15 Snack Foods Every Mexican-American Grew Up Eating

Growing up Mexican-American has its advantages and disadvantages. One advantage: you get the best of both worlds when it comes to food. Enchiladas and Spaghetti. Takis and Cheetos. ¡Sponch! and Oreos. 

One disadvantage: all your non-Mexican friends think you’re loco, because you actually enjoy pouring chili-flavored powder into your mouth as a “snack.” 

From Gansitos to Pelon Pelo Rico, these are the 15 snacks food every Mexican-American knows to be the best (even if everyone else thinks you’re weird.)

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