Don't Get Lost in Translation

For the novice to the world of Mexican candies and Spanish, in general, here's a quick primer that should make your selection of candies a little easier:

  • Bola – Ball
  • Cajeta – Fudge
  • Chamo – Kid
  • Chicle – Chewing gum
  • Cocada – Coconut jam
  • Con – With
  • Dulce – Sweet
  • Elote – Corn
  • Estilo – Style
  • Fabrica – Factory
  • Fresca – Fresh
  • Gomo – Gum
  • Grande – Large
  • Gusano – Worm
  • Leche – Milk
  • Limon – Lemon
  • Mazapan – Almond paste
  • Paleta – Lollipop
  • Pico – Mouth
  • Pollo – Chicken
  • Polvo – Dust
  • Rebanada – Slice
  • Rosa – Rose
  • Sabor – Flavor
  • Tamarindo – Tamarind

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