Category Archives: Marketing & Advertising

Why I’ll Never Get a Job in Mexico

This fine Mexican salon is hiring a stylist who won’t show up hungover at work –and I’m running out of options, here! Photo via Reddit

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Mexican Restaurant Owner Has a Message for the Haters

Looks like advocating for equality and social justice doesn’t go down well among some people. Take some Iowans, who found a sign posted outside a Mexican restaurant a little too… politically correct. The story goes like this. Alfonso Medina, owner … Continue reading

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Today in Awkward Translations…

Even Google Translate knows that the best translation for “Dulce de leche” is caramel, but oh well…

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Oct. 4 is National Taco Day AND National Vodka Day. I’m Happy

Only in America, the land of opportunities, you can have a yummy, double celebration which looks to have been conceived specifically with this blogger in mind. Today is National Taco Day AND National Vodka Day, so please don’t come expect … Continue reading

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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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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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The Mexican Tourism Office Wants you to Visit the Beautiful State of Warrior

Ah… Mexico! Land of beautiful landscapes, beaches, mountains and … incompetent people running the government. In the latest example of the train wreck the current administration is, the Website to promote tourism to Mexico (Visitmexico.com) has been translated into English … 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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