Category Archives: Awkard homages

The Perfect Halloween Costume Doesn’t Exi….

Say what you will about my people; we’re the awesomest bunch and all…

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Meet Harry Poller: The Magician Behind Delicious Chicken

From the always-popular section Mexicans: How can anyone not like us? comes one of the world’s smartest name ever, spotted somewhere in Mexico, home of some of the most surreal (i.e. wondrous stuff I’ve ever seen.) Are you still not sure Mexico is … Continue reading

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Taco Bell Launches Wine to Pair with your Toasted Cheesy Chalupa

Not content with having desecrated tacos, quesadillas and the like, Taco Bell has its eyes on destroying yet another one of this blogger’s favorite things: Alcoholic beverages. Turns out the ubiquitous American “food” chain is launching Jalapeño Noir, a new … Continue reading

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What on Earth is ‘Authentic Latin Flavor?’

I’m going to need some help here… Anybody?

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Mexican Independence Celebrations are Here… Stay Safe, my Friends. Wear a Mex Mask!

I know we cannot wait for all the food, drinking and piñatas coming our way this September, but the pinche coronavirus is still with us, people, so please plan accordingly and #WearADamnMask.  

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Biden Campaign Launches the ‘Todos con Biden’ Salsa Because Latinos Love to Salsa

If you have been paying attention, you’ll know by now that Latinos understand things better if they come in the form of music, whether it is to inform us about the perils of coronavirus; to let us know how great … Continue reading

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How to NOT Market your ‘Mexican-Flavored’ Snacks

Spanish food conglomerate Frit Ravich might want to learn how to use mexicanismos when marketing their “Mexican-flavored” snacks. According to the packaging of these Mexican-flavored sunflower seeds, the taste of these babies will leave you shaking your maracas and playing … Continue reading

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Domino’s Launches Chicken Taco Pizza Because 2020

2020 strikes again. Domino’s Pizza decided it was a good idea to launch a “chicken-taco pizza,” a hideous combination of grilled chicken, cheese, onions, tomatoes, green peppers and –what else?– taco seasoning. “We’re excited to add even more options to … Continue reading

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Latinos for Trump Want you to Feed Goya Adobo to your Dog

Remember the Goya Foods brouhaha and how the entire Trump family went bananas promoting Goya beans even in the White House? Well, the whole thing has become a golden opportunity for the Latinos for Trump crowd, who are sooooo excited … Continue reading

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Chile Relleno and Wavy Carnitas Street Taco Lay’s Chips are Here… Because 2020 Is a Cruel Year

And just because 2020 couldn’t punish us enough, Lay’s has decided to turn two iconic Mexican dishes into … snacks in a bag. Yes, my friends, I might have been too busy blogging about bad translations in Mexico to focus … Continue reading

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The Hispanic Star Joins Nonsensical Trend of Putting an ‘Ñ’ where it Doesn’t Belong

Remember that nonsensical trend of putting “eñes” where they don’t belong just to make something look –and sound– more authentically “Latino?” Well, it looks like salsa makers and Hispanic journalists organizations are not alone in this thing. The latest to … Continue reading

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No, Sellers Bros., Jalapeños are not Mexican Squash

I’m not entirely sure why, but a Texas supermarket chain decided to jalapeñosplain what a chile jalapeño is by calling it “Fresh Mexican Squash.” Really? After all these years in the USA I can safely say that both, Mexicans and … Continue reading

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COVID Taco Joint Serves Everything but Bat Tacos 🦠

Filing under “Mexicans: How Can Anyone Not Like Us?” Photo via Reddit

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Ivanka Trump Poses with Can of Goya Beans. Hilarity Ensues

When it comes to Latino foods and the Trump presidential family, you can expect only the worst: From a ridiculous Taco Bowl post to celebrate Cinco de Mayo to the president’s daughter –and presidential adviser– posing with a can of … Continue reading

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This Book Wants you to Find Frida the Same Way you Find Waldo

What better way to celebrate Frida Kahlo’s upcoming birthday than… by making a book to find her as we go about finding Waldo? Publisher Laurence King is busy promoting Find Frida, a new book by Catherine Ingram (illustrated by Laura … Continue reading

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