Food Finds: Tucson Tamale Company

October 21, 2013 | By | Comments (4)

Tucson Tamale Company If you love really good tamales, with their corn-rich toasty masa flavor, you simply must try the offerings from Tucson Tamale Company. They have tons of varieties, including traditional red chile–pork or potato-chorizo, plus fun flavors like chicken pot pie, new Delhi (with a samosa-ish filling), or sweet flavors like St. Valentine (chocolate-cherry) or Tahiti Dessert (pineapple-mango-coconut). They also have vegetarian and vegan options. If you can’t make up your mind, order a sampler combo—like the breakfast sampler, dessert sampler, meat sampler, or vegan sampler. They’d make great gifts, too.

The tamales arrive frozen and keep in the freezer for up to six months; they microwave perfectly in just a few minutes. When we tried them in our Test Kitchen, we were blown away at the quality: Simply put, these tamales are really good. We’d be more than happy to have these on hand for a busy night’s dinner! (In fact, these tamales were so good that we gobbled them up right away… I couldn’t even snap a picture of them once heated.) The website lists nutrition information for all the tamales, and while some fall more into the splurge category, several are nicely low in calories, saturated fat, and sodium.


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  2. Judy

    We were just in Tucson and ate there twice as week as importing to Colorado and Texas. Any ideas on close recipes to make the same thing at home?

    December 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm
  3. Paula

    I love to keep the frozen breakfast tamales on hand for a quick and easy breakfast for overnight guest. It’s simple, you just steam them in their packaging straight from the freezer, and they’re delicious and tastes fresh. We have shipped to our family & friends out of town and they love them. You can get tamales and shipping for close to $50.

    November 14, 2013 at 7:31 am
  4. JC

    We moved from Tucson last year and have tamales shipped to us regularly from Tucson Tamale Company. The shipping costs are worth every penny. Tamales are our “go to” weeknight meal. Pair it with a quick salad or rice and beans and you have a complete meal.

    October 21, 2013 at 8:14 pm

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