Food·Posted on May 4, 2016Can You Get Through This Mole Poblano Post Without Drooling?If you grew up with this, you already know what I'm talking about.by Norberto BriceñoBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink We need to take a second to talk about this Mexican culinary masterpiece known a mole. mesondelosangeles / Via instagram.com Pronounced like "OLÉ" but with an M in front of it. So what is mole exactly? Well, it's complicated. It refers to a BUNCH of different sauces in Mexico. But we're gonna focus on this lovely, thick, dark brown sauce known as "mole poblano." soymixteco_ / Via instagram.com No one knows for sure where mole originated from, but Puebla, Oaxaca, and Tlaxcala all claim to have discovered this culinary gold. Mole consists of over 20 ingredients, most notably a wide range of chili peppers and chocolate (yeah, chocolate). But unlike your typical Hershey's chocolate syrup, the chocolate hangs back and only helps the mole to achieve a certain smokey flavor. flightattendantfoodie / Via instagram.com You grind everything and mix all the ingredients together and before you know it, you got mole. It sounds easy, but trust me, it's not. You take your mole and you slather this black gold all over your chicken, your enchiladas, your chilaquiles, or any other food you desire. julissa_yula / Via instagram.com What does it taste like? Heaven! But more specifically it's spicy, sweet, a little bit tangy, a little smokey, and all around awesome. olamendis_oc / Via instagram.com FYI, everyone's got a tía who claims to be the best at making mole, so not every mole is the same. But the taste is fairly similar. How do you upgrade a meal? Just drip some bomb-ass mole on top of it and you got yourself a meal made for Gods. ladii_gina / Via instagram.com Just imagine the smell of chillies and sweet Mexican chocolate in the air, emanating from a dark brown sauce that's bubbling on top of some tender chicken that's falling off the bone. cuethecritic / Via instagram.com All it takes is one juicy bite and you'll automatically be transported to a happy place where you can forget about all of life's problems. theofficialdavidtello / Via instagram.com Having a terrible day? There's nothing that mole can't fix. lizrdz1 / Via instagram.com Having relationship problems? Fix it with mole. breton9 / Via instagram.com Got work problems? Fix it with mole. mussilinda / Via instagram.com Life got you on the ropes and you don't know what to do? Fix it with mole. estrellasinmichelin / Via instagram.com Mole is quite simply....life. westsidetacoco / Via instagram.com Want more stuff for and by Latinos? We thought so! Check out Pero Like, our spot for the best in news, culture, entertainment, and abuelita-isms.