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Latinos Never Do Basic Snacks And This Incredibly Photogenic Elotes Are Just Part Of The Wonders Of Latino Foods

Corn on the cob has taken the place as one of the most iconic foods in Mexican cuisine. They are usually grilled, covered in mayo, cheese, powdered pepper, and butter. That is the most basic and traditional way to make an elote. Of course, in today’s world of social media and rapid cultural sharing, nothing stays traditional and basic for long. The same can be said for the elote. As soon as people started to experience the smoky flavor of the grilled corn, minds and tastebuds went to work to create a different elote experience drawing on their own cultural backgrounds.

It is June so of course, someone is out there making Pride-ish elotes and they look magnificent.

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We just want to know what was used as the toppings. How did the creator of these proud elotes gets the colors? We just have a lot of questions about what the flavor profile is of this incredible creation.

Some people have taken it further and created a Korean BBQ version.

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That’s right. We found a Korean BBQ version of the iconic and delicious elote. Who doesn’t enjoy some Korean BBQ from time to time? Have you ever thought about putting it on an elote? Neither did we. Fortunately, we don’t have to imagine this anymore because someone created it so you can to.

Why not a simplistic Japanese take on the elote?

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The creator of this Japanese take on the elote really went for it and swapped out all the ingredients for Japanese staples. According tot he original poster’s caption, it just takes a little bit of “kewpie mayonnaise, yuzu, house hot sauce, and togarashi mixed nut crumble.” With that, boom, you have a simple and unforgettable Japanese elote.

Chapulines on your elote? Yes, please.

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Grasshoppers are already a staple in Mexican cuisine so why did it take so long for them to end up on an elote? They would add a nice crunch to the already widespread street food. Plus, the chapulines on the elote make for a great Instagram post because they are so photogenic.

Someone has decided that barbecue sauce is an acceptable addition to an elote.

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Not gonna lie, this actually looks really good. Who doesn’t enjoy the smokiness of grilled food combined with the tangy, sweet taste of barbecue sauce? Have you ever been to a southern barbecue? That’s what it’s all about.

Now, you know that Takis have been given a new purpose thanks to the elote craze.

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Honestly one of the greatest food inventions known to man. What a special treat this is when you take a bite and are greeted with the taste that makes Takis great. If you are already a fan of Takis, these will make your life that much better.

Fondue-style elote? Mira que fancy.

We all have a memory of the first time we got to have fondue. We thought we were so fancy when we dipped our foods into the hot cheese. Now, have you ever tried it with an elote? No? Well, maybe you should to really open your eyes to the world around you.

Someone did create a unicorn version and, well, it’s a thing.

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Tbh, we are curious about these. Are they sweet? How did you get the colors? Why did they think this was a good idea? This treat, while likely delicious, is a bit of a head scratcher since we can’t imagine the flavor.

This one looks like an amazing experience as it is guacamole, queso, y chiles serrano.

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This will burn so good as you munch away on the corn. How we have never thought to put guacamole on the elote is something we need to think about. Of course, this elote will cost extra because guac is just not something we treat with disregard.

Go on down to Disneyland and you can have an elote hotdog.

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You read that right. Disneyland has their own take on the elote by way of an elote hotdog. If you have had this concoction, please let us know what you think. Is it worth a trip to the park?

You know a Hot Cheetos elote was going to make an appearance.

Quick pro tip: Use Hot Cheetos Puffs when making these elotes. If you use regular Hot Cheetos, they will not turn out as great as these look. The puffs are more likely to become fine crumbs giving the elote the best coverage and really give you that mouth feel that you want.

When all else fails, just add the ingredients but overdo it so it will catch everyone’s attention.

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We aren’t totally shure what is going on here but we are already getting in line to try one. This is one of the most exaggerated elotes that we have seen and it is one of the greatest photos of an elote we have seen.

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23 Gifts For The Friend Who Always Has Hot Cheetos Fingers

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23 Gifts For The Friend Who Always Has Hot Cheetos Fingers

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Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are life, need we say more?

They’re crunchy, they’re spicy, they make your mouth water just thinking about them. They’re the best thing that has ever existed in the history of the world. That might sound dramatic, but you know we’re not wrong.

This gift guide is for the friend in your life who’s always got Hot Cheetos stained fingers, but that could also be you. So you can either be selfish and get all the good stuff for yourself or be selfless and gift your BFF the best Hot Cheetos inspired holiday presents.

1. A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos card

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The perfect card to let your friend know what you think of them.

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2. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos socks

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Keep them toes cozy with these flamin’ hot socks.

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3. Baked Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

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For that friend who’s trying to cut back on the Hot Cheetos, here’s a “healthy” alternative.

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4. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos leggings

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You’ll for sure make a strong statement wearing these.

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5. A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos keychain

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Look at that liddo Hot Cheetos keychain, we love it so much we’re about to recommend 3-4 more different versions of it.

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6. A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos travel mug

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Pour it up, pour it up.

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7. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Chipotle Ranch

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For the Hot Cheetos obsessed friend who NEEDS to try every single type of Hot Cheetos flavored out there.

