Global Larder - MexicanWritten by Charlotte Gowers
What started as a trend has turned into a revolution. As it has moved further and further away from the carb and cheese laden image of the Tex Mex variety, authentic Mexican has grown to become one of the most influential cuisines across food and drink. Involving fresh, healthy and colourful ingredients such as fish and pickled veg, utilising corn instead of wheat and incorporating a spectrum of addictive chilli varieties, Mexican is band on current consumer palates. Given its deep roots in street food and hand held formats, it slots in with consumer snacking and on-the-go eating habits. While the slow cooked meats and sauces denotes the craft and authenticity consumers are seeking.
Relevance for TUCO members
- Explore the many Mexican street food formats and which of these you could deliver to students
- Use the fresh, colourful and healthy Mexican ingredients as opposed to Tex Mex
For more information on the Mexican Trend within Global Larder read the TUCO research Global Food and Beverage Trends Report 2017 pages 222 & 223.