I stopped by the little tienda down the street from my house to pick up a bag of chips for our chili dog BBQ tonight. Now, this little convenience store, similar to many just like it everywhere, is NOT the place you want to do your regular grocery shopping. The prices are far from reasonable, the selection is meager, and the freshness of most items is...dubious. Still, if you're out of toilet paper, craving a Snickers bar, or you need to stop on the way home for an emergency beer, this is your place.
While perusing one of the little aisles, I spied Micheladas Antojitos Drink Mix. Wha? It appeared to be a large Styrofoam cup with a salted/chile powdered rim. I shook it. There was something inside the shrink-wrapped cup. Whatever could it be? I assumed it was some kind of Chelada mix. The price was $2.25. I could buy a Chelada from the cold case for $1.99. Oh, what the hell! I'll try anything once!
No real instructions on the label. Once again, I assumed you're supposed to add a beer. I grabbed a can of craft lager...and a little can of Bloody Mary mix from the fridge. Inside the styro cup, I found a little spice packet. I opened the packet and tasted it. Salt, chile powder and citric acid, I believe.
I emptied the spice packet into the cup and added the beer and Bloody Mary mix. Man, I felt kind of guilty using a fine craft beer for this experiment, but I didn't have anything else.
I slowly approached the cup and took a sip. I lived!
Okay, There's nothing to this stuff that you couldn't whip up from a moderately stocked spice rack. I'm just sayin'. It didn't taste terrible but it sure was salty. If you have high blood pressure or you're on a low sodium diet, uh, you should probably avoid this stuff.
I also can't recommend drinking anything from a salt-rimmed styro cup. Just...no. Still, there's an iguana wearing a pair of board shorts on the label. I'm going to go ahead and give this product the coveted BeerGuyPDX Golden Turd Award. It's so bad, it's GOOD!