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Where to Buy Dia de Muertos Foods

mainsqueeze Oct 29, 2007 09:52 AM

I haven't had much luck finding items for Dia de Muertos here in Montreal. I went to Librairie Espanola, Sabor Latino, and a few other places, and I couldn't find what I need. I'm looking to buy the following items. Can anyone recommend where I can go to get these?

• pan de muertos (bread of the dead)
• calaveras (sugar skulls) or other typical Day of the Dead candy
• golletes
• papel picado

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    lait cru Oct 29, 2007 01:09 PM

    Saw lots of little white skulls - with colourful eyes and teeth - lined up in the windows of Les Chocolats de Chloe last week. Just thought they were wax decorations at the time...but of course! Dia de Muertos. Perhaps they were indeed calaveras! You could give her a call to verify: 514-849-5550

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      morebubbles Oct 29, 2007 10:45 AM

      Chipotle & Jalapeno
      1481 Amherst, tel. 514-504-9015
      The guys that work there are extremely pleasant & informative re culture & traditions of Mexican foods etc. Cute place too, with a cafe downstairs.
      I just called & they said they would have some pan de muerto starting tomorrow and from Wednesday it'll be plentiful & available (he's not taking phone orders for it). No candies this year (says he'll 'owe' us that one)! Didn't ask for the other items you mentioned.

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      1. re: morebubbles
        maisonbistro Oct 29, 2007 11:14 AM

        Not being all that familiar with Mexican traditions, I am intriqued by the Pan de Muertos. What kind of a bread is it? Sweet? Salty? A yeast breast? I am always on a sweet yeast bread quest.

        Share please

        1. re: maisonbistro
          mainsqueeze Oct 29, 2007 11:28 AM

          It is a sweet yeast bread. It's decorated with strips of dough formed into bone-shapes, and it is sometimes decorated with red sugar, which signifies blood.

          1. re: mainsqueeze
            maisonbistro Oct 29, 2007 12:37 PM

            YUM- now I'll have to try it.

            I get a little obsessive. A few years ago the Gazette did a spread on Easter sweet breads available throughout the city. I think I tried most, if not all, that were listed. I go a little nutso sometimes. LOL


        2. re: morebubbles
          mainsqueeze Nov 1, 2007 06:56 AM

          Thanks for the tip on Chipotle & Jalapeño! We were able to get some pan de muertos, and I'm really excited to try it! They also sold us a couple of calaveras they had in their window display.

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