Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Highlighting the Winn-Dixie suppliers while featuring delicious meals that honor their communities.

Winn-Dixie is proud to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by sharing the stories and recipes of our AAPI-owned suppliers.

Lola’s Hot Sauce

Lola’s is a generational family recipe hot sauce from Carmelita Shah also known as “Lola” who’s an immigrant doctor from the Philippines that came to take care of local farmers in the Midwest during the 1980’s. Lola’s has been in our family forever and has been passed down to her children and eventually their children hence the name Lola. Lola, means Grandma in Tagalog the language of the Philippines and is truly a name sake and the focus of our family brand.

Taufeek, Lola’s son and founder – found some bottles of his mom’s hot sauce back in 2016 and brought them into a food day at work and everyone thought it was the best hot sauce they had. Shortly afterwards Taufeek and Lola would spend weekends making hot sauce in Lola’s kitchen and sell them at Farmer’s Markets. Fast forward to 2023, Lola’s is now a national hot sauce brand featuring family flavors in multiple categories. Something truly delicious and divine featuring #flavorfirst hot sauces utilizing the world’s hottest peppers for great flavor.

Lola’s is all natural and uses the world’s hottest peppers for great flavors across various gourmet hot sauces, salsas, and mixers.

SEG is a staple name and always our go-to grocer down in Florida. Now that Lola is retired, she’s moved to Florida and does all her shopping and connects with the community through food and different events. The love SEG has for its customers, partners, manufacturers, and their amazing initiatives helping family brands get to the masses through supplier diversity makes this a win/win. The best part of our partnership with SEG is the collaboration.



Bachan’s is The Original Japanese Barbecue Sauce. Our mission is to Bring Family Together® through food, culture, and meaningful experiences. Created from a multi-generational family recipe, Bachan’s was founded by Justin Gill and launched in 2019 – affectionately named after Justin’s Bachan (you might say Granny), Judy Yokoyama. We believe in a minimalistic and transparent approach to developing our products. Our family of sauces is cold-filled (not pasteurized), made without preservatives or flavorings, and we use the highest quality ingredients, because Our Ingredients Matter®. We are a minority owned company.

What is Japanese Barbecue Sauce?

This is the exact question that gets customers to pick up our bottle off the shelf or piques their interest online. Japanese BBQ Sauce is precisely what it sounds like—it’s the sauce that people use to barbecue with in Japan. There are many different flavors of barbecue sauces in the US, but in Japan it’s all about Umami. We are honored and excited to be the FIRST and ONLY Japanese BBQ Sauce in the country.

So Much More Than Just a Barbecue Sauce.

Bachan’s can be used as a marinade, finishing sauce, dipping sauce, stir-fry sauce, and some of our customers even use it as a salad dressing! One of the best parts of bringing Bachan’s to market has been hearing all the different ways our customers are using Bachan’

Small Batch, Non-Gmo Certified, BPA Free, Preservative Free and Cold Filled.

Bachan’s is Cold-Filled (not thermally pasteurized), so all of the amazing flavors and ingredients in our sauce come to life, in their natural form.

Partnering with an awesome, reputable retailer like SEG enables Bachan’s to grow our distribution among a key demographic all while making our products readily available so consumers can enjoy with their families.


Gimme Seaweed

Annie Broad is the Asian-American Founder of Gimme, founded in 2012, serving as Chief Product & Creative Officer. [She] identified an opportunity to reposition seaweed as a snack to entice American consumers. Her vision led to the development of the world’s first line of Organic, non-GMO seaweed snacks. Gimme is now the number #1 seaweed brand in the US with 35% share of the category…3x the sales of the next competitor.

Our SEG category manager saw the demand for seaweed and to carry the top brand in that space. This gave us at Gimme a good starting point to work towards building the right program for SEG that was also attainable for the Gimme brand.


Chicken Karaage

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup Bachan's Original Japanese Barbecue Sauce + extra for dipping
  • 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup potato starch
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • cooking spray


  1. In a bowl, marinate the chicken with Bachan’s Japanese Barbecue Sauce, 1/2 tbsp oil, ginger, and garlic for 30 minutes at temperature, in a slightly cool spot.
  2. Mix the potato and cornstarch in a bowl and, working in batches, toss to coat, shaking off the excess.
  3. Lightly oil or use cooking spray on the air fryer basket. Arrange the chicken in the basket, with 1/4-inch space in between pieces. Lightly spray the tops of the chicken with oil. Air fry at 400°F for 5 minutes, then flip and spray with extra oil. Air fry for 5 more minutes at 400°F. Let the chicken cool for 5 minutes, then air fry for an extra 5 minutes at 400°F to crisp it up.
  4. Enjoy hot with extra Bachan’s Japanese Barbecue Sauce to dip.

Lola’s 20 Minute Spicy Pork Sliders

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely minced
  • 3 TBSP of any of Lola’s Mango Ginger Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce (Mix in 2 or 3 flavors for a unique flavor profile)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl mix all the ingredients
  2. Create burgers of your favorite size
  3. Grill or cook in skillet with some oil or butter until temperature reaches 160 degrees F


  • Make a spicy spread by adding Lola’s Hot Sauce to Mayonnaise – 1 TBSP Lola’s to 1 TBSP Mayo.
  • Plate with your favorite toppings – pineapple is a perfect compliment.
  • Enjoy!

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