In 4600 B.C. this snack food was already a part of the daily diet in Peru:
- Salted roasted peanuts
- Chocolate bar
The answer is popcorn. Coastal peoples were preparing corn-based foods up to 6,700 years ago, according to analysis of ancient corncobs, husks, tassels, and stalks recently unearthed at the Paredones and Huaca Prieta archaeological sites on Peru’s northern coast.