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Which Mexican Chip Are You Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

Savory or spicy? A subtle crisp or an obnoxious attention-seeking crunch? There’s a chip for every personality, which is why we thought we’d go ahead and pick out which one of our favorite brands of Mexican chips can best be connected to each sign of the Zodiac.

Now, which carby delight best describe you in chip form? Apologies if we seem a little salty with these, it’s only because we’re comparing people to convenience store junk food. So, which one are you, my sweet little snacks?

Aries & Sabritones 

An Aries loves a kick as much as they have to be the most interesting person in the room. Since these Sabritones are unlike your usual crunchy chip situation with their puffed out egos – sorry, Aries 😉 – and their commanding fun but spicy flavor, you’ll fight whoever says these chips aren’t the bomb the same way you’d go after anyone who doesn’t respect your authority.

Taurus & Santitas

Loyal and reliable, Taurus. What’s more you than the chip that’s always $2 because it’s friggin’ printed on the bag? You’re consistent, no matter what grocery store we may find you in, and just like this family-sized bag, you’re always full of hard work.

Even if that hard work is eating the entire bag – something we’re not afraid of taking on single-handedly. Sharing? No thanks. Taureans are a one mate type of sign, anyway! This bag is mine!

Gemini & Doritos Tapatío 

Talkative Geminis are also known for their love of food. I guess it’s the only way they can keep their energy up for all that gabbing! More often, they’re known for their particular love of junk food, whether it be sweet or salty, which is why Doritos con Tapatío is very, very Gemini.

Two-sided, much like you! Is it a bag of Doritos or a bottle of Tapatío?! When you can’t make up your mind, porque no los dos?

Cancer & Tostito’s Scoops

Cancers are all-around good people. Hard-working, nice, and imaginative. The Tostito’s scoops of human beings. You’re consistent with your flavor and universal in your skills, even if those skills mean scooping up all that salsa.

Probably a Cancer came up with the idea to turn a tortilla chip into a scoop, anyway. Nice work! You’re also a true friend, and true friends bring the queso with that bag of chips. Mind picking some up on the way over? Thanks!

Leo & Adobadas Flavored Sabritas

Wow, a chip made to taste like a spicy pork dish. Pretty ostentatious. Right, Leo? Kind of just as attention-seeking as you are! The flavor of this chip packs a punch and is a fun new take on the otherwise bland and greasy flavors of Lays chips.

Yeah, these aren’t even tortilla chips! Sounds as flaky as you, lion! Umm, kiddiiiiiing. But not really.

Virgo & Mission Original Tortilla Strips 

You’re analytical in your choices to make sure you’re making the best possible one, so obviously you’d go with the chip that has…a mission. Ugh, sorry. Couldn’t help it. At the same time, you’re also shy with your choices, so you’d go with an easy, seemingly dependable option.

You’re all work, and these chips mean simple, tortilla chip business with no frills. Congrats, you’re as basic as the most common grocery store chip brand barbecuing dads love!

Libra & R.W. Garcia Veggie MixtBag

 

As a Libra, you’re diplomatic and fair-minded. “Why not include all vegetable flavors?!” you’d ask, weighing them all out on your little chip scales.

With that commitment to cooperation, you’re also indecisive, so a bag of mixed flavors is basically the best way to sum you up. I guess thank you for standing up for other vegetables being represented in chip form? You can eat these, we’ll pass.

Scorpio & Takis Fuego 

Just like Takis Fuegos, Scorpios aren’t for the faint of heart. These chips are for the passionate, the intelligent, the fearless. Don’t even think about offering a scorpion some lame Lay’s. Who the hell do you take them for?

No, a Scorpio is someone who ignites the snack flame of your heart and the burn in your butt soon to follow. But remember, you ain’t fancy. You think you’re hot shit, but in reality, we can still find you at any neighborhood 7-Eleven, scorp. Thanks for the wild ride!

Sagittarius & Chicharrones 

Like the beloved baked skin of a pig, you’re generous, well-traveled, and funny, Sag. I mean, who’s idea was it to eat the pigskin? And why does it taste good? Eating the pigskin is like being too lazy to wait to get to the rest of the pig so they were like, screw it! Just eat the first layer you hit!

