6 Latin candies in honor of National Candy Month
June is National Candy Month!
Which means it's the perfect occasion to reminisce about our favorite candies growing up.
If you're Latino, chances are you've tried at least one of these delicious candies and have fond memories associated with them.
If you haven't tried them, read about our picks and find out what you've been missing out on all these years.
1) Chupa Chups
Now sold in over 150 countries around the world with flavors from cola, macha latte and melon soda, to chocolate, pineapple & coconut and strawberries & cream, these lollipops taste just like the flavors they are named after. A unique feature is the split design of each pop, which offers two tasty flavors at once. Fun fact: The logo was designed by Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí.
Dubbed by some as Mexico's Nutella, Duvalín is straight up frosting. The perfectly filled packet fits in the palm of your hand. Hazelnut frosting and a small spoon is all there is to this simple sweet. For those who want something different, Duvalín is also available in strawberry and vanilla flavors.
3) Vero Mango Paleta Con Chile
This spicy lollipop was a favorite sucker among Mexican kids. Considered the Mexican Tootsie Pop, paletas con chili have a sweet mango center sprinkled with chili powder. Just when you think it's too sweet, you get a spicy surprise. First timers beware.
4) De La Rosa Mazapán
Made from crushed peanuts, sugar, and vanilla flavoring, this 70-year-old Mexican candy came all the way from from Toledo, Spain. While the original Spanish version uses almonds, Mexico's marzipan sweet is a favorite among peanut lovers. It's a bit dry and crumbly, but still manages melt in your mouth.
5) Dulzura Borincana Candies
These tropical-flavored candies are super sweet, very chewy, and you can almost always find them in Puerto Rican households. Dulce de Coco is just one of the many flavors Dulzura Borincana has to offer. Others include guava, mango, coco piña, sweet potato, and sesame seed.
6) Doña Pepe
You'll be able to spot this sweet treat by its colorful candy coating. Doña Pepa is a Peruvian favorite among children and adults alike. The crunchy vanilla cookie is covered with chocolate and tiny sprinkles called "pills" and comes in a two-pack.
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