The bread of the dead is a symbol of Mexican culture and crowds the country’s bakeries as the traditional Day of the Dead approaches.
Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- Several bakeries in the port of Mazatlán are already selling the expected bread of the dead since the beginning of October and shared that sales have been good since the closer the day of the faithful departed the demand increases more and more.
“Yes, it is very requested, since the beginning of October people have already come to ask if we already have it,” said Dona Rosa, a baker from the Centro neighborhood.
This traditional Mexican sweet is a wheat bread that can have anise or cinnamon depending on the recipes of each baker, it is covered in sugar and the figures represent human bones, it is commonly used to be placed on altars and offerings for people who passed “to another plane “.
The bakers commented that it sells quite well every year, and this has not been the exception, since they have had sales of up to 40 percent higher than the previous year in mid-October, and are expected to increase by 20 percent more to arrive on November 1 and 2.