Many Mexican candies balance sweetness with savory and spicy flavors, such as Vero Mango, a fruity lollipop covered with a salty chile paste coating. Creamy cows' or goats' milk caramel shows up sandwiched between wheat wafers in obleas and rolled with chopped pecans in Glorias candies.
Striped coconut cookies, lime- and chile-spiked chips and tamarind fruit leather bars are a few other snacks that use some of my favorite flavors, reminding me that I need to be a little more adventurous the next time I pop into the corner store.
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Do you have any favorite Mexican sweets or snacks?
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