WHEN I’M NOT sure what to bring home for someone as a souvenir, I’ll buy some local candy. I think it’s a cool way for other people to get some foreign culture exposure, and it’s also fun to learn about what other people consider to be yummy snack food. When I was in Mexico, I gobbled up the salty, spicy, sweet confections they had to offer, but these folks make it seem like Mexican candy is less superior than the junk food we’ve got in America.
If they are this judgmental about boiled sugar products, I can’t imagine how they feel about actual Mexican culture. Maybe they are just more into tacos.