11 Fast Food Items You Can Find In Latin America But Not Here

If you ever travel down south — way south — you’ll find that Latin America has a lot to offer. Culture, beauty, adventure… and a bunch of junk food your friends didn’t know existed. McDonald’s, Pizza Hut and Dunkin’ Donuts usually feature their traditional menus with a few items featuring traditional flavors. And no matter how hard you look, you won’t find them here.

McMolletes

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CREDIT: MCDONALDS.COM.MX

Where it’s available: McDonalds in México.

Molletes usually consist of a slice of bread (bolillo), beans, cheese and whatever else you feel like adding to the top. They’re great for hangovers. The McMolletes are just like your abuela’s… except made by teenagers in hairnets.

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake
CREDIT: FOODSPOTTING.COM

Where it’s available: Starbucks in Perú

Why aren’t these available in the states?! Everyone knows tres leches cake is sweeter than your ex, and it’ll never leave you.

Chicha Fruit Coolatta

Dunkin Chicha Granizada
CREDIT: DUNKIN’ DONUTS

Where it’s available: Dunkin’ Donuts in Perú

Besides sounding close enough to chichis to make you giggle, chicha is chock full of good stuff! It’s said to prevent colon cancer, reduce cholesterol and improves joints. Dunkin’ Donuts’ version, which is inspired by chicha morada, probably contains lots of sugar, too.

Churrasquito Patagónico

Churrasquito Patagónico
CREDIT: BURGERKING.COM.AR

Where it’s available: Burger King in Argentina

Just look at it. If you’re mouth’s not watering right now, you’re either dead or a vegetarian. Meat lovers that they are, Argentinians decided to take the wimpy Double Whopper, and made it BIGGER.

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Corn & Philly

Corn & Philly
CREDIT: KFC.BRASIL.COM.BR

Where it’s available: Kentucky Fried Chicken in Brazil

You may not know this, but Philadelphia cream cheese is HUGE in Latin America. In fact, most people use “queso philadelphia” to describe all cream cheese. Why somebody decided to mix it with corn and put it in a fried chicken sandwich is beyond me, but aren’t you at least a bit curious?

Mexicana Lovers Pizza

Mexicana Lovers
CREDIT: PIZZAHUT.COM.MX

Where it’s available: Pizza Hut in Mexico

This is not for the faint of heart… or stomach. Unless you’re Mexican, which means you can totally handle a pizza covered in chorizo, pico de gallo, jalapeños, and bacon.

Chicha Donut

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CREDIT: Dunkindonuts.com

Where it’s available: Dunkin’ Donuts in Perú

Dunkin’ Donuts doesn’t sell a chicha drink, they’ve got a beautiful cake donut with a lavender-colored, chicha-flavored icing. Who is starting the online petition to get these in the US?

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