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The Mexi-cone

Hot chilli - in a cone
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Alternately known as the Chilli Cone Carne TM, this revolutionary street food concept revolves around the idea of serving chilli in a taco shell shaped like a cone. The chilli would have to be of a fairly stiff consistency, obviously, and could be garnished with sour cream and guacamole until the end product was akin to a hot, savoury ice cream. For comic effect, vendors could add a stick of celery and make it a '99'.
Martin H, Dec 16 2003

(?) 99 Flake http://www.cadbury....rProducts/Flake.htm
Classic choc and icecream combo [hazel, Oct 04 2004]

(?) Crispycones menu http://www.crispyco...com/crispy/menu.htm
Featuring a Quesadilla, but no Chilli. Still, pretty close, for a real store! [jutta, Sep 28 2006]

(?) Chili Cone http://www.thephoto...r.com/chilicone.jpg
This idea was originally done by the Rutherford Food Corp in the early '50s. They tried marketing it in movie theaters. [ThePhotoplayer, Nov 11 2006]

images of the thing https://www.google....AQ&biw=1008&bih=644
Hot chilli in a cone, into google [popbottle, Oct 13 2014]


       i like it + I've never seen one, but I can't help feel that it must have been baked somewhere. Maybe US? Someone help me out?
jonthegeologist, Dec 16 2003

       I don't think I would like it much, but I'm sure it could find a following ... baked in Hatch, NM perhaps?
Letsbuildafort, Dec 16 2003

       It could work. the best mexican food is sold on the streets. I vote for a pita-like cone, not a hard shell one... that doesn't exist in mexican food. The softer the tortilla is, the better.
Pericles, Dec 16 2003

       This sounds yummy to me. However, when I crumble up tortilla chips in my chili or eat nachos topped with chili, the chips always get soggy. How would you prevent this from happening to the cone?
tchaikovsky, Dec 16 2003

       but you know how hard it is to clean out chili from between your fingers...
luecke, Dec 16 2003

       The trick is to bite off the bottom and suck the chili out. One L, by the way. +
darksasami, Dec 16 2003

       Splendid idea. Unlike many fast foods with their cumbersome construction the Mexi-cone could be eaten while driving or enjoying sporting events, when drunk you could merely attach the small end to your mouth and suck thus needing minimum effort. Mexi-Cone's could also provide ice cream vans with a much needed winter alternative - their arrival at housing estates could be signaled by a quick burst of the Young New Mexi-cone Puppeteer by Tom Jones. PS: The correct spelling of Chilli is two L's, rock band The Red Hot Chili Peppers caused a global mis-spelling epidemic with their name.
deeman, Dec 16 2003

       Yes!! But 'Mexican hat dance' for the vans, surely?
silverstormer, Dec 16 2003

       I like it, but I would prefer a soft shell, since a hard one would crumble upon being bitten. It would be important for the shell to be cooked in a cone – not rolled up – in order to prevent ingredient-fallout, as often happens with burritos. Some soft of special cone-shaped tortilla maker would be required. To prevent sogginess, melt some cheese onto the inside surface before filling with chilli.
AO, Dec 16 2003

       Off to a mexiconariffic start, [Martin H]. Full points, though I am ashamed to admit I don't get the "99" bit. Welcome to the HB.
bungston, Dec 16 2003

       [bung] a 99 is an ice cream (generally of the soft, ice-cream van variety) with a 'Flake' chocolate bar stuck in it [link]
hazel, Dec 16 2003

       Here in the States, we have "chili in a bag," which is essentially chili in a Fritos bag. I like this idea better, however.
DrAstroZoom, Dec 16 2003

       Sorry, folks, no such animal in the states yet! Our latest menus at the Texas State Fair includes fried Oreos, fried pickles, and key lime pie on a stick, but we have no Mexi-cones to speak of (at least, not to my knowledge). Perhaps you could stick a tequila lollipop into the cone, as the finishing touch, instead of the standard cherry on top of ice cream. Tequila lollipops are a Texas delicacy sold in novelty shops, complete with worm inside the transluscent sugary block.
texasgurl, Dec 16 2003

       Here in Canada you can get Chili in a Bread Bowl at the local Tim Horton's, a donut chain with more outlets than Canadians.
lintkeeper2, Dec 16 2003

       [UB] Well use soft, cone shaped bread then and employ a Mexican chef to make huge batches of authentic chilli. I'm sure it would sell better then the grey, luke warm minced gristle they sell in Taco Bell. +
squeak, Dec 17 2003

       Love it (big +). Obviously I would fill mine with vegetarian chilli made from soya mince. Mmmmm gristle-free!
dobtabulous, Dec 17 2003

       I like it as well. I would be willing to give a celebrity endorsement ... if I was a celebrity. +   

       //*flake* is synonymous with orgasm//   

       Having eaten those chocolate bars I would have to agree. Yum!
k_sra, Dec 17 2003

       Who's nan? Cannibalism is naughty.
squeak, Dec 17 2003

       But nan is so nice!
k_sra, Dec 17 2003


       Jon and Jan could not agree whether they liked mild or hot better.   

       They had no cone salsa consensus.
krelnik, Dec 17 2003

       // The correct spelling of Chilli is two L's, rock band The Red Hot Chili Peppers caused a global mis-spelling epidemic with their name.//
Better tell that to every Chili company.
thumbwax, Dec 18 2003

       // The correct spelling of Chilli is two L's, rock band The Red Hot Chili Peppers caused a global mis-spelling epidemic with their name.//   

       I think chili is widespread in the US, whereas chilli is the usual UK spelling of it. I have seen it said that one refers to the pepper and one to a particular dish (ie con carne) but I daresay that's arse.
hazel, Dec 18 2003

       Will you two get a room??   

k_sra, Dec 19 2003

       Your annotations make you seem very familiar, [o].
krelnik, Dec 19 2003

       back hoe?
po, Dec 19 2003

       Maybe chili in an ice cream cone for the home cook.   

       How soon would it leak?
popbottle, Oct 13 2014


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