This video of a little boy eating chile went from 0 to 100 real quick, and people don’t know whether to feel bad or crack up because it’s funny AF.
This little boy was at a restaurant — where strangers could see him — so he tried to stay calm and act as if the spiciness of the chile he consumed didn’t bother him. He tells everyone, “No pica. Pica un poquito.” But that quickly changed. Check out the full video to see how this brave little soul went from “It’s cool, I can handle the spice,” to “PÁSAME LA AGUA DIOS MÍO!!”
It seems that spicy foods are everywhere these days. Every brand out there is releasing some version of their original product but in ‘flamin hot’ form, there’s an abundance of YouTube videos of people eating insanely spicy foods as if it were some sort of competition, restaurants have ‘eat it and it’s free’ contests for spicy options.
The world is obsessed with spicy food right now.
But let’s be real. Many Latino foods were the OG spicy. Many Latino chefs and even our tías and abuelas have been experimenting with some seriously spicy foods for many many years.
But now that it’s gone mainstream, the LA Times recently conducted a not so official study into which snacks are the spiciest and the results have proven to be pretty controversial.
One writer at the L.A. Times decided to sample every spicy branded snack and share his findings with the world.
In the article, he says that he’s sampled every spicy snack known to mankind (not exactly), except for the ones that he couldn’t find, that he deemed unworthy, or both.
He also calls out the haters who say all the Flamin’ Hot and spicy snacks taste the same, saying that’s simply not true. He notes the subtle differences based on combination of heat vs. flavor.
So what are his findings?
According to this LA Times Food writer, his favorite spicy snack is the Doritos Flamin’ Hot Nacho. They’re the perfect mix of cheesy and spicy and come packed with a pretty hefty kick of spice.
Next came the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Puffs which he says are packed with spicy flavor, sometimes almost too much so. The only con he had to say about these is about the texture – sometimes too much can build up in your back teeth leaving you feeling sick.
Coming in at third place is Pop Fuego Popcorn. He says the level of MSG is at a 12 and that the flavor sensation is something like being on a rollercoaster. Pop Fuego kernels are not particularly heat-heavy but they’re almost hyperbolically tangy and acidic.
The Top 3 options weren’t exactly controversial picks but the rest of the results seemed to be pretty polarizing on social media.
I mean who would ever put Takis Fuego and Doritos Dinamita in a tie for 5th place?!? Or Zapp’s Spicy Cajun Crawtators ahead of Doritos Tapatío? That’s just straight up madness.
And how are the OG Flamin’ Hot Cheetos not number one?
And it’s clear that the classic battle between Hot Cheetos and Takis rages on.
But like in all honesty, will it ever go away? I hope not.
But some on Twitter were totally not having any of it.
I mean ranking #12 out of 30 isn’t too bad. But apparently still wasn’t good enough for this Flamin’ Hot Cheetos con Limon super fan…
In his write up, Lucas Peterson said these would take a back seat to Takis any day.
I mean this Twitter user was so upset they’re apparently canceling their subscription to the LA Times.
Now that’s some serious feelings there.
But, to be fair, the LA Times placed Andy Capp’s Hot Fires at #27 (out of 30) and said they had an unpleasant spice mixture that tasted like powered tomato. That’s not great.
One Doritos super fan took to Twitter to notify the LA Times of a possible typo in their report.
The LA Times actually tweeted back saying: “These are pretty good and am honestly impressed how much these taste like Tapatío, they’re just not the best *spicy* snack.
Be careful, those are fighting words.
Also, just this tweet, because I’m pretty sure all of us were thinking it.
There is something about your parents staying friends with your ex that drives people crazy. Like, they also made connections with those people and they might really like them. However, should they take your side and just cut them off? That is the debate raging right now after on Twitter user confronted his mom about liking one of his ex’s Instagram photos.
Here is the moment Alan Zamora confronted his mother about liking his ex’s photo on social media.
He confronted him mother with a, “WTF?!” She responded simply with, “Terminó contigo, pero no conmigo.” She added: “She’s my friend.” Now, that is just some cold honesty about the importance of making sure your parents don’t get too attached to your novios and novias.
Her insistence on being friends with his ex led him to ask for new moms.
Who wants to give this man the mom he clearly wants. Obviously, he is looking for fierce loyalty and a mother who will never side with his ex over him. Also must be able to be filmed for Twitter at a moment’s notice.
She even invited his ex over to hang out and we are all dead.
Honestly, we all love when our ex’s parents want to stay in touch with us. They clearly love what we have to offer to the world. However, have you ever been on the other side of this? Have you ever seen your parents try to hangout with your exes while liking their social media pics?
Some people saw this and thanked the universe that their parents can’t do the same thing.
Pro tip: Make your parents social media illiterate. If they don’t know how to do social media, they can’t break your heart like this. Imagine your mom having an entire Instagram just to stay connected with the exes she liked from your life.
Some moms came through to explain what is happening from her perspective.
It is kind of unfair for us to ask our parents to just cut someone out of their lives just because we couldn’t make it work. should they put their lives and hearts on pause just because our lives fell apart? It is a question that some moms legit want us to answer.
There were a few examples of parents taking it too far.
Like, who does this? How does your mom take a trip with one of your exes then send you photos of the trip? This is the ultimate betrayal. There you are just living life wanting to take a trip with your mom then she takes the one who got away. Shady.
Or how about coming home and seeing your ex straight chilling with your folks?
Suddenly, your safe space is gone. You can’t come home and just relax because suddenly you have an ex hanging out on the couch. What a disaster. What a life they must live to do this to their pride and joy.
Yet, some people think that it is actually a sweet reminder of how much your life impacts your parents.
Try not to cry thinking about how much you mean to your parents. They love you so much that they love everyone you love. That is true unconditional love. What a wonderful thing to think about.
Oh, and Zamora wants you to know that his mom is one of the most beautiful women despite the original video.
What a great son. Even when he is betrayed by his mother, he still supports her unconditionally.