In all of Mexico, there are ancient traditions when it comes to sweets, preserves and liqueurs. And Campeche is no exception as its wide variety of tropical fruits allows for the creation of many of these exquisite products.
The many varieties of sweets, such as cocadas, Negritos, friars, meringues, ponteduros, marzipan, pepitorias, peanut palanquetas, suspiros, waffles, donuts, etc., are available in various stands located within the main market downtown .
The regional fruit preserves are another traditional sweet from Campeche, and one of its best delicacies. There are plenty of shops which offer canned nance, mango, plum, cashew, papaya and ziricote. For those who like stronger flavors, there are also fruit liquors such as nance, plum and mango. Another traditional preserve made here is habanero pepper, as well as pickled plum or cashew pieces.
Fruit with cream is another delicious dessert that, served cold or as a frappe, can be enjoyed at the end of a meal. The most common flavors of these creams are nance, tangerine, hibiscus, coconut, cashew, tamarind and guava.
Snow cones and ice cream are a favorite among the locals of Campeche. There are the well-known flavors like vanilla or chocolate, but there are also very regional flavors like mamey, guava, nance, cashew, sapota, butter, Moorish cream, etc., Or such exotic flavor as tequila, shrimp, roses, celery and more.
The best places to satisfy your cravings for sweets are found in front of the Santa Rosa Bastion, next to the San Roman Church, and of course in the San Francisco Portals. Mr. Mauro Ku, who is well known for leaving not only his secrets, but also the taste of sweet tradition, is now part of the historical memory of the city of Campeche.