Adobo's Reign In the Spanish Empire

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When you think of the Spanish Empire, monarchs, wooden ships, and the smell of your high school history book might come to mind. However, there is one element they might not have taught you in class: how Adobo united the Spanish Empire. Take a trip back in time with us to see how this culinary chain reaction came to be. 

All the Ways to Adobo 

While it is difficult to pinpoint the exact origins of Adobo, its first mention was recorded in 1613 by Spaniard Pedro de San Buenaventura in the Philippines. From there, Buenaventura introduced Adobo to others who introduced it to others who–well, you get the picture. As the Spanish Empire grew, so did the love and personalization of Adobo. That is why no two Adobos will taste the same.  

If you try Mexican Adobo, you will notice the bright red color and kick of heat. This is because Mexican Adobo uses chiles and tomatoes. Filipino Adobo, however, uses soy sauce in its ingredients for a sweet, salty, tangy flavor.  

Ready. Set. Adobo.  

While Adobos differ depending on the country, one thing is certain: the Spanish Empire kicked off a cuisine chain reaction that led several countries to fall in love with Adobo. That is why we are excited for you to try our RawSpiceBar Adobo Blend. From our spicy, savory Adobo Enchiladas to our zesty, tangy Adobo Tostadas[Link to recipe], your taste buds will sing after tasting a blend inspired by centuries of culinary evolution and vibrant chiles native to Central and South America.  

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