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Food Spotlight: Casa Adelita Gourmet Mole Almendrado





Almond Mole
A very Mexican tradition is our exquisite Gourmet Almond Mole, made with the traditional recipe that mixes 101 chiles, toasted almonds and cocoa with a unique touch. You will be pleasantly surprised by its taste.


About the Company
CASA ADELITA GOURMET originated to retake the Traditional Mexican Hauté Confectionery by selecting candies and digestif beverages, preserving and rescuing the original recipes of the most vintage and renowned houses of Mexico, transforming them into Gourmet products of the highest quality.



Company: Casa Adelita Gourmet
Brand: Casa Adelita Gourmet
Origin: Mexico
Category: Cooking Sauces
Packaging: Pouch
Claims: Natural
Variants: View Range Here
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Mexico (Superama)
Website: casaadelitagourmet.com





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Snack Spotlight: Rick Bayless’s Milk & Money Mexican Mix Granola



Top Chef Masters winner presents south-of-the-border flair for your bowl.  With roasted pumpkin seeds, peanuts and the same cacao nibs found in your favorite chocolate bar, this Rick Bayless blend introduces you to an authentic Mexican way to eat your rolled oats.Celebrity chef and celebrity flavor.  Paparazzi may photograph you while eating.
Milk & Honey Granola was first made in the spring of 2002 when Milk & Honey Cafe opened in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Now we want to share this local Windy City favorite with you!

About the Company
Born in Chicago’s eclectic Wicker Park neighborhood, Milk & Honey Granola has started what we like to call a granolalution – a shore-to-shore flavor revolution that’s wound its way from the menu of a boutique café to the stands of gourmet markets and the shelves of national grocers.

Wherever you find the Milk and Honey label, you can rest assured there are some things you won’t find with it. No preservatives. No trans-fats. None of the fake, sounds-like-science ingredients you might find on other shelves. These all-natural blends are naturally high in fiber and antioxidants that lay a foundation for health, happiness and the pursuit of deliciousness. So don’t just eat your granola. Do not let even one of these finely rolled oats or super fruits escape your mouth. Load up your bowl. Arm yourself with the biggest spoon you can find. Dig in and discover what real granola tastes like.



Company: Milk and Honey Granola
Brand: Milk and Honey Granola
Slogan: Dig in & discover what real granola taste like
Origin:  USA
Category: Granola
Packaging: 160z (454g)
Claims: All natural, High in fiber
Variants: View Range Here
Price: 7.49
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: milkandhoneygranola.com







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Packaging Spotlight: Savon Stories




Designed by
Guadalajara, Mexico


Savon Stories is an English company specialised in the handcraft of
100% organic soaps produced in small batches, through a cold-processed method that retains all nourishing properties to feed the skin

























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Company Spotlight: Lorenz Agave Spirits – El Jolgorio Mezcal



Traditional, artisanal mezcal forms an important part of rituals, ceremonies and festivities - known as "Jolgorios" - in villages in our native homeland of Oaxaca, México. Our nine unique El Jolgorio Mezcals are made exclusively from different species and varieties of wild-harvested agave by Master Distillers in local indigenous Zapotec villages in Oaxaca, and are twice distilled in copper pot stills. On every bottle is inscribed the species of agave, the age at harvest, the village of production, the name of the Master Distiller, and the batch and lot number so as to truly transport and connect the drinker with the land, people, and plants at the heart and soul of our mezcal. Salud y Dixebe!

Lorenz Agave Spirits has specialized in sourcing top ultra-premium, most renowned, and best value-for-price tequilas, mezcals, and other agave spirits out of a passion for the culture of Mexico, fine cuisine and beverage, and the cultural history (and even botany!) of agave. Our goal since our founding in 2010 has been to import the best of every type of agave spirit that Mexico produces, and to represent them with the aficionado's passion and intellectual curiosity. Perhaps years from now, we'll seek to start our own spirits brand - but make no mistake, we have no intention of doing such a thing prematurely. The truth is, we're too busy enjoying the heck out of the learning process! Our continuing quest for new knowledge, new products, and new cultural experiences will continue to lead us to select only the best tequila, mezcal, and other spirits at all price points - those that we can truly be proud to import, promote, and educate imbibers about.



