Sunday, March 27, 2011

Weird Mexican Candy

Being a teacher, I've gotten my share of birthday invitation treat bags filled with candy. Most of it is weird to me. In one I received a plastic spoon with some sort of sticky substance covered in chili powder. Found out later it was tamarindo, whatever that may be. I didn't eat it. I didn't try it. I didn't want to and I still don't. I swear that these kids will put chili powder on anything. Pizza, fruit, chocolate... 

In the same bag with the sticky spoon, I got something that looked like a freezie, a slushie-like juice that has been frozen in a long plastic wrapping. Except it wasn't frozen. Out of curiousity I opened it. It was a jello-like
substance but my bet is it contained more than extracted collagen from ground up bones of pigs and cows. I didn't eat it. I didn't try it. I didn't want to and I still don't. 

But here is the weirdest of all. Tia Cuka Instant Gum.  Below the Instant Gum it says ready in 3 minutes with chicken.  I've never heard of gum that needed 3 minutes to be ready. That doesn't seem very instant to me.  I will take my instant gum without chicken, thank you very much. By the way, I didn't chew it.  I didn't want to and I still don't. 




11 comments:

  1. Is that intentionally supposed to look like Sopa Nissin?

    Chicken? I'm so confused!!!

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  2. lol, you are to much Rita, Im seriously sitting her laughing so hard. I suggest next time you get the spoon you try it, its one of my favs. And the instant gum is suppose to look like Ramen in a cup. lol The candy here is deff something to get use to and if I had a choice before Im not sure I ever would have. Anyway thanks for the post and making me laugh so hard. And grinagions comment to.

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  3. That was hilarious!

    i love tamarindo! it is a fruit.... i've seen it ONCE at the farmer's market, i do not think it is that popular in the states, but i LOVE IT!

    and yep, i get the chile powder thing. i remember my husbands grandma's little store she ran out of her house and everyone bought little packets of chile to put on chips, candy, everything it seemed like!!!!

    you made me laugh!!

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  4. Wow! That's a weird one! Looks like Cup O' Noodles. LOL.

    (Followed you over from Tara's [Me & the Mexican] blog.)

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  5. I actually have a recipe for hot chili chocolate truffles --great fun to take to parties! People either absolutely love them, or are totally horrified that such a thing exists.

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  6. you are an ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Geez if we're willing to try american culture-less garbage a little tamarind wouldn't kill you.

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    1. I have no intention of asking you to try American culture-less garbage. If you don't want to try, don't.

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    2. well, if you're going to blog about it at least blog about something you know. You know I usually love people that come over to the valley and are pretty open about the unusual food and culture but every once in a while some one like you comes along complaining and unwilling. why bother coming by choice then? Its just a thought I'm actually not trying to be mean.

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    3. It is my opinion that Mexican candy, for the most part, is not what I like. I do love tacos, pico de gallo, frijoles charros, and fruit with limon y chile. Is that good enough for you?

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