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Top 10 International Ingredients to Have in Your Kitchen

Top 10 International Ingredients to Have in Your Kitchen

*New international products will be arriving throughout October and November 2019.
Availability may vary by store. 

What would you do if we told you that you could take your taste buds on a trip around the world without ever hopping on a plane or even leaving your home city? We’d ditch our passport and carryon for our Tasteful Rewards card and a Heinen’s shopping cart!

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that the world is filled with diverse cultures, each with its own delicious cuisines. We are inspired to know and taste more. Sure, the best place to eat international food is in its country of origin, but if your schedule and budget do not allow, we think our own kitchens are a great place to start.

After meeting with countless experts and tasting our way around the globe, we are excited to announce the expansion of our International Foods aisle. From Asia and Cambodia to India and Morroco, we cannot wait to share this world of flavor with you.

If you’re new to the world of international food and need a few recommendations to get started, check out our top 10 new international food items arriving this October.

Ocean's Halo Products

1.Ocean’s Halo

Asian Cuisine

What do you get when you mix two dads who grew up on a diet of potato chips with two dads who grew up on a diet of seaweed? Ocean’s Halo is a delicious, all organic, plant-based and allergen-free-from brand. We are built on the umami flavors, core nutrition, and sustainability of kelp in every one of our recipes. Ocean’s Halo is also a proud member of 1% for the Planet.

Varieties Include: Ramen Noodles, Rice Noodles,  Ramen Noodle Bowl, Pho Noodle Bowl, Miso Noodle Bowl, Miso Broth, Pho Broth, Ramen Broth, Veggie Broth, Thai Coconut Broth, No Soy Sauce, Soy-Free Teriyaki Sauce, No Soy Sauce-Less Sodium, Soy-Free Spicy Korean BBQ Sauce, Chili Lime Seaweed Snacks, Korean BBQ Seaweed Snacks.

Tattoo Hot Sauce Products

2. Tattoo Hot Sauce

Various Regional Cuisines

If you’re a fan hot sauce, then pack your bags because Tattoo will take you around the world with their 4 unique sauces. Globally-inspired and passionately crafted by chefs around the world, Tattoo Hot Sauces brings authentic  Latin, Japanese, Himalayan and Caribbean flavor to your table with their artisan hot sauces. Don’t forget to pay close attention to the design on the bottles, too as they thoughtfully represent the country that inspired each delicious sauce.

Varieties Include: Avocado Serrano, Japanese Togarashi, Himalayan Chile, Scotch Bonnet Curry

Mina Products

3. Mina

Moroccan Cuisine

Moroccan cuisine is a family affair for the team at Mina, so much so that the company is named after the matriarch of the family who created this line of authentic Moroccan cooking essentials. After falling in love with cooking for her 11 siblings in Casablanca, Mina traveled the world to hone her culinary craft, eventually becoming one of the most successful caterers in New York City. After her retirement, her son, Fouad created Mina to continue her legacy. From shakshuka to vegan simmer sauces, Mina’s family strives to make more meals Moroccan.

Varieties Include: Chicken Tagine Cooking Sauce, Lamb Tagine Cooking Sauce, Fish Tagine Cooking Sauce, Mild Harissa Sauce, Green Harissa Sauce, Shakshuka Sauce

Angkor Products

4. Angkor

Cambodian Cuisine

Achieving authentic Cambodia cuisine in your own kitchen is simple thanks to Angkor. Founded by Cambodian native, Channy and her husband Kent, each Angkor product is based on Channy’s mother’s original recipes. Crafted using traditional culinary techniques and spice combinations, these cooking pastes and sauces are free of gluten and low in fat and sugar and deliver a truly memorable and authentic Cambodian dining experience.

Varieties Include: Lemongrass Cooking Paste, Chrouk Metae Cambodian Hot Sauce, Tamarind Dipping Sauce

The Serious Foodie Products

5.  Serious Foodie

Various Regional Cuisines

When we say that Serious Foodie is serious about food, we mean it. The team at Serious Foodie has quite literally traveled the world to experience authentic international cuisine first-hand. Born out of a goal to unite people through cultural cuisine, Serious Foodie products are designed by chefs to allow everyone to have a restaurant-quality cultural experience in their own home. Paying special attention to the quality of ingredients,  The Serious Food Products are guaranteed to be both authentic and exceptional in taste.

