Poppy seeds are widely used as a spice and decoration in-and-on top of many baked goods and pastries. In North America, they are used in and on many food items such as poppy seed muffins, rusk, bagels, bialys, and cakes. Poppy seeds are “must-have ingredient” because of their amazing flavor and crunchy texture. Poppy seeds can also be used like sesame seeds, added to hamburger buns or to make a bar of candy. The bars are made from boiled seeds mixed with sugar or with honey. This is especially common in the Balkans, Greece, and even in the cuisines of former Austro-Hungarian countries.