Last Updated on July 29, 2022 by Jim Edwards
Jabalina gets its name from the javelin; the spear thrown in competitive sports. Shaped like a long stick, the Mexican candy is covered in deliciously hot and salted tamarind. One bite of the tangy sweet and sour treat, and you will be craving for more. Experience the flavor of Jabalina, and trust us, you won’t regret it!
So what exactly is tamarind? A tamarind tree is known to produce an abundance of long, curved brown pods filled with tiny brown seeds. The seeds are further shredded by sticky pulp that resembles a sticky paste and well, that is precisely what the Jabalina stick is made of.
Despite being a fruit, tamarind is best-known for having a sweet and sour taste as it is high in tartaric acid, vitamin B, and sugar. This traditional tamarind candy has a soft yet chewy texture. The spicy chili flavor of the Jabalina is meant to wake up your taste buds and spice up your life!
However, that isn’t even the best part! Compared to other candies, Jabalina is low in calories and has less sugar which makes it the perfect sweet and sour treat for people on all diets.
- 1 Jabalina – What to Expect
- 2 Jabalina | Nutrition Information
- 3 What Are the Main Ingredients in Jabalina?
- 4 Trying EL Chavito Mexican Candy (Jabalina Pulp with Chili)
- 5 Jabalina – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- 6 Related Articles
Jabalina – What to Expect
Available in bright yellow packaging, every Jabalina packet is labeled with the description “Hot and Sour Tamarind Candy.” As you open the pack, you will see a long straw-like red-colored tamarind chewable candy attached on a sucker stick which ultimately goes all the way through the Mexican treat.
Although the first bite might seem a bit strange at first, the more you eat, the more your taste buds will start enjoying the sweet and sour treat that has a hint of spiciness hidden underneath.
Overall, while eating a Jabalina, you will feel that its texture is somewhere in between; it isn’t too chewy like a piece of chewing gum and not too hard like a normal candy. The taste of tamarind might not please you in the first bite. Therefore, give it some time, trust the process, and you will notice that the Jabalina flavor will get yummier with every bite you have.
Be careful of the straw (holder) underneath the tamarind candy when eating. Remember that it goes all the way through to the top of the Jabalina, and you can hurt yourself if you chew on it. So, take your bite wisely!
Jabalina | Nutrition Information
One bite of Jabalina, the famous spicy Mexican treat, and you will be transported back to your childhood. The hot, tangy, yet fruit flavor of the Jabalina will leave you asking for more. Jabalina is often sold in a pack of four or six and in a container having over 50 pieces. The following information represents the data of a one piece (30 g) of Jabalina:
- Calories: 110 kCal
- Energy: 461 KJ
- Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 27g
- Sugars: 18g
- Fiber: 0.99g
- Salt: 0.991g
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid): 6 mg
- Calcium: 20.1 mg
- Iron: 0.36 mg
What Are the Main Ingredients in Jabalina?
Jabalina is manufactured by using the following ingredients Chili, Hawthorm Apple, Sugar, Quince, Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Artificial Color FD&C Red 40, and Artificial Tamarind Flavor.
Trying EL Chavito Mexican Candy (Jabalina Pulp with Chili)
Do you want to watch a review video of these delicious Mexican sweet-and-sour treats? The following video comprises a review/taste test of the Jabalina by an adorable father-daughter duo. Watch it now to find out what others think of these straw-shaped tamarind candy sticks!
Jabalina – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1How Many Calories Are in Jabalina?
The hot and salted tamarind flavored candy (Jabalina) has only 110 calories, 18g of sugar and 286 mg of sodium.
What Ingredients Are Used to Make Jabalina?
Jabalina is made using the following ingredients Chili, Hawthorm Apple, Sugar, Quince, Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Artificial Color FD&C Red 40, and Artificial Tamarind Flavor.
Is Jabalina Vegan?
No animal products are used to manufacture Jabalina, hence the Mexican soft candy can be consumed by vegans and vegetarians.
Is Jabalina Candy Gluten-Free?
Yes, as Jabalina has no gluten-containing ingredients.
Does Jabalina Have Any Allergens?
No allergens have been found in Jabalina, making it a safe treat for everyone.
Also see our Complete Guide to Mexican Candy
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…!