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10/30/2015 04:09 pm ET Updated Oct 30, 2015

17 Treats From Latin America That'll Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Sugar and spice and everything nice.

Whether it's Halloween, someone's birthday or just a random Tuesday night, these Latin American goodies never cease to satisfy our sweet tooth. 

Join us as we take a trip down memory lane and revisit 17 of our favorite childhood sweets, candies and treats.  

  • Mazapan
    Does a rose by any other name still taste as sweet? Yes, it does. But while the company's Rose logo is what makes these Mexican treats so iconic, the popular candy is actually a delicious confection made with crushed peanuts.
  • Barrilete
    This tasty soft taffy treat may be all about the stars and stripes on the outside but on the inside the Colombian candy is a trifecta of colors.
  • Serenata de Amor
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    Serenata de Amor translates to "love serenade" in English, so don't be surprised when you fall madly in love with this Brazilian cashew candy. Even if cashews aren't your thing, we have a feeling you'll learn to love it in this tasty treat filled with crunch, chocolate and lots of love!
  • Turrón de Doña Pepa
    Sticky and sweet, this anise-flavored Peruvian treat is often enjoyed in honor of the Señor de los Milagros religious procession, which takes place in October.
  • Vero Mango

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    It's a chili covered Mango flavored lollipop -- in other words, the perfect Mexican treat. 
  • Pilones

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    These cone-shaped lollipops may be tiny, but they pack a sugary punch. Popular in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, pilones come in a variety of rich flavors, ranging from strawberry to caramel. It sometimes even comes in an assortment of tri-flavors -- because why choose only one flavor when you can have three at once?
  • Nucita

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    This Colombian treat may be small but the milk, hazelnut and chocolate flavored spread could satisfy even the most insatiable sweet-tooth. It could definitely give Nutella a run for its money! Not to mention you can choose how to enjoy it: mix the flavors in a beautiful brown and white swirl or eat one flavor at a time!
  • ChocoBreak

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    Choco Break isn't just a simple chocolate treat, it comes with a delicious filling. Whether it's mora, strawberry, cookies or arequipe -- you can't go wrong!
  • Dulce de Coco
    Dulzura Borincana's dulce de coco is as popular stateside as it is in Puerto Rico, and it's really no wonder why. These coconut treats pack a ton of flavor. In fact, they're so sweet and chewy, you only need to eat a couple of them to feel satisfied.
  • Bon Bon Bum
    Delicious tropical flavors are what makes this Colombian lollipop brand unique: mora, tangerine, passion fruit, mango, lulo and so many more!
  • Canel's Chewing Gum
    Canel's chewing gum comes in an assortment of flavors to satisfy every pallet, ranging from traditional mint to cinnamon and violet. It's no wonder Canel's the top selling Mexican chewing gum in the U.S.
  • Sparkies

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    These chewy, fruity Colombian candies are addictive. You can never just have a small handful. Then again, why would you want to? 
  • Frunas
    It tastes like Starbursts, but waaaay better! These Colombian fruit chews come in a variety of flavors, including: strawberry, raspberry and green apple.
  • Ajonjoli
    Made with sesame seeds and honey, these Puerto Rican snack bites are the perfect combination of mild and crunchy. 
  • Bananitas Dolca

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    What's not to love about a delicious chocolate snack stuffed with yummy banana-flavored cream filling?
  • Tango

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    Sold in Ecuador and elsewhere in Latin America, these chocolate-covered sandwich cookies will make your taste buds dance.
  • Mani Moto

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    When you need the perfect balance between sweet and salty, then you need a Mani Moto. The crunchy Colombian snack is essentially a nut within a tasty hardshell. Beware, it's highly addictive.

 

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