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Candy Review: Bubu Lubu

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Bubu Lubu

While visiting my family in Illinois, I spotted this intriguing bar at a Hispanic grocery store we shopped at. The bar with a cute name was average-sized and average-priced, so I picked it up to try it out! After searching online, it looks like Mexican grocery stores are about the only places you’ll find these.

Ricolino’s Bubu Lubu is a chocolate bar with a layer of strawberry-flavored jelly and a layer of marshmallow. It’s what you would expect from a jelly and marshmallow-filled chocolate-coated bar. The jelly is a nice tangy strawberry flavor, and the marshmallow is spongy and sweet. I can’t help thinking I’ve had something very similar, perhaps on Easter years ago. Despite the fact that it reminds me of Easter, I think it would be fun to give to your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, just for the cute name!

Bubu Lubu

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18 Responses to “Candy Review: Bubu Lubu”

  1. 1
    April says:

    This is probably the worst candy bar ever created. Period.

  2. 2
    Carrie says:

    Our friend from Mexico turned us onto these. They are great frozen!

  3. 3
    Crystal says:

    That candy combination sounds so familiar. I work in a candy store and if you think strawberry and marshmallow is good, then you should try chocolate covered marshamallows and caramel or chocolate covered marshmallow and coconut. The combinations of marshmallow and chocolates go on and on!

  4. 4
    Heather says:

    Frozen, huh? Interesting! ^_^
    Thank you, Crystal! Marshmallow combinations are really delightful. I’ve had a few Japanese treats that are little round marshmallows filled with flavored jellies, too. And of course, I adore Peeps… ^___^

  5. 5
    alice says:

    hi heather…those Japanese treats sound awfully familair…i think it’s called mochi (rice cake). The ones with the chocolate are to die for!

  6. 6
    Della says:

    I just discovered these and without realizing it, I ate the entire box (mom is going to be mad). I like them. They are sweet, but not too sweet. I will try them frozen. But you can now find them at your neighborhood Walmart.

  7. 7
    Alice (a different one) says:

    I just got a box at Walmart and they are really, really good! I’ll have to try them frozen, too. Walmart also added some other Mexican candies I’ll have to try.

  8. 8
    Jean says:

    I discovered Bubu Lubu at an H.E.B. grocery store in Austin, TX. I bought a 3-pack because of the description and cute package, and ate all three between the store and my hotel room. Pure heaven, if you’re a jelly-and-marshmallow candy fan (which some of us are)! I bought 30 more and have been hoarding them since my return to NC. Does anyone know if they’re available outside of Texas? I was considering freezing them; glad to hear that’s a good option, too.

    Also, does anyone remember “Gansitos”? They were Little Debbie-like chocolate cakes with a marshmallow and jelly center; I haven’t had them in years…

  9. 9
    Dana says:

    My girlfriend took me to Ensenada for my B-Day, while watching the locals and boat people from our balcony, we saw the Bubu Lubu truck deliver to the local liquor store. We went on an ice run, and inquired about Bubu Lubu, not knowing what it was. They did not have any and could not explain what it was other the candy. So, I have done my research and will indeed get some for my sweety. Thanks for your info..

  10. 10
    Doug says:

    you can find these at Target now, or at least at some Targets(if they dont carry them, there isnt even a slot for them), always up at the registers. i bought one on a whim, now i get one every time im up at a Target(which is alot). its a good thing they dont sell them by the case, or id be in serious trouble. the review is right on, but have never tried them frozen. they are sweet, but are small. and fairly low in fat to boot! i love em!

  11. 11
    Jarreau89 says:

    Some friends of mine just returned from Mexico and brought me an assortment of Mexican candies – they are wonderful! Definitely will have to freeze one or two. I will now have to start trying to locate them locally – don’t know if South Louisiana will be a good hunting ground.

  12. 12
    picositos says:

    Wow, sounds like a great find! I haven’t seen these before, and now you have me curious! Perhaps I’ll become a distributor, and then I can sell them to you by the case :)

  13. 13
    Chocolicious says:

    Jean: Gansitos can be purchased at Ralph’s Grocery store and many 7-11 locations. I see them there all the time.

    ANyway…I have a Bubu Lubu that I have yet to try…I will certainly give it a taste…
    And I see these things at all the 7-11s in the area, so apparently you don’t have to go to a hispanic store to get them. But then again, I live in southern California.

  14. 14
    Chocolicious says:

    ok so I just tasted it…..not bad, but it’s weird. Luckily it isn’t a repulsively sweet as I had feared, but it tastes alot like fake chocolate. I have the other half of it in the freezer so I can try it as suggested.

  15. 15
    Jim says:

    AHA! I spotted Bubu Lubu at Publix in Lilburn, GA (pockets of Latino residents): bought, consumed, and enjoyed it. The wacky mascot intrigued me: Casper the Friendly Ghost’s wild nephew!

  16. 16
    Esmeralda says:

    My Name Is EsmeRalda and I am a Bubu Lubu Addict since Summer of 77 LOL

  17. 17
    Jasmine says:

    i luv da littl guys……………….lol they have a weird taste and its amazing to me cause i never tasted anthing like it

  18. 18
    Helena says:

    I am living in Mexico and found them by accident. The BEST candies ever especially frozen!!!

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