Wednesday, March 21, 2012

spaghetti night, aka. mexican candy night





last saturday rcg and i went over to a friend's house

to have some spaghetti and meatballs -- 
which was absolutely delicious --
but what we really got out of the night 
was an education in mexican candy.



our friends have two kids
so they know candy.



so we learned about candy.



 

duvalín:
almond, strawberry, and vanilla icing


you can just buy little packets of icing
with tiny spoons.
like dunkaroos, 
but without the added benefit of cookies
to dip in it. 

it was a little intense.
and totally sweet.



cajeta quemada:
caramel icing
 
same deal as the duvalín,
it's icing, 
but caramel flavored.






pelon mini:
tamarind and chamoy gel



i never would have tried this one on my own,
it is just too ridiculous. 

it's like a push up
(one of my faves)
 but filled with a spicy tamarind gel.


freaking awesome. 




tueni:
chewy lime square

basically a mexican version 
of the now and later.
only chewier.






animal's candy:
flavored hard candies


these are pretty boring,
but i can see their benefit --
you need candy, 
but you don't want too much
so you just eat one or two.
you can suck on it or bite it,
depending on your mood.







bubu lubu:
chocolate covered marshmallow 
and strawberry flavored jelly.


the jelly is fashioned after a turkish delight--
it's hard, not gooey. 
and the marshmallow is also hard
rather than gooey. 

so not the best candy ever,
but it'll do in a pinch.


mini mamut:
chocolate covered graham cracker cookies
with a marshmallow center.

it's basically a pre-made s'more.

seriously awesome.






gudu:
caramel lollipop with chili


it's a lollipop
but not a traditional one.

it is chewy,
sweet,
and spicy,
and delicious.






it was a very informative night.
and a very tasty one.