Things That Are Sweet

Welcome to our list of things that are sweet!

While sweetness generally refers to a taste, it can also refer to feelings and situations. We’ve done our best to cover all of the different dimensions of “sweetness” in this list of sweet things.

Here’s a visual list of things that are sweet:

Hopefully that visual list of sweet things was useful! Here’s a longer and more descriptive list of things that are sweet:

  • Sugar: A soluble carbohydrate which is used as a sweetener.
  • Ice Cream: A frozen dessert that is traditionally made with dairy products but can also be made with soy, almond or coconut milks.
  • Sorbet: A frozen dessert made from water sweetened with sugar and fruit juice.
  • Macaron: A sweet French dessert consisting of icing sandwiched between two small meringue discs.
  • Popsicle: Also known as an icy pole or an ice pop. A frozen dessert made from an ice block sweetened with sugar, syrups and juice.
  • Meringue: A French dessert traditionally made from egg whites and sugar. Can also be made with aquafaba (chickpea water).
  • Baked Alaska: A dessert consisting of an ice cream and cake topped with meringue.
  • Juice: The sweet liquid pressed from fresh fruits.
  • Sundae: An dessert where ice cream is combined with sauce, syrup, nuts, cream and other toppings.
  • Parfait: A frozen dessert which is centred around a custard-like puree.
  • Banana Split: A dessert where a banana is split lengthways and filled with a scoop of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream. It is topped with sauces, glace cherry and whipped cream.
  • Black Forest Cake: Also known as Black Forest gateau. A layered chocolate sponge cake with cherry sauce between the layers. Commonly topped with cream, icing, cherries and chocolate flakes.
  • Jelly: A clear, wobbly dessert that can sometimes have fruit chunks inside.
  • Molasses: Also known as black treacle. A thick syrup made from refined sugarcane.
  • Treacle: A syrup made from refined sugar. A richer colour than golden syrup and sweeter and lighter than treacle.
  • Flan: Can refer to either a sweet open pie, or a type of creme caramel.
  • Sticky Date Pudding: A dessert made from sponge cake covered in toffee sauce and served with vanilla custard or ice cream on the side.
  • Rhubarb Pie: A sweet pie with rhubarb filling. Generally has a large ratio of sugar to balance out the sharpness of rhubarb.
  • Boston Cream Pie: A dessert from America made from yellow cake layered with custard and/or cream and covered with chocolate glaze.
  • Cherry Pie: A sweet dessert pie filled with tart cherries.
  • Candy: A category of sweet food also known as sweets or lollies. A confection that includes sugar as the main ingredient and can include jelly, soft and hard candies.
  • Sweet Potato Pie: A gently sweet dessert traditionally eaten during holidays. An open pie that can be served with custard.
  • Galette: A flat, round cake that resembles an open pie.
  • Pop Tart: A toaster pastry that generally has a sweet filling within a crumbly pastry shell.
  • Neenish Tart: Also known as a neenish cake. A tart filled with cream, icing sugar paste, lemon and condensed milk. Topped with pink and chocolate icing.
  • Banoffee Pie: An English dessert pie consisting of cream, toffee and bananas.
  • Black Bun: Also known as a Scotch bun. A fruit cake that has been covered with pastry.
  • Bumbleberry Pie: A Canadian dessert pie made with mixed berries. Can also contain apple or rhubarb.
  • Canele: A small French pastry sweetened with vanilla and rum. Filled with custard and has a caramellised crust.
  • Chiffon Cake: A light, fluffy, spongy cake.
  • Derby Pie: A chocolate and walnut tart with a pastry crust.
  • Flapper Pie: A pie filled with vanilla custard and topped with meringue or whipped cream.
  • Manchester Tart: A baked English tart with shortcrust pastry, strawberry jam, custard, coconut flakes and a Maraschino cherry.
  • Millionaire Pie: An American pie made of cream cheese, coconut, Cool Whip, pineapple, pecan nuts and a graham cracker crust.
  • Mississippi Mud Pie: A chocolate dessert pie with chocolate sauce and a chocolate crust. Commonly served with ice cream.
  • Pastafrola: A sweet jam-filled tart covered with shortcrust pastry. Usually filled with things like quince, sugar, sweet potato jam, dulce de leche, strawberry jam or guava.
  • Whoopie Pie: Also known as a Big Fat Oreo, black moon or bob. A cookie with a soft, cakey texture filled with icing.
  • Amandine: A chocolate sponge cake from Romania.
  • Avocado Shake: A milkshake with avocado as the main ingredient.
  • Batik Cake: A Malaysian cake made by mixing broken biscuits, chocolate sauce, Milo and chocolate powder.
  • Battenberg Cake: A patterned sponge cake held together with jam. Covered in marzipan and has a pink and white square pattern when cut open.
