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We hit a taco record at WOAP!

Some truths. We're human. We're not magicians or superheroes. We revel in our successes, and we feel failures and let downs hard. We are business owners, chefs, type A people, perfectionists and especially hospitality workers.Last Saturday, Taco Addicts participated in Wellington on a Plate for the first time, organising the Miramar Taco’ver in conjunction with Double Vision Brewing, The Food Lab, and the Mexican Embassy in Aotearoa....

May 9, 2023

20 days of tortillas: Enchiladas

We’re not called Enchilada Addicts, but if I had to choose another dish that I am addicted to when I’m home in Austin, it would totally be the enchilada! There’s something about an enchilada plate that is really satisfying. I also felt it was a fitting time to blog the enchilada, as we’re offering enchilada take home meals this week during the Level 3 lockdown. As we’re working, and serving, from our production kitchen, rather than Prince, I jumped on the chance to make enchiladas and ...

April 28, 2020

20 days of tortillas: Soft Tacos

This post is going to be incredibly short. The soft taco - it’s pretty much every other taco apart from the crispy taco! It’s all the tacos we make at Taco Addicts, the ones you get at Viva Mexico, and (hopefully) most other Mexican restaurants in New Zealand. It’s what you can make, at home, with our Taco Addicts tortillas. However, your tortilla cannot be called a taco until you put some fillings inside and fold it!...

April 25, 2020

20 days of tortillas: the Flour Tortilla

I love flour tortillas. There’s nothing like biting into a fresh, hot, delicious flour tortilla. The combination of the soft, crispy, and chewy dough is irresistible. Hopefully this love comes across in our tortillas.I’m sure you know parts of this story - the Spaniards conquered Mexico, and with them they brought wheat. Mexicans integrated wheat into their diets, making pan dulces (sweet breads), tortas & other breads, and of course flour tortillas....

April 23, 2020

20 days of tortillas: Corn tortillas

Maize (corn), chocolate (cacao), tomatoes, beans, chilies, avocados, papaya, vanilla - most of these are foods you could probably find in your kitchen on a weekly basis, and all of them originate from Mexico! It's no wonder that I'm obsessed with the cuisine - everything delicious comes from Mexico. And, according to one study, maize is the most widely produced crop in the world. Maize was a staple food in Mesoamerica, and the early Mexicans developed a way to process the maize so that it was he...

April 21, 2020

20 days of tortillas: the Hard Taco

If you grew up in New Zealand, or any state in the USA that doesn’t share a border with Mexico [with some exceptions such as New York], you most likely grew up with hard tacos in your life. The crispy taco is a corn tortilla that has been fried, and can then be filled (usually with ground beef, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa/hot sauce) to make a hard taco. This is often where the misunderstanding between a ‘taco’ and a ‘tortilla’ comes from. In the supermarkets in NZ, you can buy taco ...

April 19, 2020

20 days of tortillas

This is a blog I’ve been wanting to write since I started Taco Addicts. People always ask us what the difference between a ‘taco’ and a ‘tortilla’ is. We’re now more than 3 years into the business, and people still ask us regularly. Even the stockists at Moore Wilsons regularly call us to discuss orders and say something like ‘we need more tacos!’ But Moore Wilsons sells our tortillas, not our tacos. Therefore, it’s time to put the tortilla and the taco into context for New Zea...

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