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Mexican Chocolate

lel Jan 18, 2008 02:47 AM

Any idea where I can purchase Mexican chocolate in the Boston area? Thanks in advance.

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  1. digga RE: lel Jan 18, 2008 03:40 AM

    La Taza, a local product, makes a nice one, highly recommended for use in hot chocolate. I get mine at Dave's Pasta in Davis Sq.

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      chilibaby RE: digga Jan 18, 2008 04:22 AM

      Interesting. I wasn't aware of La Taza... The uninspiring Abuelita is ubiquitous at grocery stores and smaller markets like La Internacional (Somerville) and La Chapincita (Allston). If you want the actual beverage made for you, you can find that at Simon's on Mass Ave near Porter.

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        maryv RE: chilibaby Jan 18, 2008 07:18 PM

        Ooh, thanks for the tip on Simon's!

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      mr mangia RE: lel Jan 18, 2008 05:31 AM

      They are selling that La Taza Choco in lots of places now, even in Concord (cheese shop). They sell in bars to eat as well as the round shaped one in wax paper that is used for cocoa. I didn't realize that and eat the round one straight which wasn't so great as it is much better in the cocoa.

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        RoseWethersfield RE: mr mangia Jan 18, 2008 06:18 AM

        The round mexican chocolate is fabulous! I can't actually think of any chocolate I'd rather eat!

      2. ponyboy RE: lel Jan 18, 2008 05:53 AM

        Are you all talking about Taza Chocolate from Somerville? www.tazachocolate.com

        They do make a mexicano bar.

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          digga RE: ponyboy Jan 18, 2008 10:58 AM

          Thanks for catching that - I have French on the brain for some reason.

        2. Small Plates RE: lel Jan 18, 2008 07:02 AM

          Carl has it right next to the register at New Deal Seafood. I made Mexican Hot Chocolate with it the day of the first snow storm, and it was a real hit! The shovelers really appreciated the treat!

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            cheesehead in recovery RE: lel Jan 18, 2008 09:53 AM

            Abuelita - i think i got my most recent box at shaws in brighton - but have purchased itb before at the big latin market in j.p.......

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