Pirulín

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Pirulín
Pirulí.jpg
A mexican woman during a festival, holding a big pirulí candy
Alternative names Pico dulce, pirulí, chupirul
Type Confectionery
Cookbook: Pirulín  Media: Pirulín

A pirulín (also known as pirulí) is a multicolor, conic-shaped hard candy of about 10 to 15 cm long, with a sharp conical or pyramidal point, with a stick in the base, and wrapped in cellophane.

In Argentina, this candy used to be very popular and sold in the streets and squares by the pirulineros, who can be considered a kind of peddlers specializing in this kind of candy. However, nowadays it is most commonly found in certain supermarkets specializing in sweets and also in a few "kioscos".

Other names for pirulín:

  • Chile: pico dulce.
  • Mexico: pirulí or chupirul (the latter name is a result of the success of the trademark used by Luxus).

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