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Ice Cream Spotlight: Yukai Asian Ice Cream

 

Yukai Palmas was formed in 2010 to introduce Asian products to the Mexican market. Some of the most widely available of their products are the ice creams, available in three flavors: chai tea with coconut, green tea, and lychee. The creamy dessert is made only with milk and natural ingredients, no artificial flavors.

Each of the flavors supposedly has various health benefits; for instance, the company claims that chai tea can prevent cancer, lead to a healthy digestive system, improve the immune system, reduce hypertension problems, and lower cholesterol.

Green tea is said to delay the aging process, lower cholesterol, help with weight control, and strengthen the immune system.

Lychees contain antioxidants, vitamin A, and vitamin B12, contribute to collagen formation, strengthen bones, and improve iron absorption in the body.

 

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Company: Yukai Palmas
Brand: Yukai
Origin: Mexico
Category: Ice cream
Packaging: 450ml
Claims: See above
Price: $52 MXN
Where to Buy: Supermarkets
Website: http://www.yukai.com.mx/index.html

 

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: Rancho Natura Nopal Juice

 

 

Nopal (the pads from the prickly pear cactus) has played an important role in Mexican culture for centuries and appears in many national dishes. More recently, people have begun to add nopal to beverages because of its health benefits. Nopal is low in sodium and calories but high in soluble and insoluble fiber. It can help sufferers of type II diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, and constipation.

One company taking advantage of nopal is Aguida with their Rancho Natura drinks, the only nopal juice in Tetra Brik in the world. Available in the flavors of nopal, nopal and orange, and nopal and pineapple, are all three are made from 100 percent juice including organic nopal. They are free from sugar and preservatives and contain all the fiber of the nopal and other fruits.

 

 

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Company: Aguida
Brand: Rancho Natura
Origin: Mexico
Category: Juice
Packaging: 310ml Tetra Brik
Claims: Healthy, delicious, and organic
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Walmart and Superama
Website: www.aguida.com

 

 

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Dairy Spotlight: FAGE Greek Yogurt Total 0%

 

 

Although Greek-style yogurt is becoming popular in Mexico, FAGE may be the only brand around that provides consumers with naturally fat-free, high-protein product that comes from following a traditional recipe. Along with the 1-kilo tub of plain yogurt, FAGE has also released in Mexico some of its fruit yogurts from the Total 0% range, which is available as a variety pack of 12 with the flavor combinations of mango-guanábana, cherry-pomegranate, strawberry-goji, and blueberry-açaí.

 

 

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The Greek Yogurt
In recent years, the world has discovered what the Greeks have known for centuries – there is nothing like the taste and versatility of Greek yogurt.

Naturally rich in protein and low in fat, Greek yogurt is a world away from what many people around the world know as “yogurt”. That’s because Greek yogurt is strained, resulting in a thick, creamy yogurt with more protein and fewer carbohydrates.

True to the Greek heritage of fresh ingredients and simple preparation, plain Greek yogurt is the most popular type of yogurt in Greece. Read More

 

 

About the Company
FAGE is a leading international dairy company with a focus on yogurt. We have a significant and growing presence in the U.S. yogurt market, growing international sales outside of the United States, and the leading market position in the Greek yogurt market. We have grown from our origins in Greece in 1926 to become an international company with sales in over 35 countries. FAGE manufactures, distributes and sells a wide range of dairy products, including yogurt, dairy desserts, milk, cream and cheese. Read More

 

 

 

 

Company: FAGE
Brand: FAGE Total 0%
Origin: USA
Category: Yogurt
Packaging: Box of 12 150g containers
Claims: Nonfat, high in protein, gluten-free, source of calcium
Price: $215 MXN
Where to Buy: Sam’s Club
Website: company.usa.fage.eu/greek-yogurt

 

 

 

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Cereal Spotlight: YogActive Junior Hazelnut-Chocolate

 

 

YogActive Junior Hazelnut-Chocolate is a probiotic cereal made in Poland consisting of a combination of rice flakes, yogurt pearls, and chocolate-stuffed cereal pillows. Containing 15 percent active yogurt ingredients, everything is kept fresh in a foil bag. It is a source of iron, niacin B3, and seven essential nutrients. However, this unique cereal does come at a price — it has a fat content in the cereals 5 grams per 29 grams, of which 2.5 grams are saturated fats.

