53 Mexican Snacks With Awesome Packaging

Take a wacky virtual tour through a Mexico City supermarket, thanks to Swallow magazine.

Swallow describes itself as “an anti-foodie food magazine.” Each issue focuses in depth on a different travel destination around the world, with food loosely holding the (very hip, very carefully designed) proceedings together. You can read lots of the fascinating stories they’ve done on their website, which launched in March.

The latest issue is dedicated to Mexico City, and includes an installment of the recurring “Supermarket Sweep” feature. The concept is simple: Collect and photograph a ton of packaged foods from grocery stores in the region in question. The result is a fascinating graphic insight into the visual design language and the snacking patterns of another culture. Previous sweeps: Trans-Siberian; Nordic.

So, if you’ve always dreamed of filling a shopping cart with weird Mexican candy bars and condiments, you’re in luck! Let the journey commence.

ID: 1133425

1. Tin Larín

Chocolate bar with wafers and peanut butter.

ID: 1115367

2. Milch

Chocolate bar with a crunchy thing in the middle.

ID: 1115366

3. Carlos V

Chocolate bar with peanuts.

ID: 1115368

4. Choco Torro

Strawberry-flavored candy bar.

ID: 1115369

5. Bubu Lubu

Chocolate covered marshmallow cookies.

ID: 1115370

6. Paleta Payaso

Chocolate-covered marshmallow lollipop with gummies.

ID: 1115371

7. Kiyakis

‘Japanese’ coated peanuts.

ID: 1115372

8. Mui-Bon

Chocolate-coated wafer with hazelnut cream filling.

ID: 1115373

9. Jolly Boober

Chocolate-covered cake with marshmallow and strawberry.

ID: 1115374

10. Tuinky

Hey, I know you from somewhere.

ID: 1115375

11. Pelon Pelo Rico

Chile and tamarind paste.

ID: 1115376

12. Skwinkles

Chewy, spicy Chamoy candy straws.

ID: 1115377

13. Mazapán Alnat

Peanut marzipan.

ID: 1115378

14. Picalitas

Pineapple candies.

ID: 1115379

15. Hot Nuts

Chile and lime peanuts.

ID: 1115380

16. Rockaleta Original

Chile, lime and chamoy lollipop.

ID: 1115381

17. Pulpatoon Bob la Esponja

Tamarind and chile paste. Hahahaha, “Bob la Esponja.”

ID: 1115382

18. Submarinos Chocolate

Chocolate cake rolls.

ID: 1115383

19. Mangogo

Dried mango with chile and salt.

ID: 1115385

20. Donas

Sugar donuts.

ID: 1115384

21. Lucas Muecas

Mango and chili lollipop (you lick and dip it in candy powder).

ID: 1115386

22. Barritas Fresa

Strawberry-filled fruit bars.

ID: 1115387

23. Fud

Manchego slices.

ID: 1115388

24. Bocadín

Chocolate wafer.

ID: 1115389

25. Damy

Peanut candy.

ID: 1115390

26. Disfruta Tamarindo

Dried tamarind with chili.

ID: 1115391

27. Dedinos

Chile, lime and tamarind paste.

ID: 1115393

28. Chilipiquin Portico

Sugar and salt with chile.

ID: 1115392

29. Canel’s

Chewing gum.

ID: 1115394

30. De La Rosa

Peanut marzipan candy.

ID: 1115395

31. Limon 7

Chile and lime powder.

ID: 1115396

32. Lucas Gusano

Salt, chile, and lime.

ID: 1115397

33. Crayón

Chamoy candy.

ID: 1115398

34. Paletón

Chocolate covered marshmallow lollipop.

ID: 1115401

35. Pulparindo

Hot and salty tamarind paste.

ID: 1115402

36. Ollitas Ricas

Salt, sugar, lime, and tamarind.

ID: 1115403

37. Rebanaditos

Watermelon and chile lollipop.

ID: 1115404

38. Huesito

Spicy lollipop.

ID: 1115405

39. Vero Elotes

Corn-shaped strawberry lollipops.

ID: 1115408

40. Rockaleta

Lime and chile candy.

ID: 1115410

41. Boing!

Mango soda.

ID: 1115412

42. O-Key

Orange soda.

ID: 1115413

43. Marias

Milk cookie.

ID: 1115414

44. Tamboreta Mango

Mango and chile lollipop.

ID: 1115415

45. Panqué con Pasas

Raisin pound cake.

ID: 1115416

46. Gansito

Chocolate cakes.

ID: 1115417

47. Rebanadas

Frosted cinnamon toast.

ID: 1115418

48. D’Gari

Lime gelatin.

ID: 1115419

49. Weird Spongebob lollipop!

Apparently Spongebob is big in Mexico.

ID: 1115420

50. Super Cucharazo

Spicy tamarind candy.

ID: 1115421

51. Maizena

Instant chocolate atole.

ID: 1115422

52. Submarinos

Strawberry cake.

ID: 1115423

53. Takis

Chile and lime corn chips.

ID: 1115425

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