Spring 2016 
Issue: 20
Spring has (almost) Sprung! 
Carmen's Corner
Despite some flurries in Chicago over the weekend, Spring is finally in the air! 
Carmen, Natalia, Sylvia and Albert at Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL

We took a family vacation over Spring Break and there's nothing quite as joyous for a Mom like having her family together enjoying some quality time.  Nothing quite as joyous either as seeing our La Criolla products travel throughout the country.  We're expanding to Target stores in Atlanta and Portland, and launched in Meijer stores throughout the Midwest just this week!

Target spice set

It's time to break out the grills.  For a healthy treat with a kick, combine 2 Tbsp La Criolla Fruit Seasoning and 1/2 c La Criolla Honey to make a marinade, brush on fruit skewers (we especially like pineapple and berries), and grill for 10 minutes.  If you like, serve the fruit over ice cream or frozen yogurt.

Salud y amor,

The Original Spice Girl 

P.S. Don't forget to scroll to the bottom for your free sample of any La Criolla Seasoning!
Spice of the Month:  
La Criolla Fruit Seasoning (or chilito para frutas) is a multipurpose blend.  It is a mix of red crushed chili pepper, natural lemon oil, and a blend of sweet spices to create a unique citrus flavor combination that makes your fruit, salads, and cocktails sing.  Add it to honey to create a delicious marinade.  Use it to spice up your Cinco de Mayo cocktails.  All-natural!  Offered at Target stores and specialty grocers.

Don't forget to check out our BLOG - where we share unique recipes, foodie content, giveaways and more!
La Criolla just launched @ Meijer stores throughout the Midwest!  Find an assortment of our canned beans and seasonings in their Mexican aisle.  
La Criolla on Meijer shelf
La Criolla gifts sets
are now 15% off with code SPRING16

 Calling all  
La Criolla Love and get free spices & other goodies galore!
Details here.


We would love to hear from you!

Send us a photo, video and/or recipe of you cooking with La Criolla products to win our spice of the month!

Send to: pr@lacriolla.com

Happy cooking!
Spice news

By Tricia Contreras  March 29th, 2016

When it comes to food, today's consumers want it all - healthy, fresh dishes that don't sacrifice on flavor. Luckily, diners' knowledge and palates are expanding along with their demands, making it easier than ever for chefs to fill this tall order.

Did You Know??

La Criolla seasoning blends, unlike its competitors, do not contain dyes, fillers, or preservatives, and are all offered in no MSG varieties.  They also contain up to 50% lower sodium than other brands!

Make sure to read those labels!!

In the News

Carmen featured on CEO Spotlight Radio!
Click on the 3/16/16 audio clip.  Her interview runs  from 30:00-42:30.

Feliz cumpleanos, Lucas! We love you!
Lucas in cozy mode after a dip in the pool.

Free Sample of
La Criolla

Stop in our office between 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday for your free sample of any La Criolla Seasoning!

Simply bring in this coupon (paper copy or on your smartphone) to redeem for your free sample.

Offer Expires 6/17 /2016. Available at La Criolla, 909 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607