5 Unusual Mexican Treats to Tempt Your Taste Buds This Summer

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Known for its spices and tantalizing flavors, Mexican treats have long been a favorite go-to snack to cool off during the hot summer months. Not only do they provide a mouth-watering experience of flavorful concoctions put together to create a delicious and refreshing cocktail of sorts, but there are also unique snack offerings that will make you go “mmm.” Below are five unique Mexican treats you can find across our great state of Texas among the many food stands around.

1. Mangonadas

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A Mexican delicacy known around town as mangonada is a favorite summer time snack to cool down and spice up any pallet. It is the perfect blend of a sweet, sour, and spicy mixture made up of your favorite combination of treats such as chunks of mango drenched with chamoy, lime juice, and chili powder to top it off. “Chamoy is a sweet and spicy sauce made from dried apricots that are used as a dip for fruit or in paletas and raspados,” shares

Some are even topped off with candies such as gummy bears, sour belts, sour worm candy, strawberries, pineapples, cucumbers, and jicama. A great recipe for a mouthwatering mangonada can be found at

2. Paletas


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Mexican paletas, or popsicles, are a favorite go-to snack, but these aren’t just your ordinary popsicles. Paletas come in a variety of flavors and combinations each with its own unique twist. There are paletas made up of coconut, lime, mango, pineapple. You name it; there is probably a paleta out there you have fond memories of. You can even come across paletas de cactus or a popsicle with pieces of cactus. There are even paletas de mango y chile powder or paletas de guayaba. The sky’s the limit when it comes to these Mexican frozen delicacies.

3. Elotes

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