5 Made-In-America Munchies To Ring In The Fourth Of July

To celebrate Canada Day last week, we profiled a gallery of the best made-in-Canada munchies. But there's no doubt that America has cornered the market for marijuana snacks. To celebrate Independence Day, enjoy one of the guilty pleasures that we wish we had in Canada.

5. White Castle burgers

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There are a number of American fast food chains that don't have franchises in Canada: In-N-Out Burger and Jack in the Box are just two of the many dining options that aren't available up north. But we're most intrigued with the square sliders available at White Castle - thanks to the mystique that Harold & Kumar lent the fast-food chain. We'd take a road trip to find out what they're like, but we're worried about possible run-ins with Neil Patrick Harris.

4. Sugary cereals

For a Canadian, walking through American grocery stores is like Dorothy's trek through the woods of Oz: Apple Jacks, Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Puffs - oh my! Those are just a few of the sugary cereals that we can't get up north. And we don't have nearly as many varieties of Cap'n Crunch or Rice Krispies. America is the land of opportunity indeed.

3. Totino's Pizza Rolls

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Sure, we've got Hot Pockets and the made-in-Canada Pizza Pops up north. But we're frozen out of the Totino's Pizza Rolls market. And that's particularly unfair considering the brand has a line of Canadian bacon rolls. You're making a buck off our name but not sharing any of the product? That's testing the limits of Canadian politeness, Totino's.

2. Funyuns

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Along with White Castle sliders, Funyuns are almost legendary among American munchies. Don't believe us? Well, take a look at the Oakland Museum of California's cannabis culture exhibit, which features Funyuns among other munchies staples. But at least we have ketchup and all-dressed chips to console us.

1. Edibles

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Alright, we're cheating with this one since edibles aren't available everywhere in America. But you can't buy them anywhere (legally) in Canada. So no pot brownies for us. And even medical marijuana patients have to make their own edibles using oils purchased through Health Canada's legal growers. But hopefully that will change in the near future.

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It’s no secret that my husband and I are longtime cannabis and hemp advocates. We’ve cheered as the majority of Americans have come around to supporting legalization, and applauded as cannabis law reform spreads from state to state. Still, decades of prohibitionist propaganda have left many in the dark about the powerful wellness potential of these long-demonized plants.

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