Category Archives: Food

It’s Cinco de Mayo! Time to Mix Drinks That Make no Sense

I hate Cinco de Mayo in the U.S., not so much because it’s a reminder of how clueless people are about Mexican history, but because it is also the time to market some of the stupidest, senseless food & drink concoctions … Continue reading

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Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo: Taco Bell Eatery Will Serve Mexican Car Bombs

Speaking of Mexican things that make no sense, this blog’s Gringo West Coast Correspondent just informed me that Taco Bell is testing a restaurant concept that -among other things- will be serving Mexican Car Bombs. See? I had to learn … Continue reading

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13 Marketing Ideas to Spice Up your ‘Cinco de Mayo’

Cinco de Mayo has got to be my favorite faux Mexican holiday in the U.S. And not because it’s an excuse to drink all day long and yell ¡Viva México! while thinking it’s our celebration of Independence, but because it brings … Continue reading

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Oscar Mayer Uses Image of a Flasher to Peddle Cold Cuts to Hispanics

Call me crazy, but when it comes to marketing sausages, chicken breast, bologna and other cold cuts, using the image of a flasher is not exactly a terrific idea. I found the above Oscar Mayer ad in the latest issue of People en … Continue reading

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West Harlem: Now Proudly Serving Dominican Sushi

…Whatever that means Photo: Laura Martinez (Harlem)

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Yes. There is a ‘Cinco de Mayo Carne Asada’ Gadget

You guys must think I just make stuff up just to keep updating this wonderful blog and all. But no. Thanks to the ever creative minds of marketing professionals, there is always something new under the Latino-Hispanic muy caliente sun. … Continue reading

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OMG! My Local Bodega Sells Conasupo-Branded Tortillas

I cannot help but think Raúl Salinas de Gortari is behind this –somehow. Scary. But, heck, at least they’re gluten-free. Photo: Laura Martínez, Harlem 2014

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