Saturday, February 20, 2010

Prickly Pear Cactus Candy

I have to get me a pound of prickly pear cactus candy the next time I’m in the US – if the candy is just half as great as the retro cardboard box, I’ll be in for a treat ;-)

Prickly Pear Cactus Candy
Prickly Pear Cactus Candy

I haven’t been able to find an ingredients list, but one source says the cactus candy is made from the juice of the prickly pear and is an unusual but pleasant taste.

If you are the DIY kind of guy or gal the Opuntia Blog has a recipe for transforming Opuntia cladodes into candy – I would image that a candy based on the prickly pear fruit juice would be more delicious, though, but I have tasted neither.

1 comment:

  1. Hey this sounds great! If you email me and let me know where to buy it then I'll purchase 2 pounds! One for me... and the other one I'll mail to you!

    Just email me at if you happen to know where to get this cactus candy!

    I mean I like candy... and I love cacti... so...

    Cacti + Candy = AWESOME!


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