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A Mexican Snack That I Love

I was introduced to these salty/sweet/spicy snacks called "saladitos" by my sister when I was a little kid. They are dried plums coated with salt and chili. There are different variations of them, and I believe they are popular in Asian countries as well. Although I think the Asian varieties are more on the sweet side. Here in the United States, in Mexican communities in particular they can be found as either salted plums with chili (which are pictured) or just salted (no chili.)

I found these on Amazon and picked up a couple of large bags. Since they are so salty, they are the type of snack that you only have a couple of them at a time. So these will last me quite a while. One popular way of eating them is by stuffing them into the center of a lemon and then devouring the chili/salt-infused lemon. They are definitely something that only some people would be fond of, though, as they have a very unique and strong flavor. And they are not something I eat all of the time, because of their extremely high salt content.


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pinkCardigangirl wrote on May 21, 2015, 12:05 AM

I have never tried these, but I know they were very popular among my friends growing up.

bestwriter wrote on May 21, 2015, 12:13 AM

Are they same as prunes? I have eaten them but not enriched with whatever you have said.

SoundNFury wrote on May 21, 2015, 12:15 AM

In fact, they are. I had to look that part up, though lol. Actually, I don't think I have ever eaten them plain.

SoundNFury wrote on May 21, 2015, 12:27 AM

I used to eat them a lot when I was younger, in high school. Then I stopped for a while. But lately I have been craving them!

bestwriter wrote on May 21, 2015, 12:40 AM

They taste good and have some health benefit. What that health benefit is you need to look up again (lol)

SoundNFury wrote on May 21, 2015, 2:04 AM

They are supposed to be high in antioxidants and fiber :)

MegL wrote on May 21, 2015, 2:06 AM

I certainly would never have thought of putting salt on plums! I like my plums fresh sweet and juicy. I am generally willing to try something once, though.

peachpurple wrote on May 21, 2015, 2:47 AM

sounds spicy plum but I wish it is sold here. I am a great friend of spice

SoundNFury wrote on May 21, 2015, 4:56 AM

The mixture of sweet and salty/spicy makes for a great, unique flavor!

SoundNFury wrote on May 21, 2015, 4:56 AM

They are very yummy!

bestwriter wrote on May 21, 2015, 5:37 AM

http://www.livestrong.com/article/555326-pitted-prunes-vs-over-the-counter-laxatives/

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 21, 2015, 1:18 PM

Never tried this treat. Sounds tasty. I'm a banana chips freak! The brand is Marquita. Used to eat them a lot when I was in Florida. They're kind of pricey here in Texas but a worthwhile snack.

SoundNFury wrote on May 21, 2015, 2:39 PM

I think I have tried those and they were good. I like dried fruit snacks, with different flavorings added.

Kasman wrote on May 21, 2015, 3:14 PM

I don't think these are available in the UK but they don't sound like something I would eat!

SoundNFury wrote on May 21, 2015, 3:17 PM

Haha, yeah I think most people might be put off by them. I'm glad I tried them though, because they are good!

MBank wrote on May 22, 2015, 5:50 AM

I like too much of its salty taste and it is also very favorite snack of my group in free time.

KristinRavelle wrote on May 22, 2015, 9:16 PM

They sound like a great snack when you need a dose of salt on a very hot day! My favourite Mexican snack is a chicken tamale (maybe not a snack..), amazing.

SoundNFury wrote on May 22, 2015, 9:36 PM

Yes, they are good on a hot day. I know that some people even put them in their beer. lol Tamales are great!