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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Mexican Candy

Sampling all of the Mexican candy this past week has been an interesting experience. It's very different than the Jolly Ranchers and BlowPops I ate as a kid. I've actually never eaten Tamarind before, and thought it was pretty good. I don't know what to compare it with. It sort of reminds me of the center of a Fig Newton cookie. Except, of course, that it's covered in chili powder.

My favorite Mexican candy so far has been Salsagheti. It's a pack of spaghetti shaped gummies sprinkled with chili power. The first pack I ate, I thought it was pretty darn good. Until I realized there is a packet of salsa at the bottom that you are supposed to cover the "spaghetti" with before you eat it. So, the second pack, was even better. I highly recommend it!

The Mexican version of a BlowPop is called a Rockaleta. As expected it has a gum center, but the hard candy has a spicy element to it. I thought it was decent, but not nearly as cool as the Salsagheti. I'm still not done, though. I still have more candy to eat. Next time, I'll report on how many new cavities I have from all this candy! ;-)


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