VIVA! Cinco de Mayo, whether you‘re a foodie or a more regular diner, dig in to the tantalizing trivia ahead of the Cinco de Mayo party theme.  Even if you can’t claim any Mexican heritage, Cinco de Mayo is the perfect warm- up to the start of the Spring season.

Try out one of these KanKun Mexican chili sauce recipes, we promise it will wow your party friends:


Pico de Gallo, also known Mexican Salsa, is one of our favorites. This is a  simple, quick and easy recipe that will bring a special fresh touch to your Cinco de Mayo party. Put it on grilled chicken, steak or serve it with tortilla chips. 

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Mexican flautas, also known as Mexican taquitos, are a quick an easy Cinco de Mayo party canapé. Choose your fillings, rolled tightly and pan-fried until crisp.

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The most quintessential of moles, Kankun Poblano Mole, is made from a base of rich dried chillies, nuts and a touch of chocolate. Mole is a  Mexican recipe serve at Cinco de Mayo party and others traditional celebrations. Try it at home with simply 3 steps cooking steps you will have this delicious sauce to wow your party friends.

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Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not the celebration of Mexico’s independence day. This is a day to celebrates the country’s freedom from a different oppressive European empire: France through the Battle of Puebla.

French occupation viciously swept across Mexico after the Mexican-American War of 1846-48. Mexico was left ripped to shreds and bankrupt after having suffered incredible defeat against the Americans. By the 1850s, the country was in a state of crisis.

About Battle of Puebla :

“The Battle of Puebla took place on 5 May 1862 near the city of Puebla . The battle ended in a victory for the Mexican Army over the occupying French forces. The French eventually overran the Mexicans in subsequent battles, but the Mexican victory at Puebla against a much better equipped and larger French army provided a significant morale boost to the Mexican army and also helped slow the French army’s advance towards Mexico City”.

The Mexican victory is celebrated yearly on the fifth of May. Its celebration is regional in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is celebrated as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). There is some limited recognition of the holiday in other parts of the country. This holiday remains very popular in the United States where it is celebrated annually as Cinco de Mayo.