Mexican corn smut is called huitlacoche, sometimes spelled cuitlacoche. When this delicacy is cooked, it has a flavor described as mushroom-like, sweet, savory, woody, and earthy. Flavor compounds include sotolon and vanillin, as well as the sugar glucose. Sometimes the farmers call the dish “el oro negro,” or black gold it is usually used as a filling in quesadillas and other tortilla-based foods. There are approximately 2 cups per pound. Please pay attention to the product name, not the sku.