultural tradition in the area. It's like a coffee break with an emphasis on socializing as you enjoy caffeinated beverages and delicious treats like kladdkaka.
According to Scandikitchen, kladdkaka literally translates to "sticky cake" and that's exactly what this dessert is. This cake is gooey, melty, and molten and it's also one of the most popular items to enjoy at fika, which can happen several times per day.
You might be familiar with the famous fried, cinnamon-sugar-covered pastries, but you may not have tried them with one of their most popular pairings — chocolate dipping sauce.
While in Portugal or Spain, order these fried sticks with some decadent chocolate dipping sauces. Enjoy this dish warm as a dessert or, popularly, for breakfast.
The city of Nanaimo in British Columbia, Canada is where nanaimo bars supposedly originated — although the dessert's exact roots are unclear. According to British Columbia Magazine, the first known recipe appeared in 1952.
This dessert requires no baking and it consists of a crust made of crushed graham crackers and shredded coconut, a yellow custard filling, and a smooth layer of chocolate ganache that brings the whole thing together.
Since it's so popular, these bars have countless variations and the town tourism board even has a "Nanaimo Trail" that lists businesses where you can travel around the area to try different interpretations of this classic treat.
A concha is a popular Mexican pastry that is like a sweet bread roll that's been topped with a scored layer of cookie. Per Eater, though the bread itself isn't usually flavored, the top of the concha is popularly sweetened with things like chocolate.
Generally, chocolate concha is classic concha that's been topped with a layer of cookie dough that's been seasoned with cocoa powder.
Popular in the Carribean, this tea is sort of like a hot chocolate that's been seasoned with spices. The hot drink typically consists of ingredients like coconut milk, grated cocoa, sweetened condensed milk, your dairy or non-dairy milk of choice, and various seasonings that bring the flavors, according to Caribbean Pot.
Considered both a New-England phenomenon and Pennsylvania-Amish tradition, whoopie pies have been delighting Americans for decades. Although the dessert's official origins are unclear and widely debated, it is popular throughout the US and is even the official treat of Maine.
A whoopie pie is a palm-sized dessert sandwich that consists of two chocolate, cake-like circles filled with fluffy, marshmallow cream.
Legend has it that the dessert was originally made using leftover cake batter and it got its name because kids would be so excited to have them in their lunchbox that they'd shout the joyous expression, "Whoopee!"