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Sep 21, 2007 11:08 AM


Looking to purchase a large amount of this stuff.. Anyone know a store that sells it..

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  1. Fresh or canned? I've not seen it in my many general food outings, but my husband did order some on line canned. Would be interested if others have local source as well. You might also try calling Itzocan, since it's always on their menu.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      This person brought me a jar of the stuff and we put them in quesadillas the other day..

      But, I saw them in a market in San Fran a couple weeks back and have been searching for the fresh kind since..

    2. Most of the better Mexican delis will have it canned - Zaragoza on A and 12th does, and I've seen it at Essex Market. I'm sure the 10th Ave delis have it, too. It isn't too cheap, however, even canned.

      I've never seen it fresh outside of Mexico.

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      1. re: tazerowe

        I saw the canned kind at Tehuitzingo Deli, it was pretty expensive (over $4 for a small can) but since every time I had it it reminded me of truffles, it's still not too bad ^-^

        1. re: tazerowe

          Yeah, isn't it something like $5 a can? Still, once in a while...

          1. re: piccola

            Zaragoza has El Gallito brand huitlacoche/cuitlacoche for $3.50 a can as of this evening. And the can is a smaaaaaaaall one. I can't believe how pricey stuff is in that store!

        2. I got it at Kalustyan's on Lexington - six or seven bucks a can. They have the Sabores Aztecas brand, which was nice as I find it a little better than the Goya. Still, I'd like to find it fresh somewhere in season - you'd think one of the fancypants groceries like D&D or Citarella would carry it. I've heard tell of flash-frozen Huit being available mail-order, and being much better than any of the canned action, but I have yet to find it.

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          1. re: sgordon

            Anyone spy fresh huitlacoche anywhere in the city? Manhattan ideally, but any borough...?

            1. re: sgordon

              I know the OP's jones ...
              since locally grown corn is coming into season ... has anyone considered asking at the farmers markets?
              (My impression is that this delectable infestation is somewhat rare)

              1. re: sgordon

                I called Baldor a few months back. They are a major distributor of all foods here in NYC. They have frozen fresh huitlacoche, but its like $20+ a pound and you have to order a few pounds at a time. Also, since they are a distributor you need to establish an account and haev someone to receive delivery as you would a restaurant. Any rate it would be like 50-60 bucks to get a single order of like 2-3 pounds.

                I am super tempted, but its a bit steep and what the heck would a single person do with 2-3 pounds of the stuff? Fortunately frozen so could chip away little by little, but still, a bit of a hassle.

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