Products & Ingredients
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Does ABUELITA™ chocolate contain caffeine?

 

Caffeine is naturally present in chocolate products at low levels.

 
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Does ABUELITA™ contain theobromine?

Yes, ABUELITA™ products are made with cacao. Cacao beans naturally contain low levels of theobromine.

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What is the shelf life of ABUELITA™ and what is the best way to store it?

For optimum quality, all ABUELITA™ products should be consumed by the printed "Best if Used By" date. For optimum shelf life:

 

  1. Store all ABUELITA™ products in a cool, dry, odorless place.
  2. Tablets and Marqueta: Once opened, store unused portion in a tightly sealed container for 15-18 months as printed on package.
  3. Granulated: Store unopened packs for up to 9 months as printed on box.
  4. Syrup: Store at room temperature (do not refrigerate) for up to 18 months as printed on bottle.
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Can I store prepared ABUELITA™ in the refrigerator?

After prepared, all ABUELITA™ products should be consumed immediately.

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Is ABUELITA™ gluten free?

ABUELITA™ is not gluten free. Please refer to the product label for the most accurate nutrition, ingredient, and allergen information.

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Does ABUELITA™ contain nuts?

There are no nuts included in ABUELITA™. However, the manufacturing site does produce other products with tree nuts, peanuts, egg, milk and wheat. Please refer to the product label for the most accurate allergen information.

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Is ABUELITA™ suitable for vegans?

Tablets and Marqueta ABUELITA™ may contain milk. Please refer to the product label for the most accurate nutrition, ingredient, and allergen information.

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Is ABUELITA™ Kosher?

ABUELITA™ products are not certified Kosher.

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Is ABUELITA™ Halal?

ABUELITA™ products are not certified Halal.

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Do ABUELITA™ products contain cinnamon?

All ABUELITA™ products contain cinnamon flavor.

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Can ABUELITA™ be prepared with non-dairy alternatives?

All ABUELITA ™ products can be prepared with dairy milk or non-dairy alternatives.

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Do ABUELITA™ products contain dairy?

ABUELITA™ products may contain milk. Please refer to the product label for the most accurate nutrition, ingredient, and allergen information.

Preparation
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How do I prepare ABUELITA™ hot chocolate?

  • Tablets: Melt 1 tablet in 4 cups of milk over medium heat. Stir with whisk until the tablet is dissolved and your hot chocolate is deliciously frothy.
  • Granulated: Dissolve 1½ heaping tablespoons (or one packet) of granulated mix in 1 cup of hot milk and enjoy.
  • Marqueta: Add ½ a Marqueta Bar to 4 cups of hot milk.
  • Instant: Dissolve 1 packet of Instant Hot Chocolate Mix in 1 mug of hot water and enjoy.
  • Syrup: Add 2 tablespoons of syrup to 1 cup of hot milk and enjoy.
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Why doesn't my ABUELITA ™ tablet dissolve when I mix it with milk?

ABUELITA™ tablets are meant to be dissolved in hot or boiling milk or non-dairy alternatives. However, flecks of chocolate may surface while mixing. This is part of the authentic appeal of Mexican-style hot chocolate.

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Can ABUELITA™ be prepared with water?

Instant Hot Chocolate ABUELITA™ envelopes can be prepared with water. Tablets, Marqueta and Granulated ABUELITA™ can be prepared with dairy milk or non-dairy alternatives.

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How do you break ABUELITA™ tablets?

ABUELITA™ tablets are meant to be melted in a saucepan with milk over medium heat until they are dissolved and ready to drink.

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How do I melt ABUELITA™ Tablets and Marqueta products?

Melt 1 tablet in 4 cups of milk over medium heat. Stir with whisk until the tablet is dissolved and your hot chocolate is deliciously frothy.

Other Questions
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What does "Abuelita" mean?

"Abuelita" is a Spanish term of endearment for grandmothers, which literally translates to "little grandmother". It's used by Spanish-speakers everywhere to affectionately call their grandmas.

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Is ABUELITA™ an authentic Mexican brand?

ABUELITA™ is an authentic Mexican brand, tracing its origins back to 1919 when the González Barragán brothers founded Fábrica de Chocolates La Azteca in Veracruz, Mexico, specializing in hot chocolate. In 1939, the Chocolate ABUELITATM brand was born. Nestle acquired La Azteca in 1995, allowing consumers to enjoy Mexican-made ABUELITATM Tablets and Granulated Mix around the world.

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Are ABUELITA™ products made in Mexico?

ABUELITA™ Tablets, Granulated and Marqueta are made in the Nestlé Mexico plant in Toluca. ABUELITA™ Instant Hot Chocolate and Syrup are made in the U.S. and Canada with globally sourced ingredients.

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Who is the ABUELITA™ Grandma?

Sara García, known as the grandmother of Mexican cinema, has graced our packaging for over 40 years. She represents the spirit of ABUELITA™—one of warmth, family, and loving indulgence.

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Where can I buy ABUELITA™ products?

Visit our Where to Buy page to find retailers that sell ABUELITA™ products.

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How is Mexican hot chocolate different from other hot chocolates?

Mexican hot chocolate has a different taste than other hot chocolates, as it has a bold chocolate taste and incorporates spices and flavors like cinnamon. Its unique tablet form creates a frothy and rich drinking experience. It is a key part of traditions in Mexican culture, where hot chocolate is consumed alongside sweet breads like conchas or Rosca de Reyes, or with tamales.

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