 

 

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Company: YogActive
Brand: YogActive Junior
Origin: Canada
Category: Cereal
Packaging: 750g
Claims: Source of iron, niacin B3, 7 essential nutrients
Variants: YogActive Junior Strawberry and new YogActive Junior Sweet-Cream
Price: $49.00 MXN
Where to Buy: Sam’s Club and online
Website: www.yogactive.com/

 

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Dairy Spotlight: Lala Café con Leche

 

 

Lala Café con leche is a ready-to-drink coffee with milk, best served hot. It is made from coffee beans from Veracruz, a state that runs along the Gulf of Mexico, and is rich in vitamins A and D. The Lala product differs from most cold coffee beverages on the market with its low price, larger presentation, and the fact that it is lactose free.

 

About the Company
Lala is one of the biggest producers of dairy products in Mexico. The company primarily manufacturers low-cost milk, yogurt, margarine, butter, cream, milk-based desserts, and juice.

 

 

Company: Lala
Brand: Café con leche
Origin: Mexico
Category: Milk
Packaging: 1 liter carton
Claims: Rich in vitamins A and D
Price: $19.80
Where to Buy: Supermarkets and convenience stores
Website: www.grupolala.com

 

 

 

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Dairy Spotlight: Santa Clara Cappuccino Milk

 

 

Lechita (meaning little milk) from Santa Clara is a small carton of ice cream-flavored milk for kids. However, this product line has a difference — along with the three regular flavors of chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla, Lechita also comes in capucchino [sic] flavor, once again reflecting the Mexican love of coffee.

Lechita is made from reduced fat milk and contains vitamins A, D3, B1, B6, and B12, calcium, iron, zinc, and folic acid to promote healthy growth in children.

 

 

About the Company
Santa Clara was founded in 1924 in Pachuca, the capital city of Hidalgo, beginning as a milk delivery business for homes in the area. The company expanded its line to the ice creams it is known for today in 1985, and the first store opened the following year. In 1988, Santa Clara further extended its line of products to yogurts and cheeses, and today produces a wide range of dairy products.

 

 

Company: Santa Clara
Brand: Santa Clara
Origin: Mexico
Category: Milk
Packaging: 200ml carton
Claims: Rich in vitamins that promote healthy growth in kids
Variants: Chocolate, strawberry, lactose-free vanilla
Price: $7.00 MXN
Where to Buy: Santa Clara and some supermarkets
Website: www.santaclara.com.mx

 

 

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Beer Spotlight: Cerveza Modelo Especial Chelada

 

 

 

Modelo Especial Chelada is an authentic “cerveza preparada” brewed in Mexico – a blend of Modelo Especial with the refreshing flavors of tomato, salt and lime. Due to the beer’s well-balanced taste and quality, many consumers already enjoy making their own Cheladas at home with Modelo Especial. Now we have captured this authentic recipe in a convenient, ready-to-drink 24oz can. A true Chelada starts with Modelo Especial!

 

 

Brand Positioning:

Modelo Especial Chelada is the only Chelada made ESPECIAL. As such, it is brewed to the same standards of quality, integrity, and authenticity as Modelo Especial – Mexico’s number one-selling canned beer.

 

 

Taste Profile:

Modelo Especial Chelada is made with filtered water, malted barley, hops, corn, yeast, tomato, lime and salt. Modelo Especial Chelada is a well-balanced “cerveza preparada” carefully crafted to deliver an authentic and refreshing Mexican Chelada taste. Our blend of Modelo Especial with the flavors of tomato, salt, and lime has been preferred over the competition in initial blind taste tests.*** An ice-cold Modelo Especial Chelada is perfect for kick-starting your evening, savoring at a BBQ, or enjoying while relaxing at home with friends.

