A very simple guide to the many wonderful flavors of Mexican Candy! You will be surprised to see which flavors are popular.
(Descriptions From Left to Right)
- Prickly Pear Candy – Tunas (green)
Tunas are the pretty pink bulbs that grow out of the cactus plant and are also known as prickly pear.
- Quince Jam – Membrillo (brown)
This delicious quince jam is also known as membrillo and pairs extremely well with manchego cheese or any cheese for that matter. Cut a slice off and add it to your next grilled cheese and you will swear you’ve been to Nirvana.
- Candied Chilacayote (white)
Chilacayote is part of the squash family known for it’s white flesh and black seeds and taste even better candied.
- Sweet Potato – Camote (orange)
If you are a fan of sweet potato, then this is a must try. This candied fruit is better known as “camote” throughout Mexico.
Obleas are one of my favorites. Two paper thin wafers sandwich cajeta which is goat’s milk caramel. Yes, yes, yes!!!!
- Cocada – Milk Coconut Candy (white)
Hands down the most popular of all the Mexican candy….. a simple coconut bar holds the key to many hearts.
- Dulce De Manzana – Apple (orange)
Cut in half, and candied as is. Crunch through for a delicious treat you’ll never want to be without.
- Limones Rellenos De Coco – Coconut Stuffed Limes (green)
This is one of the most genius creations this planet knows. A very thin key lime peel is candied and then stuffed with sweet candied coconut. The combination is exotic and sublime (no pun intended). It’s said to have been one of Frida Kahlo’s favorites, and I know exactly why.
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