"Wayne Lundberg" > wrote in message
> "Anna" > wrote in message
> > I was just curious if anybody know why people eat mummy candy in
> Guanajuato, Mexico?
> You have touched on a wonderful cultural point of interest. In the city of
> Guanajuato, when somebody dies, they get buried in the local cemetery and
> stay buried for as long as the family or relatives can pay for the yearly
> dues. When the family does not pay for more than two years, the body is
> exhumed and disposed of. If the body looks interesting, if the facial
> expression, the pregnancy, the deformity, the uniform of a five star
> general... whatever... these bodies have been mummified due to the dryness
> of climate and water-sucking quality of minerals in the burial ground
> itself. Then people pay good money to parade through the museum to see
> dead people. So a whole tourism trade has grown from this thing; among
> is many forms of sugar candy. So, yes, mummy candy is readily available.
> it's not made from the mummies! It's candy.
> www.rcsacilars.com for some real fun in the sun!
Wayne, that Guanajuato mummy candy question has been floating around the
internet for years. It always shows up around this time of year.....