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The Daily Wildcat

The Daily Wildcat

 

    Flex your food muscle

    Flex your food muscle

    If there is one thing Tucson has a lot of, it’s cactus. But the prickly vegetation isn’t just for landscaping; many cacti are edible and make great sweet treats – and in Tucson, there is an abundance of cactus candy. More often than not, you will find prickly pear candy – from jelly squares to hard candy – and there is a variation to fit every taste.

    Cactus candy has an interesting flavor but isn’t really an acquired taste; most anyone can enjoy these morsels. And they’re not hard to find. The UofA Bookstore offers a wide variety, as do many local Tucson retailers like Creative Venture Craft Mall and the Food Conspiracy Co-op on Fourth Avenue. You will also find desert desserts like sweet agave nectar at the 17th Street Market.

    If you’ve got a sweet tooth, step outside the box of traditional candy and pick up some of the cactus persuasion today.

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