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If You Love Mexican Candy, This Yogurtland-Like Place Is Heaven

You’ve heard of frozen yogurt, but get ready because your wildest fantasy is about to become a reality.

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WARNING: we are not responsible to any damage done to electronics due to excessive drooling.

Don’t get it wrong, we have nothing against fruit, but once you cover it in chile powder, things go to another level.

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Places like Arma Tu Loco prove, once again, that Mexican tostiloco bars do snacks the right way. Here you can pick drool-worthy, jaw breaking toppings that make gastritis totally worth it.

Need your crunch fix? They’ve got you covered.

El chicharrón mutante #llenatuloko buenísimo!

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There’s nothing wrong with duritos, but when these places take a crack at it, something magical, poetic, almost beautiful happens.

And literally anything else you crave.

Work. | #LlenaTuLoko ???

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Told you. Your craziest fantasies fulfilled.

Everything, from sweet to spicy.

Quiero un Llena tu Loko!! O ya pasó de moda? ??? #llenatuloko #candy #colors #marissajbphoto #golosos

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Here’s a friendly reminder to clean the drool from the corners of your mouth.

Why would you do a chocolate covered strawberry when you can do this?

#llenatuloko #plazaregia #FresaLoka #delicia #productosnuevos

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Chocolate covered strawberries are an aphrodisiac, but chile covered strawberries are a passionate fuego. Literally, fuego ?.

These places are LIT.

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Instead of damaging my liver, I’m damaging my stomach.

You have the option of choosing big or small because size DOES matter.

Puro revoltijo ???. #llenatuloco

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Let’s be real, bigger is always better.

When you can’t choose between fruta con chamoy or papitas, get both.

#CrazyCup #LlenaTuLoco ???

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This is a piece of art and you’re the artist.

And that popote de tamarindo, perfect for drinking all the leftover limón y chile.

A morir de gastritis #llenaTuLoco #instapic #instamoment #instadaily #instamood

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It burns so good.

And one with paletas FTW ??.

Lo mejor ❤️ #LlenaTuLoco #chamoy #gordo

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You can cool down and still have some heat. It’s the perfect balance.

READ: Newsflash: You’ve Been Eating Hot Cheetos The Basic Way

Please tell us this is a michelada.

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Like they said, jugo en la gastritis.

It’s a tropical dream come true.

Gracias a mi cuñado favorito.?? #yesterday #llenatuloko

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Can’t afford to go to the islands? Not to worry, you can afford a 15 pesos cup.

And there’s nothing we love more than tacos, but combined with tostilocos… We almost can’t handle.

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It’s not candy if it’s in taco form.

READ: Only a Mexican Stomach Can Survive These Snacks

Because beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.

Pura sabrosura. ????? #llenatuloko

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And we don’t discriminate.

It’s everything we ever wanted and more.

Difruta de un loko desde cualquier lugar. ?? #LlenaTuLoko ?: @anabeniara

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These are already popping up in Texas, but we need one on every corner – ASAP.

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11 Mouthwatering Recipes With Abuelita Chocolate To Try Since You Overstocked While Panic Buying

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11 Mouthwatering Recipes With Abuelita Chocolate To Try Since You Overstocked While Panic Buying

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Okay so you panic-bought when things got crazy with this pandemic stuff. Most of us did but fortunately get comfort out of knowing that those of us who hoarded loads of Abuelita Chocolate did little harm in terms of witholding vital neutrition from others when it comes to the that department.

But there is a problem… you now have cupboards fileld with the powdery goodness and since its heating up, you likely have little reason to use it. So what to do?

It’s likely that anyone who’s tasted Chocolate Abuelita is likely obsessed with it. But what if we told you there’s more to it than just hot chocolate? We’re about to blow your mind.

What if I told you that you can make a Chocolate Abuelita cheesecake? ?

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UM, YES PLEASE. ??

Better yet, some Chocolate Abuelita macarons…


Definitely not your basic macarons.

For the holidays you can bake a pecan pie with an Abuelita chocolate twist.


If you’re a fan of pecan pie, this recipe is a must try!

It doesn’t get more refreshing than some Chocolate Abuelita ice cream. ?

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It’s the perfect dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth.

And perfect with a glass of milk are these Chocolate Abuelita cinnamon rolls.


Cinnamon+Chocolate=deliciousness. ?

If you thought these recipes couldn’t get any sweeter, wait till you try these Chocolate Abuelita cupcakes.


PLUS dulce de leche frosting??? YASSS. ??

For a sugary treat, we’re just going to drop these Chocolate Abuelita cookies right here.


And they look like conchas! ?

Perfect for the chilly mornings, you can make yourself a yummy Chocolate Abuelita latte.

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Make mine a double! ☝?

And if you’re a fan of cold beverages…

The Chocolate Abuelita frap is perfect for you.

After you’re all caffeinated and ready to get turnt, go with this white Russian with a touch of Chocolate Abuelita.