Company: Lorenz Agave Spirits
Brand: Lorenz Agave Spirits
Origin: Canada / México
Category: Spirits
Packaging: 750 mL glass bottle
Claims: Traditional, Ultra-premium
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: www.agavespirits.com

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Snack Spotlight: Que Pasa Red Corn Tortilla Chips


Stone-ground whole grain corn with a sprinkle sea salt. Why so sweet? These crimson tortilla chips get their color and signature flavor from sugar beet juice.



Stone ground corn*, canola*, and/or sunflower* oil, red beet powder* (red beet juice concentrate*, maltodextrin*), sea salt, trace of lime.







About the company:

Sometimes it’s really nice to go back to the basics. That’s how we felt when we began as a street front deli in 1983 and we still feel that way today. Inspired by Mexican tradition we wanted to stone-grind corn to make our own flavorful masa, hand-cut tortilla chips, keep chemicals out of the kitchen, share stories, and take care of our community by feeding people well. With artisanal flare we’ve been crafting foods to make you and your taste buds dance. Arriba!

When it comes to quality, no kernel is left unturned. From our carefully sourced whole-grain corn to our skillfully smoked jalapenos, at Que Pasa only the best ingredients make the cut. Keeping it real as nature intended, our foods are organic and non-gmo. And just to make sure no one’s left out of the fiesta, we’ve got plenty of gluten free and vegan options to choose from. Read More



Company: Que Pasa Foods
Brand: Que Pasa
Origin: Mexico
Category: Chips
Packaging: 21 oz bags
Claims: Organic. Gluten Fee
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Find a Store
Website: us.quepasafoods.com




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Alcohol Spotlight: 3R® TEQUILA Blanco



3R Tequila is a 100% de Agave Organic Tequila, of remarkable smoothness, purity and strength, a spirit of passion, boldness and freedom.
3R contacted Redthumb, a small independent branding agency, with an incredible opportunity – create a ‘kick-ass’ design for a brand with an incredible true family story. The client wanted to redefine the Tequila category, and break new ground by creating something bold, outstanding and passionate. Initially launching in Sweden, 3R is also looking to expand to North America, the rest of Europe and Asia.

The new 3R Tequila Blanco and Añejo were created entirely in-house, including a new hand-crafted bottle inspired by traditional Tequila flasks. The design wraps the incredible brand story right around the bottle, with an illustration directly printed entirely around the glass. The brand identity is strong, and simple, with a secondary logo developed to use when apart from the illustration.



Company: Tres-Erre Inc.
Brand: 3R Tequila
Origin: Mexico
Category: Tequila
Packaging: 700 ml
Alcohol by Volume: 38%
Claims: Organic
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: www.3rtequila.com





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Alcohol Spotlight: Xilli Spiced Tequila





In Xilli we created the Ultimate Hot Shot, by using Habanero & Cayenne Peppers we added tequila for a little fun. We are looking for people who are up to the challenge, who are ready to make the Xilli sacrifice and we will Ignite them.



The Brand
When the Spanish Conquistadores discovered Mexico in the 16th Century they encountered an Aztec world of rituals and sacrifices. At the heart of these ancient rituals were alcohol and hot chili peppers, a combination that remains popular in Mexico to this day. Created as a homage to ancient Aztec tradition, Xilli is a secret concoction of Habanero and Cayenne peppers – truly the world’s Ultimate Hot Shot!



The Name
Xilli is pronounced “Chilli”
The name is an homage to the mythical power of the chilli pepper and the Aztec culture and rituals upon which we drew our inspiration. What else would we call the Ultimate Hot Shot?



