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We’ve Collected A List Of Different Horchata Flavored Foods For Everyone Who Likes Horchata

As summer comes to an official end and fall closes in on us, the mainstream media begins to push their pumpkin spice agenda on unsuspecting consumers. And for a while, America has fallen for it. But here at FIERCE by mitu, we sense a change in the food-trend air. Latinx people know the true queen of cinnamon-based flavors: horchata. 

For those of you who need a briefer, horchata is a milky drink popular in Latin America. It’s usually made from ground almonds, tiger nuts, or rice, and spiced with vanilla and cinnamon. Its flavor is so distinctive and popular, you could argue that horchata is Latin America’s version of pumpkin spice. 

The beautiful thing about horchata is that practically every Latin American and Caribbean culture has its own regional variation of the drink. Ask a Mexican, a Venezuelan or a Puerto Rican whose horchata is better, and they will promise you that theirs is. What’s more, just like pumpkin spice, the horchata industry is spreading to non-horchata foods. You can now find your favorite food infused with the distinctive horchata flavor. Read on to see some of your favorite treats in horchata form!

1. Donuts

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Why not enjoy horchata in one of the most pleasant pastry forms there is? You can never go wrong with a donutl.

2. Ice-cream

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Whoever thought of horchata-flavored ice cream was truly doing the world a great service that day. Has there ever been a flavor so perfectly suited for a cold, smooth, dairy treat?

3. Beer

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Stay with us, here. You may not automatically think of “beer” when you think of a rice and cinnamon-infused plant beverage, but there is a large community of beer-lovers who enjoy the odd horchata-flavored beer on occasion. There’s definitely a market for it.

4. Marshmallows

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This one may seem to come out of left field, but if there are pumpkin-spice marshmallows out there, then it simply follows that there should be horchata-flavored ones too.

5. Boba

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There’s arguably never been a culture mash-up that we’ve been more gung-ho for, than Japanese bubble tea mixed with  Latin American horchata flavoring. 

6. Energy Drinks

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Have you ever craved a horchata but just been too tired to go get one? No? Just us? Well, guess what? Now you can enjoy a delicious horchata beverage and stay energized. What will people think of next?

7. Tequila

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This idea is arguably one of the best on the list. A mix of two of Latin America’s favorite beverages! We’ve seen all we need to see at this point. Our lives are complete.

8. Coffee

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We truly feel that horchata Lattes could transform a generation in the same way that Pumpkin-Spice Lattes have. There were arguably never two flavors more destined to come together than coffee and horchata.

9. Chocolate

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This entry almost seems obvious. We love chocolate. We love horchata. What more is there to discuss?

10. Slushies

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We can’t necessarily see the appeal of horchata-flavored slushies, but who are we to judge? The people want what they want!

11. Shaved Ice

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Shaved ice, in our humble opinion, is an underrated delicacy. That’s what makes it the perfect treat to get a horchata-makeover. After all, horchata flavoring can only improve a food. There is no other outcome.

12. Cupcakes

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It was only a matter of time before horchata-stans took over the cupcake movement. It was an event written in the stars.

13. Macarons

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Just when you think the horchata-flavor variations can’t get any more bougie, someone goes and makes a horchata-fied version of France’s favorite treat. 

14. Popcorn

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We hope that these Kettle-Corn makers didn’t just sprinkle some cinnamon on popcorn and called it horchata. As we all know, horchata is made up of more complex flavoring than just a little bit of cinnamon. Some would even call it a way of life.

15. Cheesecake

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Cheesecake is a polarizing dessert (maybe because people don’t necessarily think of sweets when they think of cheese), but we believe it has the right kind of flavor profile to blend with horchata perfectly.

16. Cocktail

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Some people may not know this, but the famous liquer Rum-Chata is named in honor of horchata. It makes sensethey both have milky bases with notes of cinnamon and vanilla. Many cocktails are variations of the horchata flavor profile.

