Old El Paso Mexicana Street Market White Corn Tortillas

Ingredients – Water, white corn masa (43%), stabilisers:glycerol, xanthan gum; salt, emulsifier:mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids.

I found these, unexpectedly, in the world food aisle at the supermarket.  I nearly didn’t check the ingredients list because there was bound to be something Allergy Brothers-unfriendly in there.  So glad that I did.  No wheat, no egg, no rice.  Amazing.  I just about restrained myself from doing a happy dance right there.

We had previously tried some corn tortillas from The Cool Chile Company.  They were delicious, but needed cooking and had to be eaten straight away.  This new product from Old El Paso seemed more convenient.

Firstly, we tried them hot, which needed only 30 seconds in the microwave (you can also pan toast them or heat them in the oven).  We ate them filled with pan-fried turkey strips, sliced cucumber and avocado, and Zest vegan pesto.  Obviously not traditional Mexican food, but safe for the Allergy Brothers to eat.  I appreciated how quick this meal was to make, and that the Allergy Brothers’ plates were empty because they enjoyed the tortillas so much.

We were curious to see whether you could use them cold as wraps.  The tortillas are pre-cooked with instructions on how to heat them.  Allergy Little volunteered to be our test subject and ate a cucumber and vegan cheese wrap.  It was so good that he had a second.  This meant, that for the first time ever,  the Allergy Brothers could have something that looked like a regular sandwich in their packed lunch for school.  They were very pleased.

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