  • Blondie: Also known as a blonde brownie. A dense, sweet dessert bar flavoured with vanilla. Can also contain chocolate chips or butterscotch.
  • Butterfly Cake: Also known as a fairy cake or patty cake. A small cake considered to be an appropriate serve for one person. Commonly topped with frosting, sprinkles, fondant and/or other decorations.
  • Carrot Cake: A cake with carrot pieces mixed through the batter. Commonly also has cream cheese frosting and pecans, pineapple or coconut flakes.
  • Charlotte Cake: A trifle dessert which is eaten hot or cold. Also known as an icebox cake. Make of bread, sponge cake and biscuits filled with fruit puree and/or custard. Typically then covered with chocolate sauce.
  • Dadar Gulung: A sweet pandan pancake filled with coconut and palm sugar.
  • Date and Walnut Loaf: A traditional British loaf flavoured with dates and walnuts. Often mixed with treacle or tea, which gives it a dark brown colouring.
  • Dobos Cake: Also known as dobos torte or dobosh. A sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream and covered with caramel. Topped with ground walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts or chestnuts.
  • Jaffa Cake: Small cakes the size of biscuits with a sponge base, a layer of orange jam and a layer of dark chocolate.
  • Ganache: A saucy glaze made from cream and chocolate.
  • Lamington: An Australian sponge cake covered in chocolate sauce and coconut flakes.
  • Magdalena: A Spanish, lemon-flavoured cake.
  • Marble Cake: A cake with dark and light batter swirled together to show a streaky, mottled pattern.
  • Opera Cake: A French cake with layers of almond sponge cake, coffee syrup, ganache and buttercream.
  • Mooncake: A Chinese and Vietnamese pastry traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Commonly filled with red bean or lotus seed paste.
  • Pandan Cake: A light green sponge cake flavoured with pandan.
  • Panettone: An Italian sweet bread usually eaten during Christmas. Flavoured with candied orange, zest, dried and candied fruits.
  • Petit Fours: Small, bite-sized French confectionery.
  • Sugarcane Juice: A species of perennial grasses that can be pressed and refined for sugar.
  • Cordial: A type of chocolate with a sweet liquid filling.
  • Cream Soda: A sweet soft drink with vanilla flavouring.
  • Custard: A sweet, gooey dessert with the consistency of a thick cream.
  • Strawberries: A small, red fruit known for its characteristic sweetness. Has more vitamin C than an orange.
  • Compote: A french dessert where fruit is cooked in sugar syrup with spices. Can be eaten warm or cold.
  • Dates: A soft, fudgy fruit which is used as a sugar substitute in many recipes.
  • Figs: A sweet fruit with a soft texture.
  • Peach Melba: A dessert made of peaches, raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream.
  • Plum Pudding: Also known as Christmas pudding. Has many dried fruits in it and is usually spiced and sweetened with treacle.
  • Maple Syrup: A syrup made from the xylem sap of maple trees. Used as a vegan replacement for honey.
  • Lychee: A small white fruit with a thin red shell. Used in many Asian desserts.
  • Rambutan: A white fruit with a “hairy” red shell.
  • Cotton Candy: A spun sugar candy that looks like cotton.
  • Pineapple: A sweet tropical fruit with a tough, spiky exterior.
  • Passionfruit: A fruit with a gooey, pulpy inside. Has a characteristic purple shell and a sweet smell.
  • Blueberries: Blue-purple berries that are eaten in desserts or in breakfast foods. Can be eaten fresh or dried.
  • Watermelon: A large fruit with juicy red flesh and a thick green rind.
  • Gumdrops: A soft, brightly-coloured candy covered with sugar crystals.
  • Rockmelon: A melon with orange flesh and a light grey rind. Mildly sweet and very juicy.
  • Peach: A fruit with a large pit. Commonly used in desserts and in breakfast foods. Can be eaten fresh or dried.
  • Caramel: A confection made by heating sugar. Can be used as a flavouring, a sauce or a filling.
  • Jam:A spread made of boiled fruit and sugar. Most usually eaten on toast, but can be used as a filling for sweets and cakes.
  • Creme Brulee: Also known as burnt cream or Trinity cream. A dessert with a thick custard base and a surface of hard caramelised sugar.
  • Creme Caramel: Also known as a flan, caramel custard or caramel pudding. A custard dessert with caramel sauce.
  • Apple Crumble: Also known as apple crisp. A mixture of apple, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla topped with rolled oats and brown sugar.
  • Apple: A tart, sweet fruit that comes in red, green and yellow varieties.
  • Grapefruit: A citrus fruit that resembles a large orange.
  • Apple Pie: A dessert pie that is flavoured with apple and cinnamon. Commonly served with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
  • Sultanas: Sun-dried grapes. Usually eaten with breakfast, as an energy snack, or in cakes and pastries.
