You can find our product’s nutritional information directly on the product’s outer packaging or by visiting our webpage at delrealfoods.com. Click on the image of the product and then click on Heating & Nutritional Instructions on the left hand side of the page.
Del Real Foods strives to keep the sodium level of our products as low as possible while delivering great flavor. In addition, we avoid preservatives without compromising the flavor and quality of the products. Please note the amount of sodium is per serving, the nutritional information is based on a 2 tsp serving size.
Yes, if pouch seals are closed and there are no pinholes or tears in the pouch itself. Some of our items contain sauce (i.e., Chile Verde, Barbacoa) and the pouches will not have a tight vacuum because the seal integrity would otherwise be compromised.
Yes, you may freeze the tamales (or any Del Real product) to extend the shelf life; it is important to freeze them before the sell-by date printed on the package. They will last up to 6 months frozen without serious quality degradation.
The sell-by date is located on the outer package. Another way to determine the sell-by date is by locating the lot number on the pouch and calling our Customer Service Department to provide you with the sell-by date.
Is it okay to eat them even though the package has been opened for a few days and it is before the sell-by date? We don’t recommend using the product after the pouch has been open for more than 3-5 days.
Our Tamales may be refrigerated up to the sell-by date. However, we don’t recommend using the product after the pouch has been open for more than 3-5 days. Variation in temperature and storage containers may lead to a shorter or longer holding time.
Salsas are the only products we don’t recommend freezing for the reason that they get watery and lose flavor. However, they can be frozen prior to the “use by” date and not pose a food safety issue if thawed and consumed later.
The fastest way to thaw any of our products is using the Thaw or Defrost feature available on most microwave ovens. Once the product is somewhat thawed, follow the directions on the packages to properly heat the product (Microwaves vary in strength and the product should be monitored as heated).
Yes, preheat oven to 350˚F. Remove product from sleeve and pouch. Place in an oven safe pan, place about ¼ cup of water in pan with the product and cover with foil or oven safe lid. Reheat for 45-60 minutes or until product reaches 165˚F internal temperature. If frozen, thaw product first then follow same procedure.
Yes, give us a call or go to our webpage (Delrealfoods.com) Click on our store locator button on the left hand side of the webpage to locate a local retailer carrying the Del Real Foods product you are looking for. If we currently do not carry a particular product in your area you can purchase some of our products directly from www.mexgrocers.com