Basically the same as your impatience, Sag. Good thing there’s no such as horse chips or you’d be in trouble. You’re also generous and love to share, just like the folks who eat chicharrones instead of regular chips. They’re a special breed.

Capricorn & Mission Original Tortilla Strips

You’re responsible and disciplined, Capricorn, and just like these bland-ass chips at every grocery store chain, you’re at least consistent in being there and probably being on sale. That being said, who do you think you in that fancy-ass bag pretending like you’re a better chip than you are?

You really think you’re the epitome of talent, erm, I mean chip, but just because you work hard to get your ass in every Walmart doesn’t mean you’re the best, honey. You do your job, though. We can’t deny that.

Aquarius & Yuca Chips

Hey, Aquarius! Um, yeah, you. You’re the undisputed weirdo of the zodiac – the one who’s a little off in all the best ways. You’re spontaneous, quirky, and authentically YOU at all times. So who says you’d be like any old run-of-the-mill tortilla chip? Please.

When everyone else tries to push the status quo, you’re already on another planet. That’s why yuca chips are you in a nutshell, err, I mean, a bag. A unique flavor, just like you. You may not be for everybody, but who wants to be liked by everyone? That’s just exhausting.

Pisces & Mission Organics Blue Corn 

Wow, it’s blue. As in the color of water. Because you’re a fish. Get it? Blue corn chips, just like you, are healthier and therefore wiser. Wow, you’re just SO much more in tune with the world, Pisces. You’re so artistic you deserve a chip as ingenious as you.

Don’t get all victimized when people don’t feel like eating your whole bag, though. Not everyone is as deep as you and your subtle taste of sea salt. Isn’t it ironic that this chip also looks like a teardrop? Enjoy the crunch, emotional Pisces.

all images via MexGrocer
 

This Mexican Beer Brand Is Winning Awards For Their Can Design And What It Means For The Environment

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This Mexican Beer Brand Is Winning Awards For Their Can Design And What It Means For The Environment

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Let’s be real, plastic waste is a huge problem. And it’s one that has recently taken over our collective consciousness as we try and cut back on our waste – in particular, single-use plastics. 

One of the most obvious and unnecessary plastics are those pesky rings that hold cans together. Whether you’re drinking Coke or cervezas, these plastic rings are terrible. They often end up littering landscapes all over the place and animals like turtles and birds can get them wrapped around their little necks. 

So, the news from Mexican-beer company, Grupo Modelo, that they’re working to replace this plastic, is huge. 

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The beer world had one of the earliest plastic problems: six-pack rings. Getting rid of these rings became a big concern when word got out that they could entangle marine life. And yet, here we are, decades later, and – despite some interesting efforts like sticking cans together with glue or rings that are actually edible – the six-pack ring problem still hasn’t been definitively solved.

But thankfully, Corona is working towards a couple of solutions.

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So how does it work? According to Mexico News Daily, the top of each can screws into the bottom of another, creating an interlocking tower up to 10 cans high. The format makes the product even more portable than before, meaning you don’t even really need a plastic bag to carry it. 

Of course, stacking cans end-to-end isn’t always ideal. Ten standard cans stacked on top of each other would be four feet tall. That’s far more conspicuous and unwieldy than holding a couple of six-packs under your arms. But at the same time, since these Fit Pack cans can be twisted apart and put back together at will, they provide an advantage six-packs don’t: You can stick together as many or as few cans as you want at any given time.

The plastic-free packaging concept, dubbed the Fit Pack, made the shortlist of the Innovation category at the Cannes Lions international awards show this year.

In a promotional video for the new cans, Carlos Ranero, Marketing VP for AB 1nBev, says, “In the beverage industry, there have been many solutions for cutting back the use of plastic; however, none has been fully adopted because they require the use of other materials. This solution has a very simple approach that can bring great financial benefits thanks to the complete removal of plastic materials in packaging.”

Fit Packs are currently being tested in Mexico only, but the company is planning for a wider rollout in the future.

Not only is the company testing out stackable beer cans, they’ve also been testing out biodegradable rings in Tulum, Mexico – obviously a major beer mecca.

