Nick brought home a goodie bag of Valentine's Day candy on Friday, and we pored over the strange delights. The only recognizable one to us was the Milky Way. Almost all the rest were red, sweet, spicy, sour, and made of tamarind.
Bubu Lubu is a treat made of marshmellow, chocolate, and strawberry jam. Krankys are chocolate-covered corn flakes. Duvalin is a liquid creme and chocolate candy. Not sure if it's meant to licked or dipped with fingers?!?
Diablito is a mushy nugget of spice and tamarind.
It was good fun tasting the spicy treats, but after one or two, we weren't sold on the salty/spicy assortment of candy. And our stomachs were feeling off. I guess it's something you either grow up with, or maybe your tongue starts to adjust to the bombardment of flavor. Honestly, my taste buds felt slightly numb. Nick says that there are similar candies in India, where they, too, love the sweet/salty/spicy concoctions. I'll try again with the rest of it in a few weeks and see if I've made any progress (the diablito looks especially tempting--or is it just the name??).