Chamoy – What Is It?

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What Is Chamoy?

Chamoy is a Mexican chamoy sauce that is made from roasted Chamorro peppers and onions. The sauce is often used on tacos. Chamoy also makes an appearance in mole sauces and other Mexican dishes.

The History of Chamoy

Chamoy is a type of candy made from the pulverization of chamoy sap, which is extracted from passion fruit trees. Chamoy is similar to passionfruit in appearance and flavor, but it has a slightly more pronounced sourness. The candy can be found in most Latin American groceries, and it is also popular in Mexican cuisine.

Chamoy was first mentioned in the 16th century in Spanish food literature as being made from passion fruit juice and sugar. By the early 1800s, chamoy was popular in Mexico City and was being exported to other parts of South America. In the early 1900s, commercial production of chamoy began in Mexico. Today, it is also popular in the United States and other countries where Mexican cuisine is popular.

Different Types of Chamoy

Chamoy, also known as chamoy sauce or chamoy paste, is a pre-made condiment consisting of diced chili peppers and garlic mixed with Anaheim or serrano chilies. It can be used as a dipping sauce for Mexican food or as a topping for tacos, enchiladas, burritos, and other dishes.  In Mexico, chamoy is usually served with seafood such as shrimp and crab. In the USA, it’s most often found in chili restaurant chains where it’s used as a dipping sauce. Chamoy can also be mixed with mayonnaise to create a salad dressing.

Chamoy is available in many different flavors and variations, including an Anaheim chile version, serrano chile version, tomato version, and tomatillo version.

Final Thoughts

Chamoy, also known as camocho, is a type of candy made from chamoy (a type of green shrub) and sugar. Chamoy can be found in various colors, including red, black, light green, and purple. Interestingly, the purple variety is believed to bring good luck.

Overall, I thought chamoy was a very interesting candy. It had a somewhat unusual taste and was definitely different than anything else I’ve ever tried. Although I didn’t love it as much as some others might, I thought it was worth trying out if you’re ever in the mood for something different.

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