⇒ What is Mikalido Mexicana?
⇒ How spicy is Mikalido Mexicana?
Dick-measuring contests á la 'Who can swallow the most 16-million-Scoville-sauces' have nothing to do with us at all – you are supposed to enjoy the drink and its spice-level. And of course we didn't produce 2 versions, mild and spicy, for nothing. You should decide on your own how much spice you want.
⇒ Why does the tomato-pulp settle down in the bottle?
⇒ How much alcohol does Mikalido Mexicana contain?
⇒ Does Mikalido Mexicana contain allergens?
⇒ Is Mikalido Mexicana vegan?
⇒ What spices does Mikalido Mexicana contain?
⇒ What sizes do the Mikalido bottles have?
⇒ Is the Mikalido Mexicana perishable?
⇒ At which temperature is the spicy shot the most palatable?
⇒ Where can I buy Mikalido Mexicana?
If you intend to order larger amounts of the spicy shot (18+ bottles), you can also send us an Email. We will certainly find the best solution for you.
⇒ Could I get some promotion material, when selling some Mikalido Mexicana at my own events?
⇒ How does the price per bottle come about?
We are not a large scale industrial producer, so we don’t push 100 million bottles through some plant but do produce relatively small amounts which need to be taken care of manually. We reward this labour – fair, which forces up the price of each bottle noticeably.
Moreover, Mikalido contains some very exotic ingredients and spices, which are not available at your local discounter. The same is valid for the alcohol quality: We don’t want to put anything in that might cost your brain the next two days of your precious life.
In addition to hat, there are the so-called administrative costs. We had to register a company, rent an office and some storage space, had to develop a product which is able to fulfill all hygienic and legal requirements, needed to find a professional bottler (who also earns his share), had to have some labels designed by a graphic designer and have them printed, apply EAN-codes (that are charged with a yearly fee), have the product tested in a laboratory on a regular basis, have a website to take care of.
We employ field staff, need cars, must buy wooden barrels and displays for our decorations at the retailers’ and had to sell from door to door for years in order to get a stand at those retail stores, which we then need to make known to our potential clients by showing-off with costly ad-campaigns. Additionally, there are VAT, alcoholic beverage taxes, trade and corporate taxes, our compulsory membership-fee to the international chamber of industry and commerce and about 180 other fees. We also need to pay our working hours, something that happens rather insufficiently in the face of the before mentioned amount of costs.
Actually, we basically do find the discounting tendencies of society problematic, anyway. Meat must only cost a few cents; for that, animals will be held in absolutely immoral conditions in large-scale livestock-farming, making your stomach turn. Strawberries must be available for a cheap price in the middle of winter, therefore thousands of 40t-trucks drive through and thereby destroy the streets from Spain to Finland and pollute the air. Shirts mustn’t cost more than a buck, thus 7-year-old children in Bangladesh are sewing them for 3 cents an hour under slave-like conditions.
Everything has to be cheap, cheap, cheap – no matter what the cost. That might be the reason why one is shocked when looking at products that weren’t produced on a large scale and which may be a bit pricier – something one can even understand considering the price level of other groceries.
Still, one should know how these bargain offers come about – that is, via mass production only, and thus via mega-corporations or even monopolies, pushing small-scale producers out of the market, and therefore ousting a diversity of flavour, merely due to their prices. If one is personally o.k. with these circumstances, then that would be a personal decision. If not, and if one would like to contribute to preserving a flavourful diversity, we strongly recommend purchasing a bottle of our spicy Mikalido Mexicana, made with a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Smiley.