The Manita hand-shaped candy by Mexican company Dulces Vero markets itself to bring good luck. The hand shape of the lollipop and its packaging were inspired by fortune tellers, which are popular in Latin culture. While Manita's packaging has cartoon fortune tellers on it, the strawberry and cherry hard candy has a good luck message written on it.
Dulces Vero takes something iconic of Mexico's traditional and contemporary pop culture and infuses that into the snack industry. Known for making outrageously flavored candies, Dulces Vero refuses to make lollipops that are plain and simple. Instead, the company grasps consumer's attention in a clever way, by lacing bits of other predominant icons. Not to mention, good luck is never something people would want to pass up on.
Fortune Teller-Inspired Treats
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By: Jen Chae - Published: Jul 4, 2013 • References: mexicanspecialties