The Symbol
The original Aztec calendar stone remains a mystery. Some say it was a monument, some say it was a sacrificial altar. Some say the Sun God at the center was a feared God – his tongue a blade, his hands holding the hearts of the sacrificed, the surrounding symbols representing dangerous, unknown rituals.

The Aztec symbol on the Xilli bottle is your invitation. Many will fear the heat of the Xilli liquid, never to try it again. But many will walk towards the Xilli heat and make the:Xilli Sacrifice



The Taste
Xilli is a secret blend of Tequila, Habanero & Cayenne Peppers.



What does Xilli taste like?
It begins sweet with peppery notes
Then you start to get a hint of aromatic spices
Then… wait for it…
A long, powerful, Fiery finish!






Company: Xilli
Brand: Xilli
Origin: USA
Category: Spirits
Packaging: 750ml
Alcohol Volume: 32%
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: xillispice.com













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Dairy Spotlight: Borden Dairy Co. Introduces LALA Low-Fat Greek Smoothies And Yogurts




DALLAS, Feb. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Borden Dairy Company, a leading U.S. dairy processor and distributor, today announced the debut of two new products that unite the signature taste and creamy texture of Greek yogurt with Borden's historic, beloved American brand.

LALA Greek smoothies and LALA Greek yogurt combine sweet fruits and serious dairy nutrition in both convenient bottled smoothies and spoon-loving cups. Smoothies are available in strawberry, peach and mango blends and yogurts come in strawberry, mixed berry, peach, coconut and pineapple flavors.

"LALA is the longtime U.S. leader in drinkable yogurt, capturing more than double the share of the second most popular brand. Greek yogurt is one of America's favorite protein-packed snacks, and our smoothies are the first drinkable Greek dairy product available nationwide. One in five Americans regularly eats on the run, but people don't want to sacrifice flavor or nutrition. That's why we created LALA Greek smoothies—to be the Greek that goes with you," said Kristen Williams, Brand Manager for LALA.

LALA's Greek smoothies are rich in phosphorus, riboflavin and vitamin B12, which keeps nerves and blood cells healthy. Each serving contains one third of an average adult's daily recommended calcium, and LALA yogurt delivers twice the calcium of other Greek yogurt brands.

Greek yogurt's popularity in the U.S. has surged in the last few years. According to data from IRI, a leading market research firm, Greek yogurt has been fueling category growth, rising from only 5% of the yogurt category in 2009 to more than 50% of the category in 2014. More than half of U.S. households now buy Greek yogurt.

Greek yogurts have a thicker, creamier texture than traditional yogurts, and have more than two times the amount of protein as normal yogurt.

LALA Greek smoothies and Greek yogurt are both gluten free and made with real fruit and natural sweeteners. They contain no high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors or artificial flavors.

Doctors recommend adult women consume about 46 grams of protein per day, and pregnant or breastfeeding women consume about 71 grams. LALA Greek smoothies have 12 grams of protein per bottle, so meeting daily protein needs is a cinch, even if you're in a rush. Multiple studies have proven protein's benefits, which include building vital lean muscle, repairing tissue, and strengthening hair and nails.

"Greek yogurt is filling, delicious and good for you. Borden is a brand people trust, and our Greek LALA products make it easy to savor a satisfying breakfast or snack any time, anywhere," said Williams.



About Borden Dairy
Borden Dairy Company, headquartered in Dallas, employs approximately 3,900 people throughout the United States who support the processing, distribution and sale of milk in local markets. The Company produces best-in-class milk products for foodservice and retail customers.

Additional brands include Promised Land Dairy, Frusion, LALA and Nordica. Promised Land Dairy produces rich and creamy white and flavored milks and creams from pampered Jersey cows. Frusion yogurt smoothies deliver intense fruit flavor in convenient drinkables. LALA produces yogurts, yogurt smoothies, probiotic dairy beverages, Mexican style cream, and milk. Nordica offers high quality cultured dairy products including cottage cheese, dips and sour cream, each made through a natural processing method.

