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Product Spotlight: Nature´s Factory Ready to Drink Zero Calorie Iced Tea


Nature´s Factory is a line of zero calorie ready to drink iced tea products from Gruop IdraPower in Mexico. This line includes five flavor varieties that retail for $15.00 Mexican Pesos. The products retail in a 455ml glass bottle. Ingredients include real tea extracts.


Grupo IdraPower is an up and coming food and beverage manufacturer located in Monterrey, Mexico.  Their product lines include tea products, sports beverages, drink mixes, sweeteners, spices, dried fruits and nuts and soups.

Company: Grupo IdraPower
Brand: Nature´s Factory
Slogan: The Road to Health
Category: Iced Tea
Origin: Mexico
Claims: Zero Calories, Low Sodium, Zero Sugar, Antioxidants
Packaging: 455ml glass bottle
Variants: Red Tea with Rose Petal, Green Tea Citrus, Lemon, White Tea with Cranberry, Berries
Price: $15.00 MXP
Where to Buy: Soriana
Website: grupoidrapower.com, naturesfactory.com.mx








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Product Spotlight: Illegal Mezcal


Desperate for a good agave-based spirit to stock at his bar (Café No Se) in Antigua, John Rexer began smuggling artisanal mezcal from Mexico to Guatemala using banditos, river rafts, bribes, disguises, and late night drop points. As word spread about Rexer’s illegal mezcal, travelers and tourists, journalists and photographers and lawyers and businessmen began patronizing Rexer’s bar and smuggling the mezcal from Guatemala back to the United States. Simply put, Ilegal Mezcal began as an illegal pursuit to stock Café No Se with some of the finest spirits being distilled in Mexico.

Today, the journey of Ilegal Mezcal begins in the agave fields of Tlacolula, Mexico. There, under the watchful eye of master distiller Eric Hernandez, expert mezcaleros harvest agave plants that are nearly a decade old and have reached their peak of maturity. After the agave have been harvested, the hearts of the agave, or piñas, are transported to Hernandez’s distillery.

At the distillery, the piñas are cooked in a pit oven for approximately five days. The oven is heated by a wood furnace dug below the pit, and kindled with oak, mesquite and eucalyptus (this gives the mezcal its signature, smoky flavor). After the piñas have been cooked, they are chopped into smaller pieces and finally crushed to a mash by a tahona, a stone mill drawn by a horse (Hernandez’s horse is named Caballo Sin Nombre, which means “a horse with no name”). The mash is then fermented for up to two weeks by airborne yeasts before it is distilled twice, first through small, stainless steel alembic stills and then again through copper alembic stills.

Ilegal Mezcal Joven is unaged and has notes of sweet agave, eucalyptus and minerals, complimented a light floral note. The notes of rich agave are well-balanced with hints of pear, apples and citrus, and are followed by a long finish.

Ilegal Mezcal Reposado is aged for four months in 200-liter, medium-charred American oak casks. It has notes of smoky agave, along with a touch of green apple, mesquite, and oak.

Ilegal Mezcal Añejo is aged for thirteen months in medium-charred American oak, medium-charred French oak and used bourbon casks. As a result, while each batch of Ilegal Mezcal Añejo is slightly different, the mezcal boasts expressive notes of roasted pineapples, citrus and smoke. The flavors open up to notes of figs, tobacco, and slight hints of caramel, which are layered over a chocolate, peppery finish.

Each Ilegal Mezcal is certified by COMERCAM (Mexico’s regulatory body for mezcal) as being produced naturally — the only ingredients in the mezcal are 100% wild espadín agave, Oaxacan sun, water and time.

“Mezcal is very small, very artisanal,” says Rexer. “You can taste the difference from village to village, because of the water, because of whether the agave are processed in a clay pot or a copper pot. It’s handcrafted.”



Tasting Notes

Joven: Notes of sweet agave, eucalyptus and minerals, complimented a light floral note. The notes of rich agave are well-balanced with hints of pear, apples and citrus, and followed by a long finish.
Reposado: Notes of smoky agave, along with a touch of green apple, mesquite, and oak.
Añejo: Expressive notes of roasted pineapples, citrus and smoke. The flavors open up to notes of figs, tobacco, and slight hints of caramel, which are layered over a chocolate, peppery finish.



Company: Illegal Mezcal
Brand: Illegal Mezcal
Origin: Mexico
Category: Alcohol
Alcohol Volume: 40%
Variants: Joven, Reposado, Añejo
Packaging: 750ml bottle
Price: $46.99 (Joven), $64.99 (Reposado), $95.99 (Añejo)
Where to Buy: View Locations, Buy Online
Website: illegalmezcal.com

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Product Spotlight: Jumex Mi Desayuno Strawberry Banana Breakfast Drink


Jumex “Mi Desayuno” is a combination of fruits and cereal that help you start your day with energy and nutrition in a natural and healthy way is also enriched with folic acid and vitamins.


