I grew up visiting Tijuana, Mexico, every weekend of my childhood. I even lived there for a year as a child. Both my parents are from the same town. I still recall the days I’d visit and take off running up the town hill to visit our local corner store. I was always out to find my favorite Mexican candy. Mexican candy was very cheap then and so authentic to our culture.
Now as a mother, I get to enjoy my favorite candies with my kids. When we visit Mexico every summer, my kids try new candies. They are quickly learning that the flavors we taste in Mexico are very different to those of candy in the States. Though it isn’t often they get to indulge in sweets, I do let them feast on the amazing fruit-filled treats Mexico has to offer.
During our last visit we tried everything, including chocolate-, peanut-, and tamarind-flavored candies. Many of our favorites come in lollipop form but the variety is amazing. If I were to choose a few of the candies my kids are allowed to eat, these 15 Mexican candies would be on the list.
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What are your favorite childhood candies? Do you allow your children to eat them?
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