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Anna 27-10-2003 01:31 AM

Mummy candy
 
I was just curious if anybody know why people eat mummy candy in Guanajuato, Mexico?

A1 WBarfieldsr 27-10-2003 04:43 PM

Mummy candy
 


"Anna" wrote in message
om...
I was just curious if anybody know why people eat mummy candy in

Guanajuato, Mexico?

Probably, and this is a wild guess, they like it.

--
William Barfieldsr


Kingman Wylie 27-10-2003 07:59 PM

Mummy candy
 
My guess would be.....maybe they can't get Daddy candy?? :)


William Jennings 27-10-2003 08:22 PM

Mummy candy - Gummy candy
 
Same reason people here eat Gummy bears, snakes and bears.... They use _M_
and we use _G_ and they like it like that. :-)

doc



"Anna" wrote in message
om...
I was just curious if anybody know why people eat mummy candy in

Guanajuato, Mexico?



Wayne Lundberg 27-10-2003 08:39 PM

Mummy candy
 

"Anna" wrote in message
om...
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 these
dead people. So a whole tourism trade has grown from this thing; among which
is many forms of sugar candy. So, yes, mummy candy is readily available. But
it's not made from the mummies! It's candy.

Wayne
www.rcsacilars.com for some real fun in the sun!




William Jennings 27-10-2003 08:54 PM

Mummy candy
 

"Wayne Lundberg" wrote in message
...

"Anna" wrote in message
om...
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

these
dead people. So a whole tourism trade has grown from this thing; among

which
is many forms of sugar candy. So, yes, mummy candy is readily available.

But
it's not made from the mummies! It's candy.

Wayne
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.....

doc



Douglas S. Ladden 27-10-2003 09:24 PM

Mummy candy
 
William Jennings on 27 Oct 2003 suggested:



Wayne, that Guanajuato mummy candy question has been floating around
the internet for years. It always shows up around this time of
year.....

Well of course it does, don't be ridiculous! After all we're just 5
days away from "Dia de los Muertos", day of the dead, when all kinds of
"creepy" candies are made in Mexico. It's just a shame I won't be there
to participate. Here's a nice little site describing the tradition:
http://www.yumfood.net/articles/diadelosmuertos.html, and here's a site
with lots of other links, if you really want to get into it:
http://members.tripod.com/~clinch1/index-28.html, and finally you might
want to check out: http://www.dayofthedead.com/

--Douglas

William Jennings 28-10-2003 01:13 AM

Mummy candy
 

"Douglas S. Ladden" wrote in message
7.77...

Well of course it does, don't be ridiculous! After all we're just 5
days away from "Dia de los Muertos", day of the dead, when all kinds of
"creepy" candies are made in Mexico. It's just a shame I won't be there
to participate. Here's a nice little site describing the tradition:


Know all about Dia de los Muertos having lived in Catemaco some time. Just
thought you might be interested to know that question was rasied by an
eight-year-old some years back and is something of a joke now. Btw, I live
about a two hour drive from Mexico, a 45 minute flight to Monterrey. Largo
Catemaco is known for it's witches but I didn't see any. ;-)

doc





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