I believe that candy and desserts are one of the few areas were strong cultural differences still live on. Thai, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and American food have conquered the world and anybody knows what sushi, burgers, and ketchup is now. But I think candy has a long way to go to become more global, at least candy outside of the chocolate main stream.
So, for your food education, here is some typical Swedish candy that you can't really buy in the US or other countries of the world (the northern parts of EU excepted).
First, Swedes love licorice, and they love salty, sour or very fruity candy. Generally speaking, American candy of today is either supersweet (sickly sweet), or chocolatey, and that is different from the Swedish candy. Swedes also like mixes of flavors (salt & sour, etc.).
Turkisk peppar ('Turkish peppar'). Horribly hot-spicy hard licorice candy with a dry powdery inside with ammonium chloride (salmiak) powder. Great!
Then there is of course Swedish fish - WHICH DOES NOT EXIST IN SWEDEN. This is the American version of Swedish fruity, chewy, sugary candy, which in Sweden comes in many shapes and forms, not just red fish. The most common are 'sega råttor' (= chewy rats), which often are green, yellow, red or maybe even in black (licorice). Oh, and this custom of calling non-black things licorice as you do in the US, that doesn't exist in Sweden. Licorice is always black and always has true licorice plant extract in it.