Mexican Candy Box Review

September Mexican Candy Box

September Mexican Candy Box

Mexican Candy Box is a brand new subscription box which delivers a surprise selection of 8 to 10 different kinds of candy and snacks from Mexico. I love love love foreign candy so when they asked me if I wanted to review a box, I was thrilled!

September Mexican Candy Box

The Box

Mexican Candy Box ships via USPS and took only two days to arrive to me from GA! I believe it wasn’t expected to arrive until Monday, so when it came yesterday I was super excited.

September Mexican Candy Box

First Look

I didn’t know what to expect from the first look really. I just knew that it would be an assortment of mexican candies. I received the Solo (Individual) Box which is $12/month, but you can also opt for the Amigo (enough candy to share with a friend) for $15/month or the Familia (enough for a family to taste and share) for $20/month.

Mexican Candy Box

The Information Card

I was so happy to see that the box came with a little information card. It didn’t have a ton of details, but it had enough so I wasn’t tasting these items totally blind! Here’s what was included:

~Tommy (Butterscotch Candy): These are yummy!  I have no idea how the bear on the package relates, but these are yummy.  B and I have both eaten a few.  So good!

September Mexican Candy Box

Tommy (Butterscotch Candy)

~Canel’s Gum – Various: I don’t like gum, so I didn’t try these.  I will probably give them to my mom or brother or someone.  Gum is not for me at all!

September Mexican Candy Box

Canel’s Gum – Various

~Bocadin Chocolat Wafers: These are chocolate coated wafers and were yummy.  Nothing unique or crazy.  Just a good little treat!

September Mexican Candy Box

Bocadin Chocolat Wafers

~Paleton Goat Milk Lolli:  I haven’t tried this yet, but it looks pretty good.  B is scared of the goat milk, but I’m not!

September Mexican Candy Box

Paleton Goat Milk Lolli

~Dubalin – Strawberry & Hazelnut frosting (with spoon): This reminds me of the spreads that you can buy at the dollar spot at Target.  Very tasty and I just wish that it came with some dipping sticks!

September Mexican Candy Box

Dubalin – Strawberry & Hazelnut frosting (with spoon)

~Lucas Mango Powder (sweet / sour): OMG!!!  It’s Lucas Mango Powder!  He (L) is so excited!  A candy with his name on it is HUGE!!

September Mexican Candy Box

Lucas Mango Powder (sweet / sour)

~Sandia del Puesto (Watermelon Lolli w/ Chili Powder) & Mango del Puesto (Mango Lolli w/ Chili Powder): Okay, so I the mango one and I didn’t realize what I was trying. It’s a lolli and you can dip in the powder that’s in the container.  I thought it tasty like spicy sugar!  It was totally interesting though and I am saving the watermelon one for L!

September Mexican Candy Box

Sandia del Puesto (Watermelon Lolli w/ Chili Powder) & Mango del Puesto (Mango Lolli w/ Chili Powder)

~Pulparino Extra Hot Salted Tamarind Pulp Candy: No, no, no, no. This was not tasty at all. I had a pretty good idea that I wasn’t going to like it, but I tried it anyway. It was a spicy fruit leather type snack.  I don’t know what else to say abut it other than that I will not be consuming the rest!

September Mexican Candy Box

Pulparino Extra Hot Salted Tamarind Pulp Candy

~Vero Elotes Strawberry Lollipop w/ Chilli: B lunged for one of these right away and declared them to be delicious.  He said he’s had them before, but I really have no clue where we would have gotten one without me knowing since the only times he’s been to Mexico (I think) are times we’ve gone together!

September Mexican Candy Box

Vero Elotes Strawberry Lollipop w/ Chilli

I didn’t do a cost breakdown on this box, but I feel like there are $12 worth of goodies!  I don’t know where exactly I could track those candies down around here, but I am assuming I could somewhere?  However, this saves the time and effort!!

What do you think of Mexican Candy Box?  If you are interested in signing up or just want to learn more, click here!

Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own and no compensation was received
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  • Esmeralda

    Cool idea for those who don’t know their favorites yet. I though would not buy this box for myself since I know my favorites and where to find them here in Texas. The 99cent store or fiesta or Wal-Mart here all carry them

  • Ace

    I like the idea of this box as I love mexican candy, I was raised on it and eat it on a daily basis but this box is horribly overpriced. You can get these candies from about ten to fifty cents each. Mexican candy is my favorite and pretty cheap but getting more and more difficult to find the good stuff. Duvalin not my favorite and the cajeta lollipop is delicious (I hate goat milk but like these). The bear is the mascot for Tomy, the Lucas (acidito) mascot is a duck that wears sunglasses.

  • Annette

    It’s weird to think of a world where these candies aren’t normal, I forget California is in it’s own bubble sometimes, you can find these in most corner stores/every mexican market/a lot of grocery stores/some big box stores.

    A lot of these are much like ‘by the lb’ candy bins with tootsie rolls and such, they’re just cheap candies you mostly eat out of nostalgia but aren’t that good objectively but omg do I love some of them (duvalins and that mango powder on cucumbers or mangoes)

  • Kristin P

    I love the goat milk lollipops. I was afraid to try one at first, but I sucked it up and instantly fell in love. My boss had gotten some at a bodega and brought them to the office for me.

  • Lauren

    Omg violet gum? You can send that here, haha! I think this is a neat idea box but I haaate anything spicy so it’s probably not for me. I’m happy with the Japanese candy skoshbox!

  • http://mexicancandybox.com/ Liz @ Mexican Candy Box

    Mexican Candy Box offers a Surprise Selection of 8 to 10 different candies from Mexico each month. About half are sweet, and half spicy. Though it’s easy to find some candies in California, it’s not so easy in other parts of the country. September was our first box, and we are taking note of your suggestions/ideas to make the October box better.

  • Trish Roberts

    I wish this were around when I was pregnant…of all things, I craved Pulparindos…can’t eat them now…but pregnancy does the wacky

  • Fen

    Right in the childhood. I grew up in Southern California and a lot of these candies are familiar to me! I remember the neighborhood kids pooling our change and sending the oldest girl (aka the only one allowed to go by our parents) to go to the corner store and get Canel’s and the powder candies for us all to share. There was also a tamarind candy I really liked, but I don’t think it was fruit leather…

    For what it’s worth, I’m not a gum person (at all – truthfully, is there any worse flavor than bubblegum?), but I remember Canel’s fondly. I dunno if it’s just nostalgia talking or if it really is just better than most gum, though?

    How was the goat’s milk lollipop?

  • http://mexicancandybox.com/ Liz @ Mexican Candy Box

    Thanks for your input! We’re looking forward to making improvements to our service.

    You can now order one of three Flavor Boxes: Sweet & Spicy Mix, Sweet Only, or Spicy Only. You can also choose a single box to try it out, or subscribe monthly.