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

In no particular order, because we can’t pick a favorite.

1.Cachetadas

#Cachetadas #Paleta #SnackDeGordo #QueRico #Deme10 #Monterrey #GordoFeliz #DulcesDeGordo #ElBlogDelGordo

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It’s like fruit leather, but the upgraded version. And this candy lives up to its name… yes, you can give someone a cachetada with it.

2. Pelon Pelo Rico

Guess who loves who the most. #mexicancandy

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These are the ones everybody runs for when there’s a piñata because it’s one of the best tamarindo candies around and the push-pop ensures you get every last drop of it.

3. Cucharitas

Walking around #Disneyland with these in my pocket. #mexicancandy

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Forget peanut butter on a spoon, we want a cucharada de tamarindo.

READ: Cholo DIY: Candy Roses

4. Limón 7

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It may not be technically considered candy, but this lime powder is so addictive!

5. Rebanaditas 

Love at first sight. ❤️ #chilelollipop#rebanaditas#pica#yummy#mexicancandy#thebest#mouthwatering#sandia

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Is your mouth watering yet?

6. Lucas Salsagheti

#bomb #salsagheti

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I’ll take a lifetime supply of these, please.

QUIZ: Can You Guess the Mexican Candy Brand by Looking at a Piece of Its Logo?

7. Skwinkles Rellenos

Rellenos de sabor :v #skwinkles

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They’re like sugary flautitas… with the perfect mix of spicy and sweet.

8. Locochas de Sandia

Omg I love these #locochas sabor sandia #watermelon #hardcandy #chili #center #candy #snacking

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The center of locochas are liiiife. They’re sweet on the outside, but when you get to the center, you get that burst of chile. Ugh, so good!

9. Vero Mango Paletas

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Two of everyones favorite things: chile y mango. Winning.

10. Pulparindo

#pulparindo #mexicancandy warehouse

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Fruit roll-ups wish they were this good. They’re thick and smothered in chilito. Yummm!

READ: When You’re the Only One In Your Group Who Can’t Stand the Spice

11. Rockaletas

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4 layers of chili, yes. Just, yes.

12. Rellerindos

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Anything with a tamarindo filling is like ??.

13. Pulpadip

Awee yea. #pulpadip #Mexicancandy

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This here is probably the most addicting candy and you can’t throw away the bottle until you’ve squeezed it completely.

14. Muecas

Día de "La Gastritis" jijijijiji…. #100happydays #day24 #lucasmuecas #delicioso ?

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Perfect amount of chili every single time.

15. Tajín

This is not a candy… lol I beg to differ #tajinIScandy

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Yes, the seal reads “this is not a candy,” but we beg to differ.

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Meet Manuel Mendoza, The Winner Of Netflix’s Cannabis Cooking Competition Show

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Meet Manuel Mendoza, The Winner Of Netflix’s Cannabis Cooking Competition Show

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Netflix and Kelis teamed up to create a cooking competition show all about cannabis cooking. “Cooked with Cannabis” is giving cannabis chefs a chance to shine with some friendly competition and the ever-popular cannabis.

Kelis is here with a new kind of cooking competition show officially changing the game.

“Cooked with Cannabis” is elevating the use of cannabis in the kitchen. It is no longer something used by stoners and only stoners. “Cooked with Cannabis” makes cannabis a sophisticated and respectable ingredient in the kitchen. The show offers some insights as to the differences between different strains of pot that many of us just never understood.

The show has six episodes in the first season and there is a new cast of chefs every episode.

The premise of the show is three chefs battling it out for three judges to show what they can do with the cannabis they are given. The recipes look like culinary works of art and seem equally as appetizing. The winner of the episode is given $10,000 as a prize and that’s pretty grand.

One of the winners this season is Manuel Mendoza, a cannabis chef from Chicago.

Mendoza works for Herbal Notes, a Chicago-based cannabis collaborative project. According to the website, Herbal Notes hopes to destigmatize the practice of using cannabis in cooking by highlighting the medicinal properties of the natural ingredient. Herbal Notes is also trying to empower communities long vilified for their use of cannabis.

Mendoza won using the cannabis to create some deliciously relevant foods.

Mendoza won by giving the judges some pot leaf-shaped chilaquiles and marijuana-infused pupusas. The use of Mexican and Salvadoran foods not only highlights our community but also his own upbringing in Chicago as a Salvadoran kid. Mendoza is proud to say that he was raised by Pilsen, the famed Latino community in Chicago.

Congratulations, Mendoza. It is a victory well deserved.

Mendoza’s start in cannabis cooking came when he had a eureka moment with iced chocolate milk. The chef was fresh out of culinary school and was eager to try new things, including cannabis cooking. The cannabis cooking trend was just kicking off and he just wanted to play around. When he created that iced chocolate milk, Mendoza knew that he was on to something and the rest is his culinary career.

READ: Mexico’s Progressive Bill Legalizing Cannabis Stalled Again Because Of Pandemic

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Google Launches Faces Of Frida So You Can Pass The Time Learning About The Artist’s Life

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Google Launches Faces Of Frida So You Can Pass The Time Learning About The Artist’s Life

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Few artists have reached the level of fame as Frida Kahlo. The Mexican painter is more than an artist. Kahlo is a point of cultural pride that transcends nationality within the Latino community and unites Latino art lovers in their le of Latin American art. Now, Google, in the time of self-isolation, is giving everyone a chance to learn about the iconic painter.

Google wants to give everyone a chance to learn about Frida Kahlo with its online “Faces of Frida” exhibit.

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Anyone who visits the “Face of Frida” exhibit can browse through the artist’s incredible paintings. Kahlo is one of the most influential artists the world has ever known. Her fame and people’s admiration continue to this day with tributes still appearing around the world for the Mexican artist.

Viewers can decide which museum’s Frida Kahlo collection they want to explore.

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The exhibit is made possible by 32 museums from around the world collaborating to show Frida Kahlo’s impressive and iconic works of art. Museums across four continents shared Kahlo piece from their exhibits with Google to create an exhibit showing more than 800 paintings. Some of the museums include Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico, Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the United States, Nagoya City Art Museum in Japan, Fundación MAPFRE in Spain, and Buenos Aires Graffiti in Argentina.

The interactive exhibit is perfect for all Frida Kahlo and art lovers alike. While 3.4 billion people in the world are on lockdown orders, the incredible virtual exhibit of Kahlo’s work gives people a chance to see works of art they haven’t been able to visit yet.

The exhibit is easy to navigate and some of Kahlo’s works have been collected into their own themed galleries.

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Kahlo is most famous for using her own life as the inspiration for her works of art. The artist often played with the themes of pain and death due to her own near-death experiences. Her tumultuous relationship with Diego Rivera influenced Kahlo’s work depending on where they were in their relationship. The couple was notorious for taking extra-marital lovers throughout their marriage.

“Faces of Frida” also offers art fans a chance to learn about Kahlo through editorial features.

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Kahlo was one of the most revolutionary women in the world. She moved through space unimpeded by society’s views on her gender and place in society. She was politically engaged and held onto a list of values that many still argue over today. Namely, there have been discussions and think pieces about the sudden commercialized usage of Kahlo’s image and what she might have to say about it. As someone who was opposed to capitalism, it seems safe to say she might not have appreciated herself being used for capitalistic gains.

You can visit “Faces of Frida” by clicking here.

READ: This LA Play Explores The Mystery Surrounding Frida Kahlo’s Death, Her Love Affairs, And Her Passion For Art

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