Last Updated on April 1, 2022 by Jim Edwards
Candy connoisseurs throughout the US love exotic Mexican confections that defy the norms of mainstream candy flavors. Indy Dedos is a unique take of a Mexican candy company on the typical spicy and sour flavor that people love so much. Let’s take a closer look at how the candy tastes and whether or not it has any drawbacks.
What Does the Candy Look Like?
The candy has a dark reddish-brown appearance testifying to its spicy heritage. In fact, the appearance of the candy can come off as intimidating for some people. The candy comes in finger-sized bars and is also available in mini bite-sized versions.
What Does Indy Dedos Taste Like?
To put it simply, Indy Dedos is your run-of-the-mill spicy and sour candy, but with a Mexican touch to it, this means that the spicy aspect of the candy has been kicked up a notch. Although the candy is advertised primarily as spicy and sour, the overall recipe for this oddball confectionery consists of a variety of premium ingredients which include corn syrup, corn starch, citric acid, iodized salt, artificial flavoring, artificial color, and of course, sugar.
The candy is spicy and sour, just as its name suggests; however, you can also taste hints of salt now and then, blessing you with an unimaginable flavor combo that is both unusual and familiar. The taste can be described as a bit like tamarind flavor but is hotter and has a pleasant aftertaste, making you want to go for another piece. When it comes to dedos, you can’t just have one piece and call it a day. The candy is a bit hard and chewy similar to taffy.
The high-quality ingredients used to make the delicacy work together to create a powerful yet delightful flavor that lingers in your mouth long after you’ve finished it. One of the best things about the candy is that it maintains its flavor and does not become tasteless as you are eating it.
The Shortcomings of Indy Dedos
The spicy, sour, and salty notes are already prominent and strong. Add a Mexican touch to these flavors, and the result is a candy that can be a bit overpowering for some people, especially those who have a sensitive palate. Some people have complained that the candy makes their mouths feel like they’ve been scratched up on the inside.
In addition, the flavor combo used in the candy is a controversial one, and many people find it to be displeasing. Lastly, some people have complained that the candy can become a bit too hard to eat over time or if it is not kept at the right temperature. There have also been many complaints about sellers shipping old batches of candy which were nearly inedible.
This oddball Mexican treat comes in two different sizes. You can get a 12-piece pack of full-sized dedos having a net weight of 240g, a moderate serving size enough to last you perhaps two weeks. You can also opt for a pack of fifty bite-sized mini dedos having a net weight of 400g.
One serving size equals one candy piece weighing in at 20g. The following is the nutritional value per serving:
|Total Carbohydrates:||18g (6%)|
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Mexican treats are renowned for shattering the typical standards that confectionery manufacturers follow by adding unique flavors and designs to their candies. We can say with certainty that the Indy Dedos is no exception. Mere words cannot describe in full what the candy tastes like; to truly understand it, you have to try it, and therefore, we recommend that you do so.
Indy Dedos – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are Dedos made of?
The recipe for dedos features some of the typical ingredients that go into your mainstream Mexican confectionaries. These ingredients include corn syrup, sugar, iodized salt, chili powder, corn starch, citric acid, potassium sorbate (preservatives), sodium benzoate, artificial color, and artificial flavor.
Where are Dedos from?
Dedos are a spicy and sour Mexican candy manufactured and distributed by the Mexican confectionary company Indy. The candy is produced in their facility situated in Mexico.
What is Tamarindo candy?
Confectionaries that are prepared from the fruit of the tamarind tree or have it as one of the main ingredients are known as tamarind candy. The tamarind tree is native to tropical regions such as India, Africa, and certain regions of Asia. The tamarind tree can also be found in Mexico and South America.
Image Credit – “‘Dedos de Tamarindo’ Indy is The Brand @janniaragon” by Raul P is marked with CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
I’m Jim Edwards and I started this website to share my love of Junk Food. We cover new junk food, desserts, snack foods, fast food secret menus, candy (of course!) and other related news. We love trying “secret menus” at restaurants. And we love trying new products too. So, we are trying to have some fun with our hobby and share some useful information with you, our community. Please feel to send us your suggestions and feedback through the contact form. And if you have products you would like us to try, let us know…!