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Old 08-27-2007, 12:01 PM   #11
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Hmm...so do you think it's worth it looking in a grocery store? Or is this more of a "specialty" item that is only sold on websites and certain food stores?

Can't really order it now...chili cook-off is on Friday, so time is ticking for me!
If you really, really, really, really want to use it, sure, look in your area markets. You might also check in any Hispanic markets near you for it. Although, if it's as hot as Uncle Bob says, you might want to rethink using it. You want to win the cook off, not burn the judges to death.
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:24 PM   #12
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I have some of this potent chili powder take my advice it is ****able hot hot
it will take the feathers off of a full grown chicken and it will ask no questions
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:35 PM   #13
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lol, did anyone else read this as penguin powder?

boy, i need to go home. i felt bad for the little well dressed guys for a minute there.
I've been reading this ever since it was posted and up until I read your post that's STILL how I was reading it!!!!! I finally decided to check it out!
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Old 08-28-2007, 12:35 AM   #14
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lol, did anyone else read this as penguin powder?

boy, i need to go home. i felt bad for the little well dressed guys for a minute there.

yes i did too LOLLL, but the airconditioning is not working in the office and its really really hot right now (yes we're in winter but it feels like a REALLy hot summer day) and i'm about to pass out - what's ur excuse hehehe
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:24 AM   #15
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Ok, since everyone else has confessed......I read it as Penguin Powder too. In fact, I even Goggled it trying to figure out what it was and was getting nowhere (except for a few ornamental jars that hold perfumed powder) until I looked really closely at Katie’s link and noticed the real spelling.

But I did learn about “Penguin Gourds” that were often used to hold gun powder in the olden days and thus were sometimes called “Penguin Powder Gourds”.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:44 AM   #16
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lol, did anyone else read this as penguin powder?
YUP!

The only difference is, I have no excuse for it.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:51 AM   #17
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Penzey's carries them in whole pepper form. I have a bag at home. They are quite hot but not frightening.

Just sub cayenne powder if you can't get to Penzey's.
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:49 AM   #18
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i'll bet penzey's has dried penguins, too. whole and powdered...
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:50 AM   #19
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i'll bet penzey's has dried penguins, too. whole and powdered...

They do, but they're difficult to reconstitute and they walk funny afterwards.
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Old 08-28-2007, 12:17 PM   #20
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I was briefly horrified. All those Happy Feet, apparently harvested for their spices...now we know how they keep warm, at least.
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