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We Found One Of The Ugliest Christmas Sweaters Of 2019: Red Lobster Dropped A Seafood-Themed Holiday Collection And Just Look At It

Why would you give the special people in your life something they’ve seen before when you can give them unusual Christmas gifts. Rather than regular new cufflinks they might like a Red Lobster Biscuit sweater, complete with a fanny pack to store, well biscuits of course. Yup, you heard right, we’re not making this stuff up. This year, Red Lobster is selling holiday-themed merch and we’re not sure whether we love it or hate it. 

Red Lobster’s Christmas-themed collection includes an ‘ugly Christmas sweater’ with an insulated pouch —for stuffing biscuits in it.

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I don’t know about you, but for me, the holidays are all about wearing a cute, and a little eccentric outfits and of course, the food. Red Lobster gets it, and is therefore releasing all kinds of holiday-themed merch, the most notable of which is the Cheddar Bay Biscuit Sweater.

You read that right, Red Lobster opened an online shop for a limited time with all kinds of holiday merchandise.

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Red Lobster’s online pop-up shop is officially open for business. Not only can you pre-order the Cheddar Bay biscuit sweater, but there are also other holiday themed pieces to order. There are four different graphic t-shirts and a branded tumbler cup as well.

The Cheddar Bay Biscuit Holiday Sweater will set you back a mere $39.99. 

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The sweater is complete with an insulated pocket to hold your Cheddar Bay biscuits and keep them warm on-the-go —because, duh, the biscuits at the beginning of a Red Lobster feast are everyone’s favorites. Other pieces of clothing are emblazoned with fun sayings like the T-shirt that says “Cheddar Bay All Day” or “It’s Always Biscuit Season”—and we can’t say we don’t agree. 

As was to be expected, the lovely —and opinionated— people who inhabit Twitter, had some thoughts, and it looks like they’re just as conflicted as we are. 

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Twitter user Susan Davis went as far as to ask her followers what they thought about the ultimate ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ much to our surprise, out of the 239 voters who participated in her survey; 79% wanted her to buy the sweater. 

Others were perplexed, dumbfounded… confused, really.

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A lot of us are just confused as to what made Red Lobster believe we needed a seafood-themed Christmas sweater, but also, why do we want it so bad?

Wear your love of seafood on your sleeve, or on this case… in your pouch.

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All of the t-shirts retail for about $20 and the tumbler cup is selling for $9.99, so you can show your love of seafood without breaking the bank. The shirts have fun sayings like “Cheddar Bay All Day” and “It’s Always Biscuit Season” because, duh, the biscuits at the beginning of a Red Lobster feast are the best part!

You can also wear your appetite on your sleeve —or on your knit, if you will— with our very own food-inspired ‘ugly Christmas sweater’.

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If you thought Red Lobster would be the only one making food-inspired ugly Christmas sweater, then you my friend, were mistaken. The same store that brought you ‘Guacardo’, ‘Pan Dulce’ pins and ‘Chocolate Abuelita-scented’ candles; introduces the seasonal “All I Want For Christmas… Is More Tamales” sweatshirt. 

Do you want champurrado with that sweatshirt?

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Mitú Shop released a new, limited-edition range of holiday-inspired apparel. Including the ‘More Tamales’ sweatshirt, another that reads “All I want For Christmas Is Otro Plato,” featuring a bowl of delicious caldito. Can you call this an ugly Christmas sweater when it’s being totally honest? Let these sweaters keep you cozy throughout the holidays, while letting your family know what’s on your mind and in your heart…another plate of whatever is making your stomach happy. Porque, panza llena, corazón contento.

The Christmas collection is a nod of solidarity to all of us who grew up in Latinx households and who have to eat their weight in homemade food, each year. 

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Drawing inspiration from mamás and abuelas everywhere, the collection also features an apron emblazoned with the words “Reina De Los Tamales” because if the matriarch in charge of making tamales for your family each year, is not your Reina, then idk, your priorities are not straight. 

Serape Santa hats, anyone?

