I actually think some of the very light tasting lagers from the US and Mexico are great for hot summer days. Not something I would sip on slowly, but good to, sort of, quench thirst and still feel a little bit special instead of just a soft drink or carbonated water.American beer along with it's cheap Mexican variety does indeed taste terrible. I always go for local brews or imported ales at nearby pubs. As they taste much better.
A little research shows a lot chocolate is getting made in Mexico and shipped back to the US. All in the pursuit of cheaper margins. It's amazing how many product have changed quality. Take a look at the Hostess brand after they were sold to a Foreign investor.