Fruity and sour, creamy and chocolaty, crunchy and crumbly…candy, It’s everyone’s sweet little pick me up. In celebration of National Candy Month, let us take you back to the time where the crinkling of a candy wrapper and smooth bite of a chocolate bar made you the happiest kid in the world. Remember spicy lollipops, coconut candy, and chocolate covered cookies? We do, and we’ll tell you where to find them. So go ahead, indulge in these classic childhood sweets. We won’t tell.
Now sold in more than 150 countries around the world with flavors from cola, macha latte, and melon soda to chocolate, pineapple and coconut, and strawberries and cream, these lollipops taste just like the desserts they are named after. A unique feature is the split design of each pop, giving you two tasty flavors at once. Chances are, you were making trades for other flavors in school. Chupa Chups are available in the original lollipop, minis, filled, and double stacked lollipops. Fun fact: The logo was designed by Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí.
Where to buy: You can buy Chupa Chups in most local supermarkets and candy stores, on Amazon, or you can click here.
Dulzura Borincana Candies
Dulce de Coco is just one of many flavors that Dulzura Borincana has to offer. The traditional Puertorican sweets come 14 to a bag and other unique flavors include guava, mango, coco piña, sweet potat, and sesame seed. The candies are very hard with a soft center, so be careful when chewing!
Where to buy: You can find these tropical candies on the company website in the most adorable packaging ever (the bag looks like a house in a street in Puerto Rico!). You can also try your local supermarket or drug store.
You’ll be able to spot this sweet treat by its colorful candy coating. Doña Pepa is a Peruvian favorite among children and adults alike. The crunchy vanilla cookie is covered with chocolate and tiny sprinkles called “pills” and come two to a pack. It is also made into a dessert in the form of cake called Turrón de Doña Pepa, similar to the way tiramisu is made, which includes nougat, anise seeds,and added flavors of honey and molasses syrup. The candy is mostly eaten in October, during El Mes Morado or the purple month.
Where to buy: You can buy Doña Pepa in bulk on Amazon for about $29.99-$39.99 per box (30 pieces).
de la Rosa Mazapán (Dulce De Cacahuate)
Made from crushed peanuts, sugar and vanilla flavoring, this 70 year old Mexican candy came all the way from from Toledo, Spain. While the original Spanish version uses almonds, Mexico’s marzipan sweet is a favorite among peanut lovers. It's a bit dry and crumbly, which is probably why it melts in your mouth but can be a bit sticky on your teeth.
Where to buy: The candies are available directly through the website, click here.
Dubbed by some as Mexico’s answer to Nutella, Duvalín is straight up frosting. The perfectly filled packet fits in the palm of your hand. Hazelnut frosting and a small spoon is all there is to this simple yet addicting candy. Duvalín is also sold with accompanying strawberry and vanilla flavors as well.
Where to buy: You can buy Duvalín here for $3.95 for an 18 count pack.
El Gallito Candies
When it comes to the famous El Gallito candies, you can take your pick. Ranging from strawberry and lemon sucking candies to chocolates filled with peanuts and mint cream, these pop-able sweets are definitely addicting.
Where to buy: Fulfill all of your El Gallitos needs by clicking here.
Vero Mango Paleta Con Chile
This spicy lollipop was a favorite sucker among Mexican kids. Considered the Mexican Tootsie Pop, paletas con chili have a sweet mango centered sprinkled with chili powder. Just when you think it’s too sweet, you’ll find that the spiciness really packs a punch, so first timers beware.