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Show off your Latinx roots even on Christmas! Just in time for the holidays, we bring to you the classic cone-shaped, fuzzily adorned, Santa hat. Except our Mitú shop hat has a twist to it. Made with the iconic Mexican serape woven print, this year you can boast your cultural heritage even on Christmas. 

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Mountain Dew Margaritas Are Apparently A Thing At Red Lobster Now?

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Mountain Dew Margaritas Are Apparently A Thing At Red Lobster Now?

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We’ve seen all kinds of takes on the timeless classic that is a Margarita. From frozen Margaritas to ones with cranberry juice and dashes of blue curaçao and twists of basil and ginger beer we’ve literally seen it all. Or so we thought.

Recently, Red Lobster announced that they’re doing a Mountain Dew-take on the beloved and salty tequila cocktail.

Red Lobster’s DEW-Garita promises to set you aglow.

The drink is the first official Mountain Dew cocktail and of course, it is bright lime green. While the cocktail’s recipe is being kept strictly under wraps, like everything at Red Lobster’s, it’s supposed to pair “perfectly” with Red Lobster’s iconic Cheddar Bay Biscuits.

“Red Lobster is thrilled to work with PepsiCo, not only because it has a great portfolio of brands, but specifically because of the food and beverage innovation possibilities,” Nelson Griffin,the Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer at Red Lobster said in a statement about the drink.

Red Lobster’s DEW-Garita is due to debut at Red Lobster locations nationwide in September and by the end of 2020.

The Margarita is an iconic Mexican drink related to a drink called Rhe Daisy.

The classic Tequila sour cocktail is one of the most beloved cocktails in the world. According to Wine Enthusiast “One story claims that the drink was created in 1938, as Mexican restaurant owner Carlos (Danny) Herrera mixed it for gorgeous Ziegfeld showgirl Marjorie King. Supposedly, Tequila was the only alcohol that King would abide, so Herrera added lime juice and salt.”

To make your own classic Margarita check out this recipe below

Ingredients

  • Coarse salt
  • Lime wedge
  • 2 ounces white Tequila
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce lime juice

Directions

Shake out coarse salt on a plate. Wet the rim of a glass by using the lime wedge. Press the rim of the glass in the plate of salt to coat. Add ice to the glass.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the rest of the ingredients. Shake well, and pour into the prepared glass over ice.

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Latina-Owned Wine Brands

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Latina-Owned Wine Brands

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As we continue to abide by CDC guidelines and stick out the pandemic by staying at home, many of us are also learning to take take part in the joys of virtual happy hours. And that means lots of wine.

So, why not also take part in promoting Latina-owned businesses while in quarantine by making sure that the wine brands you buy are in fact Latina owned? We rounded up some of the top Latina wine businesses in the game and have put them down in a list for you to check out and support.

Check them out below!

Ceja Vineyards

This 4th generation Latino family-owned winery is from Napa & Sonoma Valley. They’re a family-owned business that not only makes amazing wines but also shares fantastic wines, recipes, and happiness on their Instagram page.

Alumbra Cellars Shine Forth

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This small wine company is Latina-owned and from Oregan. Alumbra Cellars is a small production wine from a small family vineyard.

Herencia Del Valle

Generations of the Herencia Del Valle family have worked in the vineyards together to craft award-winning wines. The brand is a boutique Cabernet house of the Napa Valley with a big base that loves their chardonnay.

Robledo Family Winery

This boutique winery produces a diverse portfolio of premium wines and is located in Napa, Sonoma, and Lake Counties. Many of the comments on their page seem to praise their red grape varieties!

Enriquez Estate Wines

This family-owned micro-winery specializes in small-batch Pinot Noir and Tempranillo wines from the Sonoma Coast, Petaluma Gap, and Russian River Valley. Muscat, Cab Franc, and Tannat are some of its fans’ most popular choices.

Fathia Wines

Fathia means victorious and there’s no doubt that this brand has had a victory with this brand. Fathia Wines is a family-owned micro-winery that is located in Sonoma Valley and produces single-varietal and naturally fermented wines.

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