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Jamaican Meat Pies

Hi all!

When my husband lived in D.C. and worked all hours in radio, he LIVED on the Jamaican meat pies from...(shudder) 7-11. He found them in and around D.C., Virginia, and Maryland.

I balked..after all, it's a convenience store, right? But HOLY COW, when he took me back there last year and presented me with a piping hot pie at 7:30 in the morning, I was hooked.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

Does anyone know the distributor?

How can I find this info?

Thought I'd post here first before trying to call every 7-11 back east. We live in Los Angeles, and are not beyond ordering from really anywhere.

Any help you hounds can offer is MUCH, MUCH appreciated. If you ever need help in the L.A. thread, let me know!

Thanks a million times over, in advance!

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  1. Try Costco or Sam's - they have them. Or at least something similar.

    1. I'm with you on this. Most 7-11's seldom have them (even though the one by my house has a sign on the heat tray for them, I have never seen them there). Whenver I see them, I will usually buy a couple. I know that are really bad for you and probably by Jamaican patty standards not very good, but I love them!

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      1. re: rcheng

        I think the Chow gods have been reading the boards. I went to my 7-11 this morning and theu had the Jamaican patties in the heating case (which had never happend in all of the times I've been there). I bought all 4 of the patties they had in the store. Ate 2 for breakfast and 2 for lunch (probably not the best idea, I think my stomach is objecting a bit now).

      2. Those Jamaican patties are made by a local company. I've purchased them at Costco before. They taste good, but have tons of cholesterol and saturated fat.

        1. Most Jamaican places I've been to that offer meat pies do not make them there. They buy frozen ones.

          1. There was a post on the Twin Cities board from a resident hooked on these pies (picked up the habit while traveling in NYC) asking for shopping info (www.chowhound.com/topics/show/120258). That thread had a link to a wholesaler in Florida: www.keesan.com There's a contact number and photo, but no other product information.