King kong milky candy
TopicsPeruvian cuisine /
This is a candy that tipically enriches Peruvian cuisine. It's made of cookies , filled with milk candy, some pineapple sweet and in some cases peanuts, with cookies within in layers. It is sold by half and one kilo. It is known as part of the culture of Lambayeque Region and nowadays the makers of the sweet are grouped in the Association of Producers of King Kong and Tipical Sweets of Lambayeque City.
History tells us that by the 1920s, the famous movie King Kong, was being shown in the city. Popular citizens compared the mold and size of the sweet with the figure of the big gorilla, baptizing it since then with the name of King Kong. Nowadays there are many factories that specialize in making this sweet, the most recognized being the company San Roque and "Lambayeque fabrica de dulces", "Huerequeque", "Evocada", and "Tumbas Reales" among others.
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