Those who know, know. Not only can midnight-black squid ink bring a dramatic color shift to your sauces, pasta and even bread, but it is renowned for infusing an eye-opening lusciousness to dishes. In Spain, they say, you can tell when someone has eaten ink-enriched paella or fideos for the first time by the color of their smile. Conservas de Cambados Squid Ink comes from Galicia, on the northwestern coast of Spain, attracting as many culinary pilgrims as religious ones.

Company: Conservas de Cambados
Ingredients: cuttlefish Ink, water, salt and stabilizer: sodium carboxymethyl cellulose
Country of Origin: Galicia, Spain