Chili-coated candies: Which sweat-inducing sweet is the best?

Categories: Food Fight

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Photo illustration by A.J. Olmscheid
To warm up to National Candy Month, this week's Food Fight is between a few chili-coated candies from Dulceria La Piñata at Mercado Central on Lake Street. Read on to find out which one can take the heat, and which was best left with the Play-Doh.

Pelon Pelo Rico Peloton

These "bits with dehydrated mango covered with chili" smelled and felt like Play-Doh. Covered in reddish-orange chili powder, the stick-to-your-teeth bits were bright yellow inside with a sickly burst of (artificial? dehydrated?) mango flavor.

Spice level: 3.5/10

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