Wacky Snacks: Super Cucharazo

Wacky Snacks: Super Cucharazo
Edwin Goei

Name: Super Cucharazo

Origin: Mexico

Found at: Bodega R Ranch, Tustin

Cost: $1.49

Ingredients:
Sugar, Corn Syrup, Chili, Citric Acid, Iodized Salt, Artificial Flavor, Xanthan Gum and Artificial Color (FD&C Red 40.

Why I Bought It:
Spoons! As candies go, this, my friends, is the wackiest, found in a store that has given me a bounty of wacky candies, like last year's Salsaghetti. And like the latter, this is a Mexican treat, but look at it! It comes slathered on a spoon! Cuchara, is of course, the Spanish word for the utensil.

Wacky Snacks: Super Cucharazo
Edwin Goei

Tasting Notes: Like a spicy fruit roll up. Bold, salty, sour, with a chili kick lacing every lick. Tamarind is a woefully under-appreciated ingredient anywhere north of the equator, especially in candy form, but these were delicious. I don't know why the ingredient isn't listed anywhere in the list.  Have they found a way to duplicate the flavor and texture without it?  


Like a Tootsie Pop, the candy does test your patience though. I got through a few licks until I just scraped the whole pasty thing off and ate it.

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