  • Papaya: Also known as pawpaw. A large orange fruit with many black seeds inside.
  • Pecan Pie: A dessert pie flavoured with pecan nuts. Tastes like caramel.
  • Snickerdoodle: A soft sugar cookie.
  • Dango: A soft Japanese dumpling often served with green tea. Commonly served on skewers and covered with a sweet sauce.
  • Kasutera: Also known as Castella. A soft, creamy sponge cake.
  • Butterscotch: A type of sweet where the main ingredients are butter and sugar.
  • Hundreds and Thousands: Sugar sprinkles designed as edible decoration for baked goods.
  • Pumpkin Pie: A mild, sweet dessert pie filled with pumpkin. Commonly a fall dessert.
  • Rice Pudding: A meal made from rice and milk or water. Commonly sweetened with cinnamon and raisins. A common breakfast food or dessert.
  • Toffee Apple: Also known as candy apples. An apple dipped in a sugary candy coating.
  • Princess Cake: A Swedish cake consisting of layers of sponge cake, pastry cream and whipped cream. The cake is covered with a layer of marzipan and powdered sugar.
  • Bundt Cake: A cake with a tall donut shape.
  • Red Bean Cake: A cake that has been sweetened with red bean paste.
  • Sheet Cake: Large rectangular cake. Dense and is used in making tall layer cakes.
  • Swiss Roll: A layer of sponge cake that has been rolled around a layer of jam and cream or icing.
  • Eccles Cake: A round cake that looks similar to a small pancake. Filled with currants and sometimes topped with sugar.
  • Friand: A small almond cake that is about the size and shape of a cupcake.
  • Bonbon: A small chocolate sweet that usually has a sweet filling.
  • Candy Corn: An American sweet most commonly eaten during Halloween. Small and in the shape of long corn kernels with white, yellow and orange colouring.
  • Caramel Corn: Also known as caramel popcorn. Popcorn coated in a sweet caramel candy shell.
  • Choco Pie: A snack cake consisting of marshmallow sandwiched between two round layers of cake and covered in chocolate.
  • Chutney: A fruit preserve commonly made from sweet, tart fruits like tomato or mango.
  • Cranberry Sauce: A thick sauce made from cranberries. Usually eaten at Christmas.
  • Gobstoppers: A round hard candy which is designed to dissolve slowly in the mouth rather than being chewed.
  • Fruit Preserve: A condiment made from fruit that has been preserved in sugar and sometimes acid.
  • Bread and Butter Pudding: A soft pudding with layers of buttered bread, raisins and vanilla custard.
  • Apricot: A small fruit with a fuzzy skin like a peach and a large pit.
  • Marmalade: Fruit preserves made specifically from citrus fruits, usually including the rind.
  • Honeydew Melon: Also known as a green melon. A mildly sweet melon with green flesh and a light grey rind.
  • Mandarin: A citrus fruit that is easily peeled and segmented.
  • Kulfi: A frozen dessert that is also known as Qulfi. Looks like ice cream and has a similar taste, but with a creamier texture.
  • Rum Baba: A small yeast cake soaked in syrup and liquor. Sometimes also filled or topped with cream.
  • Snowball Cake: Small, round chocolate cakes filled with cream and covered in marshmallow frosting and coconut flakwas
  • Wedding Cake: A typically tiered cake with white frosting served at weddings.
  • Yule Log: A cake in the shape of a log traditionally eaten at Christmas.
  • Hot Cross Bun: A spiced bun, usually with currants or raisins inside. Traditionally eaten during Easter.
  • Lotus Seed Bun: A steamed bun filled with sweet lotus seed paste.
  • Biscotti: Italian almond biscuits that are cooked twice.
  • Wafer: A thin, light cookie that is crisp and dry.
  • Kaya Toast: Toast served with pandan and coconut jam.
  • Apple Sauce: A thick sauce made from apples and usually cinnamon.
  • Fudge Sauce: A rich sauce with a liquid fudge texture.
  • Plum Sauce: A thick sauce with sweet and sour flavouring. Usually accompanies deep-fried dishes.
  • Cookie Butter: A condiment made mostly from cookie crumbs and sugar.
  • Dulce de Leche: A sauce made of sweetened milk.
  • Maple Butter: Also known as maple cream or maple spread. A condiment made by heating maple syrup and beating it to change the consistency.
  • Marshmallow Cream: Also called marshmallow fluff or marshmallow spread. A condiment made to be similar in taste and texture to marshmallow.
  • Fruit Curd: A dessert spread typically made from citrus fruit. Tends to be a balance between sweet and tart.
  • Melonpan: A sweet Japanese bun filled with melon paste and covered in a thin layer of biscuit dough.