There are currently four flavor varieties offered for Mi Desayuno:
Strawberry Banana
Apple Nut


Each product is sold in a unique recyclable 250ml carton package. We have not seen any other products with this type of package on the market other than those by Jumex. They are lightweight and round with a peal off tab on the tab of the product for drinking.


Ingredients (Strawberry Banana)
Water, Jumex Sugar, Jumex Mi Desayuno Strawberry Banana Concentrate, Vitamin A, Folic Acid, Vitamins C, E, B1, B2.



Company: Jumex
Brand: Mi Desayuno
Slogan: Una Forma Natural de Iniciar el Dia (A natural way to start your day)
Origin: Mexico
Category: Juice
Claims: No Preservatives
Variants: Strawberry Banana, Mango, Apple Nut, Peach
Packaging: 250ml Recyclable pack
Price: $9.00 MXP
Where to Buy: Sold Exclusively at Oxxo stores throughout Mexico
Website: jumex.com









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Product Spotlight: Cha cha cha Mezcal


Cha cha cha is a line of premium mezcal products produced in Santiago Matatlan , Oaxaca , exclusively with agave espadín (selected from 9 to 10 years of maturation ) and hand processed by mezcaleros (teachers) with more than 250 years of history.

It is one of the first mezcal products made in Santiago Matatlán , Oaxaca , more than 250 years. Originally, this mezcal did not have a name and was sold in bulk in town. Subsequently, the different generations that have kept its secret have named renamed this product many times.

A few years ago Don Margarito (peasant farmer of Nuestro agave ) was asked if the Mezcal that was made with his agave was good he respondedace: ” Cha cha cha ” ( which means “very, very, very ” good in zapoteco ). This is the name of a famous zapoteco poem which tells the history of mezcal from the beginning, to the present day and this is where the name comes from.

Cha cha cha Mezcal is sustainable and organic. In the Palencque (Mezcal Factory) the artisanal methods of producing the Mezcal by hand and without industrial machinery have been maintained. It is a completely natural product without accelerators or added sugars other than agave sugar(100%). The bottles are made ​​with 100% recycled glass and the labels used in the paper, whether in manual screen printing inks are organic based.





Company: Cha Cha Cha Mezcal
Brand: Cha Cha Cha
Origin: Mexico
Category: Alcohol
Alcohol Volume: 38% ( Joven 45 has 45% alcohol)
Variants:  Joven 38º, Joven 45º, Reposado y Añejo
Packaging: 750ml bottle
Price: $241 MXP – $307 MXP
Where to Buy: Direct on Website
Website: chachachamezcal.com




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Product Spotlight: Mezcal Marca Negra

MN is a selection of high quality Mezcal from the best regions of Mexico, where it is bottled and masterfully distilled by hand.

We locate the best Mezcal, wherever it may be found, however remote the producer may be located. If a worthy expression of traditional mezcal is to be found in the most remote village – be it in the Oaxacan Sierra, or the desert of Durango, we will go there and make it available in its true, original form.

Our bottles display specific information on their label that differentiates one mezcal from another. Factors such as the type of agave it is made of, an alcoholic volume between 45% – 55%, the specific town your mezcal comes from and of course, the name of the maestro who created it. Also look for the batch and bottle number, that is how your know your MN bottle is unique.



Company: Marca Negra
Brand: Marca Negra
Slogan: Good Mezcal, Hand Made (Buen Mezcal, Hecho a Mano)
Origin: Mexico
Category: Alcohol
Packaging: 750ml bottle
Alcohol Volume: Between 45%- 55%
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Mexico, NY
Website: marcanegra.com





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Product Spotlight: Casa Adelita Gourmet Amaranth Bars


Casa Adelita Gourmet revives some of Mexico’s most iconic traditional sweets and candies, using only the highest quality, 100% natural ingredients, with no preservatives, additives, or artificial flavors. Using recipes dating back hundreds of years to some of the most renown confectioneries in Mexico, Casa Adelita crafts beautiful and tasty treats with a distinctly gourmet twist.

Let us sweeten your life with Adelita’s Gourmet confections, and leave behind the sweet taste of our Mexican roots.

Casa Adelita Gourmet offers delicious Amaranth bars in 3 varieties: Chocolate, Special and With Raisins.  Amaranth is becoming very popular because of its nutritional benefits. The products are made in Mexico and distributed throughout the country.

Amaranth is considered a weed by much of the world, but has been grown as a grain and vegetable for thousands of years. The Aztecs used it as a staple food and included it in their religious rituals. It has about the same yield as many other more commonly used grains like rice. Amaranth also has a similar nutritional value to quinoa, which makes it well worth looking into. See the Full Benefits Here.



