Monday, July 9, 2007

Cochinito Contento

Vallarta ( Butler and Chestnut) is new arch nemesis to Fiesta Foods (Tulare and First). I highly recommend checking them both out, as they are immaculate, inspiring, and stocked with all sorts of wild things from south of the border. Of note yesterday morning was this gingerbread pig. I grew up eating these delicious little things, but they are surprisingly hard to find and the quality varies quite a bit.

This one was good. Just as they should be: crumbly, but not dry, with big flecks of Mexican cinnamon (these leave you with little chewy shards to gnaw on after your first swallow… quite nice really). They’re made with baking soda, so they’ve got a nice salty bite at the end. Delicious!

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