Your college care packages are about to be taken to a whole new level. Look here everyone, if you're a fan of Flamin' Hot Cheetos, Topo Chico and Micheladas then this is the best news your're going to receive all year!
A San Antonio woman has started a company - "Hoodrat Snacks" - that well get you Flamin' Hot Cheetos, Topo Chico and even micheladas (along with many other Latinx snack favorites) delivered straight to your home!
These popular Mexican-American street snacks can be delivered straight to you for as little as $18 a month.
The owner of Hoodrat Snacks, Jackie Earhart, says she launched the service for fans of the subculture who might not have access to these kinds of snacks in their own towns. That is so precious and so genius!
Jackie Earhart is a Mexican-American, and she explained that she went off to college in Boston and missed her hometown Latinx snacks.
"I loved my time there because I feel like people don't realize how culturally diverse Boston is with all of the colleges bringing people from all over the world and that's reflected in the food there, but Hispanic food was hard to find and we definitely missed our Texan, Mexican-American food,"
She recalls asking for Fiesta spices in care packages to make carne guisada, and was told that "Carne guisada isn't a thing up there."
She and her husband returned to San Antonio four years ago, after already securing a domain name for the business, which they developed over the years.
Hoodrat Snacks officially launched Monday afternoon, with a "Mercado" that features an Ultimate Michelada kit, Flaming Hot Cheetos and Cheese kit, and a Frito Pie Kit complete with Hormel, at $15 each.
Membership plans are available in mild ($25/month), medium ($22/month) and "hot & spicy" ($18/month) with boxes delivered monthly for three, six or 12 months, respectively.
Don't have any college students in your family? Holiday kits are already in the works, so keep an eye out for it. AMAZING!
I mean you can always just surprise your friends and family too.
How do you guys feel about this? I am SO here for this. I am so happy to see young Latinx entrepreneurs who are using their culture to establish themselves. A huge shout-out to Jackie Earhart and congratulations on launching your business.