Before Spanish colonisation, Jamaican cuisine revolved around maize, potatoes, peanuts and papaya. These ingredients still play a seminal role in the nation's diet, however, Spanish, Creole, Caribbean and African flavours are now also found. Jamaica's most famous food export is unarguably jerk chicken: a barbecued poultry dish flavoured with allspice, thyme and extremely hot scotch bonnet chillies. This fiery fascination can also be found in spiced rum and grapefruit drink, as well as pepper rum, a spicy sauce added to stews, barbecues and even tacos.