Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:25:37 GMT | By By Celeste Rodas de Juárez, for MSN Latino
The Best Souvenirs from Latin America

Here are a few of my favorites by country

CHOCOLATE (© Roy Hsu/Getty Ima)
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I am a habitual traveler, and on every trip I turn into a compulsive buyer whose wallet is rapidly emptied by the handicrafts, edible treats, and other products of the countries I visit. Every time I buy a memento of a certain place, I feel I’m taking some of its essence with me. Because I can’t go everywhere as often as I would like, I often ask a travelling friend to bring me back something special. And Latin America sure has things worth asking for!

Here are a few of my favorites by country:

Costa Rica. I love, in addition to its great coffee, the country’s Gallito confections. The brand is synonymous with candy for children all over Central America, who for generations have succumbed to its guava-filled chocolates, chocolate and peanut “tapitas” that melt in your mouth, and legendary caramel “morenitos".

Apr 20, 2013 6:50AM
tapitas, guayabitas, yuuuum, those are classics.  Lately, Britt gourmet chocolates, coffee, pineapple filled had become big sellers as souvenirs/gifts. love them all! 
Mar 28, 2013 7:24PM
The original Chocolate is from Mexico and his name is Mexican of course, Aztec.
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