NSFM2012 - Day 16
Featured snack: Pollito Alvbro
Rating: Quince Paletas Ricas
In the interest of performing a public service for Chicago snackers, I thought I would try to clear up a mystery that has plagued many of my snack-shy friends and acquaintances.
The question: what do those little chicken-shaped suckers from the bodega taste like? Do they really taste like chicken?
Answer: They taste like a sort of sour peach-flavored candy with a bunch of chile powder on them. I think they are meant to replicate the flavor of mango with chile which makes sense because mango con chile is a delicious Mexican snack available at food carts city-wide and occasionally as a pre-packaged snack using dried mango.
Of course, this leaves an even larger mystery: why are they chicken-shaped?
Unfortunately, even after a grueling 15-minute internet search, I wasn’t able to find any information on this. If anyone has any leads, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fortunately, this is the kind of delightfully wacky, unexplainable mystery that only serves to make this wonderful snack even more delicious.