Guess Which Nostalgic Mexican Candy You Are According To Your Zodiac Sign
This Latinx Heritage Month, mitú has partnered with Ricolino & Vero to bring you ritmo y fiesta… and a little bit of nostalgia, too. Now more than ever, we want to highlight how vibrant and special our communities have always been – through the foods, customs and celebrations that define nuestras vidas.
If you regularly check what the stars have to say about the big decisions in life — be it your romantic entanglements with #ElTóxico, signing a contract for a new apartment or having a tough conversation at your workplace — then why not use the zodiac to figure out your next candy purchase, too?
It’s no secret that Mexico is home to some of the best sweets in the world, many of which are characteristically spicy with chile, or deliciously-sour with tamarindo and lime. While other countries usually reserve their candy to be sweet with chocolate, nuts and tons of sugar, Mexican candy does it differently by mixing in some salt and spice for good measure.
While we love practically every Mexican candy under the sun (here’s looking at you, childhood fave Bubbaloo), sometimes you have to pick just one. We made shopping for the best candy that much easier by using your zodiac sign — and the result might just be creepily, celestially-accurate.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Pelon Pelo Rico
The official first sign in the zodiac dives head-first into life with a certain pizzazz that no other sign possesses — these rams are eternally youthful, and always ready to take on the world. Honor yourself with this head-shaped candy that’s fun, quirky and tangy with tons of tamarind.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Vero Mango Lollipops
People born under Taurus are earth signs, and are typically grounded, craving the natural world around them. Taureans love a long hike, are drawn to hands-on activities like pottery and painting and live for fresh produce. You’ll love Vero Mango lollipops for their fruit component, and real chili exterior.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Duvalín Strawberry Vanilla Candy
Who else remembers loving Duvalín candies growing up, eating the classic creamy, rainbow concoction with the tiny plastic spoon? Well, this is the Mexican candy for Geminis: the “twin” sign is perfectly symbolized by the two different flavors in it, and it’s just as fun and sweet as the sign.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Mini Obleas with Cajeta
Cancers are of course the homebodies of the zodiac, always comforting their loved ones and finding respite in their couch, the blanket they might have knit themselves and familiar snacks. This sign will gravitate straight towards the mini obleas with cozy, delicious cajeta — even more so if they come in a big bag for sharing.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Lucas Muecas
Ah, Leos: the definitive party sign of the zodiac that’s a magnet for other people, fun experiences and the finer things in life. Ruled by the sun, Leos are naturally the center of attention, and are best symbolized by Lucas Muecas. This candy comes in tons of flavors like chamoy, is spiced with chili, and you can wear it as a ring when you’re craving a fashion statement.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): Glorias Goat Milk and Pecan Candy
Virgos are the biggest perfectionists of the zodiac (possibly even more than Capricorns) but there’s way more to this sign than they get credit for. As earth signs, they are very much in touch with the world around them — including natural ingredients like the goat milk and pecans in delicious Glorias.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): Ricolino Bubulubu Chocolate Strawberry Marshmallow Candy
Next up, we have Libras, otherwise known as the most harmonious sign of the zodiac, always ready to have interesting conversations and see different points of view. Libras are multi-layered creatures, and have several perspectives within them — so their perfect candy is a Bubulubu, which combines layers of marshmallow and strawberry.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Bazukazo Tarugos Tamarindo Con Chile Sticks
Scorpios are definitely one of the most complex signs on the zodiac, and although they are known for their characteristic “sting” which comes in the form of plotting their next moves, they’re also super-sensitive and some of the best friends anyone can have. These tamarind sticks are just as sweet on the inside — and pretty spicy on the outside.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Paleta Payaso
If you’re a Sagittarius, chances are you are the funniest one in your friend group — it is what it is. Sagittarians are always witty, deeply intelligent and will find the funny in even the most tragic situations. There’s no doubt your candy of choice is the Paleta Payaso, a clown-shaped lollipop that’s actually a delicious chocolate and marshmallow creation.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): De la Rosa Mazapán
There’s no doubt Capricorns are organized, business-minded, practical and logical — it’s truly in the stars for them. This sign just likes to do things right, and are natural leaders who are also many times health-conscious. A Capricorn will appreciate classic De la Rosa Mazapán for its traditional nature, and its simple, nutty recipe.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Vero Manita Lollipops
Out of all the signs in the zodiac, there’s little doubt that Aquarians are most focused on helping the world around them. Philosophers at heart, Aquarius signs constantly think about what other people think and feel, and their independence makes them want to fix big problems. Always lending a “helping hand,” the hand-shaped Vero Manita lollipops are perfect for them.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): La Vaquita Lollipops
The last sign of the zodiac is Pisces, and directly opposite to Aries signs, they are more wise than youthful. Pisces bring together all the knowledge and deep wisdom from the rest of the signs before it, and therefore love quiet time, meditation, art and retreating to their own “cave.” La Vaquita lollipops are cozy and comforting with cajeta; simple and great for snacking while watching an arthouse movie.
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