Wordless Wednesday: Spicy, Not Sweet

As you may well know, I often find humor in the absurd. I often find things that are absurd at the Asian Market or in this case, WalMart.

I give you… Tajin.

Tajin Clasico Seasoning is a spice mixture that we discovered from our neighbor. My husband fell in love with it and had to procure it. Our neighbor informed us that she traveled to the distant land of WalMart to purchase the exotic spice.

There’s nothing special in Tajin’s ingredient list: Chili Peppers, Salt, Dehydrated Lime Juice, and delicious Sodium Dioxide, to prevent caking of course.

But I must warn you…

There is a special draw to Tajin.

Which is why every bottle comes with this warning…

Just in case you might have thought this was a candy.

Please. Keep it away from the children. We don’t want them to rot their teeth on Tajin.

P.S. I know this post isn’t truly “wordless” but then again, neither am I.

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  • miss tejota

    How odd. Must see if someone sued them and they now felt the need to add the disclaimer.

    • Anonymous

      I’m suing you because I thought this chili pepper spice was actually candy? Hmmm. I’m not buying it.

  • Jdaniel4smom

    I can’t believe people have thought it was candy.

    • Anonymous

      Well, it is sold at Walmart…

  • Anonymous

    Candy? Hot and spicy candy? Hmmn, interesting …

    • Anonymous

      I suppose you could try to pass it off as candy. But the company is pretty clear. It is NOT a candy.

    • Anonymous

      I suppose you could try to pass it off as candy. But the company is pretty clear. It is NOT a candy.

  • http://thisismommyhood.com Elle

    This is too funny! :) Especially since if someone can’t read that it’s a seasoning and has chili peppers in it, how are they going to read that it’s *not* a candy. :)

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think it had anything to do with reading. Comprehension, maybe. But not reading.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think it had anything to do with reading. Comprehension, maybe. But not reading.

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  • http://twitter.com/ITSMoments CholeJB

    Now I have to go to Walmart.
    I never thought I’d say those words.
    Dammit, Fadra!

    • Anonymous

      Let me know if you end up on peopleofwalmart.com

    • Anonymous

      Let me know if you end up on peopleofwalmart.com

  • http://www.mommyshorts.com/ Ilana

    This reminds me of this Indian restaurant near me. The food is delicious and then at the end they give you a bowl of seeds and twigs like they are after dinner mints. I am never sure if we are supposed to eat, smell it or just admire it. In any case, it looks as much like candy as this stuff does.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, I once made the mistake of putting that stuff in my mouth. I was with some Indian friends that told me it was sort of like an after dinner mint. Yeah. I chewed and then quickly looked around for where to spit it out. Unless you like chewing on caraway seeds.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, I once made the mistake of putting that stuff in my mouth. I was with some Indian friends that told me it was sort of like an after dinner mint. Yeah. I chewed and then quickly looked around for where to spit it out. Unless you like chewing on caraway seeds.

  • Anonymous

    I love it! Maybe it has something to do with sales tax? I know sales tax is higher on candy (Thank goodness the government is there to protect me from evil candy, cause I won’t buy it if it’s $0.02 more!) Some cereal has to be characterized as candy by the ever so accurate standards of the FDA.

    But that is hilarious!

    • Anonymous

      Now that’s about the only logical explanation I’ve heard for the actual wording. But why anyone would consider it “a candy” is still beyond me :)

    • Anonymous

      Now that’s about the only logical explanation I’ve heard for the actual wording. But why anyone would consider it “a candy” is still beyond me :)

  • http://www.stringbean17.com kym

    If it is Mexican, it may actually be like some of their candy! :) We bought some mexican popsicles this summer and they were not cinnamon hot, they were SPICY hot! and we were given some candy that had chili powder in it. It was the strangest thing we have tasted since….the green popsicle my daughter handed me in Italy. Our neighbor gave her a popsicle and she took one lick and made this horrid face. (I was so embarrassed and made an excuse and took her popsicle….) and then I tasted it. It was not American green lime….it was mint. Not American mint, but SCOPE mouthwash mint. In a POPSICLE! Can you believe that??? So, I am thinking that the tax guess has something to do with chili’s and candy and what people in other countries consider treats! :)
    (and I can’t ever do wordless wednesdays, or small comments….)

  • =)

    Well its like the “this is not a toy” warning label!!!

    and like someone mentioned IT SAYS ”SEASONING”!!!!

  • mv

    Oh, lord. Mexicans eat candy that is absolutely identical to Tajin. However, the American company that makes Tajin probably wants to avoid liability issues; hence the “not a candy” warning. Venturing to the distant land of Wal-Mart… oh, white lady, you’re so funny….

  • Nicole

    As a Mexican who stumbled across your page..i LOVE this stuff! aaand I do eat it like candy haha. Have you ever heard of Lucas? It’s a Mexican candy that’s horrible for you..but anyway, this stuff tastes just like it! haha

    • Kristine

      I dump it out, mix in a little sugar and presto! Homemade Lucas (Lucas is not allowed in the US anymore because of high amounts of lead..)

  • Furasato

    best hot cheetos lime flavor addition NA.