17. Cookies

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Surely Snickerdoodle thought they had a monopoly on cinnamon-containing cookies. We, however, are 100% sure that biting into a horchata-flavored cookie for the first time would make, even the most die-hard snickerdoodle fan, a horchata convert.

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Fall May Be Coming, But mitúShop’s Newest Collection Is Sure To Keep You ‘Cozy!’

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Fall May Be Coming, But mitúShop’s Newest Collection Is Sure To Keep You ‘Cozy!’

I don’t know about you, but in my humble opinion that means the best days are almost here. You know, the rainy ones when you stay tucked away under a heavy cobija San Marcos all day and, if you’re lucky, you can hear the rain falling outside as you enjoy some sort of sopa or caldo, recalentado. Mmmmmmm. To have a proper lazy day, you need the proper outfit; like some joggers and a beanie in case you need to run out for a snack, or a sweatshirt that tells the world how you really feel. mitúShop’s newest collection is here and it’s everything you need for your fall look. Que cozy!

Poderosas can have lazy days too.

 In fact, they deserve them the most! We see you, jefas, putting in all that work day in and day out. This weather is a sign that you needed to kick back and enjoy chill. But first, start your day off with some té or cafecito in your new favorite mug, you’ve earned it Poderosa. 😉

Click here to shop the new Poderosa mug!

Your Fall 2020 sweater staple

Who doesn’t love a good burgundy sweater? The Que Cozy sweater comes in the perfect fall colors and it’s warm enough to keep you toasty. Que más quieres?

“Que Cozy” sweater is also available in dark heather grey. Shop here.

Maná was onto something when they said “Me Vale!”

Like we were saying, if you end up having to leave the house it’s most likely for a snack emergency. Who has time to do their hair in a situation like that? Cover your lazy day hair and simultaneously let people know you don’t really care because they shouldn’t be judging you anyway. Shame on them!

“Me Vale” beanie is also available in white, click this link to shop!

When the unexpected happens, remember to keep your cool…

No pos wow! How could you forget the snacks to begin with? At least these joggers will keep you comfy no matter what surprise trips you have to go on. But let’s hope not too many, there’s a cobija waiting for you at home.

Joggers also come in heather gray. Check them out here!

Don’t forget your reusable bag!

The only reusable bag you need for your weekend trips to get the mandado. Get this for yourself or your favorite swap meeter, because who doesn’t love taking their time through the swap meet and coming up on great deals?

Shop the new Swap Meet Tote here!

What’s better than caldo on a rainy day?

If anyone asks what you’re having for dinner, point to the window and tell them the 3 words anyone will understand: “It’s Caldo Season.” Whether it’s sopa de res or gallina, pozole, menudo, or something even better, there’s nothing like a steaming bowl of hot sopa on a rainy day. Provecho!

Check out our new “Caldo Season” tee!

Well, we’ve got everything we need for a lazy day! Now if only we could get some rain…

P.S. – This is only a taste of the entire collection, there’s plenty of other designs and products you have to check out!

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These Food Trends That You Did For The IG Posts Should Be Left In The 2010s Where They Belong

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These Food Trends That You Did For The IG Posts Should Be Left In The 2010s Where They Belong

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Trends, by definition, come and go, and they affect every aspect of our lives, from our hairstyles to the way we decorate our living rooms. But just like perms and mullets, there are certain trends from the food world that were a little outrageous and/or ridiculous. We rounded up the trendiest food fads of the decade so you can remember all the random meals you shared on your social media #foodstagram. 

Sushirrito

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Why limit yourself to tiny sushi rolls, when you can indulge in an entire burrito filled with all the typical sushi fixings. Plus, it’s far more convenient to trot around with a compact burrito than with an entire tray of sushi + chopsticks.

Acai bowls

As the food trends of the 2010s have taught us, people love bowls, superfoods, and yogurts. So it should come as no surprise that when the Brazilian sweet treat that features a smoothie-like base topped with fresh fruit and nuts hit the U.S., it became an instant favorite. Not to mention, the visual presentation is Instagram-perfect.

