Guatemalan are living a new sense of freedom, not the kind that was expected by the signage of the Peace Accords of 1996. Rather, it is a gastronomic freedom. Some of the Guatemalan expats noticed that something had changed since their departure when they saw Pepitoria, chile, salt and lime-lemon juice granizadas (shaved ice).
Some Guatemalans even commented about it, like Manolo: “This post-modern new millennium Guatemala presented in LAGDP sometimes throws me for a loop… what the heck are ‘salty granizadas’?” or Edgar: “Don’t know if my train is going too fast, but I’ve never seen those salty ‘granizadas’. I’m sure that kind of ‘granizada’ surfaced in the 90′s.”
Even though Guatemalans are known for being extremely conservative it’s only obvious that they are now abandoning the safe harbors and adventuring into extravagant paths. Can you believe it? There is now fresh mango chunks with salt, pepitoria and lime-lemon cupsicles*? Well, mango popsicles seemed rather traditionalist after I was made aware of mora (blackberry) with salt, pepitoria and lime-lemon, as well as mora and pineapple with salt, pepita and lemon juice cupsicles. Let it be known you heard it first in AntiguaDailyPhoto. ;-)
I wonder what’s next for Guatemala now that Guatemalans have abandoned their conventional ways? Revolution?
*Cupsicle is a word coined by Manolo in Facebook while referring to the Guatemalan version of popsicle. ;-)
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