Culture

These 20 Coveted Candies Only Latinos Give Out Are Always Halloween Gold

Latinos own the dulce game. We have a sweet tooth like no other and it shows. Yes, I’m bragging how many ways we can make tamarindo taste like fruit of the gods.

This isn’t your average list of peanut butter cups and Milky Ways. These are candies that we eat all year round at our work desks, but that we once used to beg strangers house to house for. If you’re reading this, you’re on the other side, and it’s time for you to show up for those niños knocking on your door. Here’s that good good.

You know you hit the jackpot when you walk up to this house.

@kayyymo_ / Twitter

No question you’re excited about the Midnight Milky Ways and Nerds, but you already know that your mom is going to make you pick out all those midnights and Reese’s cups for herself. It’s how you pay her back for making you that costume.

This candy, though, you ration for months to come.

The mother of all candies: Pelon Pelo Rico

@theFlama / Twitter

It’s literally the candy that keeps on giving. You can (kinda) stop eating it and save it for later. Getting one of these is like getting 4 pieces of candy.

Chupa Chups are the most pedestrian.

Untitled. Digital Image. ChupaChupsUniverse. 28 September 2018.

I’m just telling it like it is. Every Latino house will have a bowl of Chupa Chups, but that won’t stop you from taking a handful every time.

Mazapan De La Rosa is like the eucharist.

@CristinaPerez11 / Twitter

It’s so sacred, it’s the most delicate candy anyone in the world could receive. If, by the end of the night, it was still intact, you could feel God’s presence. Be the person that gives out de la Rosa.

The best part of Paletas Payasos was whether he had a face.

@MitzySsal / Twitter

Half the time, his smile was where his unibrow should be and you just had to ask, “Are they even trying?” And then you ate the one of a kind chocolate lollipop and the sugar rush put your mouth where your unibrow should be.

Alfajores were the rare breed you never forgot.

@shadowsofshield / Twitter

Caramel stuffed galletas dipped in chocolate? You never forgot the family that gave those out and you always curtsied whenever you saw los reyes again.

We never noticed Duvalín was “bisabor.”

@moonbunny514 / Twitter

It’s the Spanglish queero in me that is shipping this candy in a whole new way. It’s literally just a container of Neapolitan frosting that doesn’t need to be refrigerated.

Pulparindo was the Mexi fruit roll up of our generation.

@kittyvoncupcake / Twitter

The only fruit we eat is tamarindo. These days, they’re even making goth pulparindo. Your entire neighborhood reputation is riding on this. Choose wisely.

Vero Elotes just tickled your childhood imagination.

@amy_moreng / Twitter

It low key burned your mouth to eat so much tamarindo in one night, but it felt like health to eat candy in the shape of corn, so your mom just let you have at it.

Gansito’s were a luxury treat.

Untitled. Digital Image. MarinelaUSA. 28 September 2018.

These kids will grow up to become doctors and lawyers. Give them Gansitos and they’ll remember you for life, tu sabes? ; )

Leave it to Latinos to improve caramel candies with goats milk.

@lgn0rance / Twitter

Paletón de Cajeta Quemada are better than your abuelita’s toffees because of that lil goat right there. The cajeta makes it kid-friendly.

You always walked away with ~147 Tomy’s at the end of the night.

@cecilindro / Twitter

There are two kinds of people in this world. People who ate Tomy’s like popcorn or hoarded them Halloween night to use them as a key barter tool the next day at school.

The real mischievous neighbors put out Rockaleta “Diablo.”

@ashleyb8255 / Twitter

The chile will for real burn the roof of your mouth off. You pretty much only indulge in this candy when times are spooky and you want to try yourself.

Four layers of tamarind with a major chili flavored gum ball in the center is not for the faint of heart. Someone has to be the person that leaves these out for parents to monitor.

Vero Mangos will give you something sweet.

@vero.mango / Instagram

Instead of a fireball at the center of all the tamarind, you get that sweet, chewy mango. What’s it going to be? Neighborhood sweetheart or diablo?

Rebanaditas are for summer children.

@TrappM0neyBenny / Twitter

Literally it’s a vero mango but with a watermelon candy at the center. We’re basically just trained since children to never need our teeth.

Long Boys Coconut are just straight sugar tootsie rolls.

@Fleurdelis318 / Twitter

They’re probably not even Latino, but we’ve just adopted them as our own. Literally nobody else gives these out unless you live in a viejo only neighborhood. Context is crucial when deciding how to candy rep on Halloween night.

The most Mexi candy of all: Bandera de Coco

Untitled. Digital Image. Mexican Grocer. 28 September 2018.

You are reppin’ in a major way if you give out these shredded coconut and sugar candy. The Latino neighbors won’t even care that their kids will never come out of a sugar high.

You win the night if you give out Doña Pepa.

@VidaWithC / Twitter

If you even find Doña Pepa, please @ me. I haven’t had this chocolate bar in years and will personally shake your hand and steal your stash if you tell me.

