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Nov 25, 2006 06:20 PM

Mole Paste in DC/NOVA?

Does anyone know where to get decent mole paste in DC/NOVA/MD? The Dona Maria kind is too salty and has no real flavor. I have made mole before, but my wife and I bought some incredible mole paste in Oaxaca last year and I would love to be able to get something similar as it is so easy. I have been to several latin american grocery stores and have yet to find it. Thanks

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  1. I like the Trader Joe's Mole Sauce, and I've made a couple of mole sauces from scratch.

    1. I agree about the Trader Joes paste. I just made a delicious dinner using it the other night - chicken skewers on the grill with yellow rice, green beans and a salad of avocados and fresh greens. I sprinkled sesame seeds on top after putting the sauce on the chicken.

      Everyone loved it!

      1. my family swears by Pedro Lopez. I think you can google it and buy on line.

        1. I absolutely love Pedro Lopez mole. It's the best and my family and friends love this mole. I couldn't find it anymore in my hometown in Missouri, but I went online through the info on the jar label. The website address is and the phone number, which is in Topeka, Kansas, is (785) 266-2323. Hope this helps!

          1. Actually Trader Joes makes a decent Mole sauce - two types that I have tried were big hits in my house - decent amount of spice. I believe both were of the red variety. It's not going to be like what you had in Oaxaca though, but it's not bad.