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Bulk Dried Peppers?!?!?

jjb75 Jun 21, 2008 06:28 PM

Why can't i go down the street to my neighborhood grocery store and buy a couple dried peppers from a bulk section in the produce department??? I thought that was pretty standard. Any suggegstions on where to go not far from the riverside area??

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    laurie RE: jjb75 Jun 22, 2008 05:24 AM

    If you're looking for dried peppers like anchos and guajillos, I usually buy mine at Sweetbay. I live in Pinellas County, where there is a sizable Mexican population, so I have no idea whether the Sweetbays in your area would carry them.

    1. freakerdude RE: jjb75 Jun 22, 2008 01:19 PM

      Search out any Latino grocer or specialty market and you will definitely find them. Most Latino grocers carry chile de arbol, guajillo, ancho (dried smoked poblanos), pasillas, and a few other types. You will probably not find chipotles (dried smoked jalapenos) and you won't find any dried peppers in bulk. They will be packaged.

      If you can find a US grocery that is in a predominantly Latino neighborhood, your chances are better than just your typical US grocer.

      You can contact these guys to possibly find a local retailer. Orale! is the most common brand in Latino markets.

      http://lisycorp.com/products.htm

      Or you can always mail order since it's not worth driving these days. Look at the bottom page for whole dried chiles.

      http://www.thechileshop.com/cgi-bin/s...

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