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8 Authentic Products to Make the Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Meal

8 Authentic Products to Make the Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Meal

The following guide was written by Heinen’s partner Alex Miles. Photography was provided by Christina Musgrave from Tasting with Tina.

With Cinco de Mayo and summer on the horizon, it’s time to prepare for your next fiesta!

A Plate of Open Tacos Beside an Assortment of Fresh Mexican-Inspired Foods and Drinks

Whether you’re gathering with friends or celebrating over a meal at home, we can all agree that the key to a memorable Cinco de Mayo is authentic cuisine! Our product experts have sourced an incredible assortment of premium quality, Mexican-inspired entrees, dips, chips, cocktails and sauces that are sure have your taste buds dancing on Cinco de Mayo and beyond!

Heinen's Taco Kit Container Surrounded by Authentic Mexican Inspired Ingredients

1. Heinen’s Taco Kits

What’s a fiesta without tacos? While you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t love this hand-held meal, with so many topping possibilities, it’s easy to forget an ingredient or two. Thankfully, our prepared Taco Kits come with everything you need including protein, tortillas, cheese and all of the traditional toppings to feed your whole family or group of friends. Available in Chicken, Ancho Pork and Baja Shrimp, pick up a kit in our Prepared Foods Department.
*Taco Kit varieties may vary by location.

A Top Down Image of Heinen's Fresh Guacamole

2. Heinen’s Fresh Guacamole

Made fresh in-store with perfectly ripe Hass avocados, Heinen’s Fresh-Made Guacamole is the perfect dip for tortilla chips or topping for burritos, tacos, bowls and more. Best of all, it’s preservative free and filled with healthy fat so you can enjoy as much as your taste buds desire. It’s so delicious that customers always request our proprietary recipe. Sorry…that’s our little secret!

The Colorful Lid of Heinen's Con Queso Dip Container

3. Heinen’s Con Queso Dip

Whether you’re serving it on the side of quesadillas, smothering burritos and tacos or drizzling over nachos, Heinen’s Con Queso Dip is one of the best sauces for a Mexican-inspired meal. This fully prepared, rich and flavorful queso is ready to serve right out of the container with minimal prep and zero fuss. It contains no artificial flavors or colors, and it is preservative free, meaning you can enjoy spoonful after spoonful of cheesy deliciousness. Simply remove the top, heat and enjoy!

A Side Angle Image of Heinen's Fresh Pico de Gallo in it's Container

4. Heinen’s Fresh Pico de Gallo

If you love salsa but prefer a fresh-made option, our Pico de Gallo is perfect for you! Made in-store with premium tomatoes, peppers and herbs, our recipe offers refreshing, summery flavor. It’s available in a variety of temperatures (mild, medium and hot) depending on your heat preference. And, like our other toppings and sauces, it comes without artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. It tastes great alone or can be served on top of tacos, burritos, salads and more.

a Bag of Donkey Tortilla Chips

5. Donkey Chips

Family-owned-and-operated, Donkey Brands gives us high-quality white corn tortilla chips without the unhealthy ingredients, gluten or artificial flavors and colors. No other chip will ever taste the same once you add these simple, authentic-tasting chips to your pantry. Known for their perfect thickness and available in salted and unsalted varieties, they’re the perfect partner for Heinen’s Fresh-Made Guacamole, creamy Con Queso or refreshing Pico de Gallo!

A Package of Siete Mild Taco Seasoning

6. Siete Taco Seasoning

Whether you prefer your tacos spicy or more on the mild side, Siete Taco Seasonings offer flavor to suit your style. Simply add a packet to your protein of choice – chicken, beef, shrimp, etc. – with some water and enjoy! Unlike other packet seasonings that come loaded with unnecessary sodium and flavors, Siete strives to include only simple and clean ingredients.

A Package of Heinen's Ready-to-Cook Mixed Fajita Veggies

7. Heinen’s Recipe Ready Fajita Veggies

Available in the Produce Department, our Recipe Ready Fajita Veggies take the laborious slicing and dicing out of meal prep. The package includes freshly cut red onions, red bell peppers and green bell peppers – essentially the only veggies you need for authentic fajitas at home! Simply add them to a pan, cook and serve!

On the Rocks Ready-to-Drink Margarita Bottle Beside a Margarita in a Glass and a Container of Heinen's Con Queso Dip

8. On the Rocks Ready-to-Drink Margarita

If you’re ready to party, this drink is ready to go! Called “one of the most recognizable and sought-after cocktails in the world,” the On the Rocks Ready to Drink Margarita contains the simplest ingredients – tequila, lime and triple sec – for the greatest taste. All you need to do is uncork the bottle, pour over ice, say cheers and enjoy!

Heinen's Grocery Store

By Heinen's Grocery Store

In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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