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A beginner’s guide to Mexican candy


The vast and delicious universe of Mexican candy can’t be properly addressed in one mere article, but this is an attempt to, at the very least, give an overview of the tastes, textures and kinds of flavors All candy has sugar. What Mexican candy brings, in addition to that, is plenty of salt and spice.

Have you ever had a Michelada? Bought mango covered in lime, salt and chile from a fruit cart? Tried fruity, fermented chamoy, which seems to stimulate almost every taste bud on your tongue simultaneously? These are the kinds of flavors you can come to expect — and love — in Mexican candy.

As part of the “research” for this story, I corralled my colleagues Gustavo Arellano, Cody Long and Brittny Mejia into eating a mountain of…

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