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Spirits Spotlight: Ol’ Major Bacon Bourbon

 
Bacon has a rich (and fatty) history dating back before the times of Middle English. Originally, bacon or bacoun was a term which referred to pork of all varieties.

Well, we think that's ridiculous, and we are extremely appreciative that we don't live in the Middle Ages. That would suck.

Bacon, as the lovely Katy Perry says, "is the candy meat of the world," and we think it's time that the American people stop restricting where this beautiful pork finds its way.

Old Major Bacon Bourbon holds nothing back. It is not a drink for the faint of heart.

 

 

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About the Company

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This country was founded by those who dare to be bold. Ol’ Major Bacon Bourbon (Formerly Bacon Bourbon USA) takes two of America’s greatest assets and challenges the boundaries of their potential by fusing them in the world’s first and original bottled bacon bourbon.

The mixture has been called both “crazy” and “delicious,” but those with taste buds agree that the bacon and bourbon form a delicate, but rugged balance of flavor and drunk.

The Story of Ol’ Major
The story of Ol’ Major comes from our distant past (at least a few days ago) when we first discovered our uncanny ability to merge Bacon & Bourbon through pressure infusion. We have since refined and perfected our skill to create this product. The world agrees; It is the future.

 

 
Company: Ol' Major Bourbon
Brand: Ol' Major Bacon Bourbon
Origin: USA
Category: Spirits
Packaging: 750ml
Claims: Coming Soon
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: baconbourbonusa.com

 

 

 

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Alcohol Spotlight: Dos Mas Tequila

 

 

 

MGB Global from Germany recently launched an innovative Ready to Drink tequila product.  Dos Mas is a blend of cinnamon liqueur and tequila.  This smooth and sexy product is ready to drink without having to use a chaser or squeeze any lime.  Currently available in a larger 700ml bottle and also a smaller 210ml size.  Contains 20% alcohol.

 

Dos Mas originally comes from South America. Dos Mas - Licor de Canela de Tequila - is a smooth cinnamon tequila. The fun shot to win hearts and set trends.

 

 

Analysis & Impact

Tequila is a very popular drink around the world and this product aims to reach a young consumer that likes to try new things.  The mix of cinnamon liqueur and tequila offers a smoother option than a full tequila product thus appealing to women and men.  MGB Global has created a very effective promotional campaign throughout Germany to support the launch of this new product.  Sponsoring events in different bars and discotheques using a team of Dos Tequila girls led by very attractive blonde named Britney, Dos Mas Tequila is winning over Germany one shot at a time.

 

 

 

 

Company: MBG International Premium Brands
Brand: Dos Mas
Origin: Germany
Category: Liquor
Packaging: 700ml
Alcohol Volume: 20%
Recipes: View Here
Website: dosmas.com

 

 

 

 

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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.

Features:

  • 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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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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