Coconut candy is not only a specialty but also a traditional handcraft product of Ben Tre Province. Food artisans in Ben Tre have created and developed the technique of making coconut candies. For a long time, coconut candies have become a major commodity which bring economic benefits as well as introduce Ben Tre food cuisine to the outside world.
Coconut candy in Ben Tre
To make high quality coconut candies, the step of choosing material is very important. Glutinous rice must be ground, big and uniform; coconut fruits must be well-ripen and have brown color. Glutinous rice, coconut water and sugar are melted and then annealed in a big tank. At last, this mixture will be cooled and molded into pieces and wrapped in paper. The flavor of as soft and sweet of coconut candies will linger on the tip of your tongue, reminding you of Ben Tre – the land of green coconut trees.