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8. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos hair bow

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Hair on fleek.

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9. Takis keychain

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Obviously, these aren’t Hot Cheetos. But if you’re a true Hot Cheetos fan, you know these are the second best chips to eat when you want to take a break from the usual.

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10. Flamin’ Hot Ruffles

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Again, for that friend who needs to eat anything that includes the words “Hot Cheetos.”

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11. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos earrings

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Get that bling, honey.

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12. Hot Cheetos phone case

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Protect your phone with these flamin’ hot phone case.

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13. Reusable chopsticks

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We know there’s some of you out there who use chopsticks to eat Hot Cheetos to avoid the Hot Cheetos finger (they’re the best part though), so here you go, get you some chopsticks.

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14. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos sticker

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Slap it on your laptop.

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15. Flamin’ Xxtra Hot Cheetos keychain

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Look! Another cute keychain.

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16. Takis and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos travel mug

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The best of both worlds, unite.

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17. Flamin’ Hot Fries keychain

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Look! Another cute keychain.

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18. Another pair of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos leggings

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Oh, boy. These leggings will for sure get some heads turning. Werk it.

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19. OG Flamin’ Hot Cheetos pin

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Perfect to pin on your denim jacket.

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20. A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos dress

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And we’re ready for the club in this Hot Cheetos inspired look.

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21. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos joggers

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Get cozy in these Hot Cheetos joggers.

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22. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos dad hat

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Wear your love for Hot Cheetos loud and proud.

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23. A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos print

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Check out this lovely piece of Hot Cheetos inspired art.

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More Than 100 New Emojis Are Dropping This Year, And Our Latinx Cultura Is Represented: Meet The Tamale And Piñata Emojis

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More Than 100 New Emojis Are Dropping This Year, And Our Latinx Cultura Is Represented: Meet The Tamale And Piñata Emojis

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This weekend was special for more than just the Super Bowl, it was Día de la Candelaria (aka. Candlemas). And I don’t know about you, but I stuffed my face with tamales—as is mandatory. Why is that important? Because this weekend, we also found out that more than 100 emojis will be available on Apple this year —and one of them is an actual tamale. Is it a rajas tamale? Or is it filled with mole? We’re not too sure, but what we are sure of, it that a tamale emoji is coming and we can’t wait!

Emoji is the fastest growing language in history. 

Five billion emojis are sent every day, just on Facebook Messenger. And they’re appearing in some places you wouldn’t expect. One court judge in England used a smiley face emoji   in a document to make it easy to explain the court’s decision to children —an actual fact. So it should come as no surprise, that emoji consortiums have formed to keep updating the language and including more and more elements to it.

Starting in the second half of 2020, users can insert a tamale Emoji into any conversation.

Whether you’re including it in a text conversation about making tamales during the holidays, or simply emphasizing your craving for one of the best Latinx dishes around, the option will be there before you know it.

Emojipedia confirmed the introduction of over 100 new emojis this year.

According to Emojipedia, the emoji reference website —yes, it’s a thing—this year we’re getting 117 recently approved new emojis. From a gender inclusive alternative to Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, named Mx. Claus, to a fondue, a bell pepper and a piñata emoji. 

That’s right, Latinos are getting another emoji that illustrates our culture.

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The Piñata emoji is coming in the shape of a Donkey—granted, it’s an old, clichéd reference, but hey, it’s iconic nonetheless. Get ready to dale dale dale because the paper maché burro will be available to add to your convos, this year. 

The Christmas icon is not the only gender-neutral addition, btw.

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The new emojis will also include a woman in a tuxedo, a man in a bride veil and a gender-neutral person feeding a baby. All of these emojis are also available in all skin tones.

As reported by Emojipedia, the officially approved Emoji Version 13.0 list was published last week by the Unicode Consortium

And it features 117 new emoji that will be arriving on devices like iPhone, iPad, and Mac later this year. Apple typically adds the new emoji with the next major operating system updates in the fall.

We’ll be getting a wide array of animals, household items and more foods in emoji form!

The list of new emojis also includes other foods like bubble tea and a flat bread, animals like a seal and a cockroach, and household items like a toothbrush.

The new emojis build on last year’s round of more inclusive icons. 

A hearing aid emoji, wheelchair emoji and seeing eye dog emoji were in 2019’s new batch. A gender-neutral couple and various combinations of people with different skin colors holding hands were also made available last year.

Back in February 2019, the Unicode Consortium unveiled 230 new emojis with a majority representing people with disabilities and their needs. 

They included hearing aids, prosthetic limbs and service dogs. It also included the option for interracial couples to mix and match skin tones.

New emojis are now added to the Unicode standard on an annual basis. 

These emojis are proposed by different companies like Google, Apple and Twitter, and finalized by the start of the year. This allows ample time for these platforms to include these in future updates.

The first emojis debuted in October 2010 

10 years ago, Unicode Consortium released 722 different designs, and the genre has come a long way since. In 2015, Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year was an emoji–the Face With Tears of Joy one. There’s also a World Emoji Day celebrated annually on July 17.