Chocoretas

Ricolino Chocoretas: A Chocolate Mint Candy [Review]

Here’s one more review of a Ricolino product that I bought at a local Hispanic grocery store: Chocoretas. The bag described them as “chocolate and artificially mint-flavored candy”. I appreciate the honesty of the “artificially mint flavored” designation. I think just about all mass-market mint candies are artificially flavored, but not all are so forthright…

Kranky K

After Wednesday’s disaster of a Ricolino product review, I thought it would be nice to close out the week with a Ricolino product that I really liked. This bag of Kranky K was also purchased at a local Hispanic grocery store. The wrapper described them as “corn flakes with chocolate flavoring coating”. Again, the “chocolate…

Huevitos

Huevitos was another Ricolino’s candy that I picked up at a local Hispanic grocery. They were touted as new, though Cybele said she had them last year. The packaged described them as “candy coated chocolate flavor eggs.” “Chocolate flavor” is a marketing/packaging red flag. It means that there’s no actual cocoa butter inside. These looked nice, like…

Moritas Sour Gummies

This week I’ll be reviewing some candies that I picked up at a local Hispanic grocery store. First up are Ricolino’s Moritas Sour Gummies, which the bag describes as “pectin gummies with artificial blackberry and strawberry flavors [sic] sugar dots.” At first glance, they looked like standard raspberry/blackberry gummi candies, though these were strawberry rather…

Bubu Lubu

Over spring break, the Yale Concert Band went on tour to Mexico. I, unfortunately, was not able to join them. On the plus side, kind friends brought me back Mexican candy, and their trip reminded me of all the Mexican candy in my stash (bought back home in Austin, TX and in a little candy…

Crown Candies - Borrachitos de Teequila y Licor de Cafe

Borrachitos from Crown Candies: Tequila + Licor de Cafe!

I recently had the pleasure of getting a candy sneak preview. Crown Candies sent me two boxes of their Borrachitos candy (Spanish for a little drunk, and a traditional Mexican treat, apparently). I got one each of their two available flavors: Borrachitos de Tequila y de Licor de Cafe. More about Crown Candies and Borrachitos: Crown Candies…