  • Agave Syrup: Sugary syrup that comes from agave plants.
  • Cherry Smash: A syrup made from cherry syrup mixed with other fruit flavours.
  • Apple Molasses: A thick treacle made from processing apples.
  • Pomegranate Molasses: A thick treacle made from processing pomegranates.
  • Date Honey: A caramel made out of crushed dates.
  • Golden Syrup: Also known as light treacle. A thick form of sugar syrup.
  • Grape Syrup: A syrup made from concentrated grape juice.
  • Palm Syrup: A syrup make from the sap of palm trees.
  • Rose Syrup: A water sweetened by steeping rose petals.
  • Cane Syrup: A syrup made by pressing sugarcane.
  • Sorghum: A subfamily of sugarcane.
  • Taffy: A type of chewy, stretchy candy.
  • Danish: A multilayered pastry that commonly has fruit, jam, or other sweet fillings or toppings.
  • Florentine: A biscuit which is made of nuts and fruit then coated on one side with dark chocolate.
  • Bahulu: A small cake commonly eaten during Eid and Chinese New Year.
  • Banbury Cake: A flat, spiced pastry that is stuffed with currants.
  • Bear Claw: A pastry usually filled with almond paste. Named for the shape, which is similar to a bear’s toes.
  • Beaver Tail: Pieces of fried dough that are stretched to resemble a beaver’s tail.
  • Birnbrot: A Swiss pastry log that has a dried pear centre.
  • Chouquette: A choux pastry that is topped with pearl sugar.
  • Cream Horn: An open pastry horn filled with cream or custard.
  • Crepes Suzette: Thin crepes topped with lemon and icing sugar.
  • Cronut: A mix between a croissant and a donut.
  • Fig Roll: Also known as a fig bar. A biscuit log that is filled with fig paste.
  • Jalebi: Also known as zulbia, jilapi, and zalabia. A deep fried batter soaked in sugar syrup.
  • Krempita: A type of vanilla or custard slice.
  • Miguelitos: A puff pastry stuffed with cream.
  • Milhoja: A dessert composed of many stacked layers of puff pastry. They can be layered with sugar, vanilla, or dulce de leche.
  • Moorkop: A profiterole filled with whipped cream and topped with either white or dark chocolate, a tangerine slice and a pineapple piece.
  • Pain au Chocolat: A French chocolate croissant.
  • Palmier: Also known as a pig’s ear, elephant ear or palm heart. A French pastry in a round heart or butterfly shape.
  • Pan Dulce: A sweet pastry bread.
  • Pineapple Bun: A bun filled with pineapple paste and sugar.
  • Pineapple Cake: A sweet pastry containing pineapple jam.
  • Suncake: Small, round cakes with malt sugar filling and a flaky crust. Can be dissolved in hot water to make a sweet porridge.
  • Sweetheart Cake: Also known as marriage pie. A thin, flat pastry with a filling of winter melon, almond paste, sesame and five spice.
  • Taiyaki: A Japanese cake shaped like a fish and filled with red bean paste. Can also be filled with custard, cheese, sweet potato or chocolate.
  • Welsh Cake: Also known as bakestones or pics. A type of griddlecake with spices, currants and castor sugar.
  • Shortcake: A sweet, crumbly cake or biscuit.
  • Fondue: Melted chocolate that is used as a sauce for strawberries, churros, marshmallows and crackers.
  • Pumpernickel: A dense and slightly sweet rye bread.
  • Teacake: An English sweet bun that contains dried fruit.
  • Iced Bun: Also known as a Swiss bun or iced finger. A long bread bun with white or pink icing sugar glaze and sometimes dessicated coconut.
  • Lassi: A yoghurt drink that is commonly flavoured with mango.
  • Sticky Bun: A sweet breakfast or dessert roll that can contain brown sugar or cinnamon.
  • Cream Bun: A round bun containing cream and sometimes custard.
  • Glace Cherries: Cherries preserved in sugar syrup.
  • London Bun: A square bun that is flavoured with currants and topped with sugar.
  • Bombe: An ice cream frozen in a round mould.
  • Pumpkin Soup: A thick soup made from pumpkin. Commonly eaten with sweet corn and cream.
  • Death by Chocolate: A category of desserts that involve a lot of chocolate or cocoa as the main ingredient.
  • Mango: A sweet, juicy fruit with a large pit.
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte: A chai latte flavoured with pumpkin and syrup.
  • Smoothie: A thick drink with fruit, ice cream and sometimes yoghurt.
  • Bubble Tea: Also known as boba, pearl milk tea or boba tea. A tea sweetened with brown sugar and served with tapioca balls.
  • Nutella: A sweet spread made with hazelnuts and cocoa.
  • Pineapple Upside-Down Cake: A cake baked with the toppings at the bottom of the pan.
