Vegan Mofo: Chili Corn Nuts in Eastern Europe


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Oh, my loves. I found this snacky treat in Brno, The Czech Republic, and kept finding them throughout Hungary, Serbia and Montenegro. These spicy chili corn nuts are officially called “Mexicorn” and probably have loads of MSG, but I can’t stay away. I still find myself fantasizing about these wee tasty nuggets.


I may or may not have a slight obsession with these.

I may or may not have a slight obsession with these things.


These are pictured in Brno, with an off-brand of Kofola (a popular Czech carbonated beverage, similar to Coke, but with a slight anise-y taste), called Koala. The drink wasn’t worth the purchase, but these nuts… oh boy. They’re crunchy and spicy and bite-sized little nuggets of glory. This was the beginning of the obsession that took me through Eastern Europe.

One night in Novi Sad, Serbia, when I was classing it up in a hotel instead of a hostel, I stayed in all day to work on the blog and Vida Vegan stuff. Not even venturing out for dinner, instead I drank two beers from the minbar (at about .80 cents each, it was my first ever mini bar splurge) and ate two of these Mexicorn for dinner. It wasn’t my proudest moment, but it was definitely one of my tastiest.


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  • Haha, my partner is a huge fan of corn nuts and spicy everything else, he will go nuts if he sees this photo! Wow, .80 cents beer! Sounds like a lovely snack!

    • They were seriously so good!! I would stock up on a case or something to send back to the States if they were anywhere close to me right now. Your partner would love them!

  • The Spicy Vegan

    They sound tasty! I want some! I love me some spicy corn nuts!

    • We could eat packages and packages of these while drinking champagne! Or maybe we’d make up our own signature drink to go with these corn nuts, that sounds like something we could do.

      • The Spicy Vegan

        That doesn’t sound like something we COULD do, it sounds like something we WILL do. Corn nuts are my jam! If you come across them again, bring back a package or two!

        • Janessa

          Dude, yes we WILL do. And it will be great!

  • jess sconé

    I love that sound of that dinner because I would totally find myself doing the same thing <3

    P.S. I'm also jealous that you have Disqus on

    • Oh! I didn’t realize that was a .org thing. Hmmmm, if you ever decide to make the switch, I’m here for you! <3

  • lazysmurf

    I want some! I’m so impressed for mofoing on the road!

    • Thanks! Luckily the wifi has held out the last few days. I hope it keeps up! LOVE your taco graphic! <3

  • Claryn

    Haha! I ate so many corn nuts on road trips to the midwestern U.S. as a kid, and this is totally the kind of thing that I would also be stoked about finding (and probably buy a case of, if I had the room to carry it!).

    • Ha! I never ate corn nuts as a kid, so maybe it’s sort of a rebelling against my sprouts and soy milk youth. 😉

  • Helen4Morrissey

    Delicious! One of the best bar (or non bar…) snacks there is 🙂

    • Janessa

      Seriously! I could definitely eat all those all day, every day.

    • seriously! I find myself craving these almost daily still.

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