Ever wanted something so much, you’d go the distance to have it?! Meet my something: Ocho Candy. Since the first time I ate an Ocho (no pun intended), I was hooked - this infinitely tasty little morsel of goodness has had me hunting for Ocho's at every store I stop by.
:D Jokes aside, I - no joke - convinced my friend to bring me back 8 bags of Peppermint Ocho's for me from New York City to Miami! It didn’t hurt that I’ve known her since I was 4 and we’d do anything for each other, but still, I don't just wake up every day and ask people to ship me candy from around the world!
Now, you may be wondering "WHY a candy is worth bringing across almost ten states?" You may ask yourself, "Do they not carry Ocho's ANYWHERE between south FL and NYC?" The answer is: of course they do! You can actually find Ocho candies at Target and Whole Foods, and a grocery store called Tunies in Fort Lauderdale and Coral Springs :D
One particular flavor though - Peppermint Creme covered in dark chocolate - was available around Christmas time in south Florida last year, and I haven’t been able to find it ANYWHERE since! But as fate would have it, my good friend found them in the Big Apple :)
There are half a dozen or so flavors of Ocho, ranging from Carmel and Mocha to Coffee and Coconut, and more. Some are covered in milk chocolate, others in dark - and I’ve heard they are ALL delicious. The two that I’ve tried (the only two I can personally have, since they don’t have wheat or Dairy ingredients) are the Peppermint and the Coconut. The Peppermint, I like to say, tastes like a Peppermint Patty, but with the consistency of a Milky Way. The Coconut is just like a Mounds bar, except it's vegan and there is no corn syrup or preservatives - and it is certified USDA Organic!
So whether you’re looking for a healthier alternative to satisfy your sweet tooth (or for me - sweet teeth!), or if I’ve just left you curious as to what Ocho candies are all about, look for them at your local grocery store or check out more info online at OchoCandy.com
Have you ever had an Ocho? What’s your favorite flavor? Chime in with your comments below!
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