  • Peach Cobbler: Peaches covered with batter and baked.
  • Candied Orange: Oranges preserved in sugar syrup.
  • S’mores: Marshmallows melted with chocolate and graham crackers.
  • Cupcakes: Also known as a fairy cake or patty cake. A small cake intended to be the serving size for one person. Commonly iced or frosted.
  • Muffins: A cake that is larger and denser than a cupcake. Marketed as a healthier sort of cake, but still sweet.
  • Rice Krispie: Bars of puffed rice and marshmallow. Can be topped with chocolate, sprinkles and nuts.
  • Cake Pop: Pieces of cake rolled together into a ball and dipped in chocolate. Stuck on a stick like a lollipop.
  • Cinnamon Roll: Soft bread buns flavoured with icing and cinnamon.
  • Angel’s Food Cake: Also known as angel cake. A light sponge cake that uses no butter and has a very fluffy texture.
  • Funnel Cake: Deep fried batter served with powdered sugar, jam, chocolate, cinnamon and fruit.
  • Churro: Deep fried pastry dough sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Commonly eaten with chocolate sauce or dulce de leche.
  • Fruitcake: A dense cake studded with raisins, currants and glace cherries. Commonly eaten during Christmas.
  • Gingersnap: Crunchy biscuits flavoured with ginger, cinnamon, sugar and cloves.
  • Frozen Yoghurt: Yoghurt that has been frozen. Commonly eaten with fruit, syrup, nuts and other toppings.
  • Ice Cream Cake: Ice cream frozen in the shape of a cake. Commonly involves multiple flavours.
  • Hot Fudge Sundae: Balls of ice cream topped with whipped cream, nuts and chocolate syrup.
  • Key Lime Pie: A pie made with lime juice and condensed milk.
  • Lemon Meringue Pie: A meringue pie flavoured with lemon.
  • Ladyfinger: Sweet sponge cakes in the shape of large fingers.
  • Pound Cake: A cake that is made with a pound of flour, butter, eggs and sugar.
  • Fried Ice Cream: Ice cream that is breaded and deep-fried.
  • Marshmallow Pie: An open pastry shell topped with marshmallow fluff.
  • Neopolitan: A type of ice cream that layers strawberry, chocolate and vanilla ice cream.
  • Nougat: A confection that commonly comes in type types: soft and chewy or crunchy and brittle. Made with sugar, roasted nuts and candied fruit.
  • Marzipan: A malleable sweet made out of almond meal and sugar or honey. Commonly used for decorating desserts.
  • Cherry: A small red fruit with a tart, sweet taste. Known for its intense colour and commonly used in desserts.
  • Grape: Small fruits that come in green and red varieties. Can be enjoyed fresh, eaten as dried sultanas, or fermented in wine.
  • Guava: A tropical fruit with green skin and pink flesh.
  • Plum: A fruit with a sweet and sour taste. Has reddish/purple skin and yellow flesh. Commonly used in pies and tarts.
  • Cheesecake: A sweet cake with multiple layers – usually a biscuit base and a soft, creamy top layer.
  • Christmas Pudding: Also known as plum pudding. A dense, bready pudding that is spiced and mixed with currants and berries. Commonly topped with holly berries and leaves.
  • Vanilla: A spice taken from vanilla orchids. Commonly used to flavour cakes, ice creams and other desserts.
  • Pawpaw: Also known as papaya. A large orange fruit with small black seeds.
  • Sago: A common name for small tapioca pearls mixed with coconut milk, fruit pieces and syrup.
  • Roll Cake: A sheet cake layered with jam and cream before being rolled into a log and cut into slices.
  • Clementine: A citrus hybrid between mandarins and oranges.
  • Kumquat: A small fruit-bearing, flowering tree with citrus fruits the size of olives.
  • Quince: A fruit that is similar in appearance to a pear. Commonly used in sweet pies.
  • Chocolate: Roasted and ground cacao seeds mixed with milk and sugar.
  • Cranberries: A sweet berry that is commonly eaten as a sweetened preserve.
  • Acai Berries: Sweet, nutritious red berries considered a superfood.
  • Baklava: A dense, rich dessert pastry made with layers of filo pastry, nuts and syrup.
  • Custard Apple: Fruits with soft, aromatic flesh that tastes like traditional custard.
  • Raspberries: A small, soft berry with an intensely sweet flavour. Commonly eaten in jams, pies, tarts and preserved as a sauce or compote.
  • Brownie: A dense cake which commonly has nuts and a fudgy sauce. Usually eaten with cream or ice cream.
  • Cannoli: Pastries in the shape of a tube filled with cream, custard or sauce.
  • Hedgehog: A raw bar similar to a chocolate brownie. Usually layered with nuts or puffed rice.
