My boyfriend recently returned from a work week in Mexico and brought me back some Mexican candy. One of the treats was the Bubu Lubu candy bar, which apparently is very popular in Mexico. The candy bar is comprised of a layer of strawberry flavored jelly and a layer of marshmallow all covered in a chocolate-flavored coating.
I'm usually not a huge fan of thick jelly layers on anything, but it actually works well here. The jelly, though not very strong in the strawberry flavor department, is more chewy than slimy. The marshmallow layer is not as fluffy as a Peep and almost matches the consistency of the jelly. The "chocolate-flavored" coating that holds it all together is quite tasty and probably my favorite component. I know it's not "real" chocolate, but I figure if I'm eating something called a "Bubu Lubu" in a shiny blue wrapper with a creepy snow creature kid on the package, should I really be picky about artificial flavoring?
The Bubu Lubu reminds me of this chocolate-covered marshmallow cookie I used to get when I was a little kid. I don't remember the name of the cookies, nor do I know if they are still made, but their chocolate coating was very similar to the stuff on the Bubu Lubu. I've read some other blog posts about the Bubu Lubu, and generally everyone else hates it! Could my fondness for this candy be blinded by nostalgia for cookies past?
UPDATE: I saw the cookies I was thinking about at the grocery store. They are Nabisco Pinwheels.