Dulcelandia, a Chicago chain of Mexican candy and party stores, is a wonderful, beautiful place. I think it may even be my happy place. As an adult, going to a candy store isn't at the top of my list but when you walk into a Dulcelandia, it really makes you feel like 'a kid in a candy store' again. Not having grown up eating Mexican candies, everything was new, interesting, colorful, exciting! When I walked in, I kind of went crazy. I didn't know where to start. I wanted to taste everything!
I really love the flavors of Mexican candies too. You will find candies that are sweet, sour and spicy -- a winning combination.
For World Party Day, Lilian (whose studio I wrote about here earlier this week) and I decided to join forces and put together a fun & crafty & also a little bit of a messy tutorial for you all but you'll have to see what that is in PART II.
So Part I of our tutorial involves going to a candy store and preferably a Mexican one. But any candy store will do. One of the many candies we got were lollipops in the shape of a tall glass of frothy beer! The mock foam top was even effervescent when you ate it! *so genius*
Or you can get chicken shaped pops! When I pulled it out of the package, I thought maybe it looked more like the Venus of Willendorf than a chicken but I eventually got there. It isn't actually chicken flavored but more like a general fruity flavor.
So fill up your basket with all the candies you desire. You will need a lot plus more to snack on on the way home.
To be continued..