We all crave sweetness, but sometimes we also want a little spice. Ancient cultures have enjoyed spicy candy for centuries. In the Western Hemisphere, the hottest, spiciest candies often come from Mexico.
Prior to colonization, the Aztecs produced chocolate by combining cacao with chili peppers and other spices. Many years later Europeans began mixing chocolate with sugar. To date, Mexican chocolate candies still often feature spice blends that are unique to the Latin American country. Gingery, cayenne, nutmeg, and allspice are other flavorful ingredients you may find in Mexican chocolate blends.
Another signature spice the Aztecs used in their chocolatey mixtures was cinnamon. Considered a warming spice, cinnamon appears in ancient texts dating back to early cultures around the world. Cinnamon appears in Sanskrit writings. Ancient Hebrews in the Bible used the valued spice as an ingredient in holy anointing oil. Ancient Egyptians used cinnamon in ceremonies and in the mummification process.
Today, you can conveniently order spicy candy online. We carry many of your favorite candies that deliver heat and spice along with sweetness. Hot Tamales are a popular spicy cinnamon chew. The firm outer shell has a subtle heat while the soft center is packed with cinnamon flavor.
We also carry Atomic Fireball jawbreakers, the first commercialized cinnamon candy introduced in the U.S. These hard balls have a fiery coating and a sugary-sweet core. They are the perfect hard candy for spice lovers.
Sometimes you want something sweet. Sometimes you want something spicy. But who says you can't have both? Our spicy candy will give you a healthy dose of the best of both worlds. Visit our candy selection, and find a spicy, sweet treat for yourself or for someone you love.