Gourmet Tamales is a small family-run business based in Oceanside. Their flavors include sweet corn and scallion, spicy black bean, green mole and vegetables, feta and spinach, poblano and cheese, chile relleno, and dessert tamales like pumpkin, apple-strawberry, and pineapple. This is not even half of their flavors.
They do not use lard; they make their masa with olive oil. They also use onion broth to make their masa, giving all their tamales a light and delicate flavor with a hint of sweetness that complements the savory flavors. Their dessert tamales, luckily, are not made with broth, but instead are made with apple juice, again adding flavor and sweetness.