Maracas, sombreros, tequila and pinatas for children are the most popular Mexican souvenirs. But there are far more original things to buy.
- Dried grasshoppers fried with garlic, lime juice and chili. According to the Mexicans, this is the best beer snack. Grasshoppers are harvested at a certain time of the year – at the end of spring.
- Worm salt is a favorite flavoring for connoisseurs of strong drinks. Red worms are dried and ground with salt and chili pepper. The spice is said to reveal the taste of tequila and mezcal in a new way. Mezcal is traditional Mexican alcohol from fermented agave juice.
- Annatto is a spice made from the seeds of the shrub variety like – named. From the fruits of annatto blooming for one day only, since Adam was a boy, the Mexicans have made a powder they painted the body and lips with. Now the seasoning is the “crown” of Philippine cuisine. It is used to add color to fish, meat, cheeses. It is added to salads and marinades.
Souvenirs, easy to recognize the country by:
- Handmade glass is the visiting card of the state. Mexican artisans create masterpieces: wine and margarita glasses, tea glasses and plates. Two identical products simply do not exist in nature!
- The colorful pottery of Talavera is known all over the world. The design of handmade goods is clearly influenced by age-old traditions. Only crockery from certified workshops can be proudly known as “Talavera”. Black pottery is produced in a single place: in the state of Oaxaca.
- Huichol Indian beadwork. The jewelry brand came from the name of the indigenous people living in central and western Mexico. The Huichol Indians made necklaces and bracelets from tiny multicolored beads.
Food and alcohol
- Tequila and mezcal are leaders in the souvenir shopping niche.
- Chocolate. Mexico is the birthplace of the product. Mexican chocolate is considered to be one of the best in the world.
- The Xtabentún Mayan liquor is a Maya ceremonial drink. They drink it cold from a small glass with a coffee bean at the bottom.
- Mole is a spicy Mexican sauce made from several types of peppers, cocoa and chocolate.
- Roasted cane is a dessert made from fried pieces of sugar cane.
- Pulque is a traditional low-alcohol milky-white agave drink.
- Coffee. Mexico is the largest producer of organic coffee. The Maragogype variety has the largest grain, while Nuvo has an unusual taste due to the humid climate of the country.
Clothing and jewelry
- Huaraches – leather sandals made of woven straps. In the 1960s, the shoes were worn by American hippies, and now they are used everywhere and often bought for souvenirs.
- Huipilli is the traditional women’s clothing of the indigenous peoples of Mexico. A flowing tunic made of fabric pieces connected with pins and ribbons. Festive uipilli are decorated with patterns, embroideries, lace.
- Panama Bekal is a practical headdress made of palm leaves. Comfortable to wear in hot weather.
- Silver from Taxco. The city of Taxco de Alarcón is a place where silver has been mined since the time of the Aztecs. Taxco jewelry is known all over the world.
- Guyaber’s men’s shirt, traditionally worn by Cuban diplomats on official occasions. Today anyone can buy it.
- Cactus and agave juices are good for wound healing, hair care and skin hydration.
- Handmade soap with pieces of fruit and the smell of spices.
- Cactus, jojoba, avocado, coconut oils.
Restrictions on the export from Mexico
- Antiques and archeological findings.
- Rare species of animals, reptiles, birds, as well as stuffed animals or skins from them.
- Mexican pesos in the amount equivalent to USD 10,000 or more.
- Drugs and psychotropic drugs.