Tamarind candy is the most popular use for tamarind in Mexico. Tamarind candy is obtained from mixing tamarind pulp with sugar and powdered chile pepper, a recipe that makes one delicious candy. When you take your first bite, you will be bombarded by the sweet and sour taste of tamarind, the pure sweetness of sugar, and the spicy twist of the powdered chile pepper, all in a second. This is the reason why tamarind candy has become very well known worldwide.

You can currently find many different brands and types of tamarind candy based on this simple recipe, and every one of them offers a particular twist or take, simply by increasing or lowering the tamarind pulp-sugar-powdered chile pepper ratio.