Famoso Mexican Snacks, our newest snack brand, launched October, 2022.
Why Mexican Snacks?
Well, our company, Jeff’s Famous Foods, Inc., is based in Southern California and I grew up in Southern California. My love of Mexican food and the Mexican culture grew throughout my life.
I met one of my first girlfriends when she was visiting from Mexico. We are still friends today and decades have passed. The Mexican family she was visiting… I loved them like my own and we are still friends too.
Have you ever been to a Mexican restaurant that wasn’t a happy place? It’s contagious and so is the happy music and work ethic of the immigrants who were the backbone of our Southern California economy.
I know there is lots of controversary surrounding immigration in our country and I am not taking any political sides on that, but when I was a teenager, the immigrants took most of the jobs that no one wanted and the legal ones worked harder than most Americans. The illegal ones worked for less than minimum wage at jobs that not many wanted. Working side by side, it is for sure where I learned my own work ethic. Today, generations of new Mexican Americans are hard working business owners and an important part of our society.
And I learned to enjoy the delicious cultural snacks they brought with them. Give it a try, I think you will agree.
If you are a long-time customer, you may have noticed that many of our jerky flavors have cultural influences from all over the world. It’s our secret to flavor.
Jeff’s Personal Favorite Mexican Snacks
Fresh and full of flavor, you are going to love it!
Profile of Authentic Mexican Candy & Snacks
- Sweet & Sour with Chili Pepper
- Most are Mildly Spicy
- Some are Medium Hot
- Just a Few are Hot
- Some Combine, Sweet, Sour, Chili Pepper and Salt
- Tons of Delicious Flavor
What is Chamoy? The Origin and History.
In Mexico, Chamoy is entrenched in their cultural history, most often it was offered from street food vendors. Today it is making its way into retail stores and chefs have created the deliciousness in sauces.. The dried version is usually available in two styles, dry or wet. Any sour fruit can be used including unripe plums, sour mangos, apricots and tamarind.
Deeper in the history, Chamoy took hundreds of years to work its way into popular Mexican Culture, originating from a salty, dry apricot common in China. Asians have been migrating to Mexico since the 1500’s when Spanish ships traded Chinese silk and spices for silver.
The Evolution of the Famoso Mexican Snacks Jerky Branding
“I wanted the Mexican snack branding to represent not only the great flavors of the region, but also to include the colors and the beauty of the Mexican Culture. In Mexico, jerky is not part of their culture, but in America, generations of Mexican families have learned to love jerky and so it was very important to me that the jerky branding would be a more sophisticated, beautiful tribute the the history and culture of the Latino people and their journey into our American society.” -Jeff Richards