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17 Yummy Latin Snacks You'll Probably Want To Try

This hit me right in the childhood.

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1. A pack of de la Rosa Mazapan for anyone who hasn't been blessed enough to try them yet. They're melt-in-your-mouth disks from Mexico made of peanuts and sugar, and they're the best. Be warned: they're crumbly, like you just look at them and they break apart, so getting them into your mouth in one piece is a challenge.


Promising review: "When I ordered this, I expected more of a marzipan flavor. This has a distinct peanut butter flavor and just a hint of marzipan. At first I was disappointed, but after having a few, I love it. Each candy is individually wrapped and when you open it, it's so soft it crumbles. Get the wrap open and just put the whole thing in your mouth. It just melts giving an explosion of peanut butter flavor.'s sooooooo good. If you can eat just one, you're a stronger person than me. It's fresh, it's delicious, it's what you would imagine having a snack in heaven would be like. I can see why this is so popular in Mexico, and wonder why it's not number one here. If you really love peanut butter and marzipan, you will love this candy. Purely delicious!" β€”S. Borrelli

Get a pack of 30 from Amazon for $9.18.

2. A box of Argentinian Alfajores, a luxurious sandwich cookie filled with dulce de leche and dunked in chocolate.

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Promising review: "I have been eating Alfajores Havanna for over 40 years. Every time I have one it takes me back to the shores of Mar de Plata when I was a little boy. I remember, back then, Havanna had this promotional flying saucer/boat which they deployed along the shore and I thought it was the coolest thing ever! I also remember going to the Havanna store with my parents and watching the bakers making them. You could smell the melted chocolate a block away! You could buy them right out of the oven. There's nothing more Argentine than an alfajor (except for dulce de leche y mate). And there is no better alfajor than a Havanna alfajor." β€”JimmyR

Get them from Amazon for $23.

3. Or a bag of mini Tangos from Ecuador if you love sandwich cookies but prefer a sweet cream filling instead.

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Promising review: "As a gift...took my kids to my country. We found this chocolate there...we love it! It brings good memories back." β€”Emb

Get them from Amazon for $6.59.

4. A pack of Mexican Pulparindo, a sour, sweet, and spicy tamarindo candy that's kinda hard to describe but that you'll 100% love.

Promising review: "Another one of those candies that you either love or hate. I grew up on Mexican candy out in the deserts of California, and I adore sweet, sour, chili, and salt on everything. These are tart, lightly sweet, mildly hot, appropriately salty. Which for me means, "yummy!" One of my favorites." β€”J. Challender

Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $5.62.

5. A bag of plantain chips that you'll struggle to not demolish in just one sitting.

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Promising review: "The flavor and variety is excellent!! I am from Peru, and when I eat them, I felt like I'm in my country!! Thank you!!" β€”Cleotilde_PPCC

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

6. A bag of Vero Mango that'll satisfy your craving for sweet and spicy. These mango-flavored lollipops from Mexico are coated in chili powder and the results are *kisses fingers like a chef*.

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Promising review: "One of the finest candies I have ever tasted. The initial combination of chili and salt is weird for Americans, but an utter joy. I wish it lasted longer." β€”Josh

Get a two-pack (80 lollipops total) from Amazon for $14.75.

7. A tub of Pirucream, aka Pirulin, a chocolate and hazelnut cream-filled rolled wafer stick from Venezuela that you can't have just one of.


Promising review: "They taste just like the original from Venezuela. God, I miss those days. I bought three cans. One for me, and one for each of my local cousins. They didn't last very long." β€”Syber_Robyn

Get it from Amazon for $8.85.

8. A box of Bubu Lubu to treat yourself to a marshmallow fluff and jelly sandwich covered in chocolate. I'm drooling just thinking about these Mexican candies.


Promising review: "I purchased this for a gift. I'm personally not a fan of these, but my boss always buys them for herself when she goes to Mexico, so I got them on a whim to cheer her up. She was very happy with them!" β€”JDREX

Get a box of 8 from Amazon for $8.65.

9. A tin of guava paste, because it's the star ingredient of many delicious snacks. Spread it on a galleta with cream cheese or bake it into an empanada.


Promising review: "A Puerto Rican friend turned our office onto this guava paste and it is a favorite afternoon snack for us now. Sliced and on top of cheese and crackers...yum!" β€”Bea

Get it from Amazon for $9.64.

10. A case of Rockaleta β€” a four-layer lollipop from Mexico that'll take your tastebuds on a wild ride.

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Promising review: "The lollipop itself has four layers of flavors. Not sure what each of them are called, but the first layer is chili and it’s just a tad bit spicy. The second layer is sweet and the rest of them just get sweeter and sweeter, then after all the layers is a little mango gum ball. Delicious candy, would buy again 10/10!" β€”Kennedy Johnson

Get a case of 30 lollipops from Amazon for $9.89.

11. A pack of Inka Corn from Peru that's basically the better version of corn nuts. They're a bit bigger and lighter, and these are dusted with chile picante seasoning.


Promising review: "We fell in love with roasted Inca corn during our stay in Peru and have tried several brands since returning. This is the closest to the original. We prefer it with just salt, but the chile is not that spicy. Tastes great with beer or a mixed drink." β€”FloridaSunshine

Get it from Amazon for $13.

12. A pack of Susy, because there truly is no limit to the number of sweet Venezuelan chocolate cream-smothered wafers you can consume.


Promising review: "I love these things! They taste great and remind me of Venezuela." β€”Mafe

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $11.97.

13. A box of pΓ£o de queijo mix for anyone whose favorite food combo is cheese and bread. This Brazilian snack will tick both of those boxes.,

Promising review: "I am a Brazilian living in the US and I definitely miss having these available at bakeries. These are a perfect solution to my cravings, cheap, easy to make, and taste delicious. If you don't have the time to go hunt the ingredients to make these and spend a lot of time making them from scratch I highly recommend these!! I make these for all my friends and they all love it." β€”Doinha

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $19.89.

14. A box of panelita de arequipe y coco (milk caramel with coconut in English) that are both creamy and chewy with a delicious coconut flavor.


Promising review: "OMG these are soooo delicious!!! They are pure happiness!!" β€”Carmen

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $7.69.

15. A sleeve of Chiky from Costa Rica, another chocolate-covered cookie that'll have you saying, "I'm in love" after just one bite.

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Promising review: "I first tried these on a trip to Costa Rica. My students would buy a couple of large packs of these for snacks on our travels. They are very delicious with a crunchy cookie with a thin chocolate layer. They come six per pack and are in stacks of three. I buy these for special treats for my Spanish students. I like the chocolate more than the vanilla, but both are delicious." β€”D. Bjork

Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $9.19.

16. A box of Pelon Pelo Rico, a tangy Mexican tamarindo candy that you push out of the tube like a syringe. The ~goo~ that comes out is both fruity and spicy.


Promising review: "I love Pelon Pelo Ricos; they are so tangy, spicy, and sweet. I couldn't find them for the longest time and finally decided to check Amazon, to my surprise they had them and I decided to buy the 36 pack to share with friends and family and everybody enjoyed them. I will definitely be buying them again once I am out." β€”Rhiannon Schmidt

Get a box of 36 from Amazon for $7.38.

17. A bag of Bon Bon Bum, gum-filled lollipops from Colombia that'll take you back to your childhood.


My colleague Angela Medina says, "these lollipops are hands down the best lollipops that exist, period!"

Get a bag of 24 assorted lollipops for $5.29.

Let us know which snacks we missed!


The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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