Monday, May 2, 2005

Rockaleta!

Name: Rockaleta
Brand: PepsiCo Mexico
Place Purchased: Jon’s Market
Price: $1.59 for six
Size: .95 oz each
Type: Lollipop

The surprise breakout hit of the candy party. I call it a suprise because when doing my little photoshoot, I sampled most of the candy for the party (I took it out of the package and figured I may as well have something to snack on while shooting) and found this to be so foul that I threw it out after a few licks.

Billed as a chile flavored lolly, this amply sized ball has four layers (alternating red and then green), the outside is textured (reminded me of stucco) with what I guess to be chili power. The thing is, I don’t mind spicy candy, it’s salty candy that baffles me, and this was damn salty.

However I felt about it, Will and Amy seemed sufficiently engaged by the candy to rate it about a five (they’d eat one if someone gave it to them, in fact, they took the extras home with them), but Robin seemed only to tolerate it enough to get to a second layer.

My rating: 2 out of 10.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 3:42 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewHard Candy & Lollipops2-AppallingMexico

Comments
  1. wow your first 2 out of 10 thank god.  I thought you would eat just about any kind of candy or chocolate.

    Comment by crispin on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. I confess, I brought the Rockaleta you gave me to work and after several days finally went at it. Let’s just say the honeymoon was over as the sophomore experience totaled about four licks before I pitched the thing. 2 outta 10 is about right.

    Comment by Will on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. Horrible aren’t they? I was given one of these…things once by my Spanish teacher.  It was a nice gesture but all the same, yeesh.

    Comment by Pogo on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  4. I gotta say I love Rockaletas.  Especially the new dark ones.  Sure it’s an aquired taste but I really wouldn’t describe them as salty.  It’s a straight up chile flavor.  You might appreciate the Dark ones better since they are more of a spicy/sweet flavor rather than just a chile flavor.

    Comment by Jack on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  5. Hi! Actually, rockaleta’s aren’t horrible.. it’s just that you are nnot used to them! I don’t just love them, but I think they’re some of the best candies… not only caramel but some spicy and some gum also!

    Comment by Anonymous on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  6. im eating one right now
    and i love em
    dont hate

    Comment by $t3f@N0 on 10/22/06 at 2:11 pm #
  7. I don’t consider it ‘hating’ to dislike something (refusing to give something a ten just because it’s white chocolate is a different story, but this blog is so great I kind of dismissed that.)  I think spice is great, but I avoid spicy candy like the plague.  Somewhere between cayenne pepper sauce and citric-acid covered candies (coughWARHEADScoughcough) I gave myself two ulcers.  The last thing I need is MORE flavor addictions.

    (PS: I agree that salty candy is odd.  Saltwater taffy rules, but it isn’t SALTY.)

    Comment by Sophia on 11/11/06 at 6:32 pm #
  8. Another famous candy in M?xico. I think they are great, as one said before me, they have chile, candy and gum in the center. I don’t consider them salty neither spicy, and they have a very nice chile flavor. I guess they do are an aquired taste. The thing I don’t like about the dark ones, is that they paint your tongue blue, but they do have a more spicy but sweet flavor.

    Comment by Ana on 1/04/07 at 11:55 pm #
  9. I love these. I was first given one by a classmate and then found myself getting the tiny ones (The Rockaleta shoks).
    The lolly pop part is a bit tangy but mostly sweet and you can bite it away to the gum if you are impatient like most kids tend to be.
    The gum is very sweet but the problem I had was that it went hard fast. Once the flavor was gone the gum was hard. This happens with the suckers as well. V_v
    My favorite part is the gum but the hard candy part comes very close to being just as good.
    Next time you don’t like the chili part soak it it hot water to get the gum, evaluate the gum and then post. ^_-

    Comment by Ruth on 3/19/08 at 4:56 pm #
  10. SIMPLY PUT I LOVE THEM, I ADMIT THE FIRST TWO I COULD NOT STAND!! NOW I AM HOOKED, AND I CANT FIND THEM NOWHERE IN THE STORES ANYMORE, SO I AM ONLINE TO BUY A CASE WHENEVER I CAN FIND A LOCATION TO BUY IT AT!! YES I ADMIT I AM ACTULLY HOOKED!! (OR ADDICTED!! LOL)

    Comment by GARY on 6/01/08 at 3:22 pm #
  11. OMG I love this ones, my favorite!! =D (I’m Mexican of course, almost nobody else likes them apart from us hahaha)

    Comment by Jenny on 9/08/08 at 8:50 am #
  12. I’m mexican…and I don’t like them…it gets boring after the first 5 min. or so….
    the gum center is awful, it’s tasteless and hard.

