The taste: Have you ever had Nestea's iced peach tea in a bottle? Mote con Huesillos tastes very much like that, with a twinge of a earthiness thanks to the inclusion of the cooked wheat. It can be sweet or simply crisp and refreshing; we found the sweeter ones to be the pre=packaged sort purchased in supermarkets, while vendor carts aimed for crisp and refreshing.
Grab a spoon and a straw; to eat the halved peached and inch of wheat without getting yourself all sticky, you'll need to spoon it up.
The price: Depends. We paid 1200 Pesos ($2.52) for a large one atop the touristy Cerro San Cristobal, but only 869 Pesos ($1.83) in a supermarket.
Where to find it: During the summer months, Mote con Huesillos carts pop up on the streets, so it's pretty easy to come by. Your best bet is the supermarket chain Lider Express, which has Mote con Huesillos packed up as pictured above, and in a fridge aisle with other ready-made foods.
A Mote con Huesillo and a half-eaten empanada atop Santiago's Cerro San Cristobal
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher/Jaunted]