The other day, Laura and I were at Wal-Mart. (Sorry, haters.)
As I went to find some Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce (an obvious staple), I couldn't help but notice the two different food section signs hanging above the aisle:
"Hispanic Food" and "Latino Food"
What? Really? Ok, that's new. Well, I figured I'd get to the bottom of it and figure out what was going on.
After 10 seconds of intensive field study, I had ascertained the following:
Hispanic Food is apparently what we call Salsa. That's all.
I imagine someone from Spain might happen upon that section while visiting the tourist-attraction supercenter, and think, "Oh yeah, there's our food. Exactly like what we have back in our Hispanic homeland."
The Latino Food section is a bit more diverse, including the likes of Taco Bell brand refried beans, Taco Bell brand taco shells, Taco Bell brand hot sauce, and a bunch of stuff "Made in M&*!^%"
I left the store with a renewed disappointment in society, and a couple of questions:
What is the real difference between Latino and Hispanic?
Where can I find the freaking Mexican food??