每日英語跟讀 Ep.870: About odd news -Drink like a Mexican kingpin：’El Chapo’ beer launched by daughter
Have a cold one, have an “El Chapo” beer. That’s the message of Alejandrina Guzman, whose company has developed a craft beer dedicated to her infamous, incarcerated kingpin father Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
The beer is part of the “El Chapo 701” brand, which has already launched a clothing line, and gets its name from when Forbes named him the 701st richest person in the world in 2009.
“This is an artisanal beer, with 4% alcohol. This prototype is a lager, and it’s made up of malt, rice and honey so it’s good,” said Adriana Ituarte, a salesperson for the brand. “And the idea is for it to be sold at bars that stock craft beer.”
A 355 ml bottle is due to be priced at 70.10 pesos.
“El Chapo”, who shipped narcotics around the world and escaped two maximum security prisons before his final capture, was extradited to the United States in 2017 and found guilty in a U.S. court last year on a host of drug trafficking charges.
He was sentenced to life in prison.
Hong Kong shop offers ’tear gas’ flavor ice cream 香港商家推出「催淚彈」口味冰淇淋
Tear gas is among the new flavors at a Hong Kong ice cream shop.
The main ingredient is black peppercorns, a reminder of the pungent, peppery rounds fired by police on the streets during months of demonstrations last year.
"It tastes like tear gas. It feels difficult to breathe at first, and it’s really pungent and irritating," said customer Anita Wong, who experienced tear gas at a protest. "It’s a flashback that reminds me of how painful I felt in the movement, and that I shouldn’t forget."
The flavor is a sign of support for the pro-democracy movement, which is seeking to regain its momentum during the coronavirus pandemic, the 31-year-old shop owner said. "We would like to make a flavor that reminds people that they still have to persist in the protest movement and don’t lose their passion," he said.
The tear gas ice cream has been a hit. Prior to social distancing regulations over the coronavirus outbreak, 20-30 scoops were sold per day.
Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1375861 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1376286