The California Department of Public Health is once again warning consumers not to eat Pulparindo from De La Rosa because of high levels of lead detected in samples.
De la Rosa Pulparindo is a tamarind pulp candy packaged in 10-ounce boxes that contain individually wrapped 0.49 ounce candies. The 10-ounce boxes are bright red in color with the word “Pulparindo” boldly printed in black letters. The individual candy packages are also bright red in color with the word “Pulparindo” boldly printed in black letters and “Extra Hot and Salted Tamarind Pulp Candy” boldly printed in yellow lettering with green trim located underneath the word “Pulparindo.”
Mexican tamarind candies are often sold at drug store and grocery chains in Southern California as well as numerous bodegas and dollar stores.
I don’t know why it’s so difficult for Mexican candy to GET THE LEAD OUT but I really wish they would. I love their flavors, but I just don’t trust their manufacturing and packaging.