¡Coca-Cola: American vs. Mexican!

Hi Y’all! I believe it is saFullSizeRender 2fe to say that most people in America have tried or at least heard of Coca-Cola. Many consider it an American classic, but there is a different Coke that is showing up and people are really liking it. Mexican Coca-Cola is still owned by the same corporation, but it is processed and bottled in Mexico.
The biggest difference between the two very similar drinks is that American Coke is made with high-fructose corn syrup and Mexican Coke is made with cane sugar.  The other difference between the two drinks is that Mexican Coke is sold in glass bottles, while American Coke is sold in plastic bottles. Some people say that Mexican Coke has a more natural taste compared to the American version. But, all of this all might not be true.

IMG_4350A scientific analysis of Mexican Coke reported no standard sugars in the sample. So that leaves the question, Why do some people prefer Mexican Coke? The answer to that is America is a little spoiled. The Coca-Cola that Mexico exports to American is made with cane sugar, but not all the Coca-Cola’s actually sold in Mexico are. If you would like to read more about why this is I will leave a link below where you can find some more information.

Personally, I think there’s nothing like drinking a naturally sweet Coca-Cola out of a classic glass bottle.

More Info: The Story of Mexican Coke

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¡Churros!…kinda

Hi Y’all! Many oIMG_4302f you may know of churros as the fried, crunchy, cinnamon Spanish dessert. This weekend I didn’t quite make the typical churro, but I did make churro cookies. I have to say they came out pretty good for my first time making homemade cookies. I wanted to try something a little different that didn’t involve hot oil because I wanted my nieces to help. When I went searching for recipes of different churro like treats I came across a bunch of different tIMG_4309ype of cinnamon-y, sugary desserts to make that involved no frying. I thought making homemade cookies would be a fun experience for my little nieces and I’d get some yummy cookies out of it.  If you would like to give it a try here is all the ingredients and steps you need to take to make some yummy churro cookies.

 
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¡The New Restaurant in Town!

Hey y’all! This past weFullSizeRender 2ekend I tried a new restaurant that popped up in Prairieville. Agave Blue is advertised as a tequila and taco bar. I don’t really care so much for the tequila as I do the tacos. If a restaurant is specializing in tacos I have to try it. My family and one of my close friends decided to go out for dinner there and see if it was any good. I have to say it was great and both my parents and my friend really loved it too. To start off our meal we were given the standard complimentary chips and salsa. We ordered queso too because who doesn’t love queso. The salsa was fresh, delicious and very spicy. Even my dad thought it was spicy and that’s saying something. I ordered the beef tacos with beans and the beans were the closest you could get to authentic. Overall, this restaurant was amazing with good food and a good atmosphere.

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¡Finding a Taco Truck!

Hi Y’all! I don’t know ifullsizerender-2f any of y’all have even eaten from a food truck, but if you haven’t it is a must. This past weekend I went to the Flea Market of Louisiana in Prairieville, La and they had a taco truck there. To say the least, I was very excited. The people running the truck were very friendly and pretty funny. I ordered two beef tacos and they were served minutes later, so service was great too. When I got my tacos I was immediately excited because these tacos are as close to authentic as I could get without going south of the border. They were small and served in a soft shell. The meat wasn’t grounfullsizerender-3d beef like you would normally expect from American tacos, but it was finely chopped beef. To top off it off there was just a little bit of white onions, lime, and cilantro. They were incredible!  If you ever see a Mexican food truck of any kind I would highly suggest trying it out. Most of the time the people that are running the truck grew up eating and cooking the food they are serving you so you will get a little taste of their culture.

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