Los Hermanos Brings More Offense to Cinco de Mayo With Custom Mexican Flag Salsa Design In Wrong Color Order

May 5, 2015 1 1684 Food, News
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It’s perhaps a mistake more common than confusing “your” and “you’re.” But The Burning Bush never would have suspected that Los Hermanos, of all places, would confuse the colors of the Mexican flag with the Italian flag. And yet, that’s exactly what they did upon creating five (cinco) limited-edition horizontal salsa bottles in honor of Cinco de Mayo.

The colors Los Hermanos used to create their limited-edition Cinco de Mayo salsa were in the Italian flag order

The colors Los Hermanos used to create their limited-edition Cinco de Mayo salsa were in the Italian flag order

This PR snafu couldn’t come at a worse time for the business, which has been seeing a rapid decrease in sales since the surge in the number of Mexican restaurants cropping up in Bushwick. Lead food strategist Jaquim Malocomida explained that the intentions behind the festive sauce creation were noble. “We wanted to acknowledge, um, I think it’s Mexico’s independence day. We know a lot of people in Bushwick love to celebrate it and it was careless of us not to confirm the actual order of the Mexican flag colors.”

The color arrangement the salsa should have been in

The color arrangement the salsa should have been in

But before Malocomida could issue his apology, the damage had already been done. And yet, surprisingly, the only person truly offended was the only woman of Italian descent currently living in Bushwick, Smoking Barrel, alias The Wicked Bitch of Bushwick. “I am an Italian American and proud. This mixup is an insult to both Italians and Mexicans. But mainly Italians. How fucking difficult is it to get the colors right on a flag? The Mexican one even has like a goddamn bear on it at the center or something. Or Is that California? I don’t know. The point is, this is an outrage and Los Hermanos won’t be getting my business again no matter how drunk I am,” asserted the Wicked Bitch. Others, however, have confirmed that the salsa is “bangin'”.

Written by Genna Rivieccio

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