Wednesday, 30 May 2012

UK demand for Mexican Chillies is on the up

Sales of Mexican chillies have risen 20% since last year according to EHL, a UK ingredients business. They attribute the growth to the rising tolerance of the UK palate towards spicy food and current food trends favouring Latin American cuisine.

Mexican food is still the fastest growing cuisine in the UK and Peruvian is also seeing rapid growth.

People also seem to be increasingly aware of the provenance of their food, with growing interest in the origin of the chillies they are buying. Does this reflect a drive for greater authenticity?!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

MiCasa Burritos to open in Victoria Station

Leading food travle experts SSP UK has just opened MiCasa Burritos at London Victoria station. In addition to burritos, the outlet has several breakfast items on offer including bacon and egg burritos and fruit pots with ginger and lime.

Authentic drinks include Jarittos, Mexican beers and hot drinks made using Mexican cocoa and coffee beans.

Further outlets are expected to open later this year.

Monday, 5 March 2012

The rise of the green chile

When it comes to hot sauce, I've always been a huge fan of green tabasco. It's rich and tangy, and delivers just the right amount of heat and flavour without setting your mouth on fire.

While green tabasco is available in selected UK supermarkets (Tesco and Waitrose), you do have to hunt for it, an elusive cousin to it's original red counterpart. However, there appears to be a growing trend for the green stuff, with the launch of Discovery's ‘Green JalapeƱo Relish’. The new squeezy condiment is expected to fuel sales in the DIY Mexican meal category, and reassure the UK market that not all Mexican food has to be ridiculously spicy.

Now on sale from Ocado and Sainsburys for RRP of £2.09 (300g).