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Finding magic under the stars of the Camino Santiago de Compostela

Monday, March 06, 2017

Puerto Vallarta Excursion to Talpa Part 4

One of the main industries in Talpa is candy making. The fruit and sugar is melted in these HUGE rotating copper pots and cooked until it is of a taffy consistency.

Copper cooker

 It's then poured onto a slab, cut and rolled, then wrapped for sale.

Candy Roll

They also sell "bubble gum" which is some type of chewable gum from a local tree. It is dyed and made into fantastic shapes such as baskets, flowers, bugs, and sold to tourists. I bought a few of these and tried them. They don't taste very good, but it's a fun experiment to try!

gum flowers
There is shop after colorful shop full of these and other goodies:

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