Everyone associates Mexican food with tacos and burritos. However, there is a whole world of Mexican snacks that are lesser known…until now that is. Jalisco Fresh is a family owned business here to introduce Savannah to authentic Mexican sweets & treats at 1000 Eisenhower Drive. The snacks are unique, tasty and authentic. Here are a few things to know before heading out to Jalisco Fresh.
1. There are a couple of terms to familiarize yourself with. First up is Tajin (tuh-heen) which is a Mexican chili powder which when eaten with fruit, it transforms ordinary flavors into a complex sweet and spicy medley. Second is Chamoy which is a variety of savory sauces and condiments in Mexican cuisine made from pickled fruit. Last we have Elote which is a traditional Mexican street food, an elotes (uh·low·tei) is a corn on the cob smothered with a layer of butter, mayonnaise, grated cheese and sometimes chili powder. When ordering from JF these terms are used often.
2. Mangonada is the perfect beverage for a hot summer day, as well as, a Jalisco best seller. Mangonada swirls the bright, tropical flavor of mango puree with a salty and tart kick of chamoy plus a sprinkle of Tajin and a little lime.
3. This is a fun stop with kids for a healthier snack than your normal DQ run. Try Mango on a stick or fresh fruit popsicles and Mexican fruit cups which are served in long spears housed in a plastic cup.
4. All products are made fresh daily
5. They offer an array of popsicles made with fresh, natural fruit. One of the owners Sam advised his favorites are Strawberry, Strawberry & Cream and of course, who could go wrong with Cookies and Cream.
6. If you want to get out of the house to study or work…they offer free wi-fi.
7. They just added Duro’s to the menu on 6/21 which is like a salad on a cracker. Duros come from the town of Nogales, Sonora, and were invented in the late ’90s by a street vendor in the Plaza Niños Héroes downtown. The vendor thought to put some shredded vegetables on top of the cracker, and the idea quickly took off. Shops around the city started to serve them, giving Sonorans their salad fix…with a little carbs so it tastes good.