The packaged snacks of Mexico are rooted in the spicy, sour, salty, and sweet flavors of the country's cuisine. Many of them are available in Mexican groceries in the U.S., or on mexgrocer.com.
1.** Cacahuates Japoneses, or Japanese-style roasted peanuts, encased in a sweetened wheat flour crust seasoned with soy sauce, are often eaten drenched with hot sauce. Created in 1945 by Yoshigei Nakatani, a Japanese immigrant to Mexico City, they're a ubiquitous botana, or bar food.