South African ‘Mexican’ Chips Unleash the Fury of Mexicans on Reddit

Reddit Mexico has been abuzz with an overwhelming outcry against a South African corn chip snack.

The reason? Apparently, some Mexicans feel it’s super offensive to depict “one of our own” with a caricature of a mustachioed dude, wearing a giant sombrero and flanked by a cactus.

I get it, with the exception of yours truly, not all Mexicans like to wear giant sombreros when attending “culturally-relevant” parties. Yet, I’m much more offended by the look of these sad chips -and their apparent lack of delicious spicy flavor (or should I say “flavour?”)

Via: Reddit Mexico

Mexican Restaurant Makes Dinosaur-Shaped Quesadillas, and They’re Adorbs

Cheesy triceratops, anyone?

Thank you, @natyvaro1, for your TikTok highlighting a restaurant in Coahuila, Mexico that specializes in Dinosaur-shaped quesadillas. These beauties are shaped like adorable little dinosaurs and (yes, you guessed it) some of them even have cheese inside! (pardon the private joke.)

Founded by Abraham Padilla, Dino Quesadillas features cheesy Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex and other prehistoric creatures of your preference.

Oh, and they’re only like $5.03 USD for an order of three.

@natyvaro1 Las dinoquesadillas son vida #dinoquesadillas #méxicocheck #foodlover #méxico🇲🇽❤️ ♬ El Dinero No Es La Vida – Ximena Sariñana & Rubén Blades

Tired of ‘Regular Thanksgiving?’ Make it a Latino Thanksgiving

Photo: Saveur
Photo: Saveur

Let’s be honest: Just as any other holiday, Thanksgiving has become mostly another good reason to eat and drink in excess (at least in my case.)

But if a 3 pm “dinner” of turkey, pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce seems a little boring to you, you can always throw a “Latino Thanksgiving,” which basically means a three-day smörgåsbord of lechón, tamales, arroz, frijoles, elotetostones, tequila, poker games — and plenty of dancing and family drama.

If any of the above sounds exciting enough, you are in luck.

Here are 8 SIMPLE STEPS to turn your regular Thanksgiving into a Latino one:

  1. Turkey? Who eats turkey? Run to the closest bodega and pick the biggest lechón available. Roast and stuff an apple on its mouth while you’re at it.
  2. Cranberry sauce? We don’t even know what that is. Get a mojo going or start a guajillo marinade for said lechón
  3. Start with plenty of tamales and make sure to serve rice, beans, gandules, tostones and/or plantains on the side.
  4. Pumpkin? Who eats pumpkin? Really. Pumpkin is only good when you use its flowers to make one of these.
  5. Start serving dinner at 10 pm, because, really, who has dinner at 3 pm?
  6. Once the meal is over, and liters of alcohol have been consumed, be ready for your mothertía or abuela to start crying inconsolably over you not visiting more often, etc.
  7. No football. Who watches football? It’s not like it’s fútbol… Take out the baraja, the poker chips and open up the wallet.
  8. Turn up the music and dance like maniacs all night long. And do not worry about thy neighbor. Thy neighbor should be thankful to have a Latino family around. After all, what is Thanksgiving if not an opportunity to say gracias?

A Spanish-language version of this blog post first appeared on Univision.com

Conchas Get the Halloween Treatment

This concha is not your regular concha; it’s a Halloween-themed concha.

If you thought pan de muerto was the only sweet Mexican sweet bread to enjoy around Halloween time, think again: Del Norte Bakery, a popular bakery in Dallas, TX, has decided to dress up their conchas with themes like mummies, spiders and pumpkins.

According to the local press, the Halloween conchas can be found on weekends at the bakery’s three locations until they sell out. So, if you live around the Dallas area, what are you waiting for? Go get yours, but don’t give me the evil eye.

Via: Dallas Morning News

Japanese Ramen Chain Wants you to Think this is a Taco

The Gyoza Taco Dog serves up gyoza nestled in a hot dog bun topped with spicy sauce

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 ramenramen-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.”

OK, pues.

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 your guitar while feeling … well, a bit stupid. You know? Because Mexicans!

Hat tip: Ñam Ñam Barcelona

Do you Like Hummus but *Love* Avocado? The Guacammus is Here!

Crazy Fresh!

Crazy Fresh Products, a company that guarantees “fresh-cut and ready-to-eat veggies and salsas,” has concocted the Guacammus, a blend of guacamole and hummus that is sure to make hipster-millennials salivate.

This thing was last seen at a local store for $5.99 –and yes, this is what it actually looks like.

If Guacammus is not for you, these people are also peddling Picomole, Apple Salsa and Cranberry Salsa among other atrocities, because why the hell not?

Hat tip: @lechancle

How to Turn a Chinese Restaurant into a Mexican One in Two Simple Steps

Why throw away a perfectly nice painting when you can turn your pandas into Mexican pandas?

Need to turn a Chinese restaurant into a Mexican one?

EASY! Just add some sombreros –and trenzas– to the pandas on your wall paintings, and… boom! You got yourself a Mexican-themed establishment!*

That is exactly what the owners of El Sol Restaurant in Harrisonburg Virginia did –making this already the best thing this blogger has encountered in 2018.

P.S. Did you notice the cacti growing and red chili sprouting from the trees? 🌶

Via: Reddit. Hat tip @ConAudifonos

Taco Bell is Testing a Burrito Loaded with French Fries

The California Loaded Fries Burrito in all its awful glory.

If you freaked out when you read the news about Taco Bell’s chocolate-flavored pubic lice, you’ll definitely want to hear about the chain’s next outrageous proposition:

Introducing The California Loaded Fries Burrito, a burrito stuffed with –yes, you guessed it!–  french fries and other things, including ground “beef” as the protein of choice, nacho cheese and sour cream.

According to multiple sources, these abominations cost $1.99 apiece and –thankfully– can only be found as a test item at locations in Charleston, West Virginia.

I’m so sorry for you, West Virginians. We’ll keep you in my prayers.

Via: Foodbeast