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Matouk's Kuchela in GTA?

Trini's and Trini-files- Where oh where can I find some Matouk's Kuchela for my roti? (For those who don't know what I'm talking about, it's a green mango chutney-like relish - spicy and delicious with just about everything, but a necessity for roti!)

Other brands will be considered, but I love Matouk's

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  1. What area are you in? I'm assuming you've already checked your local West Indian stores, so perhaps we can narrow your search down.

    1. All of the Matouk's sauces are available at that Jamaican store in Kensington Market. I forget the name and exact location-just go yourself and poke around!

      1. Trying again as I walked through every possible place in Kensington Market yesterday and could only find a Guyanese brand of Kuchela. It's OK, but it's not as good as Matouk's. If anyone sees Matouk's in their local store, please let me know where it is!! Thanks! I'm in the Western burbs, but I'll go anywhere between Hamilton and Downtown including north. East might be a bit far though :-)

        1. I have been looking for Matouk's hot sauces. It is the only hot sauce that I like. My last bottle is just about finished. I remember that it used to come with different coloured labels - red, green and yellow. If I remember correctly the green one was the hottest. Is that right? What is the difference in the taste of the three types? If you do find a place where you can buy it around Toronto, please let me know.

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          1. re: Sona

            I just bought a bottle of Matouk's Hot Sauce with the green label today in the basement of the South Building of the St. Lawrence Market at a store called The Instant Caterer. They had about three different kinds. The one I bought has Papaya in it. I didn't see the Matouk's Kuchela...but I am still looking around for it!

          2. PLEASE someone tell us where to find this stuff. I might have to book my next vacation in Trinidad if I can't find some. (Or go back to Boston, I used to be able to buy it in a regular grocery store there!!!).

            1. How about going into a Trini restaurant and asking them? There is a place on Gerrard at Greenwood called "D&D Trini-style" they might be able to point you to a supplier. Asking at a good ethnic restaurant is never a bad idea. That's exactly how I found my favorite dried fish purveyor in Chinatown.

              1. I saw Matouks in a restaurant today. They said they got it in an "Asian " store in the little plaza at Birchmount and Danforth on the northwest corner. I don't know if that helps anyone. Actually, it widens the search, I would only have expected to find it in a West Indian store!

                1. If you can't find it in any store you can order it online from Trinifood.com


                  1. We're in luck! :-)
                    With help from family I found some Matouk's Kuchela. I go through about 6 375ml jars a year, and the Kensington Market store I went to hasn't had any in for a while.
                    Try Nicey's Food Mart. They're a West Indian grocery mini chain with 5 locations in the Greater Toronto area. Their website motto is "Bringing the taste of the Caribbean right to your table".
                    I went to the Vaughan and Oakwood store tonight for the first time ever and got 6 375ml jars of Kuchela. They still have 10 more on the shelves. They also have lots of other Matouk's and other sauces, and a nice selection of West Indian food stuff and drinks.

                    1. I have seen Matouk's @ Albert's & I have seen it at the Food Basics @ Jane just south of Eglington...

                      Does anyone have an ideas how to find Delish Hot Sauce???