Cajetas at Revolver Taco Lounge in Deep Ellum (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News)

Cajetas at Revolver Taco Lounge in Deep Ellum (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News)

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Wrapped in shades of green and hot pink and stacked on the counter at Deep Ellum’s Revolver Taco Lounge, these Mexican treasures are impossible to resist - even if you don’t know what’s inside. Tear off the tissue paper to reveal the treat: a thick, caramel-like confection called cajeta, contained (like Camembert!) in a round box of thin, pale wood. 

Cajetas at Revolver Taco Lounge in Deep Ellum (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News)

Cajetas at Revolver Taco Lounge in Deep Ellum (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News)

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"They're a classic candy from my hometown," says Revolver owner Regino Rojas. That would be Yurécuaro, in the Mexican state of Michoacán. "Whenever you'd have a birthday party, you'd give everyone a cajeta." 

These particular cajetas have a pedigree that's close to his heart: "The mama of my childhood friend makes them artisanally in her kitchen."

Use the small wooden paddle-spoon included to dig in. 

So thick. So rich.  So crazy-good.

And no, you don't have to share.

La Reina Cajeta, $5 apiece at Revolver Taco Lounge, 2701 Main Street, Dallas; 214-272-7163.

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