Borden Dairy Company carries on the legacy of Gail Borden, Jr., who brought stability and structure to dairy farming methods, milk distribution and business practices. Today, Borden strives for the highest quality and nutrition standards just as its founder did. For more information, visit www.bordendairy.com.




















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Packaging Spotlight: La Machaca






Designed by
Alejandra de la Garza



Branding and packaging desing of a local product from Monterrey, México.
The logo and concept was inspired by a movement known as Acción Poética born in this city, since it is popular among Monterrey locals and it is identificative from this city.























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Alcohol Spotlight: Mezcal IBÁ




The word IBÁ means HEAVEN in the ZAPOTEC language (indigenous to the Mexican state of OAXACA), hence our slogan MEZCAL OF THE HEAVENS.

Mezcal Ibá is the result of a partnership between the company BEBIDAS PROACTIVAS DE MEXICO, and the artisanal production house, or palenque, El Dos de Oros, located in San Pablo Huixtepec, Oaxaca. Don Fortino Ramos, the legendary maestro and pioneer in traditional mezcal production, is the backbone of “El Dos de Oros.” In Mezcal Ibá, he sought to create a high-quality, 40% ABV mezcal with smooth, refined flavors. The use of triple distillation subdues the smoky flavor and accentuates the sweet, citrus aromas of espadín agave.

Mezcal Ibá is a smooth, pleasant mezcal intended for all palates.



MEZCAL IBÁ is made with ESPADÍN agave with which we produce two labels.
MEZCAL IBA 40% alcohol by volume. Triple distilled.
IBA 55 as its name indicates, contains 55% alcohol by volume, the upper parameter allowed by government standards (NOM 070). For those who prefer an artisanal MINERO mezcal.

Mezcal is classified according to its age as joven, or blanco; reposado; or añejo. A new category called extra añejo is currently under consideration.

To introduce consumers to something unique, we have developed a third label that we call:

IBÁ PREMIUM a medley of three wild agaves—tobalá, quixe, and jabalí—in a distinctive blend of exotic aromas and flavors created using ancient techniques such as hand crushing and the use of clay stills.

All three of our labels are made with MEZCAL JOVEN. We do not want to add any external flavors or aromas from the barrels.




How They Make It
Mezcal is made with the piña, or heart, of the agave. When the agave reaches maturity (from 7 to 14 years old, depending on the plant) the leaves are removed leaving only the piña. The piña is then split open and baked in a cone-shaped oven in the earth. Next, it is ground either in a simple, horse-powered, mill or on a flat surface by a large wooden roller.

The ground agave is placed in wooden tubs with clean water, covered in bits of crushed agave and allowed to ferment naturally with its own yeasts and sugars for six to eight days. Once the fermentation stage is complete, the mass and the liquid are distilled together.

For a better quality product, the mezcal is redistilled in order to standardize the alcoholic content. It is then mixed with water to reach a strength of 40% ABV. Mezcal can be aged or matured by storing it in white oak barrels for periods ranging from two months to seven years.

Also, the type of mezcal is directly linked to its concentration of alcohol. This makes it a very interesting drink as regulatory standards allow for mezcals ranging from 36-55% alcohol by volume. Our IBÁ 55 label has the highest alcohol content in the market. Many mezcals of this kind were used in religious ceremonies.

Some mezcals have fruit, herbs, or other ingredients such as worm or chicken breast tied and hanging in the still on the third distillation. Mezcal de pechuga (chicken breast) is a highly-prized mezcal that is prepared for special ceremonies. Mezcal IBÁ is distilled three times, but we prefer to keep it refined.





Company: Bebidas Proactivas de Mexico
Brand: Mezcal IBÁ
Origin: Mexico
Category: Liquor
Packaging: 750ml
Alcohol Volume: 40% - 55%
Variants: Mezcal IBA, IBA 55, IBA Premium
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: La Europea (Mexico)
Website: mezcaliba.com











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