I’ll take one! ??

And in case you didn’t already know, Chocolate Abuelita is also used to make some bomb a** mole.


So what else can you make with Chocolate Abuelita?


READ: 11 Latino Drinks and Food to Keep You Warm the Rest of Winter

Hit the share button below and spread these yummy Abuelita chocolate treats!

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Popeyes Just Made A Pretty Big Announcement About Their Most Coveted Item On The Menu

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Popeyes Just Made A Pretty Big Announcement About Their Most Coveted Item On The Menu

After debuting on August 12th of this year, the Popeyes Crispy Chicken Sandwich—now widely known as, simply, The Sandwich—sold out in just two weeks, creating a frenzy among fans and employees (both online and IRL). For weeks, the drama borne of the viral phenomenon sizzled on screens everywhere, and the initial buzz about The Sandwich has barely had time to die down. 

However, after a few months’ hiatus, we are overjoyed to announce that The Sandwich will return to 150 Popeyes menus next month.

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According to Guillermo Perales, the CEO of Sun Holdings, Inc. (a franchisee that operates hundreds of Popeyes, Golden Corrals, and several other well-known brands), Popeyes will likely add two new employees per store, just to keep up with the mania around the return of The Sandwich. Overall, this means that roughly 400 more staff members will be added to the Popeyes payroll, all in order to meet this very specific, very spicy demand.

Felipe Athayde, president of Popeyes for the US market, said, “We had very aggressively forecast the demand, and we thought we wouldn’t have any problems at all, at least until the end of September.” Much to his surprise, the chain had sold out of that original inventory in just two weeks.

“The first time, they weren’t ready,” said Perales. Well, Guillermo, the world wasn’t ready, either.

It’s not hyperbolic to say that Twitter exploded with the first wave of Crispy Chicken Sandwich hype. 

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Popeyes and Chik-fil-A tweeted back and forth at length, the latter throwing shade about the notion that their signature sandwich—strikingly similar to Popeye’s, sans mayo—was superior. (Chik-fil-A also claims to have literally created the chicken sandwich, which is utterly incorrect; more on that below.) To catch up on this “conversation,” you can peep (no pun intended) the following hashtags: #ChickenWars, #ChickenSandwichWars, and #ChickenSandwichTwitter.

Of course, this exchange led to ample discussion about which sandwich actually did have the superior flavor; but the discourse quickly evolved to cover topics such as Chik-fil-A’s controversial politics, factory farming, and inhumane labor practices (including the exploitation of Popeyes’ own employees, many of whom were working 60-hour weeks at the time). Meanwhile, the #ChickenWars garnered so much attention that Popeyes and Chik-fil-A sales continued to rise—as of right now, Chik-fil-A is the third-largest restaurant chain in the entire US.

According to Reuters, Apex Marketing Group—a Michigan-based advertising consultancy—reported that Popeyes received an estimated $23.25 million in free advertising as a result of this online mayhem.

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In a sense, this craze seems almost inevitable, as the chicken sandwich plays an integral role in the culinary identity of the United States. It’s difficult to trace the true origin of this delicious and iconic treat, but the inception of fried chicken (in the context of our country, anyway) is linked to Scottish settlers and West African slaves—the customs of two very different traditions adapting their cuisine to life in the American South.

As for the chicken sandwich, specifically, Donna Battle Pierce, a food journalist at Ebony, found an ad in a 1936 newspaper featuring a chicken sandwich special at the Booker T Cafe in small-town Topeka, Kansas. Battle Pierce acknowledges the cultural implications of the rise in popularity of the chicken sandwich. She defines it as a soul food staple steeped in Black US history, asserting that it entered the mainstream in the mid-20th century via white-owned empires like Kentucky Fried Chicken (who, of course, never credited their successes to fried chicken’s complex historical roots). 

Whether you are a fan of Chik-fil-A’s recipe over Popeyes’ (or vice versa), there is no arguing the ubiquity of fried chicken in the modern landscape of US cuisine. It may be surprising to learn of the chicken sandwich’s complicated past, but that only proves its importance in the present.

So, what about now? After a brief reprieve from the August madness, and with plans for greater reinforcements in every Popeyes store, are we prepared for the wonders to come?

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Although Popeyes has had to reevaluate their approach to The Sandwich (they’ve been working to recruit new chicken suppliers in order to ensure sufficient quantities of meat for the upcoming release), it’s clear that the next wave will bring much joy to the public. Everyone who gets their hands on one will be ecstatic. Of course, we hope they don’t run out of stock again, but if that happens, Twitter will certainly have a good time. Either way, we can’t wait.

After all: The chicken sandwich is more than just a chicken sandwich—it has emerged as a hot topic, a marketing campaign, a sacrament. If the first run of Popeye’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich is any indication, the answer is yes. We are so, so ready for all that juicy, pickly goodness.

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