If you plan on travelling in Bolivia, you’d better get used to maize – or corn – and lots of it. Maize is ubiquitous throughout the country, and, along with potatoes, is served with nearly every meal. But there are a few treats you should keep an ear out for; pasankallas are gigantic puffed kernels coated with sugar often sold out of roadside pop-ups, but if you’re about to embark on a gruelling 12-hour bus ride (in order to earn your Bolivian backpacker stripes) you can stock up on bags of this sweet popcorn-like treat at bustling markets like the one in Sucre. You should also grab a fear ears of choclo, the massive white cobs usually served with fresh white Andean cheese. Choclo is hearty, less sweet than our western yellow corn, and filling; one cob is a great stand-in for a traditional meal.