Say what you will about Turkey, but their snack game is fierce.
I wouldn’t consider myself too much of a junk foodie. I’m not so much into cookies and cakes, and only a few chips tickle my fancy. That is, until now!
How is it possible that I love Turkish junk food so much?
Anyway, check out my (long overdue) faves list below. Make sure to check the description for any American dupes! Cheap subs are not just for makeup anymore…
Dude. These chips tho. Specifically Patos sweet chili pepper… Corn chips with a zing, this tastes just like cool ranch doritos for half the price!
I’ve found this at bakals (corner stores) and Migros
Eti cin (et-E-jin)
My, hands down, favorite cookie. It’s a shortbread cookie with a gummy orange center and sprinkles. There are other flavors but orange is the real OG. This is special to Turkey and I need to bring some back with me!
Found in bakals and Migros
Think crunchy cheetohs… But sour cream and onion. That’s cerezza PEYNİR AND SOĞAN flavor. This gets 5 stars from us, as it’s our favorite junk food.
Found in bakals and migros
(sorry the next pictures are upside down… I have no idea why…)
I’m not a stranger to haribo (in America the Turkish made haribo were the only gummies without pork gelatin that I could find). The classics are delicious! But there’s also FIZZ haribo! A haribo with a lemon sour sugar coating that is ever so slightly effervescent. The fizz worms are my favorite (not seen here).
Found in bakals, some A101, Kipa, and Migros
I’m not big on chocolate, but these are really good. Cookies with milk chocolate stars and white chocolate filling. They’re a bit rich but perfect when you have a craving. They are my favorite chocolate cookie.
Found in some bakals, Kipa, and migros
Not your momma’s rice cakes. These are a mix of corn and rice that look like standard rice cakes, but taste like lightly salted, no butter popcorn. A good snack for those wanting something salty but low calorie.
Found in migros.
Most of these can probably be found in Kipa or any other large general store, but I never bothered to check for anything but the ones listed as “found in kipa”.
I’ll probably have a few installments of this as I eat more and more junk :).