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Felt like a sinner: ate DESSERT!

by Dhani on June 9, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

A gringo (me!) living three decades in Mexico often advises travelers to take back with them the exquisite hand-made Mexican candied fruits & nuts. I ate one ball (the size of a golf ball!) covered with pecans & in the center was this delicious, creamy fresh-fig mixture. I ate it alone behind closed doors. Holy Roman Catholic conditioning evidently still sticks, for this renounced Catholic felt like a 'sinner' eating it...


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