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)