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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