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Soup Spotlight: Doña Gabina



Maruchan noodles are very popular in Mexico for lunch or a quick snack at any time of the day, but now an alternative is available — Doña Gabina instant soup in four traditional Mexican varieties: bean with tortilla and soy bacon, tomato with tortilla, bean with chile and tortilla, tomato with chile and tortilla. The bean soups come in 64-gram cups and the tomato soups in 45-gram cups.

According to the company Gabina, which is based in Morelia, Michoacán, the soups are better for you than conventional pasta soups, not least because they are low in fat and cholesterol free.


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Company: Gabina
Brand: Doña Gabina
Origin: Mexico
Category: Soup
Packaging: 64g and 45g
Claims: Will leave you feeling satisfied
Price: $9.50
Where to Buy: Supermarkets
Website: http://gabina.mx

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Tech Spotlight: Looney Tunes Soccer Android



The Looney Tunes México Android is one of the latest in budget tablets for kids. Reflecting the excitement that came with the World Cup (and the appreciation for soccer that lasts long after the games are finished), this 7-inch tablet features Looney Tunes characters in soccer apparel.


  • 4 GB memory
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • Android 4.1
  • 800 by 400 resolution screen
  • WiFi but no bluetooth
  • Cameras on front and back


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Company: Looney Tunes
Brand: Looney Tunes
Origin: Mexico
Category: Tablet
Price: $1,991.00 MXN in store; $1,424.00 MXN online
Where to Buy: Buy online and in-store
Website: www.sanborns.com.mx




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Juice Spotlight: Nature Rain



Nature Rain drinks are thick juices packed with fruit and sweetened with agave honey. They are available in six varieties: mango (35 percent fruit), strawberry-mango (40 percent), blackberry-raspberry (48 percent), cranberry (25 percent), cranberry-mango (40 percent), strawberry (50 percent), and limited edition passionfruit (14 percent). All the juices are a source of antioxidants and prebiotics.



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About the Company
Nature Rain is a company based in Guadalajara, Mexico, which produces 100 percent natural juices. All their products are free from artificial additives to allow consumers to receive the full benefits of the fruits. The company recommends their juices to diabetics and those on a strict diet.




Company: Nature Rain
Brand: Nature Rain
Origin: Mexico
Category: Juice
Packaging: 430ml bottle
Claims: 100 percent natural; free from sugar and other additives
Variants: 240ml bottles of passionfruit and strawberry-mango
Price: $29.90 MXN
Where to Buy: Supermarkets
Website: www.naturerain.mx




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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.





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.









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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