Mexican candy in a drink? Salem business takes a shot at it

The Chubby Bean in Salem hopes to win over customers with specialty drinks

by: Gabby Urenda

Posted: Sep 30, 2021 / 03:08 PM PDT
/ Updated: Sep 30, 2021 / 03:08 PM PDT

The Chubby Bean in Salem offers Mexican candy style drinks to the community.

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — When people think of Mexican candy, they usually think of spicy mango lollipops, but one Salem business is making signature drinks out the spicy and sweet candies.

The Chubby Bean, located on Portland Road, is a combination of a drive-thru coffee shop and restaurant. It’s serving up unique Mexican style food, such as a jalapeño popper burrito and a Gansito cold brew, which is a strawberry-flavored jelly and crème-filled snack cake turned into a coffee drink.

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