Here at Gran Luchito, we are hugely passionate about bringing the authentic taste of Mexico to kitchens around the world.
We pour our heart and soul into Gran Luchito because we want you to experience the joy of cooking and sharing real Mexican food with your friends and family.
Gran Luchito was started in 2012 when the only Mexican food you could find came from a kit in the supermarket.
From the start Gran Luchito has stood for challenging the status quo with a fighting spirit to bring you real, authentic Mexican. It’s in our name after all! Did you know that Gran Luchito translated means ‘Great Little Fighter’?
To become the world’s most loved authentic Mexican food brand by looking after our customers, people and planet.
We are super excited to announce that we are officially a B Corp!
But what does it mean to be a certified B Corp? B Corps are companies verified to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. So whilst success in a traditional business is all about profit, B Corps also measure their impact on people and the planet.
By being a B Corp, we have committed to positively impact all stakeholders – workers, communities, customers, and our planet. It took us over a year to become certified and it doesn’t just end there. The community holds us accountable to push ourselves to do even better each year and we are committed to use this business as a force for good.
The inspiration for Gran Luchito came from our founder and El Capitan Fergus. He travelled around vibrant and colourful Mexico on a trip of a lifetime and was blown away by the authentic flavours and ingredients of the food he enjoyed. Fergus decided to create a brand that would celebrate the authentic taste, traditions and joy of bringing people together around the table for Mexican food.
At first, he only sold Gran Luchito at the weekend from a stall in East London’s Maltby Street Market. Buoyed by the enthusiasm of early buyers, Fergus decided to make it his full-time vocation and passion.
Right from the start, Fergus was determined to make Mexican with the same love and care he had discovered.
Exploring all of Mexico, searching for the highest quality ingredients from local Mexican suppliers, using authentic recipes that people have enjoyed for generations and preserving traditional cooking techniques are integral to what makes Gran Luchito unique.
We are also hugely passionate about helping you to discover how delicious (and easy) scratch cooking authentic Mexican dishes at home with our products can be!
We have created over 250 Mexican recipes from Chicken Tacos which can be made in a matter of minutes to complex dishes such as Chicken Mole which are symbolic and celebrated in Mexican cuisine. We are always updating and adding to our collection!
There is no shortage of adventures working for Gran Luchito, and we are very fortunate that travelling to Mexico is part of the job description!
We created the Gran Luchito Blog to share our passion and insider knowledge for all things Mexican including travel guides, culture, restaurants along with our how to’s and tips for making Mexican food at home.
“ Best tortillas I've ever had from a UK supermarket by a long way
“ This is EXCELLENT!!! I lived in Mexico for 18 years and I can say this has the authentic taste of smokey chipotle chili salsa. Better yet, it's the only salsa I saw sold at Sainsburys that does not contain added sugar. Hooray!
It's absolutely delicious. ”
“ Fantastic authentic tomatillo salsa. Not your usual salsa, this is just like you get in Mexican restaurants in the US. Really tasty, already been through several jars ”
“ Excellent Mexican Salsa! Great for topping almost everything; scrambled eggs, tacos, chicken, etc. My favourite recipe is to boil chicken and then shred it in a pan, put the salsa on top and serve it with tortillas and refried beans. ”
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