Discovery Foods Review: Celebrating Cinco De Mayo in Style

I was recently lucky enough to be sent a selection of Discovery Mexican Food to review, just in time for some Cinco de Mayo celebrations.  Mexican is always a favourite here at Casa B so we were delighted.

Discovery Fajita Ingredients

The Recipe: Chicken Fajitas


  • 500g chicken breast cut into thin strips
  • 1 white onion sliced
  • 1 green pepper sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper sliced
  • 100g mushrooms sliced
  • 1 Discovery Fajita kit containing 8 flour tortillas, medium salsa and fajita seasoning mix
  • Discovery garlic and herb soured cream
  • 2 large handfuls grated cheese
  • Bowl of tortilla crisps

Firstly coat the chicken in oil and half of the seasoning mix and then in a very hot, heavy-based frying pan, fry for about 4 minutes until, browned.

Add your onions and peppers to the pan with 2/3 of the remaining seasoning mix, stir in well and fry for a further 2 minutes.

Finally add your mushrooms with the remaining seasoning mix, stir well and fry for a further 2 minutes until cooked.

Serve immediately with warmed flour tortillas, salsa, garlic and herb soured cream, grated cheese and tortilla crisps on the side.

Making Discovery fajitas

The Verdict:

Nom nom nom nom nom…..excuse me.

We reviewed the medium taste fajita kit and it was just perfect.  It had a nice kick of spicy heat without being uncomfortably hot.  The new garlic and herb soured cream and the salsa were also both perfect accompaniments for the fajitas themselves, and as dips for the tortilla chips.  In fact Mr B and I both agreed that the salsa was one of the tastiest we have ever tried and the garlic and herb dip was lovely and cooling with just the right amount of garlic.

This is the first time I had tried anything from the Discovery range but I will certainly be buying this kit  again in the future.  It was quick, simple and really delicious.

Cinco de Mayo Meal

The eagle-eyed amongst you may also notice a couple of additions to our Cinco de Mayo celebrations, namely cocktails and mini pinatas.

You will find instructions on how to make these below.

The Cocktails:

Cocktails and mini pinatas

I should point out that these are not Mexican cocktails, mainly due to the lack of tequila in our house, but ones which we thought would go well with the meal.

Mr B’s (Alcoholic)

  • Ice
  • Fresh lime, thin slice to garnish and thick slice squeezed into drink
  • 1 part dark rum
  • 3 parts ginger beer

Mine (Non-alcoholic, child-friendly)

  • Ice
  • Fresh lime, thin slice to garnish and thick slice squeezed into drink
  • 1 part lingonberry juice
  • 2 parts sparkling apple juice

The Mini Pinata Decorations:

I found instructions on how to make these via Pinterest here.  You will need…

  • Old cereal box
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • Coloured tissue or crepe paper
  • Double-sided sticky tape

First draw out your burro (mule) shape on to your cardboard.  Cut out, flip over, draw around and cut out again.

Cut out one long strip of cardboard, approximately one inch thick, and attach this between your burro shapes as shown using sticky tape.

Cut strips of coloured paper approximately 1 inch thick, and feather using scissors as shown.  I used tissue paper but actually think crepe paper would work much better here and be less fiddly.

Attach your strips around your burro, starting from the bottom and overlapping in layers until fully covered, using double-sided sticky tape.

Making Mini Pinatas

And there you have it. Everything you need for a fun-filled mexican celebration! So why not invite your friends round and give it a go?

Wishing you all a belated, happy Cinco de Mayo!



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