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Traditional Jalisco Candies

Published Nov 15, 2006 - (Updated Dec 17, 2012)

Featured in Vallarta Lifestyles Magazine, Fall/Winter 2006 issue.

A visit to Puerto Vallarta would not be sweet enough without these delicacies. Give them a try! These candies are produced using traditional recipes that originated in some of the towns in this region, like Chapala, Cocula and Talpa. They’re made using all-natural ingredients and no preservatives or additives, besides having an amusing variety of names, shapes, and colors.

  • Cocada (with milk and sugar)
  • Tarugo (tamarind and chili pepper)
  • Borrachitos de Cocula (milk candy with wine)
  • Dulce de leche (milk with sugar)
  • Alfajor (coconut and sugar)
  • Huesitos (milk caramel with cinnamon)
  • Arrayanes (myrtle fruit with sugar)
  • Jamoncillo con nuez (milk caramel with walnuts)

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