The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Tucson Tamales "Unwrap Happiness" Review and Giveaway!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tucson Tamales "Unwrap Happiness" Review and Giveaway!


I am a HUGE tamale lover. I grew up eating Costa Rican tamales which are very different than Mexican tamales. Costa Rican tamales are really filled with tons of things. If you want to see how Costa Rican tamales are made, click here.

But I love Mexican style tamales which are masa (dough) and one or two fillings. I am a fiend when it comes to tamales. I never make them because they are a lot of work. Making the masa is difficult and then you also have to cook the filling, stuff the tamales and then steam them up. I would rather go to a restaurant and pick some up.

I had the opportunity to review Tucson Tamales and, of course, I jumped on it because if my love for tamales. I wasn't sure what to expect. I have purchased frozen tamales before and have been disappointed.



Well, I was not disappointed this time. I received a variety of tamales in a Styrofoam container. The tamales were well packed and fresh when I received them. I received a variety including Santa Fe (Pork Loin, Green Chile Sauce and Cheese), Santa Cruz (Mild Red Chile Beef, Olive in Red Chile Masa), Sonora (Roasted Chicken with Green Chile Sauce), Arizona (spicy beef) and Tubac (Chorizo, Potato, Cheese).



They were easy to cook. You can steam them or you can microwave them. I decided to microwave although I knew steaming was better. But they came out warm and fluffy in the microwave. And all the varieties I tried, were absolutely delicious.



Like I said, I am a masa snob. But the masa on these tamales was flavorful and yummy. The tamales held up and were stuffed with delicious meats and spices. My favorites were definitely the Santa Cruz and Tubac tamales. I could eat these every day of my life. These were just as good as homemade and much easier.

I would definitely order these. To order Tucson Tamales, you can head over to the website and place an order. They have a large variety of tamales including vegetarian and vegan. There are also breakfast and dessert tamales as well. If you are a tamale lover, you will definitely love these.

Thanks to the great people at Tucson Tamale, I have a variety of tamales to give away from one lucky reader. Just enter on the Rafflecopter widget below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

136 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh I would love to have them all but I think if I had to choose one it would be the SANTA FE.

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  2. Oh boy what an array of goodies. I think the chicken pot pie Tamale has really caught my eye.

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  3. Green corn would be my first choice, but they all sound good.

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  4. https://mobile.twitter.com/SandyHeadtke/status/522408513620815875

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  5. I would love to try the Santa Cruz Tamales.

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  6. Chile Relleno Tamale looks awesome.

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  7. Can I say yum to all. I would pick the Boise Tamale. Patricia

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  8. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/522448954970349569

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  9. Mexican style tamales

    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  10. These look so yummy. I'd love to try the Chicken Pot Pie Tamale

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  11. Little Italy or Denver sounds especially good to me. Love to try them all

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  12. I go for the Arizona Spicy Beef tamale!
    thank you

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  14. Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/522511117851979777

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  15. The Arizona with spicy chipotle beef would be my choice. I'm all about the original, but love to try other things too.

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  16. I love tamales and these sound amazing! The Chicken Pot Pie Tamale is one of many that look delicious!

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  17. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/522525854203531265

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  18. I would love to try the Austin veggie tamale or the paella. yarbr012@gmail.com

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  19. I would like to try the CHILE RELLENO TAMALE

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  20. They all sound really good. I would love to try one of these two, San Carlos or Santa Fe.

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  21. Little Italy Italian Sausage, Sweet Pepper, Onion, Marinara Sauce sounds good to me.

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  23. I'm so excited to see all the vegan tamales!! I actually went to school in Tucson but I haven't had a tamale in ages because I stopped eating meat and plus you can't get a good tamale around here. It would be amazing to win this giveaway.

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  24. What a large variety! I like the chili replenishment tamales. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  25. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/522763380730261504

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  27. My favorite is the Chicken Pot Pie Tamale.

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  31. Wow, they all look so good, I'd favorite the CHILE RELLENO TAMALE.

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  35. I think the Chicken Pot Pie Tamale sounds delicious.
    Thank you!

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  43. If I had to choose one it would have to be the Santa Fe. I love a good tamale.

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  45. The Chile Relleno Tamale sound good.
    Jennifer Rote

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  53. The Wisconsin tamales sound the best to me, I love cheese tamales. I steam them in my rice cooker and they come out perfect.

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  54. I tweeted the giveaway https://twitter.com/upstatmissy2/status/525679066414735360

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  56. awesome giveaway....the chile relleno tamale sounds so good ...thanks.

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  59. I would love to try the Chicken Pot Pie Tamale.

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  60. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/526175694791798784

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  61. the arizona spicy beef tamale sounds wonderful
    cathycasper@hughes.net

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  65. I tweeted the giveaway https://twitter.com/upstatmissy2/status/526811591753224192

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  66. The LITTLE ITALY sounds awesome!! So many of them really do tickle my fancy.
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

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  71. i would like to try the CHICKEN POT PIE TAMALE

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  72. I'd like the Chicken Pot Pie but my family would probably prefer the Berkeley.

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  74. I think the Chicken Pot Pie Tamale would be amazing.

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  83. I would love to try the Arizona tamales!

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  85. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/528259664887046144

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  86. I would love to try both the Tucson and Chile Relleno Tamales

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  90. https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/528945901830959105

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  91. Tamales are my husband's favorite Mexican food. He would like the Santa Fe. I would prefer SantaCruz Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  92. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/529340635317551105

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  93. The Veggie Austin Tamale sounds AMAZING.

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  95. https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/529429937942319104

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  96. id like the Santa Cruz Tamales

    JOE GERSCH

    JOEBISSY@MAIL.com

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  100. I tweeted the giveaway https://twitter.com/upstatmissy2/status/530027776061882368

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  102. I'd love to try the Chile Relleno Tamales.

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  103. I like the sound of the Little Italy! Oh man that sounds delish!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  104. Tweet: https://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/530166333682364416

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  105. i want
    Austin

    Organic Spinach, Mushroom, Spices (w/Sesame Seeds) in Blue Corn Masa. (available frozen only)

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  110. The Blue Tamale sounds really good with Squash, Tomato, Onion, Green Chile and Cheese.

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  111. I would pick the Santa Cruz or the Pumpkin.

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  112. love to try the chicken pot pie tamales. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  113. OMG they all look fantastic and to be honest I can't decide between the Santa Fe or the Santa Cruz!

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  114. I would like to try the Chicken Pot Pie Tamale.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  115. I'm sure my husband would love the JoJo

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  117. Tweet: https://twitter.com/Mybakersdozen/status/530702871323353088 vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  119. I would like to try the Tahiti Dessert.
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  120. I would choose the Austin sounds really good. ArianaRose2@aol.com

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  121. The Little Italy sounds really good.

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