  • Lemon Tart: A generally small tart filled with lemon custard.
  • Cinnabon: A brand of baked good that sells cinnamon rolls.
  • Chendol: An Asian dessert consisting of green jelly, sweetcorn, red beans, rock sugar and coconut milk.
  • Profiterole: A pastry shell filled with cream or custard and topped with dark chocolate.
  • Pavlova: A meringue-style cake topped with fruit and whipped cream.
  • Knafeh: A dessert made of filo pastry or semolina soaked in sweet syrup and topped with clotted cream or nuts.
  • Cookie: A sweet biscuit that comes in chewy and brittle varieties.
  • Donuts: Deep-fried dough which is covered in cinnamon sugar and sometimes other flavoured icings.
  • Lava Cake: A chocolate cake filled with fluid chocolate sauce.
  • Dutch Pancake: Small pancakes covered in icing sugar. Can be covered in chocolate syrup or honey.
  • Gelato: Airless ice cream.
  • Gulab Jamun: Dumplings soaked in a sugar syrup.
  • Ice Cream Float: Soft drink served with a scoop of ice cream.
  • Tulumba: Deep friend batter soaked in syrup
  • Coconut Sugar: Sugar derived from processed coconuts.
  • Stevia: A sugar substitute derived from a plant.
  • Pomegranate: A fruit with sweet red seeds and a thick rind.
  • Oranges: A sweet citrus fruit with a thick pith.
  • Nectarines: A stone fruit that is similar to a peach, but lacking the fuzzy exterior.
  • Tamarind: A pod-like fruit with a tangy, sweet pulp.
  • Persimmon: A fruit that looks similar to a tomato, but orange rather than red. Has a mild, sweet caramel flavour.
  • Tangerine: A citrus fruit that is a hybrid of mandarins and oranges.
  • Goji Berry: Also known as wolfberry. Considered to be a health food and used to add sweetness to traditional soups.
  • Loganberry: A hybrid mix between blackberries and raspberries.
  • Mulberry: A wild, sweet berry that is commonly used in jams, tarts and preserves.
  • Eclair: A long pastry filled with cream or custard and topped with dark chocolate.
  • Souffle: An egg-based dish that is fluffy with a crisp top.
  • Strudel: A layered pastry with a sweet filling that is usually topped with icing sugar and cinnamon.
  • Suet Pudding: A pudding that is made with suet, wheat flour, breadcrumb and dried fruits.
  • Fruit Tart: A tart that is filled with some kind of fruit preserve, and sometimes cream or custard.
  • Tiramisu: A coffee-flavoured dessert consisting of ladyfingers soaked in coffee and layered with egg, sugar, mascarpone and cocoa.
  • Blackberry: A small, sweet berry with dark purple colouring.
  • Boysenberry: A small berry with a dark maroon colour.
  • Noah Pudding: Also known as Ashure. A sweet dessert porridge made of grains, fruits and nuts.
  • Plantains: A type of sweet banana.
  • Ice Kachang: An Asian dessert that involves red bean, sweet corn, shaved ice, sugar syrup and jelly.
  • Currants: Dried grapes.
  • Rhubarb: A vegetable with a red stem and green leaves. The stalks are commonly cooked with sugar and used in pies and tarts.
  • Red Velvet: A chocolate layer cake with red colouring.
  • Anzac Cookie: A sweet biscuit primarily made of oats, sugar, margarine and golden syrup. Can also have sultanas or dried berries mixed through.
  • Panna Cotta: Cream that is sweetened and thickened with gelatin. Can also be flavoured with coffee, vanilla or caramel.
  • Oatmeal Cookies: Cookies made with oatmeal. Commonly flavoured with honey or maple syrup.
  • Peanut Brittle: Hard sugar candy with peanuts.
  • Peanut Butter Cookie: Cookies with peanut butter and peanuts as the main flavouring ingredient.
  • Praline: A sweet made with nuts, sugar and cream. Commonly has a chocolate outer shell.
  • Scones: A baked good served with butter, jam and cream.
  • Sponge Cake: A light, fluffy cake that is commonly layered with cream and jam.
  • Sugar Cookie: A soft cookie with the main flavourings being vanilla and sugar.
  • Chocolate Truffles: A small chocolate ball with a ganache centre. Can also be covered in nuts or filled with flavoured fondant.
  • Sago Pudding: Sago mixed with coconut cream, fruit pieces and somtimes jelly.
  • Apple Turnover: A sealed pastry with apple pieces and cinnamon inside.
  • Syrup: A viscous condiment consisting mostly of sugar water.
  • Yoghurt: A bacterial fermentation of milk. commonly flavoured with fruit or honey or vanilla.
  • Waffles: Batter cooked between two patterned hotplates. Generally eaten with cream, ice cream, maple syrup, chocolate sauce and berries.
