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Today is Cinco de Mayo – when Mexicans celebrate their national identity with a series of festivities and parties.

And while traditional Mexican fare is usually on the menu to mark the occasion – think spicy shrimp cocktail, tortilla bean soup, and cheesy nachos – we’re definitely a huge fan of HB’s twist on convention: a Mexican-inspired Cornetto taco.

Yup, this taco-shaped crispy waffle shell is filled with creamy vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, and is topped off with a delicious chocolate and peanut-flecked layer.

Oh and it's in fridges right now, priced at €1.80.

HB said today: “We’re bringing a Mexican twist to the Cornetto range and we reckon people are going to go loco for Cornetto Taco.”

We couldn’t agree more. In fact, we don’t care if it’s raining out – it’s officially May and a HB Cornetto taco sounds almost obscenely delicious. Hola!


The Mexican Gastronomic and Cultural Festival brings the sounds, culture and taste of Mexico to Dublin for the third year running with a week long experience from Tuesday 12th to Sunday 17th November.

Mexican food has become increasingly popular in Dublin over the last couple of years and this week is packed with interesting events, providing a unique experience of the flavours, colours and traditions of Mexico.

On Wednesday evening, 13th November chef Helma Honda, a specialist in authentic Mexican food, will host a conference about genuine Mexican cuisine, sharing her expertise and love of this unique cuisine. The conference will be followed by a tasting of tequila, the iconic Mexican spirit.

A competition to find ‘The Best Taco in Dublin’ takes place on Friday 15th of November, in the Mansion House, with a judging panel that includes the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Oisin Quinn, renowned chef and food writer Darina Allen and chef Helma Honda.

Foodies around Dublin have also been asked to cast their vote online for the place they think serves the best tacos in town. Voting has now opened on the taste of Mexico Dublin Facebook page, www.facebook.com/tasteofmexicodublin

The festival offers a wide range of authentic and traditional Mexican events including a variety of tastings, cookery workshop and live Mariachi music, so bring your amigos to this fiesty fiesta.

For further information visit the Embassy of Mexico’s website: www.embamex.ie.