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So, Can We Talk About The Glory That Is Pelon Pelo Rico?

If you grew up with this, you already know what I'm talking about.

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So, for those of you who don't know, let me introduce you to Pelon Pelo Rico:

It's the best candy known to man.

So, what is Pelon Pelo Rico? It's a delicious tamarind-flavored ~goo~ that's sweet, salty, and spicy ALL AT ONCE.

You push it down like this and let all its glory ooze out like a beautiful water fountain:

It's HEAVENLY. This flavorful concoction will make your taste buds reach nirvana. It'll make you think about life in a whole new way.

The unfortunate part is when you finally push it all the way down and there's no candy left to squeeze out. HOWEVER...


The best part is when you reach the bottom, you can pull off the green part and the party begins all over again.


Although, at times, it can be pretty hard to pop open:

And if you want more, just get yourself a Pelon Pelonazo and have as much as you want.

If Pelon Pelo Rico is Bruce Banner, Pelon Pelonazo is THE HULK.

As a kid, getting these were MUST HAVES when getting a colación for posada during Christmastime.

You're feeling down? Eat a Pelon Pelo Rico.

Feeling good about yourself? Eat a Pelon Pelo Rico.

Feeling nostalgic and wanna relive the good parts of your Mexican childhood? EAT A PELON PELO RICO.

This is a candy you CANNOT SHARE.

If you've never tried it before, just give it a shot. Go to your local Mexican market or El Mercadito in East L.A., and get yourself an entire box.