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If You Love Chilaquiles, Behold The Greatest Hashtag To Take Over Mexico

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Amikas, this is how trends are born.

Twitter is abuzz right now with the #ChilaquilesChallenge after Mexican standup comedian Daniel Sosa called for his followers to make it go viral.

He even dragged Postmates Mexico into the fray and begged them to deliver him the best chilaquiles out there.

It all started with this video:

I mean we’ve all been there, right? You wake up after a deep slumber. Or maybe a night of perreando. And you’re craving the hell out of something, like really hard.

Well, that was Daniel Sosa this morning.

And now, one man’s craving is a viral Twitter hashtag.

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Thousands of Twitter users have done just as he’s asked and now #ChilaquilesChallenge is trending across Mexico, creating a trend around the magic that is chilaquiles.

Twitter was quickly inundated with images of the traditional Mexican dish.

As well as videos of people who sang songs or who declared their love for this very popular Mexican breakfast food.

And the people are all for it.

I mean, it’s chilaquiles, why wouldn’t they be?!

Many users were so into it they couldn’t help themselves, and literally ran to nearby restaurants to get their fix.

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And of course, as the trend demands, they shared their photos to Twitter.

The comedian even called upon Postmates to bring him the best chilaquiles in the city.

Having been in Mexico City for only a few months, they needed a few minutes to think about it.

And they delivered.

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Yasss…way to go Postmates!

I think we can all relate.

Because chilaquiles are the literal life source to start off the week.

Why all the hype for chilaquiles?

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Because they are genius.

Tortillas usually serve as the self-less zero ego side piece that so humbly assists you in all that you want to eat. It’s there to sop up delicious soups and sauces. To be dipped into salsas so picosa you can’t feel you’re tongue anymore. Or to be wrapped around more famous fillings as in a taco.

But with chilaquiles, the tortilla finally has its starring role.

And for those who don’t get it, just stop with the disrespect.

You’re not gonna ruin this very special #ChilaquilesChallenge day.

With #ChilaquilesChallenge trending and the thought of eating chilaquiles today, many are thinking:

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That’s right, Monday with #ChilaquilesChallenge was a good day.

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Here’s Your Reminder Of The Caesar Salad’s Mexican Roots

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Here’s Your Reminder Of The Caesar Salad’s Mexican Roots

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Those who don’t know any better give Mexican food a bad rap for being cheap and greasy. However, the Mexican culinary world expands far past Taco Bell and Taco Cabana. Authentic Mexican food is fresh, bold, delicious and versatile.

In fact, Mexico is responsible for one of the biggest fine dining staples there is.

Mexico is, in fact, the birthplace of the creamy and crisp Caesar salad.

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As the story goes, the Caesar salad was created in Tijuana, Mexico by an Italian restaurateur named Caesar Cardini. It was 1924 when Cardini established his restaurant in the tourist destination to cater to American guests escaping prohibition. While no one really knows the true story, most agree the salad was created over 4th of July holiday weekend.

Supposedly, the dish was completely improvised. Cardini is said to have thrown together several ingredients he had at his disposal and it created the fresh, delicious gourmet salad.

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According to What’s Cooking America, the original recipe used a base of romain lettuce leafs. Additionally, garlic, parmesan cheese, croutons, boiled eggs, olive oil and Worcestershire sauce were added.

Rumor has it that it was Cardini’s brother, Alex, that added anchovies in 1926. He named his remix the “Aviator’s Salad.” Still, this anchovy-filled dish was so popular that it became known as the official Caesar salad.

Parts of this story is hard to prove, but it comes with a famous witness to offer some legitimacy to it.

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The famous English chef, Julia Child, shared her first encounter with the iconic salad. In her book, “From Julia Child’s Kitchen,” the chef recounted her experience in a Tijuana restaurant. She wrote:

“My parents, of course, ordered the salad. Caesar himself rolled the big cart up to the table, tossed the romaine in a great wooden bowl, and I wish I could say I remembered his every move, but I don’t. They only thing I see again clearly is the eggs. I can see him break 2 eggs over that romaine and roll them in, the greens going all creamy as the eggs flowed over them. Two eggs in a salad? Two one-minute coddled eggs? And garlic-flavored croutons, and grated Parmesan cheese? It was a sensation of a salad from coast to coast, and there were even rumblings of its success in Europe.”

It’s popularity in Europe cause people to mistakenly think the Caesar salad is Italian.

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However, the dish is 100% authentically Mexican cuisine. To recognize the delectable salad, in 1953, it was declared “the greatest recipe to originate from the Americas in 50 years” by the International Society of Epicure. We wouldn’t expect anything less from this Mexican classic.

WhatsApp Just Teamed Up With Walmart And It’s Going To Make Your Tías Love The App Even More

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WhatsApp Just Teamed Up With Walmart And It’s Going To Make Your Tías Love The App Even More

You may not give WhatsApp a second glance in the App Store, but in other countries, it’s the messaging app of choice.

It’s so big in Mexico, for instance, that Walmart Mexico is now accepting grocery delivery orders for its Superama supermarkets sent via the messaging app.

Walmart and WhatsApp team up to bring 24-hour home delivery to the masses.

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WhatsApp, the free text-messaging service owned by social media platform Facebook, is ubiquitous throughout Mexico. Superama shoppers can text an order to a WhatsApp number run by Walmart.

According to Walmart, customers can send their orders through WhatsApp to a number owned by Walmart – they don’t even have to type their list out. Many people have already tested the service and apparently, you can send the number a photo of a handwritten list and got a response from a representative immediately.

Yup, you can literally text the WhatsApp number a photo of your handwritten list.

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Superama is charging about $2.55 for delivery within 90 minutes or $2 for orders with longer turnaround times. It also accepts payment in cash or card on delivery.

The Walmart-owned grocery chain, which makes up 92 of the retail giant’s 2,459 stores in Mexico, already takes orders through its website and app.

Clearly, though, it’s hoping that WhatsApp’s ubiquitous presence in the country will encourage more potential customers to give grocery delivery a shot.

And apparently, the representatives at the other end of that WhatsApp conversation are super helpful.

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Like who doesn’t want a response from Walmart full of emojis and helpful suggestions on buying the best of the best?! Everyone, that’s who!

Walmart already offers delivery through its own app, online, and via CornerShop.

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But many are excited for the whole new market that this opens up and the novel use of an app that millions of people already use on a daily basis.

You could literally switch between a conversation with you tia about your novio and then chat with a representative at Walmart about which type of cereal you want delivered to your door.

Reactions across Twitter have been overwhelmingly positive.

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Many pointed out that people don’t have the smartphones required to run complicated apps – WhatsApp is a simple messaging service – meaning that mobile delivery service could be available to a wider audience.

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