Like the Tamarind Maracas, this is a candy that would make children gasp.
A pretty standard lollipop shaped like a mango but then coated in ground hot pepper and maybe salt. It almost overwhelmed me at the start. But it's a fun flavor, and the bag is filled with an extra supply of ground hot pepper. So once you suck off the original coating, you can dip the moist lollipop back into the package to self-medicate the spices.
Imagine a smaller, spicier version of the Fun Dip candy so common in a 1980s convenience store. Not bad for 89 cents.
For more about El Patio, check out this post about the empanadas or read a comprehensive list of Howard County markets.
El Patio Market
7968 Washington Boulevard (U.S. 1)
Jessup, MD 20794
NEAR: El Patio is a few blocks south of Rte 175 on U.S. 1. It is on the west side, and there is a market attached to an Argentine restaurant.