Mexican Corn Products is a Canadian company producing tortilla chips.
The company is operated by an emigrated Mexican family, who made it their passion to bring the taste of authentic Mexican cuisine to their new home.
Mexican Corn Products Inc. was established in 2004 in Ottawa, Ontario.
How it all happened:
While we're located in Ottawa, our family, Godinez-Luna, comes from Tamazula, a pre-Hispanic town nestled in the south of Jalisco state, Mexico.
It was in this ancient city that one of our ancestors, Grandma Carmen, or "Doña Carmen" as she was called, came to master the Mexican culinary arts. From her kitchen in "La Hacienda Los Cantores," she experimented with her craft, adding a pinch of this and a dash of that until she had perfected recipes for the most delicious authentic Mexican and Spanish dishes.
Those recipes had been passed down from generation to generation—and when we emigrated to Canada, we made sure we brought them with us.
Once we got to Canada, we were surprised at what passed for the foods of our homeland. Authentic Mexican foods are lighter, more delicate and subtle; made with natural ingredients like onions, spices, garlic, jalapeños and sea salt. Plus a splash of fresh lime in almost every dish.
We saw a real need to bring the taste of authentic Mexican cuisine to our new home. So we started making flavourful, traditional versions of some of our family favourites. Eventually, we began producing a plain corn tortilla chip for sale under a private label at a local fresh food chain.
Customers couldn't get enough of them. That was the turning point.
In the years that followed, our own Los Cantores brand was launched and eventually new flavours were added to the product line.