We seem to have a distinct lack of cinnamon sweets here in the UK, so when David H drew my attention to the American Hot Tamales, I was delighted to discover they were available on the UK Amazon.
They come in a rather ominous bright red bag, and each sweet is similarly bright red in colour, about the size of a large jelly bean. When I ate the first sweet, I discovered why they have ‘Hot’ in the title, these sweets burn of cinnamon! Thankfully they only burn for a few seconds, and then they settle into a rather lovely sweet warm spicy taste. They become chewy, and the flavour subsides further to a rather wonderful gentle cinnamon tingle! I suspect they would still keep you warm on a cold day! I am big cinnamon fan, and think these sweets are absolutely fab. Having said that if you are not a fan, be warned the first few seconds of heat might be enough to put you right off!