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Candy Review: Borrachitos Tequila Nuggets – Gourmet Caramel Candies

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Tequila Caramels Box

When we were first offered these review samples of Tequila Caramels, nobody on the staff wanted to try them. Tequila and caramel just doesn’t sound very appetizing. Since I enjoy a good margarita and have been known to do a tequila shot or two from time to time, I figured I’d give them a go. The Borrachitos have been made in Mexico since 1946 and have only recently been introduced to the U.S. through Crown Candies.

In my review package I got the Tequila Nuggets and also a pack of Licor De Cafe Nuggets. Each pack contains 24 caramels about the size and shape of penne pasta. They are golden caramel coated in sugar crystals and each has a small bit of white marshmallowy stuff inside. They look very homemade (the box does say “Hand Crafted”) and very tasty.

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Candy Review: Trio of Mexican Treats

Categories: Candy,Candy Reviews,Foreign (non-US) Candy,Gummi/Gummy Candy,Soft Candy

One of the advantages to being the only Candy Addict writer outside of North America is that people send me cool stuff to try – stuff which I would never find here in Australia. In this case an Arizona-based Candy Addict sent me a bunch of weird and wonderful Mexican candy to taste test. Having grown up in Southern California, I’m no stranger to the common flavors of Mexico – tamarind, chili, mango and so on – but this is my first experience with those flavors from a confectionery perspective.

Made by de la Rosa, Pulparindo is described as a “hot and salted tamarind pulp candy” and, to my palette, it was only mildly hot and not really salty. It’s basically a pressed rectangle of tamarind, mixed with some sugar and chili. The first listed ingredient is sugar, which is pretty obvious from a textural point of view. It’s a pretty sandy thing to eat – you can hear it grinding against your teeth as you chew. Flavor-wise it’s pretty nice – but you would definitely need to be a tamarind fan in the first place! Appearance wise it’s not all that appealing, but if you’ve eaten raw tamarind before then you’re no stranger to brown patties!

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