Varieties Include: Mirasol Mole Sauce, Roasted Hatch Chile Sauce, Blood Orange Aji Panca, Vietnamese Dipping Stir Fry Sauce, Pomegranate Grill Marinade, Korean Grilling Sauce Marinade, Tex-Mex Spice Rub, Moroccan Grill Spice Rub, Kentucky Bourbon Rub, Asian Fusion Rub

Red Boat Fish Sauce Products

6. Red Boat Fish Sauce

After moving to the United States and struggling to find a fish sauce that could recreate the flavors of his native county of Vietnam, Cuong Pham decided to make his own. Today Red Boat Fish Sauce remains a family-owned-and-operated company committed to making the purest fish sauce on earth. Using only black anchovies caught in the waters of Vietnam’s Phu Quoc archipelago, this fish sauce is fermented using an age-old technique and bottled after its first press for a rich and authentic dark amber color and natural umami flavor.

Varieties Include: Fish Sauce

Tiger Tiger Products

7. Tiger Tiger

Asian Cuisine

With a growing demand for fusion foods in the modern culinary world, the family behind Tiger Tiger selected their favorite Asian herbs and spices and created restaurant-quality  Asian cooking essentials designed for those with the most hectic of schedules. From Tandoori to Punjabi to Kashmiri and Thailand, Tiger Tiger sauces and curries will bring your kitchen to life with the delicious smells and tastes of Asian cuisine.

Varieties Include: Butter Chicken Simmer Sauce, Korma Simmer Sauce, Thai Red Curry Simmer Sauce, Sa Tay Simmer Sauce, No Time Butter Chicken Curry, No Time Tikka Masala Curry

Indian Life Products

8. Indian Life Foods

Indian Cuisine

Indian Life is committed to making delicious foods that are good for people and the earth. In an effort to bring forth good karma, all of their authentic Indian mixes, chips, sauces and spices are wholesome, vegetarian, vegan, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Organic. Full of rich flavors, exotic aromas, and natural ingredients, each recipe has been passed down through generations, guaranteeing that each resulting dish is made with products that have been continuously perfected.

Varieties Include:  Dal Mix, Hot Punjabi Mix, Palak Spinach Chips, Masala Chips, Curry Sauce, Almond Korma Sauce, Coconut Cashew Sauce, Mango Chutney, Tamarind Chutney, Garam Masala Spice, Hot Spice Curry Powder, Tandori Masala Spice, Tikka Masala Spice, Grond Tumeric Spice, Ground Cumin Spice, Ghee, Plain Papadum

Molli Products

9. Molli Cooking Sauces

Mexican Cuisine

Molli will take you south of the border with their Mexican-inspired home-style simmer sauces. With a commitment to celebrating the unending realm of Mexican culinary culture, Molli knows that the best Mexican cuisine comes from using the freshest ingredients, which is why they only use chili peppers grown in Mexico. Made in small batches with centuries-old cooking methods, one bite of a Molli cooking sauce and your taste buds will be transported to Mexico.

Varieties Include: Mexico City Tomatillo Cooking Sauce, Veracruz Morita Tomatillo Cooking Sauce, Morelos Chipotle Tomatillo Cooking Sauce

One Culture Products

10. One Culture

Asian Cuisine: One Culture believes that the best way to bring people together is through the universal language of food. Born out of the desire to share big, bold, in-your-face global flavors with the world, One Culture believes that a melting pot of culturally diverse food reminds us that we are all a part of one human community. Each of their delicious marinades and noodle cups is sure to provide a convenient, easy-to-make flavor adventure.

Varieties Include: Korean Gochujang Marinade, Chinese Blackbean Marinade, Chinese Chicken Noodle Cup, Japanese Ramen Noodle Cup, Taiwanese Beef Noodle Cup, Vietnamese Beef Pho Noodle Cup

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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