Got masa? Cardenas Markets does. The Ontario, California-based retailer is Tamale Central, where customers will find all the ingredients needed to prepare this popular dish.
For customers who choose to prepare their own signature tamale recipes, Cardenas Markets has several varieties of masa to choose from, such as masa preparada, sin preparar, strawberry, pina colada and nuez. The company also has a wide variety of fresh chiles, meats and cheeses in addition to corn husks and bananas leaves to bring this traditional Hispanic staple to life.
Cardenas Markets also has options for those who want to enjoy tamale season without the work. Its Cocina’s offers ready-to-steam and ready-to-heat tamales, and in the giving spirit of the holiday season, customers will receive a free steamer with an 18-count purchase of ready-to-heat tamales.
For those who are short on time, Cardenas Markets offers a variety of artisanal ready-to-eat tamales featured in their Cocina’s company-wide.
“Tamales are more than just a delicious food; they are a symbol of family and togetherness during the holidays,” said Adam Salgado, chief marketing officer for Cardenas Markets. “We are honored to be part of our customers traditions by providing them with the best and freshest ingredients to continue creating meaningful holiday memories, as well as provide convenient options to capture the spirit of tamale season without the work.”
Additionally, Salgado along with Griselda Preciado – who works in the Cocina at the company’s Fontana location – have come together to host a virtual tamale making class. In this class they share simple ways of making tamales in addition to some tips and hacks to make the process even easier.
For more information on the class, click here.
Cardenas Markets now operates 52 stores under the Cardenas banner and seven stores under the Cardenas Ranch Markets banner. It is one of the largest Hispanic grocery chains in the country with stores in California, Nevada and Arizona. For more information visit cardenasmarkets.com.