Dulcería de Celaya Mexico City

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Dulcería de Celaya – A sweet tradition

Candy is part of an important tradition in Mexican culture. This is why Dulcería de Celaya is a must while you are in Mexico City. This candy shop opened more than 100 years ago and its name comes from the city in Guanajuato, which is known for producing the best cajeta in Mexico – a caramel sauce made from goat milk that you have to try while you are in our country.

Originally, pre-Hispanic civilizations produced candy made of honey and seeds. This is how they produced alegrías, which means “joy” in Spanish. This candy, for example, is made of honey and amaranto, a local plant that has a ton of nutrients (you’ve never seen a healthier candy before!).

Later on, with the arrival of European people, other local elements where introduced – such as vanilla or chocolate – and western ingredients were incorporated as well – like milk or eggs. This way, a vast diversity of candies was created, little by little. Now we have more than 100 types of candy. Coconut candies are my favorites but anything you decide to try will be worth it!

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Details about this spot

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Address

Avenida 5 de Mayo 39, Mexico City

Telephone number

+5255211787

Opening Times

10:30 - 19:30 daily

Price

Candy: MXN 20

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)