There are many awesome things about living in a multicultural city like Chicago. One, if you're from another country--even if it's a small European country most people haven't even heard of--you can find restaurants and stores that give you a piece of home in the States. Two, if you come from a fairly whitebread, sheltered background, you can expose yourself to all the cultures you missed as a kid simply by walking down the street.
Dulcelandia is one of those places we've stopped in. It's got a number of locations around Chicago, each one of them wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling stuffed with Mexican confections. We like to browse and stock up on things that sound anywhere from the sublime (mango hard candies) to ridiculous (tamarind-flavored, cockroach-shaped lollis dipped in chili powder). Bubu Lubu falls high on the scale--combining chocolate, strawberry jelly and marshmallow sounds like a winning combo to us. But would it be successful with bacon?
The conclusion: Bacon + Bubu Lubu = yucky, mushy mess
Next up: Bacon + jicama