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Baskin Robbins Drops Mangonada Frozen Beverage Featuring Tajin

Photo courtesy of Baskin Robbins

Mangonadas are one of the most refreshing and vibrant treats you can find across Mexico. Made with frozen mango, lime juice, chamoy, and Tajin seasoning, the blend of sweet, salty, sour, and spicy makes for a one-of-a-kind sweet treat experience.

Baskin Robbins is paying tribute to that in their newest frozen beverage, dropping their take on a Mangonada nationwide for a limited time.

Made with frozen mango puree and salty, tart chamoy, Baskin Robbins is also topping off each drink with a sprinkle of Tajin seasoning. In a press release, Baskin Robbins claims to have spent over two years developing the recipe while working with “experts who have been serving mangonadas for generations.”

However, a key component that seems to be missing from the Baskin Robbins Mangonada is the tamarind candy straws that you often will slurp the drink through.

Other than that, the ice cream chain’s take on Mangonada seems to hold true to what makes the frozen beverage so special. We’ll have to see if that’s the case firsthand, however, as the drink drops at Baskin Robbins nationwide. It’ll be on the menu through the end of May.

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Mango and Tajin Fruit Ice Bars Are A Combo Made in Heaven

Photo: Outshine Snacks

It’s raining right now, chilly, and I’ve been locked away at home for the last four days. Mostly, I’ve been drinking tea, spending quality time with my computer, and looking forward to a coronavirus-free summer. Remember the beach? Or how annoying a cloudless sky can become when you forget your sunglasses? Yeah, I’ll even welcome that right now.

Adding a silver lining to all this, Outshine Snacks has released the perfect summertime compliment, mango ice bars with Tajin. Mangos of course need no introduction, yet Tajin, while wildly popular, may be less familiar depending on your cultural circumference. Originating in Mexico, Tajin is a condiment made from salt, dehydrated lime, and a combination of granulated chiles de árbol, guajillo and pasilla. This gives it a tangy flavor with a spicy kick. Combined with fruit, it definitely gives your tastebuds a zap.

Outshine Snacks are made with real fruit, are non-GMO and are gluten-free. If you’re anxious to get your summer started early, you can find the nearest retailer here.

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The Most Colorful Foods To Try At This Year’s LA County Fair

County fairs are widely known for fun and decadence, whether it be through the rides, attractions, or the food. And speaking of the food, in recent years its become the main attraction for many looking for some prime time indulgence. Usually deep fried, a sweet treat, or both, fair food scratches cravings that you didn’t know you had, like a sudden hankering for deep fried butter. However, most of these foods are noticeably missing some pops of vibrant color. That’s why the LA County Fair is going POP this year for their theme and rolling out a special discount POP Menu, where select foods are full of color and only $6.50. Check out some of our favorite picks below:

Tajin Dole Whip

Nitro Treats is taking Dole whip from Disneyland and bringing it right to your favorite mangonada stand. In a varied take on the treat, they’re topping a smooth pineapple Dole whip with Chamoy and Tajin to give it that sweet chili flavor with a little bit of spicy zest.

Deep Fried Uncrustables

Chicken Charlie is a Southern California fair staple that’s serves up a constantly rotating menu of off the wall fried foods. This time they’re using a familiar after school snack: the Smuckers Uncrustable. By dipping it in a colored batter, they’re turning the Uncrustable into a red nugget of deep fried deliciousness. Topped with a strawberry drizzle, powdered sugar, and fruity pebbles, this treat is bursting at the seams with vibrancy and flavor.

Rainbow Pop Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese sandwiches might be the most comforting of comfort foods, but they’re not much fun to look at. The Dog House is addressing this by giving the cheese some POP. By using four different colors of cheese, once this sandwich has been grilled, it becomes a gooey, yummy rainbow.

Unicorn Elote

Though delicious, all elote is usually similarly colored. Crazy Corn is here to fix that. They’re covering their corn with the usual mayo and butter combo, and then smothering the whole thing in different colored cheese to give it a full rainbow spectrum of colors.

Poprock Texas Donut

Everything is bigger in Texas, even the donuts. Aptly named Texas Donuts, this donut shop is covering a massive donut with a classic glaze, and then pop rocks. This gives the donut some color pop and a literal pop once you bite in.

32Oz Root Beer Float

How could you make a root beer float better? It’s already sweet, creamy, and delectable. Well, you could super-size it, shooing the disappointment of finishing off until later. And that’s exactly what MacPherson’s Ice Cream is doing. This root beer float comes with a leaning tower of soft serve surrounded by a 32 oz. moat of root beer.

Chocolate Dipped Jerky

This sweet meat just got even sweeter. Timbo’s Beef Jerky will have giant sticks of their chewy, savory jerky covered in luscious chocolate and sprinkles, to give it some color.

