A Day With NESTLÉ Abuelita & Pan De Muerto Recipe!

***Disclosure: I solely was invited to this event and I am sharing this for the benefit of my readers. All opinions are my own.***


Hey All!

I recently had the amazing opportunity to spend the day with NESTLÉ® ABUELITA and NESCAFÉ® Café de Olla at there headquarters here in Los Angeles. I was invited to learn about both cultura a su manera (culture their own way) and how to personalize our Day of the Dead celebrations with family and friends. They were even kind enough to showcase my site at the event.


Being Puerto Rican, we don’t have the same cultural traditions as other Latinos found here on the west coast. Being that my fiance’ is part Mexican I have actively tried to incorporate more of his traditions into our holiday celebrations and daily lives. For example I now love NESTLÉ® ABUELITA! For those of who have never heard of it, it’s an authentic Mexican hot chocolate with a hint of cinnamon! It’s delish! I can’t get enough of it and neither can the kids. We also love NESCAFÉ® Café de Olla, the instant coffee blended with cinnamon and a touch of sugar – which are traditionally enjoyed in Mexico during the festivities of Día de los Muertos aka Day of the Dead.


“Día de los Muertos is one of the most cherished holidays celebrated by Latinas in the U.S., as it not only resonates with their heritage but also allows them to personalize almost every detail of the festivity, from the decorations on their altar to their personal recipe for pan de muertos,” said Carlos Velasco, President of the International Brands Division of Nestlé USA. “We are proud to have NESTLÉ® ABUELITA and NESCAFÉ® Café de Olla be part of our consumers’ Day of the Dead celebrations.”


It was amazing to learn so much about Día de los Muertos that I hadn’t known before. From the alters to the decor and food. It was all so moving and amazing to learn about.


NESTLÉ was kind enough to show us how to make Pan De Muerto aka Bread of the Dead. It’s delicious! Check out the recipe below to see how to make it for yourself.


Also here is a visual guide on how to make the bread.


They also had an amazing craft session to make frames for those who have passed in our life. Below is my before and after shots. How awesome is the glitter!


As a sponsor of the 14th annual Día de los Muertos event at the historic Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on November 2, the brands will attempt to establish the Guinness World Record for the largest Day of the Dead altar in the United States, thus literally taking the celebrations to the next level. Designed by local artists Ricardo Soltero and Adan Terriquez, the altar will portray Catrinas enjoying cups of NESTLÉ® ABUELITA and NESCAFÉ® Café de Olla in the afterlife. It’s sure to be an amazing event!

If you’re in Los Angeles you don’t want to miss it. We were told to get there early and at the beginning of the events so you can get parking and see the opening ceremonies. They expect up to 50,000 people to attend so get there early!


On the same day, you will also be able to participate in a costume contest sponsored by the brands for a chance to win $500 in cash and other prizes, and sample hot chocolate and coffee served with pan de muertos.

I will certainly be attending and I now love NESTLÉ® more than ever. I can’t thank them enough for such an inspirational day.

For more info, holiday recipes, tips for creating altars and decorating picture frames at home, and details about local sampling events visit the NESTLÉ® ABUELITA Facebook page or the website elmejornido.com.