January 22, 2019
If Taco Tuesday is a ritual in your house, or maybe you’re planning a Superbowl party, you’ll want to know about Co-op’s new, fresh offerings.
House-made guacamole and salsa are now available from the produce department so you can add some Mexican authenticity and fresh flavour to your next meal or snack.
Salsa and guac are two key condiments for any Mexican meal, and they also make great snacks with quality corn chips or vegetables.
Mexican salsa is a typical tomato condiment, and depending on where in Mexico you eat it, it can be made in a number of ways. Some salsa is cooked, while other versions are prepared fresh. Some regions prefer a chunky salsa, while others like it smooth or even pureed. And of course the level of spice ranges from mild to inferno.
Try Co-op’s New House-made Salsa
Co-op’s salsa is made in-store and is a mix of freshly chopped tomatoes, white onions, jalapeño or Serrano peppers, plus fragrant cilantro, lemon, lime, and a secret blend of spices.
“The retail price is very close to the same cost if you were to make it yourself at home. But this is much more convenient,” explains Lawrence Wright, Produce Operations Director, Calgary Co-operative Association Limited, “It’s priced at $4 for 250 grams and $7 for a 400 gram container. It comes in both a mild and a spicy offering.”
Co-op’s guacamole is made from expertly mashed ripe and tender Hass avocados, plus tomatoes, white onions, lemon juice, and spices. In both mild and spicy, it’s priced at $5 for 250 grams and $9 for a 500 gram container.
Co-op guacamole is made in a similar style to a typically Mexican guacamole, where the ripe avocados are mashed and stirred with other fresh vegetables and spices. Guacamole can be traced back to the Aztec civilization, but now guacamole can be found in almost any corner of North America and beyond. It’s become a staple thanks to its healthy ingredients.
“These products have been very well received by consumers so far,” adds Wright, “Watch for in-store demos and sampling of both products February 1st and 2nd—just in time for the Superbowl.”
You can find Co-op’s new fresh salsa and guacamole in the produce department near the pre-cut fruit and vegetables.
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