Local Vendor Spotlight: Casa Sanchez
Fresh, Locally-made Chips & Salsa just in time for Cinco de Mayo
Can’t imagine celebrating Cinco de Mayo without chips and salsa? Well, you’re in luck.
Casa Sanchez, one of our local vendors, knows just how much Bay Area residents love their chips and dip during Cinco de Mayo – it’s one of their busiest times of year, just like Super Bowl weekend…you’ll remember we offered Casa Sanchez chips & salsa for the most recent Super Bowl, too!
As a result of our great relationship with Casa Sanchez, the company is participating in our coupon program April 28 – May 4 so that we may offer you a bag of all-natural Casa Sanchez tortilla chips and a tub of salsa for free (a value of $7.48) and just in time for your Cinco de Mayo fiestas.
A Little Sanchez Family History: Roberto and Isabel Sanchez came to San Francisco from Mexico in the early 1900s and opened the first mechanized tortilla factory, R. Sanchez & Co., in Northern California. Their recipes for fresh chips, guacamole and salsas have been on through generation to generation and the company quickly became popular.
In the 1960s, Casa Sanchez Company opened a new factory in San Francisco’s Mission district and sold corn tortillas to local restaurants. Soon, local grocers approached the company to ask about carrying their locally-made tortillas and chips. Casa Sanchez then expanded their product line to include other packaged goods, including the first packaged fresh salsa in the country sold at supermarkets. The company has been going non-stop ever since.
The Sanchez family uses only all natural ingredients, no artificial preservatives, additives, coloring or sweeteners in their products, which are also gluten free and GMO free. This practice is used across their product line of tortillas, chips and guacamole, as well as their natural and fresca salsas, just as Roberto and Isabel Sanchez did, to maintain the flavor, integrity and quality of their products.
Their fresh Salsa Roja, for example, is a three-generation old salsa recipe from Zacatecas, Mexico, brings a simple and flavorful combination of California tomatoes, mild jalapeños, diced onions and crushed garlic to a home style salsa. Their guacamole, some say, is better than homemade. It’s packed with Hass avocado chunks and fresh veggies just like what their Grandma Sanchez used to make.
Based on 2008 Nielson ratings, Casa Sanchez’s salsa is now the highest selling salsa in California. We agree this is due to their use of outstanding fresh ingredients.
I love mixing the guacamole with a bit of hot salsa for an extra punch, and you have to appreciate how Casa Sanchez is sure to appeal to different heat pallets by offering a range of mild to hot salsas. Everyone has a different preference and they nail it each time!