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Old 10-01-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
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Buying chilies?

Just curious, but where do people buy their dried/regular chilis for mexican dishes (talking about dishes that call for specific ones, not like poblanos, ect)? It seems that i can't find them at the local grocery store, I've considered buying them online...Anyone have experience with this?


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Old 10-02-2009, 07:47 AM   #2
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You should have no problems finding a Latino grocery in your area.
Alternatively, check a super Walmart. The ones here are now carrying a nice
assortment of dried chilis in the Latino section.
Look for an Asian grocery too, the ones around here have great chili selections!


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Old 10-02-2009, 08:45 AM   #3
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I 2nd the "Super" Walmarts (Walmarts that contain full grocery stores). Ours has an entire aisle of nothing but Hispanic food items - there's pretty much nothing they don't carry for any type of Mexican dish you want to make. The dried chili & herb/spice section is fantastic, & the prices are extremely reasonable.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:47 AM   #4
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You can order dried chilies online at PENZYS.com.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:02 AM   #5
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Yes, Penzey's carries a good selection as well, & the quality is excellent.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:15 AM   #6
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i buy

I buy it online like :: Hot Oz Chillies ::, they deliver it the next day. Or a a great Mexican specialty shop /grocery
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:29 AM   #7
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Penzey's or a hispanic market (supermercado). Occasionally I have to hit the supermercado for pepitas, too.
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:31 PM   #8
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my super market, vons, has a nice assortment. they carry the ones i use. don't know about the super hot.
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:54 PM   #9
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I buy mine at a local spanish market, not at the supermarket. Many supermarket chilies in this area are locally grown, and chilies need a drier climate. If you order them, or if you have a choice, Hatch chiles are always a good bet. I believe they are available online.
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