Spain is known for many things, from the thrilling Corrida De Toros (bullfighting) to tasty tapas and the gorgeous dance of Flamenco. But one thing that shouldn’t be overlooked is their overwhelming amount of delicious and famous candies that will intrigue any taste bud.
Hey! My name’s Michelle, and I’ve never been to Spain, but it’s certainly on my bucket list. While I enjoy my time in the United States currently, I am always interested in trying cuisine and confectionaries from other countries. Today, we’re diving into Spanish candies!
If you have an adventurous sweet tooth like mine, or you simply want to learn about the most famous and popular Spanish candies, you’ve come to the right place. Below, you will discover the most scrumptious and celebrated sweets that Spain offers.
My mouth’s watering already – how about yours?
- Top 8 Most Famous and Popular Spanish Candies
- So Many Amazing Spanish Candies!
Top 8 Most Famous and Popular Spanish Candies
If your soul (and taste buds) are searching for Spanish sweets, don’t waste another second. I’ve uncovered the most famous and popular Spanish candies that should find their way into your kitchen cabinet.
¡Echemos un vistazo a estos deliciosos dulces!
Huesitos is a Spanish candy bar that’s been around since 1975. Created by Chocolate Valor, this Spanish choco staple is as popular in Spain as Hershey’s is famous in America.
Huesitos is much like any other candy bar, with a wafer covered in milk and chocolate. There are a couple of yummy variations to choose from, including “Super Chock,” which amplifies the chocolate flavor, and “White Chocolate,” which features the succulent taste of white chocolate.
Conguitos is the perfect pairing of peanuts and chocolate – much like Reese’s peanut butter cups found across the globe.
Created by Lacasa, Conguitos is a sweet, salty, and savory treat that is available in a few different yummy flavors. Opt for the classic chocolate, or try the white chocolate or dark chocolate versions.
Can’t decide? You can also purchase packages that include all the flavors, ensuring none of your taste buds are left unsatisfied.
3. Simon Coll Chocolate
If you’re a chocolate fan that wants to unleash ultimate chocolatey goodness, look no further than the Simon Coll chocolate bars.
These gorgeous, vintage-looking chocolate bars are known as high-end chocolate bars in Spain. The bars contain very little sugar and no artificial additions yet yield a ridiculously high percentage of cocoa – up to 99%.
Don’t worry, though. Although these candy bars have a reputation for being delightfully bitter, they’re also wonderfully creamy with a melt-in-your-mouth consistency you won’t soon forget.
Turron is undeniably one of the most famous sweets in Spain. And although its roots date back over 500 years, the treat remains a popular choice for the people of today.
Turron is a masterpiece of flavors. It combines a quarter of tasty nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, and pistachios) with sugar and honey, creating a goodie that’s not only bursting with flavor but lots of inviting textures, too.
There are two main types of Turron on the market: jijona (whole almonds) and Alicante (crushed almonds). There are also several flavor options, such as truffles and liqueurs.
5. Chupa Chups
Do you love lollipops? Then this bag of Chupa Chups needs to find its way into your kitchen cabinet ASAP. Chupa Chups has been around for over 50 years and continues to impress lollipop lovers across the globe.
These delicious lollipops come in a wide range of flavors, including crowd favorites like cola, orange, and strawberry creme. It can be challenging to decide which one to purchase, so buying a bag with assorted flavors tends to be the best way to go!
Lacasitos was introduced in 1982 by Lacasa S.A., and can best be described as the Spanish version of the classic M&Ms.
That’s because these bite-sized treats feature sensationally rich chocolate on the inside, and a crunchy, colorful exterior featuring red, green, yellow, and other fun shades.
For those who love cherry candies, there’s no other option than the classic Pikota. Known as a “sugar ball,” Pikotas features a crystallized sugar exterior that houses a soft, mouthwatering jelly inside.
Together, this creates a perfectly crunchy treat with a unique flavor that you won’t soon forget. Just make sure that you like cherry candy before letting one of these sugar balls melt inside your mouth!
Why would you settle for any ole lollipop when you can have Fresquito?
Okay, so Fresquito basically is like any other lollipop on the market. The benefit is that this Spanish candy comes with a packet of powder to take your experience to the next level.
Whether you opt for coke, strawberry, cherry, or another delightful flavor, you will have the experience of a lifetime dipping and sucking away.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve added a few more “must-tries” to my list of candies! (And if you want to add even more international treats, check out my post on the most famous and popular French candies or spicy Mexican candies). When you’re done checking out the French candies, take a look at these commonly asked questions.
What is the most famous candy?
I’m sure everyone has their opinion on what the “most famous” candy is, but recent reports have shown that Reese’s takes the number one spot of most famous candy. If you want to try a Spanish treat similar to Reese’s, try the Conguitos!
Does Spain like chocolate?
Si, a España le gusta el chocolate! Spain certainly enjoys their chocolate, and that’s why many of the candies listed above contain some amount of chocolate. Some other chocolate goodies you might want to try in Spain include Pastel de Chocolate y Almendras, Miguelitos de Chocolate, and Buñuelos de Chocolate.
What sweets are in Spain?
Aside from the delicious sweets mentioned above, here are some other incredibly popular options in Spain: Leche frita, bizcocho, torrijas, flan, tarta de queso, crema Catalana, and tocina de Cielo.
What is a popular Christmas treat in Spain?
Are you looking for something for Christmas time in particular? Here are a few great options: Roscón de Reyes, Mantecados, Polvorones, Alfajores, Hojaldrinas, and Pan de Cadiz.
So Many Amazing Spanish Candies!
Without a doubt, there are plenty of yummy Spanish candies to indulge in, whether you prefer lollipops (Chupa Chups or Fresquitos) or love chocolate (Huesitos, Simon Coll Chocolate, etc.). The only problem we will have is knowing which one to try first!
Which one of these Spanish candies have you tried or want to try? Do you have any to add to the list? Share with us in the comment section below!About Michelle