Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Colombian Candy Bars

While I write a bit more on Colombia, I thought this was worth sharing by itself.

The name of this delicious Nestle treat is Beso de Negra, or "Black Kiss" according to Google Translate. The African American woman pictured blowing a kiss on the wrapper is a bit risque by American standards. I think it's a nice little illustration of how race is treated differently in other countries. The treat is like a chocolate covered marshmallow atop a cookie. The tagline is "delicious chocolate flavor... delicious cookie".

Here is a much more attractively named ripoff of Baby Ruth sold in Colombia: Baby Johnny's!


  1. Anonymous4:03 PM

    Was the Babay Johnny's any good?

  2. You do realize that beso negro is slang for analingus, right?

    1. I did not know that. And now I'll never be able to un-know that.