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From Oreos To Popcorn, How The Latin Palate Is Making Basic Food Better

It’s 2016 and companies have finally started to cater to our palate. We’re eternally grateful for the existence of…

Llena Tu Loko for giving Texans a chance to have a Mexican Yougurtland experience.

#llenatuloko #cuu

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You can expect to make mouthwatering treats like this at the Mexican candy shop.

Llena tu loko. ? #vscocam #llenatuloko

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*drools profusely*

Then, Lay’s decided to get in on the action by giving us Tapatío flavored Ruffles.

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And Pringles decided to bless us with a jalapeño option. ?

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Oreo turned the cookie world UPSIDE DOWN when it released its churro version.

A sweet Oreo churro filled Valentine's Day with @foodbabyny and @thenaughtyfork ??❤️#oreochurros #valentinesday #foodbabyny

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Latinos everywhere were like:

The search is finally over. … #OreoChurros #FatBoyGoals #NaniBear

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I found my other half.

Who can forget when Tajín got into the potato chip game all stealth like?

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Out of nowhere, bro! But come at me ?.

Again, us:

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Remember the Lay’s Tapatío Ruffles? Well, Lay’s loved the Tapatío take so much, they put it on Doritos too.

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Yas. Yas. Yas!

For those who are more team Valentina, you can get Valentina flavored popcorn.

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This. Is. Not. A. Drill!

Party supplies stores joined in on the fun by giving us a Chamoy fountain. ?

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Because chocolate fountains are so, dare we say, basic.

Even our Japanese primos are getting in on it. #EndlessPossibilities

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Have your people call our people and we can make these avocado Doritos! Maybe add some chile y limón?

READ: 11 Fast Food Items You Can Find In Latin America But Not Here

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People Have A Lot Of Opinions About The Argentina Episode Of Netflix’s ‘Street Food: Latin America’

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People Have A Lot Of Opinions About The Argentina Episode Of Netflix’s ‘Street Food: Latin America’

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Netflix has a new food show out and it has everyone buzzing. “Street Food: Latin America” is bringing everyone the sabor of Latin America to their living room. However, reviews are mixed because of Argentina and the lack of Central American representation.

Netflix has a new show and it is all about Latin American street food.

Some of the best food in the world comes from Latin America. That is just a fact and it isn’t because our families and community come for Latin America. Okay, maybe just a little. The food of Latin America comes with history and stories that have shaped our childhood. For many of us, it is the only thing we have that connects us to the lands our families have left.

The show is highlighting the contributions of women to street food.

“Street Food: Latin America” focuses mainly on the women that are leading the street food cultures in different countries in Latin America. For some of them, it was a chance to bring themselves out of poverty and care for their children. For others, it was a rebellion against the male-dominated culture of cooking in Latin America.

However, some people have some strong opinions about the show and they aren’t good.

There is a lot of attention to native communities in the Latino community culturally right now. The Argentina episode where someone claims that Argentina is more European is rubbing people the wrong way right now. While the native population of Argentina is small, it is still important to highlight and honor native communities who are indigenous to the lands.

The disregard for the indigenous community is upsetting because indigenous Argentinians are fighting for their lives and land.

An A Jazeera report focused on an indigenous community in northern Argentina who were fighting to protect their land. After decades of discrimination and humiliation, members of the Wichi community fought to protect their land from the Argentinian government grabbing it in 2017. Early this year, before Covid, children of the tribe started to die at alarming rates of malnutrition.

Another pain point in the Latino community is the complete disregard of Central America.

Central America includes Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Belize, and Panama. Central America’s exclusion is not sitting right with Netflix users with Central American heritage. Like, how can five whole countries be looked over during a Netflix show about street food in Latin America?

Seems like there is a chance for Netflix to revisit Latin America for more food content.

There are so many countries in Latin America that offer delicious foods to the world. There is more to Latin America than Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, and Bolivia.

READ: This Iconic Mexican Food Won The Twitter Battle To Be Named Latin America’s Best Street Food

#NationalTequilaDay Gives You Something To Celebrate While Sitting In Your Living Room

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#NationalTequilaDay Gives You Something To Celebrate While Sitting In Your Living Room

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Even when we aren’t in quarantine, tequila can offer a quick and fun respite from the world. Today is National Tequila Day and the current state of the world is a great reason to celebrate. There is more than just the drinking of tequila to celebrate.

Happy National Tequila Day!

Tequila is arguably one of the several gifts Mexico has given to the world. It is just one of the many culinary treats that the vibrant and beautiful country has created. Makes sense that we would have a national do to truly appreciate the nectar from the Mexican gods.

Women had a major hand in developing the liquor that has become a staple around the world.

Women were some of the first to cultivate the blue agave plant center to create the drink. The women on Tequila, where tequila was born, would harvest the hijuelos in the blue agave plant. That part of the plant is what is used to make tequila.

Tequila, like champagne, is from a very specific place.

Champagne is champagne if it comes from the Champagne region of France. Tequila is no different. In fact, there is a board of people in Mexico who decide who can and cannot call themselves tequila. Elon Musk was swatted down by that board when he claimed to be making his own version of tequila produced outside of the region.

If you’ve ever wanted to know the chemistry behind tequila, there are some helpful graphs floating around.

The treatment of the tequila really dictates the flavor, color, and profile of the drink. it might even help you discover what kind of tequila you might like to drink. Maybe you might prefer a mezcal instead. Mezcal is not always tequila but tequila is always mezcal.

Either way, enjoy your day celebrating tequila.

With so few options for outing, why not make your own tequila celebration happen at home. You won’t have to drive or put on pants so it is truly a win-win.

READ: 14 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Tequila Right Now