Coconut candy most commonly refers to the candy produced in Bến Tre province, Vietnam, made with coconut milk and coconut cream. The Ben Tre Province is nicknamed by Vietnamese as the "Land of Coconut" (Xu Dua). The Vietnamese term for coconut candy is "kẹo dừa", with kẹo = candy and dừa = coconut. Coconut candy was originally associated with Mo Cay, a small township within the Ben Tre province.
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... Ben Tre currently has over one hundred coconut candy manufacturers, making up thirty percent of local enterprises ... dominated by a handful of well-known brands, with most manufacturers producing candy under licence for these brands ... Coconut candy is sold throughout Vietnam ...
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