Every year, millions of Americans gather together to celebrate Mexican culture on May 5, or Cinco de Mayo. If you plan to host or attend a fiesta this year, you’ll want to make sure to include the following in your celebration:
- Mexican beverages, or bebidas, from margaritas and palomas to refreshing horchata.
- Traditional Mexican food: tacos, enchiladas, tamales, burritos, fajitas, and of course, guacamole and salsa.
- Mexican and Mexican-inspired desserts, like paletas (frozen ice pops) and flan.
And, of course, don’t forget your sombrero!
Traveling with all of these essentials may seem daunting, but there are some handy promotional products that can make it easy. With the right promotional coolers you can pack up all your fiesta gear without having to worry about spills, spoilage, or making 15 trips to the car! Promotional coolers come in a variety of sizes and styles and feature multiple compartments, handy wheels, and fun extras such as a retractable bottle opener, allowing you to organize all your items so beverages stay icy cold and warm dishes keep their temperature – no one wants cold queso!
In a world of Ben and Jerry’s, Coldstone Creamery, and more frozen yogurt shops than I could possibly count on one hand, what does it take to successfully sell frozen treats? Well, just take a look at Steven Carse, who is better known as Atlanta’s own “King of Pops.” Using fresh, local ingredients to create unique flavors such as Grapefruit Mint, Green Apple Lemonade, Mexican Chocolate and my personal favorite, Valencia Orange Basil, Carse has become a local legend. Other startups can take note from the King, who has an avid presence on Twitter, where he shares daily flavors with more than 2500 followers. He also promotes his handcrafted pops with custom t shirts that local readers can purchase when they visit his promotional cooler (see pictures below) at the corner of North Ave. and N. Highland.
With college football season quickly approaching, I am already anxious to see the new, innovative products to hit the tailgating scene. Promotional coolers, while certainly useful, are not typically the most exciting imprinted items… or so I thought! A cutting edge invention has proven my assumption wrong. Last football season, I spotted a Georgia Tech police officer riding around on a Cruzin Cooler- a motorized cooler with space for a custom decal on one side. After conducting a little bit of research on the Cruzin Cooler company, I have discovered that talk show host Ellen Degeneres was given her very own custom Cruzin Cooler with all kinds of amazing special features. To learn more about Ellen’s one-of-a-kind cooler/scooter, keep reading…