Mexican food has become one of the most popular cuisines in the U.S. - for good reason!
The fun, spicy flavors associated with Mexican dishes wake up any meal, but if you're a fan of all-natural products, you may not always know which available options meet that standard. With La Preferida, you don't have to worry about it.
The History of La Preferida
Started in the 1920s, La Preferida was not known for its Mexican offerings - or by its current name. The company first started out selling meats and other products to Chicago's large population of European immigrants. But after World War II, the Windy City saw a wave of immigrants from Mexico and neighboring countries and began offering high-quality chorizo to suit them. The chorizo was so good that it earned the company its current name: La Preferida - "the preferred one."
Over the coming decades the store was making all kinds of Mexican-inspired products, and since 2009 has offered organic options to its more discerning customers.
La Preferida Company Mission
Though the company did not start out focused on Mexican food, its offerings for more than a half-century have revolved around those flavors, shaping its current mission: Providing top-notch flavors with high-quality, natural ingredients.
Benefits of La Preferida
With a brand that has been so trusted in its field for so long, you know you're getting nothing but the best with La Preferida. Some of its products' benefits include:
- Vegan- and vegetarian-friendly
Top La Preferida Products
La Preferida makes great Mexican food options for people with a wide variety of tastes. Whether you err on the side of something a mild or you're something of a heat seeker, Thrive Market has an option for you:
La Preferida Organic Jalapeño Nacho Slices - Mild
The classic pickled jalapeno peppers see on nachos, in salsas, and many other kinds of traditional Mexican dishes are now available in your kitchen. With a mild flavor, you'll get a bit of that jalapeno zip without the possibility of the afterburn.
Best of all, this product is made with ingredients that do not come in contact with pesticides or herbicides, and contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
La Preferida Organic Jalapeño Nacho Slices - Hot
If you're not afraid of a little extra heat with an all-natural spin, these hot jalapeno slices are perfect to top any Mexican-inspired dish.
Mexican-Inspired Recipes and Ideas
Once you have the peppers you need to liven up a meal or snack, you have plenty of other options to create the taste sensation you - or the entire family - are looking for.
A Great Recipe for Spicy Veggie Tacos
Tacos without the meat? We have the perfect recipe to give the idea a try - and make sure you get plenty of spice. Add in some La Preferida jalapenos to really bring the heat.
Superfoods from South of the Border
Mexican food may not always necessarily be associated with a healthy diet - largely due to fast-food options that cater to the flavor - but there's plenty out there. Our list of great Mexican superfoods will help you eat even smarter.
Try These Crispy Tofu Queso Sticks
One of the best sensations associated with Mexican cuisine is the crunch. Nachos, crunchy tacos, tostadas, tortilla strips, and more provide it. So do these delicious tofu queso sticks. Give them a try the next time you're making a Mexican dish, and you're sure to love them.