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Sep 15, 2007 08:27 AM

Possible to get good jarred Mole in TO?

The heading says it all! I am looking for good soft corn tortillas.....I know they are here somewhere.....often you can find decent ones at health food stores frozen....they are much better than the flour ones that are out there.

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  1. Hey Proof,

    You can always check out some of the Mexican/Latin/South American stores in the Kensington Market . . . Unfortunately, I don't know the names of the places . . . but if you ask anyone while you are there they will be sure to point you to the right spot...and as an added bonus... you can find all kinds of dried peppers to make mole with

    Good Luck,


    Good Luck

    1. If you are looking for good soft corn tortillas, how is it that the heading says it all? You may have better luck asking for tortillas rather than mole in your heading.

      1. I know I will find the tortillas, it was just an aside......the mole is another matter. I am heading to the Kensington Market tomorrow. I will post my findings!

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        1. re: proof

          buy the mole everyone buys . what you do is add ingredients to it. good chocolate, ground toasted pumpkin seeds.... everyone does it different

        2. Ok - with all my Edgar's posts people will think I work for him - I don't! But was just there on Saturday (Queensway and Royal York) and he has a bottled mole from Mexico. He also has a dry one that you add water to which sounds less authentic however he claimed that this is a favourite brand of many Mexicans. I think he may have fresh corn tortillas too. I was lucky enough to enjoy homemade ones on Sat evening. Maseca and boiling water is all it takes!

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          1. re: sochow

            During a stay of several months near the town of Chapala in the state of Jalisco, we used to buy the Dona Maria brand at our local supermarket there - presumably this is completely authentic. I believe it is availabe here as well.

            1. re: ekammin

              Yup, NoFrills around me stock it. Still, I think "good jarred mole" is a bit of an oxymoron.Old school cookbooks like Diana Kennedy's give recipes and technique. It's time-consuming but not impossible to crank-out a reasonable facsimile, more so now the ingredients easier to find than ever. Turkey mole is heaven--great New World flavors that just work.