There's that one food -- you know the one -- that the sight, smell, taste, and even thought of takes you back in time. Maybe it's a bottled sauce, a decidely non-authentic ingredient masquerading as the true thing, or a packaged spice. Ever present in our childhood kitchens and on our dinner tables, perhaps you're even embarassed to admit, these are foods that you still crave.
No shame here. We get it!
From Puerto Rican favorite bottled "mayo-ketchup" to the poor man's saffron, these are the foods of our childhood. And though they may make you cringe now (Hello, boxed Old El Paso hard tacos!), they still hold a special, and maybe secret, place in your heart.
Here, in all their glory, is our collection of nostalgic Latin foods.