Wordless Wednesday: Fruta cristalizada

I’ve always been fascinated by frutas cristalizadas (candied fruits). I spotted these in the Mercado de Coyoacán a few weeks ago during my visit to Mexico City. Pictured clockwise from left: naranjas (oranges) that were hollowed out, tunas verdes y rojas (green and red prickly pears), chabacanos (apricots) and higos (figs). My favorite kind is calabaza cristalizada (candied pumpkin), and I brought back a big piece that I don’t plan to share.

  • What’s your favorite kind of fruta cristalizada?

Wordless Wednesday: Moritas

If you haven’t noticed, I have a bit of an obsession with Mexican candies. Here’s another one of my finds, Moritas. They’re soft, sour gomitas that taste like blackberries and strawberries. They’re not the same kind of chewy consistency you’d expect from gummy bears, and they have a sort of crunchy, sweet, flavored coating of sugar dots. I haven’t had these in Mexico, but I’ve eaten something similar there and figured I’d like these too. My instincts usually don’t steer me wrong, and this was no exception–I’m headed back to the store this week to pick up another little bag.

  • Can you think of any other sweet and sour candies from Mexico?

Wordless Wednesday: Get Kranky

I love these candies not only because of their name, but also because I usually love chocolate-covered anything! My cuñada introduced me to this particular candy on a family vacation last year. They’re chocolate-covered cornflakes and they’re crunchy and perfectly sweet. I found them in my local Mexican grocery store over the weekend and had to buy a little bag to show her. Maybe this is one more thing to convince her to come visit me this year!

  • Have you had this sweet treat?

Wordless Wednesday: Disfrútalo bien frío

Yesterday my friend Tracy from Latinaish clued me in that the maker of one of my favorite Mexican candy bars, Bubu Lubu, is on Twitter! As we were telling a mutual friend, we both use the same Bubu Lubu buying strategy: one for now and one to stick in the refrigerator for later. At one of the local supermercados where I do my grocery shopping, they have both the room-temperature candy bars and a special little display in the refrigerator case by the checkout line that are already nice and cold. Not familiar with Bubu Lubu? It’s a candy bar with marshmallow inside, topped with a strawberry-flavored jelly and covered in chocolate.

  • How do you like your Bubu Lubu?
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