These Desserts From Around The World Will Give You An International Sugar High — VIDEO
In a world where there are an abundance of differences, the one thing that can really unify us as people, happens to be food. Specifically, desserts from around the world. Why do I say this? Because no matter how tense a situation can get, socially or diplomatically, everyone loves dessert. Everyone. And why wouldn't they? Dessert is a sugary treat that comes as a reward for eating the other stuff before it. You wouldn't catch me eating anything vaguely healthy if it didn't mean I also got cake afterwards.
Growing up in Russia, I developed a liking for a very specific desert. It is called Chak Chak, and like couscous, it's a food so nice they named it twice. Seriously, this dessert is like heaven to me. Made up of dough and honey, this creation is not overly sweet or sugary, but gives just the right amount of sweetness to make my mouth water. It comes from the Tatarstan region of Russia and is considered a national sweet! Basically you just fry a bunch of gum ball-sized dough balls, stack them in a mound and smother them in honey. Can you see why I loved it so much? Now I can only get this dessert in specialty stores around Russian neighborhoods, but they never taste the same. When relatives from Russia come to visit, they always bring it to me as a treat.
Knowing how much I identify with this dessert got me thinking about other countries and what they serve to their people. I know for a fact that you can't really go wrong with the last course of a meal, no matter how hard you try. Luckily for me, the great humans of BuzzFeed put together a video showcasing desserts from around the world. Some of them look downright angelic. Here are some of my favorites:
Brazil welcomes us with a plate full of assorted chocolate truffles. I don't understand how the person making this video had the willpower not to eat all of them right off the bat. I guess that's commitment to education we are lacking in this country!
You cannot go wrong with a dessert that comes with chocolate for dipping on the side. Sign me up for the next taste test, please.
None of these seem familiar to me, but I know I would try them out in a heartbeat. I am not the biggest fan of coconut, but I am willing to take a chance on this.
This is the biggest wildcard in the bunch for me. Marzipan seems like something out of a fairytale, so I am hesitant but hopeful. It looks so colorful that I don't even really care if it taste that good.
Watch the full video of desserts you should try next, here!