If you travel between the U.S. and Guatemala often one thing you are bound to notice immediately is the size of portions. For instance, in the United States the small soda on most fast-food combos now is what used to be the large size soda. In Guatemala, the opposite is happening, per example the size of prepackaged sodas and snacks keeps getting smaller; often you can find a glass bottle mini Coca-Cola (6 o 8 oz bottle), that’s smaller than 12 oz can; snacks can be bought in one ounce servings. Last time I visited I was told that Carl’s Jr was already selling the one-pounder burger, is this correct? Heck, I remember having watch a documentary called Super Size Me about the tendency to make sizes of portions larger and larger.
Another example is shown in the picture above; the man is preparing a tiny charcoal grill for cooking Chevere and Shuco hot dogs. In the U.S. this will be starting fire for a much larger grill, I think, correct me if I am wrong.
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