Mexican gift ideas from Cool Chile Co

Daniel Wren

Cool Chile Co., the UK’s premier retailer of Mexican ingredients,  have some great foody gift ideas this year. These include some great recipes on their website to help you inject a bit of Mexican sunshine into your snowy winter days.

For example, you could start the day in a Christ-Mexy way with scrambled eggs and Mexican chorizo wrapped in soft corn tortillas – which is so easy to do I’m sure you don’t even need a recipe (seriously: scrambled eggs + chorizo, wrapped in a tortilla).

You can also continue the corn theme with a great sashimi-style recipe from Val Warner. The mackerel tostadas are perfect with a well shaken margarita with a Salty Chilli Margarita Rim.


Corn tortillas, we’d like to point, are also a great way to dispense with leftovers on Boxing Day. Just wrap up whatever’s left and shove it down your gullet. Try turkey quesadillas with Tomatillo Salsa or turkey enchiladas with Mole Poblano Paste for something with a bit more Mexican flair!

Gift guide

Cool Chile Co. was the first retailer to import authentic Mexican ingredients to the UK over 20 years ago. It’s now the first-stop shop for all lovers of real Mexican ingredients, and with their fabulous kits offers something for both pros and beginners.

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As well as being the number one stockist for London’s top Mexican restaurants, and the UK’s only producers of authentic blue corn tortillas, they make great gift packs for Christmas too. The include a ‘Store Cupboard Giftbox’, full of essentials for the Mexican home cook, and a selection of tasty margarita rims to spice up your cocktails this season.

Store Cupboard Gift Box: £15.00
Margarita Rims: £3.50 each.
Other: handpicked gift box sets, individually priced items.


Claim your discount

Have a look at the gift box section on their website, because there’s a lovely 10% discount which runs until Wednesday 17 December 2014. Just enter the coupon code XMEX14 at checkout to see the discount applied.

The gift boxes and margarita rims are available direct online with nationwide delivery, Wholefoods, Harrods, Harvey Nicholls and many independent retailers across the UK.

About Daniel Wren

Vada Magazine staff writer. Interested in travel, news, politics and dating.