Which of these items sounds best to you? Luckily, it doesn’t matter, as each item on the POP Menu only costs $6.50, so it’s entirely possible to try all of them. And you can do this all at the LA County Fair in Pomona, CA, until September 22nd.


Created in partnership with LA County Fair. 

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‘Jalisco Style’ Is the Beer Hack You Need to Celebrate National Tequila Day

National Tequila Day is July 24th. It’s a magical day, one that many might be afraid of partaking in. Instead of taking that shot straight, there’s a trick to get it down without the pain.

Here’s a hint: Put it in a beer.

This nifty pro tip is called “Jalisco Style,” which is quite fitting considering that tequila is named after Tequila, Jalisco, the city it originated in.

But on to the specifics. First step, grab an Estrella Jalisco, since this beer is rooted in Jalisco, Mexico.

Second, stick the rim in some Tajin. Drown it in Tajin, even.

Third, and this is the key, add a splash of tequila in your beer. Don’t look at me like that. Trust, it works.

Fourth, squeeze a lime in there. Maybe two, if you’re really feeling crazy.

That’s it!

Now there’s no excuse to not participate in a national holiday such as the one upon us.

Check out the video above to catch a visual of how this is done, and the tasty end result.

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This Mexican Ice Cream Parlor Is A Wonderland Of Frozen Treats

What’s not to love about ice cream? Especially, when it’s piled high with fresh fruit and a special blend of Tajin and Chamoy.

At La Michoacana Premium (pronounced Lah Meech-oh-ah-CAH-nah) in Anaheim, Calif., you can enjoy delicious mangoneadas — fresh fruit topped with chamoy sauce, mangos, and a choice of lime juice, chili powder and a tamarind straw. These traditionally authentic treats are made to order and are completely customizable.

In order to ensure freshness, La Michoacana Premium makes all their ice cream with fresh fruit and other natural ingredients.

With a variety of water-based popsicles made with real sliced fruit, cereal and other sweet treats, there’s a little bit of something for everyone.

From delicious agua frescas, to freshly prepared gazpacho cups filled with diced fruit, and freshly squeezed orange or lime juice, you can create a brand new flavor experience each time you visit La Michoacana Premium.

Photos by Pete Pham


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This Agua Fresca Spot Is The Candyland Of Fruit Drinks

On any given day, the average foodie will experience food-envy in one way or another. Whether it’s missing out on the latest pop-up dinner, or seeing an Instagram post blow up of something your stomach has been eyeing.

Well, Squiz Up at MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana has an Insta-worthy agua fresca menu with customizable options that will make your friend’s envious with thirst.   

Featuring a sweet and fruity lineup of drinks from chile watermelon to strawberry milk, Squiz Up is all about mixing flavors, and adding as many pieces of fresh fruit to each unique refreshing creation, for a truly one-of-a-kind beverage experience.  

Squiz Up’s Sweet and Spicy Watermelon “El Chile” agua fresca is served with a tajin-lined rim, with sliced mangos, tajin and chamoy. The Berry mojito features blueberry, blackberry and lemonade, mixed with a mint agua fresca.

If you’re into savory, try the Mango Chile drink, made with tajin, chamoy, and cucumber lime agua fresca, with sliced cucumber, mangos, watermelon and cucumber juice.

Or if you’re in the mood for something creamy, try the Strawberry Milk, which is milk and sugar mixed with fresh strawberries.

If you’re trying to dish out some food envy too, go grab some colorful, refreshing agua frescas from Squiz Up in Santa Ana, take some photos, and tag your squad to show off your tasty creation.


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This Mexican Candy Shot Tastes A Lot Worse Than It Sounds [WATCH]

Sometimes you hear about a drink and think to yourself, “That sounds pretty good.”

A Mexican Candy shot would probably fall under that category, as you’d think the spiciness and sweetness would have a Michelada-like taste you could work with.

Our Worst Shots team found that to be very wrong, as they visited the Slip Bar & Eatery in Redondo Beach, CA.

It starts off sounding delicious, with some lime and Tajin chili seasoning kissing the lip of the class. Then some tequila and watermelon pucker is mixed together, which still sounds pretty respectable.  As soon as they add Tapatio hot sauce to the mix, the whole drink goes to hell, in a twist that left our own Sean Fahmy gagging and hating his life choices.

“I’m going to give it a hard 3, out of 20,” our bud Rudy Chaney said about the Mexican-inspired drink. “It’s pretty good if you want to give it to someone who’s a f*cking a**hole.”

Believe it or not, there are a couple of regulars at the California bar who actually order this shot. But if you’re like us, you might want to just stick to the good ol’ Michelada.