  • Torte:A German cake which is dense and multilayered. Has layers of whipped cream, buttercream, mouse, jam and fruit.
  • Trifle: A layer of sponge cakes soaked in wine and topped with custard and/or whipped cream.
  • Crepes: A thin French pancake.
  • Pancakes: A griddle cake commonly eaten either as dessert or as a breakfast food. Usually eaten with berries, maple syrup, whipped cream and/or ice cream.
  • Ice Cream Sandwich: Ice cream sandwiched between two biscuits or cookies.
  • Eggnog: A creamy, chilled drink with a vanilla custard flavour.
  • Oatmeal Cookie: A cookie made most of oatmeal.
  • Choc Chip Cookie: A vanilla cookie that has choc chips in it.
  • Energy Drinks: A beverage intended as an energy pick me up. Tends to be high in sugar and caffeine.
  • Fruit Tea: Tea that is brewed using dried fruit and flowers rather than tea leaves.
  • Fondant: A thick icing commonly used to decorate cakes. Can be made with a very smooth finish.
  • Babka: A bread that is braided and mixed with chocolate, cinnamon and fruit.
  • Cream Pie: A pie filled with thick custard. It can be flavoured with vanilla, lemon, peanut butter, lime or banana.
  • Lokma: Also known as lukumades. Greek pastries that are deep fried and soaked in syrup or honey before being coated with cinnamon or other ingredients (like chocolate syrup, nuts or ice cream).
  • Brigadeiro: Traditional Brazilian desserts that are small and round, like truffles. Made of condensed milk, butter and cocoa powder. Covered in chocolate sprinkles.
  • Crostata: A baked tart or pie with an open face.
  • Tong Sui: A warm, sweet Cantonese soup.
  • Cassata: A traditional Sicilian dessert. A sponge cake sprinkled with fruit juice and liquer. Layered with candied fruit and ricotta.
  • Banana Bread: A dense cake made with banana and sometimes chocolate chips.
  • Mochi: A soft Japanese rice cake which usually has a sweet paste inside.
  • Monaka: Azuki bean jam or paste between two mochi wafers.
  • Dorayaki: Red bean paste between two small pancakes.
  • Sfogliatella: Also known as a lobster tail. A shell-shaped pastry.
  • Granita: Finely crushed ice mixed with syrup, fruit juice and sugar.
  • Lollipop: Hard sugar candy attached to a stick.
  • Mousse: A soft, aerated dessert that is commonly flavoured with chocolate, caramel or fruit.
  • Marshmallows: A soft, gelatinous sweet that is usually vanilla flavoured. Can also be strawberry flavoured or filled with jam.
  • Frosting: A sweet, sugary glaze that is usually used as a topping for cakes. Also known as icing.
  • Lemonade: A fizzy lemon flavoured drink.
  • Malt: A cereal grain that is used to add texture and sweetness to milkshakes, ice cream and other desserts.
  • Hot Chocolate: A hot, cocoa-flavoured drink.
  • Chai: Black tea infused with herbs and spices.
  • Rosewater: Water infused with rose petals.
  • Turkish Delight: Also known as lokum. Soft candy which can be flavoured with dates, pistachios, hazelnuts or rosewater (the most common kind).
  • Iced Chocolate: A cold dairy drink flavoured with cocoa. Has a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Whipped Cream: Cream that is whipped and aerated until it is light and fluffy.
  • Red Bull: A sweet energy drink.
  • Gingerbread: A crisp biscuit which is flavoured with ginger and spices. Commonly in the shape of a person and eaten during Christmas.
  • Varenye: A whole-fruit preserve.
  • Berocca: Tablets that are dissolved into water to make a sweet energy drink.
  • Mille Feuille: A French pastry with many crispy layers stacked between cream, custard and fruits.
  • Madeleines: A small, traditional French sponge cakes in the shape of shells.
  • Fuze: A sweet iced tea brand.
  • Sprite: A fizzy lemon-lime drink.
  • Ginger Beer: A fizzy drink flavoured with ginger. Not actually alcoholic.
  • Watermelon Cooler: A watermelon flavoured cocktail.
  • Cola: A soft drink with vanilla, cinnamon and citrus flavouring.
  • Beetroot: An edible root known for its staining red juice.
  • Fruit Punch: Mixed fruit juices with ice, alcohol and herbs.
  • Milkshake: A cold creamy drink consisting of ice cream, flavoured syrup, and some kind of milk. Can also be served with malt.
  • Cherry Tomatoes: Small tomatoes with an intense flavour.
  • Cucumber: A vine plant that grows long, juicy fruits. A mild, sweet taste used in drinks, to flavour water, and to give a sweet scent to cosmetics.
