One of Mexico’s most popular snacks is Chicharones, crispy fried pork skin with the texture of a thick potato chip. In the U.K. they are called pork scratchings and in the South in the U.S. cracklin.
In Mexico Chicharones come in large sheets and are typically eaten with chili sauce. They are sold by street food vendors in most zocalos (squares) and parks. On the weekend they are a popular treat for families out for the day. They are also sold by the case in supermarkets.
The woman in this photograph was selling Chicharones next to Mexico City’s Zocalo.