Last year, the company also tested six-pack rings made from plant-based biodegradable fibers with a mix of byproduct waste and compostable materials. These were designed to break down into organic matter that won’t hurt wildlife. The plastic-free rings were first launched in Tulum, Mexico, with plans to expand at a later time. For the sake of Mother Earth, we’re hoping these products earn a spot on grocery store shelves.

Beer drinking Twitter was totally here for the news.

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Anything that makes drinking beer easier and better for the environment, yes please!

Others were already thinking of how much fun this could be…

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Like, let’s be real, you were totally thinking the same thing.

And many were glad we may no longer have to hear about the horrors of plastic waste.

Like all too often you turn on the news and hear about animals being stuck, caught, wrapped up in plastic rings. Many even suffocate.

While at least on Twitter user thought about the implications for beer can furniture…

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Because why not?!

And for the one person on Twitter who had their doubts…Twitter was ready with the truth.

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Like for real though, I don’t know where you live that you thought you carry 24 cans of beer with plastic rings…

Cholo Scar Calls His Dad To Get His Famous Birria Recipe And Their Bond Is The Sweetest, Most Unexpected Thing Ever

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Cholo Scar Calls His Dad To Get His Famous Birria Recipe And Their Bond Is The Sweetest, Most Unexpected Thing Ever

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There is something so comforting and soothing about a hot bowl of birria in the middle of summer. Yeah. That’s right. We are talking about a steam bowl of chiles based soup in the middle of the hottest part of the year and we have no shame about it. Everyone is always joking about how our parents make us eat soup in the summer but the joke is really us becoming adults and making soup over the summer.

Birria is traditionally made with goat meat or carne de cabra but this recipe takes a page out of our convenience-based economy and uses some choice beef. What really makes this soup so unique and delicious is the use of the chiles to make the broth for the soup. The chiles used in the broth really gives the soup a special and hearty kick without overpowering your senses.

While some purist might think foods should always be prepared the same way doesn’t understand the true versatility of food. Cooking is about experimenting and creating things out of what you like. For some, goat meat is too gamey or tough making beef a perfect substitute. For those cutting out red meat, you can always try the dish with some chicken or any meat substitute that you might desire.

Soups are a universal dish. Every culture has a soup that hold some of the most iconic vegetables and meats of a region combined to create comfort food. These dishes are a great way to look into someone else culture. By tasting and exploring a soup, you can see the kinds of foods that bring people of that culture warmth, comfort, and tastes of home. If you think about it long enough, you will be able to point directly to a soup that you grew up with that is a representation of your culture and childhood in a bowl.

Ingredients:

  • 10 pounds of chuck roast beef cut into cubes
  • 1 pound of dried guajillo chiles, washed and dried
  • 1/2 pound of dried chiles de arbol, washed and dried
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tomatillo
  • 2 tablespoons of chicken stock powder
  • 2 onions, one cut in quarters and one diced
  • 1 bunch of radishes, sliced thin
  • 3-4 bay leaves, depending on the size you are preparing

Directions:

  1. Fill a heavy bottom pot with water and bring to a boil. Add the beef to the water and let boil for about 3 hours. Check after 2 hours. The beef should be cooked enough that it starts to fall apart when you stick a fork in it.
  2. In another post, fill halfway with water and bring to a simmer. Slowly add the guajillo chiles, chiles de arbol, the quartered onion, the whole tomatillo, and the chicken broth powder. Raise heat and bring the water to a rolling boil. Once the water hits a boil, turn off the heat and cover for 30 minutes so it starts to cool down but continues to cook the ingredients without the boiling water.
  3. After the water has cooled down for 30 minutes, add the chiles, onion, tomatillo, and some reserved water to a blender. Pulse the blender until the chile mixture is smooth.
  4. Set a fine mesh sieve over a mixing bowl and pour the chile mixture into the sieve in batches so it doesn’t spill. Using the back of a spoon, press the child mixture through the so all you have in the bowl in a smooth liquid.
  5. In a sauté pan, add the cooked beef and the salsa you made. Cook over medium-low heat until the beef starts to shred on its own.
  6. Once the beef is ready, put some beef in serving bowls and cover with the salsa broth you made. Add the cilantro, diced onion, and sliced radish on top and serve while hot. Make sure everyone has a nice cold glass of horchata and some warmed tortillas to really make the meal a treat and enjoy this delicious dish.

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