¡Beanitos!

Hi Y’all! Earlier IMG_4457this week I was shopping at my favorite store, Big Lots, and I came across another interesting item. I found chips made of beans. The chips were a new take on the typical tortilla chip. Instead of using flour or corn, Beanitos uses beans. The nutritional facts stated that they were high in fiber, antioxidents, and protein. I thought it was interesting so it was worth the two bucks to try. I brought the chips home this weekend for my family to try. I didn’t tell them that they were made of beans or that anything was different and surprisingly they really liked them. I told them the chips were made of beans and they said that they would have never guessed it. I tried the chips for myself and they were really good. I could tell they were a little different than the “normal” tortilla chip, but with some salsa and queso, you couldn’t tell a difference.

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¡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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¡Guacamole Chips!

Hi Y’all! If yfullsizerender-2ou refer back to my last post you can hear all about the taco night I had last Wednesday. We had lots of food for dinner that night, but one item definitely stood out. That item is Guacachip. As the bag advertises it is a “guacamole chip – with real avocado”! So basically this chip is an all in one deal, chip and dip altogether. I was at my favorite store, Big Lots, when I came across these chips. I’m personally not a huge fan of guacamole, but I know all my friends are, so I decided to buy them. (And they were only two bucks!!) I came back home, we ripped the bag opened and we tried them. And to our surprise, they tasted absolutely nothing like guacamole. We ate a few and we decided they taste just like the Cool Ranch flavor of Doritos, except they were just green. So, were they amazing guacamole chips… no, but they weren’t bad chips and we did wind up eating the whole bag.

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