Quinoa

Rice is so 2008. This Peruvian whole grain, complete-protein swap can be found starring in Buddha bowls, oatmeal-inspired breakfasts, soup recipes, and even rice pudding remixes.

Avocado Toast

Someone put avocado on bread and deemed it a standalone meal called “avocado toast.” Innovation. Bonus points for showy garnishes on your avocado toast such as crispy prosciutto, a fried egg, Everything Bagel Seasoning, or apples and blue cheese. 

Burrito bowls

With the nationwide take-over of Tex-Mex eateries, like Chipotle and Moe’s Southwest Grill, the prominence of the burrito bowl hit an all-time high in the mid-2010s. Featuring all the fixings of a typical burrito, the bowl is an option you can feel good about because it ditches the tortilla wrap for a lower-carb alternative.

Cronut

Do you remember when New York went crazy for the cronut? This hybrid croissant-doughnut was invented (and trademarked) by Dominique Ansel at his bakery in New York, proving so popular that people started recreating them across the country —and the whole world for that matter.

Kombucha

Kombucha is a probiotic drink that’s having a bit of a moment. In grocery stores and Whole Foods across the nation, you can choose from about a dozen different brands and flavors, all of which have an artisanal quality that whispers “you are SOOOOOO taking care of yourself… you are.

Kale chips 

They’re crisp, green, salty, taste freakily like salted potato crisps —and they’re made from kale, the super trendy member of the cabbage family renowned for its high nutrients and celebrity fans.

Cauliflower pizza crust 

Cauliflower happens to tick more than a few of the boxes that characterize eating in the 2010s: it’s gluten-free, low in calories and carbs, and also works well as a meat substitute. In addition, the vegetable offers a hefty dose of fiber, it’s inexpensive, quick to cook and is versatile. Someone finally found how to put the bland cruciferous to good use.

Zoodles

Zucchini was just the beginning. As a result of this growing food trend of the 2010s, we’re spiralizing a true alphabet of produce, including apples, beets, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, turnips, and of course, zucchini.

Matcha everything

Food-forward Instagrammers are increasingly as likely to snap a picture of a matcha latte (using the hashtag #matcha, of course) as they are a cappuccino, and they can now do so at specialty matcha cafés cropping up across the country, from New York to California to Hanoi. Said cafes serve everything from croissants to cakes to cold-pressed juices, all infused with the magical green powder.

Tea-toxes

If you were on Instagram in 2013, you are probably aware of the ‘teatox’ trend. It comprised of two and four-week programs which allegedly used the ‘power of herbal teas to help you lose weight’, by supposedly ‘ridding the body of toxins’. A fancy way to describe a good old laxative tea.

Charcoal ice-cream

There are two kinds of food that exist solely to be Instagrammed. There’s the gregarious type, prefixed by “unicorn,” striped through with bright colors and dusted with glitter. And then there is its grim cousin, which exists in simple, stark monochrome. Over the last few years, the trend for black food has been growing. From black-bun burgers to black cheese —the most successful midnight-hued food fad was the activated charcoal ice-cream.

Pumpkin spice everything

Starbucks launched its iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte is 2003, and it started a craze that’s carried over into this decade. Today, you can find all sorts of pumpkin spice foods in the fall, like Pumpkin Spice Cookies, classic Pumpkin Spice Bread and even pumpkin spice toothpaste, no joke.

Rainbow desserts 

Rainbow-colored food really peaked in popularity during the late 2010s. Images of brightly colored milkshakes, bagels, and even grilled cheese sandwiches filled social media feeds. The color-dye trend garnered a title in tribute to the food’s whimsical appearance: unicorn food.

Poké bowls

In the ’90s, it was sushi, then came the poké. Someone put Hawaii’s poké in a bowl and it spread far and wide overnight. Yet another food bowl obsession for us to Instagram the hell out of.

Paleo

Eating old school—we’re talking hunter and gatherer old—was big news in the 2010s. Eliminate dairy, grains, legumes, and processed foods and sugars, and you’ll shed weight because you’re filling up on fiber, fat, and protein, say Paleo diet devotees.

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