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Product Spotlight: Pineapple Empanadas from Mexico

Summary
Sweet snacks in Mexico come in many forms.  Recently we came across some very delicious empanada products in the state of Sonora.  The first thing we noticed was the transparent packaging which allows the consumer to view the complete product before purchasing.  The actual empanadas are small and we could tell they were well made.  Upon closer inspection we realized there were 2 flavor varieties being offered: Pineapple and Cajeta.  Naturally we decided to try both.

Ingredients: wheat flour, ground cinnamon, brown sugar, beer yeast, shortening, pineapple and a secret ingredient

Analysis
The Cajeta flavor was ok.   The delicate thing about using cajeta is that it can dry out if there is not enough filling and this was the case with this particular product.  The empanada itself was very tasty but we would recommend using much more filling.  The pineapple variety was very tasty.  The sweetness of the pineapple mixed with the quality empanada makes for a delicious snack.  The portion size of 3 empanadas per bag was very convenient as well.  We have come across similar products that are very big and if you do not finish the whole empanada in one sitting they dry out.  The packaging while very rustic was very attractive as well.  Being able to see the product makes a huge difference in an area where many companies create amazing designs and when you open the packaging and see the real product you are left very disappointed.  The transparent label on the back was a nice touch as well.

 

Company: La Semilla de Colibri
Brand: Por que No? Pina Borracha
Slogan: Why not?
Category: Sweet Snacks, Pastries
Origin: México
Price: $17.50 Mexican Pesos
Packaging: 60ml
Claims: 100% Natural
Varieties: Cajeta, Pineapple
Website: lasemilladecolibri.com

 

 

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Brazilian Cannibals Sold Human-Flesh Empanadas

In an easy frontrunner for the worst story of the week, three people in Brazil have confessed to killing and eating at least two women, baking their victims’ flesh into empanadas, and selling the human-flesh-stuffed empanadas to their unsuspecting neighbors.

According to Fox News Latino, police became suspicious of 51-year-old Jorge Beltrao Negromonte da Silveira when he revealed that he was the writer behind a 2009 book called “Revelations of a Schizophrenic,” which chronicles his obsession with killing “evil” women.

Police also arrested da Silveira’s wife and mistress, who lived together and helped lure victims to the house under the pretense of hiring a nanny, according to The Huffington Post.