If you’re in it to win over the parents, here’s a thought:

@teampuertoricoo / Twitter

The kids are going to roll their eyes every time they pass your house, but you’ll have instant family by Goya blood. This is political right here.

Just don’t be this person:

@AudreyPuente / Twitter

I mean, I applaud this person, truly. But rep that Latino sweet tooth like you were bred to.


READ: You Can’t Make It through this List of Mexican Candy Without Making Your Mouth Water

Share this story with all of your friends by tapping that little share button below!

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com

A Mexican Artist Is Making Pancake Art That’s Too Beautiful To Eat

Culture

A Mexican Artist Is Making Pancake Art That’s Too Beautiful To Eat

Social media is where people can show off just about anything they create. This includes art in any and all media, like pancake art. Claudia, the creator behind Nappan Pancake art, is the latest artist watching their art reach the masses.

Claudia, the artist behind Nappan Pancake art, got her start because of the pandemic.

The artist first started to play around with pancake art last spring break when the pandemic forced businesses and schools to close. Claudia wanted to get more creative with her kids’ breakfasts since they were now always at home.

“I started experimenting with making Pancake art,” Claudia recalls to mitú. “At first I only used the color of the natural dough and a little cocoa. At first, I just used the ketchup dispensers and little by little I learned.”

Claudia uses her pancake art to honor some truly iconic people.

@nappancakes

Responder a @detodoun_poco233 Cepillín ✨🥞✨ en nuestros ♥️ #parati #fy #HijosAdopTiktoks #adoptiktoks #viral #foryou @cepillintv #pancakeart ncakeart

♬ La Feria de Cepillin – Cepillín

Cepillín recently died and the loss was felt throughout the community. He made our lives joyous and fun with his music, especially his birthday song. Some of the creations are done for fans who request to see their faves turned into delicious pancake art.

The artist loves creating the edible works of art.

The journey of becoming a pancake artist has been a fun adventure for Claudia and her children. The more she has practiced, the more she has been able to do.

“Sometimes I scream with excitement and I go to all the members of my house to see it,” Claudia says about her successes. “Other times it’s just a feeling like “disappointment could be better” other times it just breaks or burns and then I just cry but it usually feels very satisfying.”

You can check out all of her creations on TikTok.

@nappancakes

Responder a @reyna100804santoyo siii🥞✨ díganle que me adopte 🥺 @ederbez #adoptiktoks #hijosadoptiktoks #parati #foryou #viral #fy #art #pancakeart

♬ Little Bitty Pretty One – Thurston Harris

With 350,000 followers and growing, it won’t be long until more people start to fully enjoy Claudia’s art. Her children can’t get enough of it and she is so excited to share it with the rest of the world.

READ: Spicy Food Lovers Have Reason To Celebrate As New Study Says Eating Chilies Could Be Secret To Longevity

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com

Viral Video Of Overworked Texas Dominos Workers Burdened By Snow Storm Goes Viral

Things That Matter

Viral Video Of Overworked Texas Dominos Workers Burdened By Snow Storm Goes Viral

Texas’s current power crisis from a devastating storm has disrupted power generation and frozen natural gas pipelines. The is historic storm has driven electric demand higher than the state has ever seen, but it’s not just electric energy being overextended as a result. It’s physical and mental human energy as well.

Recently, an image of two exhausted Domino’s Pizza workers went viral for showing the extreme exhaustion workers are experiencing.

In a post shared to News4sanantonio.com’s Chime In page a user by the name of July DeLuna explained “This Dominos in San Antonio. Working during this crisis. They had a weekend worth of food and it was gone within 4 hours. This team helped those that needed help. These are the essential workers that need recognition. They were the only pizza place open. Every pizza place was closed but dominos stayed open to help those in need.”

Little else is known about the exhausted workers in the viral image but it did rack up over 8K comments within hours of being posted.

“Dominoes better pay them for the shifts they’ll miss while they don’t have any ingredients. With this practical free advertising it’s the least they could do. Otherwise these kind people worked themselves out of already bad hourly pay,” one user commented.

“,As someone who works in the food service industry, the thought of selling out of all product in only four hours and how much work goes in to preparing that much food is unfathomable levels of nightmare fuel,” another noted.

In another response to the image, a Reddit user wrote “I cannot express to you how upsetting it is to be the only food source open during hard times, to still be open and show up to do your job with higher than normal levels of orders, and still get yelled at by management for not having orders out within a window of time.”

Images of overworked and stressed is nothing new of course.

Fast-food workers are often burdened by their field’s daily challenges. In 2020, food industry workers are being forced to endure customer abuse at even higher rates. Last year a TikTok video of a Subway restaurant falling asleep while in the middle of making a sandwich went viral.

“This is actually really sad. I can’t imagine how underslept she is. Not to mention the wage people get paid at Subway… She deserves better,” one TikTok user by the name of Monique Emilia commented at the time. The skincare influencer Hyram also commented writing “Poor thing… Can’t imagine how underslept she is, we’re too hard on service workers.”

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com