Newsweek’s Emily Czachor reported his remarks alluding to the election:
“The CEO then reiterated unfounded claims related to illegitimate election proceedings, which Trump and his followers promoted after November's general contest. The claims are widely discredited.
"I received, I think, as many people I know, and many of you, unsolicited ballots," Unanue told CPAC attendees. "So, I mean, as a citizen of the United States, I think I'm allowed to vote once. Once. Not twice."
CNN’s Daniel Dale tweeted the blow-by-blow.
The social media response was swift, and ramped up calls to boycott Goya.
I understand the chef’s sentiments, however I suggest that if you have any Goya products on your shelves, donate them to a local shelter or food program. I donated my Goya products to a food bank after the first calls to boycott Goya were raised in July of 2020, when Unanue made a visit to the White House and praised Trump.
There are other brands available, and you can learn to make your own seasonings. When the first calls for a boycott were made, lots of folks posted “how tos” and recipes.
Rice, beans, and foods prepared Puerto Rican-style are staples in my home.
I’m cooking them without Goya. You can too.