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10 Facts You Need to Know About Tapatio Hot Sauce [Infographic]


Everyone and their grandmother knows the legendary tale behind Sriracha hot sauce. It’s become a huge staple within not only Orange County, California but across the nation as well. But what of the other hot sauce? The brother from across the border: Tapatio. While its history remained a semi-guarded secret, OCWeekly was able to get the dish on this history that is Tapatio hot sauce.

Dating all the way back to 1971 (which was also the year Escape from the Planet of the Apes came out in theaters), Tapatio has been through much, but one thing will always remain for certain: its flavor will never change. Check out this amazing infographic by Gustavo Arellano that details Tapatio’s rich history through 10 Things You Should Know About Tapatio Hot Sauce.

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And maybe, just maybe, the next time you throw a little Tapatio in your oatmeal, on top your potato chips, or even a plateful of veggies,  you’ll feel a little more familiar with one another.

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What Your Style of Eggs Reveals About You

I guess eggs do more than just satisfy your hunger on a Sunday morning . . . they basically define your life.  Actually, after reading this, I may need to re-evaluate who I am.



Basically, the only people who don’t have personal problems of some kind are the ones who like their eggs ‘shirred.’  Or, ‘baked’ for those who are not well-versed in egg terminology.  And personally, I suppose I should stop picking my nose and eating whatever I find up there.  Oh, the things we learn from our food . . .

H/T + PicThx Neatorama


23 Espresso Drinks Deconstructed [INFOGRAPHIC]


It’s true. We’re obsessed with coffee and  Exceptional Expressions of Espresso.

A collaborative work from Orbit Visual Graphic Design and Pop Chart Lab, this visual guide to espresso is not only exceptionally expressive, but also exceptionally educational. For example, did you know iced espresso was a thing? How ’bout espresso over vanilla ice cream? These are actual drinks with actual names (cafè con hielo and affogato, respectively), and the list doesn’t stop there.

Peruse these helpful schematics over a flat white. We’ll be over here, trying to figure out why Starbucks isn’t marketing ice cream-spresso.

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Study Shows 57% of Americans Consider Eating Out a ‘Special Occasion’ [INFOGRAPHIC]


As we all know, the current economy isn’t the perfect setting to make lux outings of any kind a regular thing. Unless you own a swimming pool of Benjamins and bathe in champagne, if so — I hatchoo. For the rest of us peeps, we’ve become more budget conscious — especially when it comes to food. About 71 percent of Amercians are saving money by whipping up a meal at home instead of dining out, while 57 percent said eating out used to be a regular thing but is now seen as a special occasion.

The following infographic by TurboTax gives an enlightening picture of our spending habits when it comes to food — breaking it down to gender, age (echo boomers to 67 years plus) and even the type of restaurants we seek. It’s a fascinating peek into something we think about every day — from a quick coffee run before work to a dinner with friends. Personally, I’d like to see how the necessity of keeping a food budget has affected the quality of food we eat, and thus, our overall health.

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Infographic via TurboTax


Science Takes It Back, Chocolate Doesn’t Cause Acne + More Chocolate Myths Debunked

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Okay, so we know we just told you that the 70s were right and chocolate might cause acne, but here’s a nifty infographic showing us the brightside to our favorite treat ever.

Unlike the depressing news that other chocolate study brought us, this one is full of fun knowledge that will make you want to inhale a few handfuls of Tollhouse chips and anything cocoa-coated. Let’s be real, guys. Chocolate is apparently known as the food of the gods. This could be as close to omnipotence as you will ever be, and all for the cost of a Hershey’s bar.


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Our National Pie Obsession Explained With Pi

In moments of unrepentant holiday gluttony, science and data can be helpful in justifying and explaining the carnage and destruction of any given food spread. I don’t have to feel bad about having four slices of pumpkin pie if a venn diagram comparing it to Pi cites it as being “real, irrational, transcendental” just like its mathematical cousin.

I’ve never had mincemeat pie, so I can personally vouch for the validity of its zero probability of being eaten. Of course, I’ve also never had the opportunity to eat mincemeat pie, but I don’t think seeing it in the flesh would enhance its appeal. I’m all for sweet and savory but the Brits can keep this one. The cartoon turkey pot pie was whetting my appetite, until the turkey fowled it up with its dirty feet. I’m willing to compromise; now that my Thanksgiving 2012 of back-to-back turkey dinners is past, pepperoni pizza sounds like a nice change. I’m willing to call a turkey truce and honor the only principle that matters:


via Laughing Squid


First-Timer’s Guide to Roasting a Turkey

The rush of relatives gathering at your abode, your oddball uncle getting drunk off whiskey cider and causing a ruckus, your aunties clamoring to pinch cheeks, the cheery clamor of conversation filling every corner of the house, the warm smells of turkey roasting in the…Oh my God did someone try to microwave a whole turkey?!?!

If this is your first time roasting a turkey, this step-by-step guide will help you avoid any Thanksgiving faux pas. Knowing how to roast the holiday’s main centerpiece is a skill that is at once simple but very, very easy to mess up. From the portioning to the actual roasting of this grand bird, “The First-Timer’s Guide to Roasting a Turkey” is a beautifully executed visual to the art of turkey roasting:


Via VisualNews/ColumnFive