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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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A Mexicana Just Broke A World Record By Making The Fastest Ascent Of The Earth’s Three Highest Mountains

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A Mexicana Just Broke A World Record By Making The Fastest Ascent Of The Earth’s Three Highest Mountains

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Mexican climber Viridiana Álvarez Chávez, might just one of the few people in the world to know what it feels like to actually be on top of the world.

Recently, the climber managed to scale three of the world’s highest peaks to break the Guinness World Records title. And she did it all in under just two years.

Incredibly, Viridiana climbed to the top of the three highest mountains in a year and 364 days.

According to the Guinness World Records, Viridiana’s quest to break the record started on May 16, 2017, with Everest (8,848 meters; 29,029 feet high), followed by K2 (8,611 meters; 28,251 feet) on July 21, 2018, and ended at Kangchenjunga (8,856 meters; 28,169 feet) on May 15, 2019.

Viridiana is the first Latin American to climb K2, the world’s second-highest mountain. To celebrate her amazing accomplishments, Viridiana was honored with a remote ceremony in which Raquel Assis, the Senior Manager of Guinness World Records Latin America Records Management Team, also attended.

Speaking about her accomplishments, Assis congratulated Virdiana saying “We continue to inspire the world through our record holders. Records motivate people to recognize their potential and look at the world differently.”

Before Viridiana, the Guinness World Records title was held by South Korean climber Go Mi-Sun who climbed the three mountains in two years and two days.

Viridiana says her next mission is to climb the 14 highest mountains in the world which would make her the first North American to do so.

Besides being a climber, Viridiana is a public speaker who encourages young people to break standards. Her talks emphasize the importance of accomplishing goals through emotional intelligence, positivity, discipline, and consistency.

“My career as a mountaineer started with an unusual and inspirational purpose: a simple personal challenge to exercise, but I ended up giving up my office job; risking comfort to experience the magic of the mountains, Viridiana told Guinness Book of World Records. “It was proof that dreams do not have to be lifelong dreams and that anyone who sets them can achieve even what are considered ‘unattainable goals,’ such as breaking a world record.”

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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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