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We Need To Have A Serious Talk About Sweet Tamales

GIVE ME ALL THE TAMALES...except the sweet ones.

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So every year, around the holidays, everybody's moms and aunts are making some fresh batches of tamales that will last until at least mid-February. And for the most part, they're delicious.

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They're awesome. They're bomb as fuck. If you haven't tried them, hit up your local tamale lady and get ready to stuff your face with a hundred of these.

For those who don't know, sweet tamales can be made in a variety of ways. But they're generally sweet and include fillings made out of raisins, pineapple, coconut, a variety of berries, nuts, and in some instances, chocolate.

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I must emphasize, everybody's got their own way of making them. So don't @ me with your abuelita's recipe.

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And if your tía forced you to eat one with her sweet "¡Mijo, pruebale!" plea, you'd take a bite of it, smile, and hope she looked away so you could chuck it in the trash.

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Tamales de dulce are tamales going through an identity crisis. It's like having strawberry tacos topped off with raisins, or coconut chilaquiles, or chocolate rice.* There's something about it that's just...off.

  1. So, what do you think? Once and for all, do you like tamales de dulce, or nah?

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    NOPE. Tamales need to stop trying to be a dessert.
    YES! I love tamales de dulce!

We Need To Have A Serious Talk About Sweet Tamales

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So, what do you think? Once and for all, do you like tamales de dulce, or nah?
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    NOPE. Tamales need to stop trying to be a dessert.
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    YES! I love tamales de dulce!

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