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Unwrapping Barcelona’s unique treats

An image of various Spanish candies on a round table.
An image of bags of candy in a grocery store.

There are many obvious ways in which Spain differs from the United States, like the language, the architecture, and the customs. One less obvious difference can be found when walking through the aisles of a supermercat or grocery store.

The candies and sweets on the shelves differ in variety, ingredients, and flavor. Many ingredients found in American candies, such as red dye 40 and titanium dioxide are illegal to use in most European countries because of their link to hyperactivity, cancer, and DNA damage. 

While absent of some of our favorite tasty chemicals, each candy we tried in Spain was bursting with flavor. Cintas were covered in sugar and tart enough to make your tongue hurt. AMoras were shaped like blackberries and raspberries, and their crunchy coating covered a gummy center that perfectly captured the flavor of the fruit they mimicked.

Other colorful candies like Chupa Chups, Diver Xuxes, and Boca Fruits satisfied our sweet tooth. Even though we ended up in a candy coma, trying the variety of candies that Spain had to offer made it all worth it!

An image of bags of candy on the shelves of a grocery store.
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Elena Keller (Mass Communications), Sadie Krieger (Public Relations), Olivia Thomas (Mass Communications), and Dax Andrews (Advertising/MIS)

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