Company: Casa Adelita Gourmet
Brand: Casa Adelita Gourmet
Origin: Mexico
Category: Healthy Snacks
Packaging: 70g, 40g
Claims: Natural
Variants: Chocolate, Special, With Raisins
Price: $12.90 MXP
Where to Buy: Mexico (Superama)
Website: casaadelitagourmet.com






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Product Spotlight: Sangremal Young Mezcal from Mexico


Mezcal Joven with white pearl and great body. The excellent blend of floral and herbal notes predominates with exceptional character. On the palate, subtle notes of burnt sugar and nectar, certain menthol notes as peppermint and mint, presence of wet soil and smokness of mesquite with a fruity finish. The aftertaste gives deeper fruit notes like pineapple, tamarind and lime zest. Perfect as an aperitif. Sangremal has a large permanence that remains in mouth for hours. It is recommended to be enjoyed as aperitif accompanied with orange, because of its dynamic and versatile flavors, Sangremal is recommended for culinary experimentation.

In Matatlán, Oaxaca Sangremal emerges. Mezcal Milagroso is distilled from Agave Espadin for  10 years, grown, harvested and sublimated by our Master Mezcalillero, virtuoso expert at creating the purest deep palate Mezcal.

Traditional, natural and handmade. With the taste of agave, honey and smoke, discover the Oaxacan tradition.  Mexican Happiness nourishes the soul, enriches any celebration and cultivates deep thoughts.



Company: Sangremal
Brand: Sangremal
Slogan:Santo Mezcal, Sangremal
Origin: Mexico
Category: Liquor
Packaging: 750ml Bottle
Alcohol Volume: 45%
Variants: Espadin Joven, Dobba Kumanni
Price: $34.20 USD
Where to Buy: Queretaro,Mexico
Website: sangremal.mx




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Beer Spotlight: Cerveza Güera Coquetona Pale Ale


Cerveza Frontera from Tijuana, Mexico has launched Guera Coquetona, a Pale Ale beer. Features a Pale Golden Color, a Soft Medium Body, with an Aroma of Fresh Hops, with Soft Citric Notes, a Flavor of Pale Dry Malt with a touch of Honey. These amazing ingredients make this beer a delicacy for the most demanding palettes.


About the Company
We are a young company that specializes in craft brewing, concerned with meeting the expectations of the market and to please the most discerning palate.

Committed to excellence in craft beer production, and we have the human talent for production, always looking for customer satisfaction through continuous improvement policies, taking deep care to care for the environment in all of production processes.


Company: Cerveza Frontera
Brand: Cerveza Frontera
Origin: Mexico
Category: Beer
Packaging: Bottle
Alcohol Volume: 5%
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Select Locations in Tijuana Mexico
Website: cervezafrontera.com.mx



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Product Spotlight: Vevaloe Aloe Fusion Drink From Mexico


Vevaloe is a new Aloe Vera drink from the company Aloe Jaumave in Mexico. Vevaloe combines the refreshing taste of Aloe with the sweetness of the famous Mexican plant, Agave. Today, the agave plant is known for its low calorie content among other properties, so this product is suitable for all kinds of people who want to live a life without neglecting their health.



30% Organic Aloe Vera (aloe)
No Conservatives
No Artificial Flavors
Low in Calories


Aloe vera juice is made from the leaves of the aloe plant. The juice has natural anti-inflammatory properties, according to the Aloe Vera Studies website. Loaded with beneficial amino acids, aloe vera is most commonly used to treat sunburns topically. Drinking aloe vera juice provides a variety of health benefits. You can find aloe vera juice for sale at health food stores, drugstores and natural grocers. Talk to your doctor before drinking aloe vera juice to treat a medical condition.








Company: Aloe Jaumave
Brand: Vevaloe
Slogan: Aloe Fusion Drink
Origin: Mexico
Category: Functional Beverages
Packaging: 16.9fl oz (500ml)
Claims: No Preservatives, Organic, Low Calorie, Halal, Digestive Health
Variants: Original, Peach, Green Apple, Grape, Mango, Light Green Tea, Strawberry Kiwi
Price: 7 ELEVEN / $19.50 y HEB / $16.90 MXP
Where to Buy: 7-Eleven, HEB
Website: aloejaumave.com








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Product Spotlight: Gutti Amaranth Snack Bar with Agave Nectar


For you that care about your health and your body, our amaranth snack bar with organic agave nectar offers high nutritional content and an irresistible taste in only 74 calories. It is an integral product: our bars do not contain gluten or trans fats, and are sweetened with agave nectar, which provides all the benefits of an organic product and also helps to reduce cholesterol and glucose levels (recommended for patients with some types of diabetes). Remember that organic is better… 100% Natural

Ingredients: Amaranth, organic agave nectar, pumpkin seeds and sesame.


Company: Gutti
Brand: Gutti
Origin: Mexico
Category: Healthy Snacks
Packaging: 20g
Claims: 100% Natural
Variants: Agave Nectar, Chocolate, Gourmet
Where to Buy: Walmart Mexico City
Website: gutti.com.mx




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