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The KNCT-TV Channel 2 CBS morning news team in Denver tries out a Paqui tortilla chip — made with the Carolina Ghost chile, supposedly the hottest pepper evah — and you won’t believe what happens next.

codexWant to live longer? It’s easy, according to the BBC. Eat more chiles! Specifically, the BBC recommends “chillies,” and we’ll do them a favour and labour under their rules whilst minding the gap:

For thousands of years, humans have taken a masochistic pleasure from adding chilli to their food. Now research indicates that the spice that has undoubtedly made our lives more interesting may also make them longer.

There is only one mammal that enthusiastically eats chillies. [Mas…]

mexicanchilesHere’s some fantastically hot news: The more chiles you eat, the longer you’ll live!

The New York Times explains:

Eating spicy food is associated with a reduced risk for death, an analysis of dietary data on more than 485,000 people found.

Study participants were enrolled between 2004 and 2008 in a large Chinese health study, and researchers followed them for an average of more than seven years, recording 20,224 deaths. The study is in BMJ.

After controlling for family medical history, age, education, diabetes, smoking and many other variables, the researchers found that compared with eating hot food, mainly chili peppers, less than once a week, having it once or twice a week resulted in a 10 percent reduced overall risk for death. Consuming spicy food six to seven times a week reduced the risk by 14 percent. [Mas…]


When a Brazilian TV guy tries to prank visiting Mexican futbol fans with what he thinks is super-spicy salsa, it turns out the joke is actually on him. What’s uber picante in Brazil, tu sabes, ranks as “meh” to Mexicanos. One intended victim actually thinks Brazil-boy’s salsa is kind of “sweet.”

PREVIOUSLY ON SALSA: [Mas…]


Given the continued popularity of POCHO’s story on sexy Latinas with sexy feet (Selena Gomez = #1) and our continued coverage of all things hot and spicy, this video featuring Hot Sauce on Naked Feet was a must-publish-on POCHO moment for us. We’re not proud of that and we’re also disappointed Tabasco was as far as this guy goes. And aren’t you supposed to put sauce on someone else’s feet? The Internets are one big ball of confusion. [NSFW adult language.]

Mom feeds baby salsa to mooch burgers (photos, video)

by Especial Correspondents April 14, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from RANCHO POCHO ESTATES) In a shocking file uploaded to the Internets last week, a mom in suburban Southern California has been captured on video feeding her baby hot salsa in a baby bottle in order to pay for her husband’s “picante burger” habit. In the video, a spicy burger pusher known only […]

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As the Duck Farts: El Pato demands POCHO retract ‘sketchy salsa’ story

by DENNIS WILEN AKA COMIC SAENZ August 2, 2013 Corporate
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An attorney who claims to represent Walker Foods, U.S. distributors of El Pato (The Duck) salsa, demanded Thursday that POCHO “retract and correct” parts of our story Pocho Ocho sketchy substances in Mexican hot sauce besides lead, even though he acknowledges it is satire. Downtown Los Angeles lawyer Robert M. Newell, Jr. also wants POCHO […]

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Pocho Ocho responses to &^%$#@ hot chile

by María Purísima June 18, 2012 Cultura
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Not all pochos love hot chile, but the ones that do understand that there is more than one way to respond to that too-hot picante sauce in your mouth. Here’s a list of our Top Eight: 8. Denial – It’s not that hot. Maybe you are trying to impress your old country relatives, or a […]

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