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Jan 18, 2008 02:47 AM

Mexican Chocolate

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: digga

      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.

      1. re: chilibaby

        Ooh, thanks for the tip on Simon's!

    2. 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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      1. re: mr mangia

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

      2. Are you all talking about Taza Chocolate from Somerville?

        They do make a mexicano bar.

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        1. re: ponyboy

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

        2. 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!

          1. 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.......