Since San Diego is near the Mexican border, I expected that I would find my Mexican candy here.
When I was younger, my other cousin introduced me to this spicy and sour chili mix. We bought this Lucas candy back in Mexico, 10yrs ago. My bestfriend and I have been talking about this all the time back in Manila and recalling our weird childhood cravings for unusual food. We end up asking ourselves if Lucas was really a candy or really rather a seasoning for cooking or something. lol
We asked my Mexican student once, if she knew what Lucas was. She said "Lucas??? we just made that last night!" I asked, "is it a candy? or seasoning?". I really cannot recall anymore what she said, but she did say she was going to Mexico soon and my bestfriend & I told her to bring us back some Lucas. Well, of course... she didn't haha... But we WERE serious you know.
I tried searching it on the net and used the keywords "Lucas Mexican Candy". Apparently it is listed under candy. And when I got to the flea market there was a whole stall full of assorted mexican candies!!! and lucas was one of them... only they had changed the packaging. And it had more flavors.
And damn for a little dude, it was pretty expensive. I was thinking they would sell it wholesale. I wanted to buy alot!! But I feared I might develop kidney stone in the long run... lol. Better control thy self.
I also bought this Tamarind soft candy which me and my bestfriend referred to as the "candy with the hair". We really couldn't recall what the name was but I finally found it again. I showed the pictures to my bestfriend and what I bought for her and she just wanted me to come back home soon! She claimed her mouth was watering already. I wish I could find these in Walmart, maybe they're selling whole sale. That flee market was just a total rip off. lol.