Sip Peanut Cocktails in Brazil...

The peanut has deep roots in South America. In fact, the ancient ancestors of the modern-day peanut were recently traced back to the areas of Bolivia and Peru. Peanuts have been a familiar part of the diets of people living in these areas for centuries, from traditional complex mole sauces to empanadas filled with peanuts and potatoes. The love of peanuts continues today and you can see it on grocery store shelves too. Over the past five years, the number of peanut products introduced in Latin America has increased more than a 130%.*

Here are some unique items we’ve spotted recently:

Baianinha Cocktail Alcoólico Amendoim (Peanut Cocktail) - Brazil 

You may be familiar with the American Southern tradition of adding peanuts to a bottle of Coca-Cola. In Brazil they’ve taken drinking peanuts a step further with this peanut cocktail enjoyed over ice.

Mexican Chili Flavored Crispy Coated Peanuts - Brazil

Brazilians also favor sweet and spicy preparations for their peanuts. This savory snack features spices from their northern neighbors.

Quinoa and Chia Granola with Vanilla and Cinnamon - Mexico

Products with whole grains and local foods aren’t unique to the US. Quinoa, chia and vanilla are all native to Mexico and used in this granola product.

Tres Leches Ice Cream Cake - Colombia

Tres leches cake is a popular Spanish dessert and inspires many new items at the grocery store. In Colombia, tres leches cake is turned into an ice cream cake topped with chopped peanuts for a truly special occasion. 

Check out our Global recipes section for internationally inspired meal, snack and entertaining ideas.

*Mintel, Global New Products Database. 2012-2015. 

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