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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.

Meanwhile, Zesty Nacho? Huh? “TFW you become a demographic stereotype,” writes Twitter photo uploader Nick Riccardi.

Chipsters? Chicano hipsters of course.


True story! In a cantina in the deserts of MexiArabia, the customers ate so many Cheetos Flames that their lips turned red. To cover up, they grew mustaches, and the donkeys too.

For those keeping track, a donkey in Arabic is “alhimar” الحمار . [Gracias to POCHO amigo BAF in Q8 for the translation help.]


Are you sure this is how you do it? We love our mango con chile especially, but this looks wrong. [Fruta+Chile is by MMNTO.]


It’s so new — it’s in New Jersey!

Many levels of hotness!

Endorsed by rock legend David Crosby, it’s Donald Trump’s House of Wings.

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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.

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La Cucaracha: Donald Trump’s secret sauce (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 25, 2015 Cartoons
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New medical study: Eating spicy foods helps you live longer

by Barney Asada August 6, 2015 Cultura
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Here’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, […]

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Hello, gringos! Eat like a Mexican (but we won’t say that) [video]

by JEFE BOYARDEE July 27, 2015 Cultura
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Wow. There is this seasoning, Cappy, and you too, Kirsten and Brooke – there is this TAJIN seasoning for your fruit AND veggies! Spicy! Salty! Lime! Totes, like, amazeballs! It adds a ZING! to everything! I wonder where they get these ideas? PREVIOUSLY ON TAJIN:

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L.A. woman eats 53 habanero chiles in 20 minutes (video)

by Barney Asada June 23, 2015 Cultura
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@nbcla Thank You #habaneroeatingcontest coverage #prlife #culinary #chichenitza restaurant #dtla A video posted by Mariluz (@mariluz2012) on Jun 22, 2015 at 9:33am PDT Teresa de Jesus Sandoval was named the champion at the Father’s Day habanero chile eating contest at Chichenitza in Downtown L.A. after scarfing down 53 of the the scorching peppers in 20 […]

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Watch as ‘Americans taste Mexican snacks’ (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE May 14, 2015 Cultura
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They taste sort of like Mexican Twinkies, or Cool Ranch Doritos, or chips … until they don’t.

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Can Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano finish OC’s hottest burger? (video)

by Comic Saenz May 11, 2015 Cultura
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Can intrepid POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano and OC Weekly colleague Nick Schou make it through the Nuke Burger, said to be the hottest/spiciest hamburger in Orange County? How spicy is it? The OC Weekly’s Charles Lam reports: The Nuke Burger [at Bombburger in Huntington Beach] is quite possibly the spiciest burger […]

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Letter to straight guys from a Latina vagina: I’m too sexy for my chonies

by LATINA VAGINA September 29, 2014 Cultura
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Dear Straight Dudes: Why, hello there, I’m a Latina vagina and I have a message for heterosexual guys. Now I know what you’re going to ask me: “How well-groomed am I?” No seas cochino! That’s none of your business, that’s personal. But I am here to, uh, talk business because I’m tired of all of […]

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Brazil TV guy tries to punk Mexicans with extra-picante salsa (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN June 24, 2014 Cultura
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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:

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Tiny gringa eats 2-pound multi-chile ‘Diablo Burrito’ in 3:23 (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN June 17, 2014 Cultura
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Competitive eater Molly Schuyler (all 125 pounds of her) takes on “the world’s hottest burrito” at Allan’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant in PDX. Can she show the same competitive spirit and stamina that helped her finish a 72-ounce steak in a previous webisode? The 2-pound “wet” Diablo Burrito is filled with rice, beans and habanero, serrano, […]

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Enough with the sassy sexy Latina stereotype! (video)

by Sara Inés Calderón May 7, 2014 Cultura
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It’s not that Latinas don’t love hearing how their individual characteristics pale in comparison to stereotypes thrown around on talk radio…well, actually, they don’t love it. At all. NOLA student Sophia Garcia says the stereotypes that bother her most are the ones she hears when she share her “opinions” — that she’s being overly “spicy” […]

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Pizza Patron: Our ‘La Chingona’ pies sold despite haters (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 18, 2014 Cultura
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Last month we made fun of the out-of-touch radio stations who wouldn’t run commercials for Pizza Patron’s massive pepperoni and jalapeño topped pie because the La Chingona name was too, uhm, spicy. Silly squares! The joke was on you, and the triumphant mad men and marketeers at the Texas-based company posted this video Thursday to […]

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Hot sauce on naked foot fetishism? It’s a thing! (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada April 16, 2014 Cultura
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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 […]

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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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Ugly Mexicans and sexy gringas — pulp fiction history of hate (toons)

by HABLO PICASSO March 18, 2014 Cartoons
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Bill “Memo” Nericcio, author, professor at San Diego State University and proprietor of the Tex[t]-Mex Gallery Blog, collects representations of Mexican-Americans in pop culture. He just posted a set of scanned 1936-37 covers from pulp fiction magazine Spicy Western Stories and its siblings that all exploit the same stereotype — the leering (ugly) (brown) bandido and […]

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Dorito Danger: Mexican-style chips threaten our borders

by MOSCA MEXICAN February 19, 2014 Cultura
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Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. Like a Biblical prophet of doom, a God-fearing Christian Conservative who tracks “Degenerate Culture” is trumpeting the news of a clear and present danger: Hot and spicy tortilla chips are destroying the AMERICA WE LOVE WHICH USED TO EAT LOTS OF PATRIOTIC POTATO CHIPS NOT THESE ADDICTIVE ALIEN […]

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Elise Roedenbeck: U.S. needs to adjust to new Latino reality (video)

by Comic Saenz August 1, 2013 Cultura
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TV network Univision is numero uno and Latinos are fast becoming America’s new demographic champions. Our MiJA, Elise Rodenbeck, offers some advice for gringos on dealing with this new reality. Hint: Food is “spicy,” women are not.

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Breaking Ñews: San Bernardino teenager addicted to Takis

by María Purísima May 24, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SAN BERNARDINO) Mary Hernandez has a problem: she’s addicted to Takis. The 17-year-old California cannot get enough of the spicy imported Mexican corn chips. “She eats Takis all the time instead of real food,” lamented her mother Laura, while stirring a pot of beans. “She needs real food; look — she’s getting […]

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New ‘East Los High’ web series exposes sexrification of East L.A. (video)

by Malcolm Mex May 15, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) A new web series on Hulu is poised to blow the lid off the unprecedented rise of sexy Latinos currently overrunning East Los Angeles.  The series, East Los High, is a riveting expose of the rapid “sexrification” of the historically low-and-slow Chicano community. “The kids at East Los High are […]

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