    Comment by rawxy on 10/27/08 at 9:38 am #
  13. I NED TO TELL U THEY TASE VERY NASTY!!!!!!!!............. N VERY AWFUL

    Comment by Ramona on 6/07/09 at 5:36 pm #
  14. WELL I HAVE TO SAY THAT THE ROCALETAS ARE VERY GOOD BUT SOME TIMES IT GETS BORRIN AND FOR THE PEOPLE WHO SAY THAT ARE NASTY AND COMMENT BAD ABOUT IT WELL WHY THEY EAT THEN..??AND FOR THE PEOPLE WHO SAYES THE ROCALETAS ARE GOOD WELL GOOD FOR THEM (I HOPE THAT THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE ROCALETAS COME UP WITH A DIFFERENT CANDY BUT GOOD)

    Comment by maggie on 6/09/09 at 3:11 pm #
  15. i love rockaletas.. but i hafta agree i hate the gym part because it is tasteless and hard

    Comment by marlyn on 6/18/09 at 7:38 pm #
  16. My husband and I love rockaletas (he is mexican and I am white)! We think they are the best candy in the world! You can order them on candy crate.com! They will have more towards summer time. First time buyers won’t regret buying them! And they are NOT SALTY!! It is an aquired taste!

    Comment by dtumnnj1985 on 1/29/10 at 8:24 am #
  17. The problem with Rocka Leta is NOT the alternating red/green horrific/confusing eating experience, but that the memory of it fades in intensity so quickly. Less than two months after I’ve choked one down—the whole time cursing my own idiocy—I find myself considering giving them another go, and inevitably I end up torturing myself with another one. The gum is, in my opinion, Rocka Leta’s saving grace, because it stimulates your salivary glands and helps wash away any residual horror.

    Comment by Dare_Kaiser on 6/18/10 at 7:04 pm #
  18. its alright… i give it 5 outta 10 its too sweet for my taste now if were gonna talk about GOOD mexican candy PICA FRESA and PICA GOMA. DAM THATS GOOD CANDY!! oh yeah and BOLITOCHAS but i dont think they make them by that name anymore…

    Comment by dose on 7/09/10 at 5:06 pm #
  19. this the best candy in the world they gave it a sikver award fir the best candy in the world i looooovvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeee it:)

    Comment by edwin on 11/04/10 at 7:19 am #
  20. just ate one how many layers are there its like theres 12 layers but there awsome I LOVE THEM!!!!!

    Comment by janet on 1/07/12 at 11:13 pm #
  21. Sooooo freakin good the best

    Comment by Rayray on 3/23/12 at 7:47 pm #
  22. I’m eating one right now, and just out of curiosity did a search and got to your site, great job.

    For me, it’s only an occasional treat. It takes some time to be done with one, and the chili layers can abrade one’s palate. I’m in Mexico, and I think they’ve added even more layers. As of today, the wrap bears a sign that reads “Not labeled for US”.

    Comment by Virgil on 8/24/12 at 2:25 am #
  23. hi i like rockaletas send me rockaletas to 5835 south fontana avenue tucson az.

    Comment by rachel on 10/30/12 at 1:54 pm #
  24. I absolutely LOVE these! The way to enjoy them is to allow the layers to dissolve without chewing (but I never have the patience and I love the softish texture. But it’s like a whole taste experience, the top layer is hot and as you lick it gets to a soft sweet flavor , then some lemon starts kicking in, another layer of chili then ooops I have to bite at this point. Problem is the gum in the cneter is really nasty unless you chew it with the last layer. I think these things are BRILLIANT! My favorite treat when dieting because it’s such a flavorful experience. However, I am a fan of sweet and hot. Chili Rokas are great! And no, I’m not Mexican, I’m Norwegian.

    Comment by Fluff on 11/20/13 at 1:33 pm #
  25. I love that candy, is my favorite, the bad thing is that I can only eat one per day, or my tongue suffers

    Comment by Jorge Arturo on 3/18/14 at 4:43 pm #
  26. the first layer is rough so i had to bite through it but the green layer is sweet i am the fan of the candy

    Comment by Qwerty on 9/06/14 at 11:18 pm #

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