Leal described “chamoy” to Good Morning America as being “sweet, spicy, tangy.”
It’s often made with a lot of sugar and salt, and Leal became determined to make a healthy version of this traditional snack for her dad, who was diagnosed with diabetes, to enjoy. Leal launched “I Love Chamoy”, a diabetic-friendly chamoy that is sugar-free, carb-free, and without artificial dyes. It was important to Leal that the product taste authentic, and she views it as a celebration of her culture. Having her dad tell her he couldn’t find sugar-free Mexican staples “was kind of like the lightbulb moment,” Leal said.
“It really started as me just wanting to help my dad with his cravings, and in the process I discovered there were a lot of people in our similar situation.”
She’s been happy to hear a positive response from people who previously had never tried chamoy, and most importantly, Leal’s No. 1 customer — her dad — has given it his stamp of approval. [Good Morning America]