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If You Grew Up In A Latino Household, You Know These Items Were Never Used For Their Main Purpose

We’ve probably all searched a thing or two in Urban Dictionary to find out what the slang definition is for something. In our culture, there are so many things that have a double meaning, that’s why we created our own version of a slang dictionary with household items. We’re sure a few of these will take you back to your childhood…

When you look up the definition of an oven, you might find something along the lines of: “a kitchen appliance used for cooking and baking.” BUT, in a Latino household, an oven has quite a different meaning…

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You probably rarely used your mom’s oven to bake because it was already being used… as a storage bin. When was the last time you actually used the oven to bake something?

Even the kitchen sink, which is meant to wash dishes, is actually used by Latino parents to wash something, or someone else…

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How many of you have pictures of you like the one above? Your mom probably thought you were exactly like washing a dish, except that this dish cries, moves and splashes water at you.

And when it comes to food containers, such as butter, you already know it’s never butter.

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If you had 15 butter containers in your fridge and were looking for actual butter, GOOD LUCK.

Same goes for this Doña María Mole, which you guessed it, also isn’t mole.

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Pretty much any food product that came in a glass container, turned into some sort of cup or Mickey Mouse Tupperware.

So if you ever think that these food items have just one purpose, think again…

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You were trained to use a tortilla as an eating utensil. This is exactly why some meals are almost impossible to eat without a couple tortillas.

Because even something as small and delicate as an egg, has a much larger and powerful purpose.

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Who knew eggs had so much power, like the power to conquer evil.

And the same goes for quince centerpieces, which might seem harmless, but can lead to drama and disaster.

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If you had more tías than centerpieces, you were asking for trouble.

By now you’ve probably realizing how deceiving Latino household items really are.

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Because if you’re Latino, you know sandals are not just cute summer shoes…HA.

And while all of these different definitions might make things a bit confusing…

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This is actually genius. Wastes a bunch of energy, but genius idea nonetheless.

…you can also learn A TON from them.

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You couldn’t let kids use the water hose for the entire day, that would defeat the purpose of saving money. But using a hose to cool down during summer days didn’t have a price.

READ: It’s Time To Keep It Real With These 11 Products, And Relabel Them To Reflect What They Actually Do


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Starburst And Skittles Are Releasing Spicy Versions Of Their Signature Candies And People Don't Know How To Feel

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Starburst And Skittles Are Releasing Spicy Versions Of Their Signature Candies And People Don’t Know How To Feel

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Sometimes companies need to spice things up in order to get buzz going for their products. It seems Starburst and Skittles took that advice and literally made spicy versions of their famous treats. The spicy treats were announced today by several food and snack outlets like the Today Show’s food related Twitter account @TODAYFood.

Starburst and Skittles, both of which are candy brands of the Wrigley company under Mars Inc., revealed that they would be releasing “sweet heat” versions of their world famous snacks.

Sweet and spicy do often go together, think Mango con chile.. but in candy form? Hmm… interesting. ?

Sports Illustrated tweeted about the spicy treats for some reason, and that’s when the hilarious reactions started.

“Wtf is this” tweeted @maxeiumus who was obviously confused about probably 1. Why was Sports Illustrated tweeting about this? And 2. Why would Skittles and Starburst make spicy candy?

Some of the gifs used to skewer the candy announcement were perfect.

This tweet was well thought out, using the always-appropriate James Harden gif to underscore making fun of both Sports Illustrated and the candies. I guess this Twitter user wasn’t feeling like tasting the spicy rainbow.

Some Twitter users weren’t having it at all, though.

For this Twitter user, it wasn’t “why?” Or given the James Harden side eye, it was just straight up “no.”

Others felt this way about the snack, too. No comedy. No jokes. Just “nah, fam.”

?‍♂️

This Twitter user wanted answers.

https://twitter.com/WhitneyRoper/status/868231657563836417

Like “Hello, can I speak to the manager, please?”

This person couldn’t even fathom why the candy company would do such a thing.

https://twitter.com/officiallyamber/status/868203359391580161

“Why on earth would anyone want spicy skittles or starburst ?” @officiallyamber pondered on Twitter.

Not to be outdone Krispy Kreme made an announcement about making moves in the candy game, too.

But no one seemed to like that idea either.

The spicy treats drop later this year and are being shown this week at the Candy Expo in Chicago. According to People magazine they’re coming out in a bunch of flavors.

“The Skittles flavors include Fiery Watermelon, Blazin’ Mango, Flamin’ Orange, Sizzlin’ Strawberry and Lemon Spark, while the Starburst are similarly flavored with Fiery Watermelon, Strawberry Mango, Flamin’ Orange and Pipin’ Pineapple. Both start at $0.99 per single pack and go up to $3.19 for a laydown bag. “

Everyone needs a Flamin’ Orange every now and again, right? ?

[H/T] Today

READ: Misconception: Not All Latinos Can Handle Spicy Food And Here’s Why

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