April 19, 2002
The typical slab of "dulce" has the consistency of white fudge, but with a tooth-loosening level of sweetness. The dulce slabs usually have preserved fruit mixed in, such as orange or pineapple. I bought a round ball of something that looked like a small preserved orange. When I unwrapped the cellophane of the package, the "peel" was actually a candied concoction made from orange peel and caramel, kind of like a Dominican fruit roll-up. Within the peel was a thick cream that tasted like extremely condensed milk. This was all very rich and delicious, but very very sweet! I could not finish this orange cream ball in one sitting because of its richness.
If you want to try something a little lighter, there are various cookies on display such as coconut macaroons. The store also sells raw ingredients that you can use to make your own goodies. You can also purchase locally produced rum, a specialty of the Dominican Republic, along with other drinks.
From journal Bill in the Dominican Republic - SANTO DOMINGO