As seen in Yakima, Washington.
As seen in Yakima, Washington.
Try explaining *this* to a non-Mexican. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
I give you the Con-chamacos, which (please bear with me) is a wonderful play on words to show a delicious concha (a Mexican morning bun, per The New York Times) that comes with kids (i.e. chamacos.) Thus, the con (with) chamacos (kids) get it?
Plus, is only $12 pesitos!
Filing under “Mexicans, how can anyone not like us?”
No matter how many bizarre holidays Americans come up with, Cinco de Mayo will forever be my favorite. And not only because it’s an excuse to drink all day and yell ¡Viva México! while thinking it’s Mexican Independence (it’s not) but because it is also the time of year that brings out the
stupidest most creative marketing brains to sell Americans everything, from DIY printable fiesta kits and taquito shooters (whatever that is,) to senseless drink mixes, “ethnic food” and even life-size cardboard Mexicans as scene setters.
This time around, though, in honor of that amazing marketing tool known as Twitter, I’ve put together a few tweets making their way to my timeline using the #CincoDeMayo hashtag. This has only begun, so, please help me by tweeting me your own personal horrors for 2021 Cinco de Mayo and let the “Mexican” madness begin!
My Senior Leaders and Director are the cutest ever! This is just how the South Marketing Squad shakes and bakes second half planning! #CincoDeMayo #StrMarketing #2HPlanningVibes pic.twitter.com/6seZWBT5IQ
— Misty Scott (@MistyMagenta11) May 2, 2021
Join #BarnsdallArtsSundays on Zoom 5/2 between 10a-12noon PDT for a fun, FREE art & culture workshop that celebrates #CincoDeMayo! Participants will create 3D piñatas with recycled supplies found in your home. Visit https://t.co/tcC3w0aYUp for sign-in/password information. pic.twitter.com/J0NfDIO0px
— Barnsdall Art Park Foundation (@BarnsdallFndn) April 28, 2021
‘Tis the season of tacos, and now through May 5th, you can get 5 Beef Softshell Tacos for $5.55. Happy Taco de Mayo, ya’ll! 🌮🌮#TacoJohns #CincoDeMayo #TacodeMayo #OleTheDay #BiggerBolderBetter pic.twitter.com/lgvRhrWn2P
— tacojohns (@tacojohns) May 1, 2021
— Dustin Grove (@DustinGroveTV) May 1, 2021
— Sarah Bond (@liveeatlearn) May 2, 2021
— Caking it Gluten Free (@CakingitGF) May 1, 2021
Celebrate #CincoDeMayo all weekend long and #SyncUpYourCinco with these delicious Breakfast Chilaquiles with Thin & Crispy Tortilla Chips! 😋🎉🎶 Roma tomatoes, Mexican crema, and fried eggs, yes please! Visit https://t.co/jNolezkt2z for the full recipe by @nibblesnfeasts. pic.twitter.com/uMT79CGZkd
— Mission Foods 🌮 (@MissionFoodsUS) May 1, 2021
Note: This post will be updated on a regular basis.
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 American media giants and Hispanic journalists organizations are not alone in this thing. As it turns out, the makers of Trinidad salsa* have decided it’s OK to put an “eñe” on habanero.
I mean, COME ON! It’s not that difficult. How about putting an “eñe” where it DOES belong? Like in “jalapeño?” for example?
Someone at the Forest Service in Arizona would be well advised to at least use Google Translate to cater to their Spanish-language pass holders.
Hat tip: Southwest correspondent Carlos Gutiérrez
The only thing I have not yet figured out is if these things come with the lime and Valentina included or if they’re sold separately?
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Photo via Reddit
Lost your abuelita to old age? Did your tío just get deported? Worry not. There’s a greeting card for that!
*Everything is cool, but it wouldn’t hurt to put that accent over the “o.”
Got extra $40 and no shame? I got the perfect thing for you!
The Nostalgia Taco Tuesday Heated Lazy Susan Topping Bar is a fun way to get together on Taco Tuesday and share hideous, non-taco tacos with your friends. The set costs “only” $39.99 (plus shipping) and promises to hold as much plasticky, fake Mexican food you can imagine!
According to its creators, this thing’s Lazy Susan Design “makes it easy to share across the table” and features a “removable warming pot and topping trays.”
Heck, there’s even a video showing how a “timeless tradition has been made more convenient.”
Watch at your own peril; I’m done with Thursday.
Multinational fashion chain Zara has done it again. The home products division of the Spanish giant has put some luffa sponges (known in Mexico as zacates) for sale at 299 pesos (about 9.60 U.S. dollars).
As any Mexican knows, these kinds of sponges can be found in any market around Mexico from less than a dollar a pack. The over 2,000% price difference was not lost on Mexican Twitter, which quickly activated the Zara Home Meme machine. The results are… hilarious.
Kit ecoshower de ZARA HOME.
— Aninomante. (@dalopezl) March 4, 2021
— Linulera 🇨🇴🇪🇸🇪🇺🇫🇷💉 (@linulera) March 5, 2021
MNX 1,499 pic.twitter.com/JOUJwgiVNc
— Eivør (@Steppenwolf_528) March 4, 2021
Move over, Sushiro’s sushi tacos, here comes the Gyoza Taco Dog, the latest Japanese taco-themed delicacy courtesy of Korakuen, one of Japan’s largest ramen chains.
Korakuen is mainly known for its “fun” take on ramen, launching stuff like Valentine’s Day ramen, ramen-flavored fried chicken, and even ramen delivery robots. The novelty now is the Gyoza Taco Dog, a “combination of gyoza, tacos, okonomiyaki, and hot dogs.”
But, what makes this thing a taco? I’m glad you asked! “The taco flavor serves up gyoza nestled in a hot dog bun topped with a spicy sauce with chopped tomatoes, green peppers, onions, and jalapeños and a rich cheese sauce.”
Are you still in lockdown, on a tight budget for fancy avocados and still haven’t made any “ethnic-looking” friends?
You can now buy 5-feet-tall Mexican “scene setters,” ready to assemble and give your Super Bowl party a unique fiesta touch. It’s as easy as bashing a piñata! Besides, with the pandemic still in full swing, WHO NEEDS REAL PEOPLE AROUND, ANYWAY?
For only a few bucks, you can pretend to have real Mexicans at your birthday, bautizo, quinceañera, wedding, etc. These Insta-Mexicans are over 5 feet high; they won’t eat all the tamales, nor gulp all the beer or crash in your living room forever.
So, what are you waiting for? Go get your Instant Mexicans ahorita mismo!*
*I bet these are totally Made in China, but just pretend you didn’t read this note at all.