A couple times a year Grandma would drive south across the border to ravage Buffalo’s outlet malls.
My mom would give me the heads-up that a cross-border shopping mission was about to go down, and I’d slip Grandma $20 and instructions to bring back a two-four of Cherry Coke and as many boxes of Milk Duds as the budget would allow. Sometimes I even got change back.
Point is, Americans and Canadians have a long, storied history of being enchanted by — and stocking up on — each other’s junk food. We crave that which we cannot have.
Host Lindsey Smith sat down with the Arizona Coyotes’ American-born defencemen, Keith Yandle and Connor Murphy, to taste-test Canadian snacks: Smarties, Coffee Crisp, Big Turk, plus ketchup and all-dressed potato chips.
Among other things, we learn that Yandle is a pretty funny dude and that Murphy is no joke when it comes to Chronicles of Narnia references: