Pulparindo is the trade name of a Mexican candy produced by de la Rosa. The candy is made from the pulp of the tamarind fruit, and is flavored with sugar, salt, and chili peppers, making it simultaneously tart, sweet, salty, and spicy. The "extra picante" variation is especially spicy.
In July 2007, the California Department of Public Health announced they had conducted testing on Pulparindo Extra Hot candy showing it contained between 0.12 and 0.18 ppm of lead. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this level of lead in the "Extra Hot" version was above acceptable limits for candy that is not frequently eaten by small children.  However, as of December 19th 2007, after further tests confirming lead levels below 0.10 ppm, this advice was rescinded allowing Pulparindo Extra Hot with a best before date of JUN 09 or later to be sold once more in California.
- California Department of Public Health Warns Consumers Not to Eat De La Rosa Pulparindo Candy
- FDA report on Lead in Candy Likely To Be Consumed by Small Children
- Photos of candies found to contain lead levels in excess of 0.10 ppm (PDF), California Department of Public Health, 2009, retrieved 11 August 2014