  • Jellybeans: Small sugar candies with a hard shell in the shape of beans. Comes in many flavours.
  • Chocolate Milk: Milk flavoured with cocoa powder.
  • Strawberry Milk: Milk flavoured with strawberry syrup.
  • Banana Milk: Banana-flavoured milk.
  • Caramel Milk: Milk flavoured with caramel.
  • Condensed Milk: Milk where about 60% of the water has been removed. Very viscous and sweet.
  • Fudge: A chewy, thick sugar candy made with sugar, milk and butter.
  • Pumpkin: A type of winter squash with a thick, tough rind. Used as a flavouring in healthy, sugar-free desserts.
  • Sweet Potato: A starchy root vegetable with a mildly sweet taste.
  • Capsicum: Also known as bell peppers. Comes in yellow, green and red varieties. A crunchy, sweet fruit used in salads and stir fries.
  • Chutney: A condiment that commonly uses preserved fruit as a flavouring (like tomato or mango).
  • Yam: A root vegetable commonly used in Asian desserts.
  • Taro: A root vegetable that is very similar to yam, but varies more in colour.
  • Passionfruit Martini: Martini flavoured with passionfruit pulp.
  • White Peach Julep: An alcoholic cocktail flavoured with peach juice.
  • Strawberry Pom Mojito: A cocktail flavoured with strawberry juice and syrup.
  • Pina Colada: A coconut and pineapple flavoured cocktail.
  • Bellini: A peach-flavoured cocktail.
  • Blackberry Vanilla Lemonade: Lemonade mixed with vanilla extract and blackberry juice.
  • Margarita: A lime and orange-flavoured cocktail.
  • Sticky Rice: Rice mixed with coconut cream to make it sticky.
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding: A moist sponge cake soaked in toffee sauce and usually served with vanilla custard or ice-cream.
  • Sangria: A fruity punch commonly served with chopped fruit.
  • Peach Schnapps: Peach-flavoured liquer.
  • Midori: A sweet melon-flavoured alcohol with a distinctive green colour.
  • Baileys: An Irish cream liquer flavoured with cocoa and cream.
  • Passion Pop: A cheap alcohol which is carbonated and mixed with juice.
  • Daiquiri: A type of cocktail mixed with citrus juice, rum and sugar.
  • Booza: A frozen dairy dessert originating from the Middle East.
  • Maple Taffy: A sugar candy made by boiling maple sap past the point of becoming maple syrup.
  • Sherbet: A flavoured fizzy powder.
  • Snow Cone: Shaved ice flavoured with syrup and served in a paper or plastic cone.
  • Dippin’ Dots: Flash frozen ice cream in the shape of small dots.
  • Choux Pastry: A pastry dough made of water, flour, eggs and butter.
  • Cream Puff: A crispy pastry filled with cream and sometimes also custard.
  • Lotus Biscoff: Also known as cookie butter. A spread made mostly from cookie crumbs, flour and sugar.
  • Mai Tai: A rum-based cocktail with lime juice and syrup.
  • Froot Loops: Sugary cereal in the shape of colourful O’s.
  • Oreos: Vanilla cream sandwiched between two chocolate biscuits.
  • Nice Biscuit: A rectangular biscuit which can be either plain or coconut flavoured.
  • Shortbread: A crumbly, buttery biscuit.
  • Gummy Bears: Gelatinous candies in the shape of small bears.
  • Fairy Bread: Bread topped with butter and hundreds and thousands.
  • Licorice: A confectionery based on anise. Commonly black or dark purple in flavour.
  • Sour Gummies: Gummy candy which is sour and covered in large sugar crystals.
  • Chewing Gum: A soft, chewy candy available in fruity and minty flavours. Made to be chewed for long periods of time.
  • Corn Syrup: A sweet food syrup derived from corn.
  • Haw Flakes: Small, circular Chinese sweets made from hawthorn fruits.
  • Nata de Coco: Also known as coconut gel. A translucent and chewy jelly made by fermenting coconut water.
  • Pez: An Austrian hard candy with associated branded dispensers.
  • Toffee: A chewy candy made of caramelised sugar or molasses.
  • Candy Cane: A hard candy in the shape of a cane, commonly eaten during Christmas. Is white with red and sometimes green stripes and has a minty flavour.
  • Twizzlers: A chewy red licorice with strawberry flavouring.
  • Musk Sticks: A hard candy in the shape of a ridged pink stick with. afloral aroma. Made of semi-soft fondant.
  • Rocky Road: A dessert made of chocolate, marshmallow, nuts and sometimes dried berries.
  • Cinnamon: A sweet aromatic spice commonly used as a flavouring in hot drinks and desserts.
  • Barley Drink: Sugar and barley mixed together. Can be enjoyed hot or cold.
  • Snow Ice: Also known as shaved ice.

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