Move over Nachos and Enchiladas, it’s time to try Mexico’s ‘real’ national dish

Leading Mexican brand launches authentic mole range

If you want to enjoy a ‘genuine’ taste of Mexico it’s time to familiarise yourself with the award-winning KANKUN® range.

Renowned for its authenticity, KANKUN® boasts traditional Mexican products including hot and mild Mexican Chipotle Sauce, Mexican Habanero Sauce, Mexican Jalapeno Sauce and Mexican Marinade Sauce.

This month its award-winning line up is joined by a Mexican mole range, featuring the Mexican classics Mole Pablano, Green Mole and Mole Pipian. Widely considered the ‘true’ national dish of Mexico, Mole Pablano is a rich velvety Mexican sauce of blended spices, chocolate and chillies – delicious spooned over chicken. Like we need an excuse to indulge in some rich, chocolaty deliciousness!

The KANKUN® brand, which features iconic Lucha Libre imagery on its packaging – a nod to Mexico’s hugely popular masked wrestlers – was launched in the UK in 2012 by Rolando Cardenas. Born in Mexico, and with UK citizenship, Cardenas wanted to bring an authentic taste of Mexico to the UK market, without harmful additives. The artisan sauces are the same as those enjoyed at traditional Mexican family gatherings from Cardenas childhood – made using guarded family recipes.

The new mole range, which builds on the same values, is packaged in stylish glass jars with a thin metal lid that requires removing with a bottle opener. The novel design is based on traditional Mexican packaging.

Conceived to make cooking authentic Mexican cuisine easy for UK consumers the pastes take minutes to convert into a full blown Mexican feast and are affectionately described by Rolando as ‘a superfood Mexican piñata exploding in your mouth’.

Mexican food has catapulted up the list of the UK’s favourite cuisines, with KANKUN’s® products attracting huge success – making it into the food halls of the some of the UK’s leading retailers including Selfridges, Fenwick, Wholefoods Market and The Conran Shop. The new mole range, which has an RRP £4.50 per 240g jar, has already secured listings with Amazon, Ebay, MexGrocer and a number of independent delis across the UK.

Rolando Cardenas, founder of KANKUN®, said: “It is our ambition to put ‘genuine’ Mexican food on as many tables in the UK as possible and we are thrilled to be adding more of my family’s 100 per cent authentic recipes to our range. Our products are designed to make adding a splash of real Mexican flavour easy and accessible to all UK consumers.”


Notes to Editor

KANKUN® offers five authentic Mexican sauces and three mole pastes, all free of gluten and additives and suitable for vegetarians. The range comprises: Hot Mexican Chipolte Sauce, Mild Mexican Chipolte Sauce, Mexican Marinade Sauce, Mexican