 

 

About the Brand:

Modelo Especial is a pilsner-style lager whose original recipe has been brewed in Mexico since 1925. Since its introduction to the U.S. in 1990, Modelo Especial has grown organically from the ground up, gaining its status from below via bodegas, convenience stores, and word-of-mouth. It’s a beer that prides itself on its quality, authenticity, and heritage, which has contributed to its double-digit growth and current place as the #3 import beer in America.

Using the finest ingredients including premium Mexican two-row barley malt, Grupo Modelo continues to proudly brew Modelo Especial with the same special yeast variety and state-of-the-art equipment to preserve its high quality and authentic heritage.

Discover the premium quality and well-balanced flavor of Modelo Especial. Descubre lo Especial.

 

 

About the company:

Crown Imports LLC, a division of Constellation Brands, imports, distributes and markets the Modelo portfolio and other fine beer brands across the entire U.S. The Modelo portfolio includes Corona Extra (the #1 imported beer in the US and #6 beer overall), Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, Pacifico and Victoria (select markets) beer brands. Crown also imports the Tsingtao beer brand in the US.

 

 

Company: Crown Imports LLC
Slogan: Cerveza Preparada
Brand: Modelo Especial
Origin: Mexico
Category: Beer
Packaging: 24oz can
Alcohol Volume: 3.5%
Claims: well-balanced taste and quality
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: crownimportsllc.com

 

 

 

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Beer spotlight: The Return of Carta Blanca and Superior

 

 

Carta Blanca and Superior are making a comeback after several years of being unavailable in Mexico City. These two popular Mexican beers were previously available only in a few states but are now, once again, being sold across the country and on sale for a lower price than most mainstream beers.

 

Carta Blanca is a gold beer with 4.5 percent alcohol. It was first created by Cuauhtémoc Breweries in Monterrey, Nuevo León, in 1890. The beer won prizes a number of festivals around the world including in Madrid, Brussels, Paris, Munich, and Rio de Janeiro.

 

Superior hails from Orizaba, Veracruz. Cuauhtémoc Breweries brought Superior Rubia, a blonde beer, to market in 1902 and Heineken México launched Superior Negra, an amber version, 110 years later in central and southern Mexico.

 

 

 

About the Company
Heineken México produces the majority of commercial Mexican beers including Dos Equis, Bohemia, Tecate, Indio, Sol, and Noche Buena (only available over the Christmas season).

 

Company: Heineken México
Brand: Carta Blanca and Superior
Slogan: The blonde that everyone wants (Superior Rubia)
Origin: Mexico
Category: Beer
Packaging: 335ml bottle
Price: $9.90 MXN
Where to Buy: Various stores
Website: www.cuamoc.com

 

 

 

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Packaging Spotlight: Nature’s Factory Fruit & Nuts

 

Designed by
Olga Maria Bm
Monterrey, Mexico

 

Brief
Packaging design for (Nature’s Factory) a line of dried fruits and nuts.

 

 

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Alcohol Spotlight: Sabios de Luá Madrecuixe Mezcal

 

The land of Oaxaca unmasks this Madrecuixe with its complex nose and mouth. This, along with memories of peach, banana, orange peel, seduces with aromas of freshly cut grass and jasmine. One of its most notable features are the flashes of forest in its long finish.

 


Distilling Process
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Mature and shaved Maguey are cut with a machet and then baked in an ecological masonry oven. The product is then naturally fermented in oak barrels and double distilled in traditional copper stills.
Agave: 100% Agave karwinskii (Silvestre)
Source: San Isidro Guishe, Oaxaca • Packaging Source
Master Mezcalillero: Don Mario Lucas and Family
Vintage: 2013
Bottles Produced: 732
Alcohol Level: 48 Degrees
Content: 750 ml

 
Company: Sabios de Luá
Brand: Sabios de Luá
Origin: Mexico
Category: Liquor
Packaging: 750ml
Alcohol Volume: 48%
Variants: Madrecuixe, Mexico, Joven, Espadin
Price: $73.34
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: sabiosdelua.com

 

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