Making Traditional Toffee in Banos, Ecuador
This week’s photo comes from the town of Banos, an outdoor adventure mecca located in the Ecuador’s Andes Mountains. Banos is to Ecuador what Whistler is to Canada and Queenstown to New Zealand.
Aside from its natural beauty, active volcanoes and soothing thermal baths, Banos has become famous for its traditional toffee. The popular hard candy is sold on virtually every street corner throughout the town, with proud local merchants happy to showcase the unique manufacturing process. As the photo illustrates, the tasty toffee is stretched over a wooden hook, beaten and shaped for packaging.
If you’re ever in the region, make sure you stop into Banos and sample its delicious candy!
Have you visited Ecuador before? Did you get a chance to taste its famous toffee?
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