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Mail Order Tamales

Gail Aug 5, 2008 02:11 PM

I'm thinking of serving these for Christmas Eve. Has anyone ordered and found them delicious? I see Neiman's has them, but you have to order in quantity and they are so expensive I hate to take a chance. Any ideas?

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    Sean RE: Gail Aug 5, 2008 04:41 PM

    I have heard many good reports about these: http://www.tamale.com/

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      Gail RE: Sean Aug 5, 2008 04:51 PM

      Thanks, Sean. It just put it on my "favorites" for later.

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      GenieinTX RE: Gail Aug 6, 2008 01:55 PM

      Yep, Pedro's tamales are very good. There is a thread somewhere on Chowhound specifically about them if you want to go searching.

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        Jeanne RE: Gail Aug 6, 2008 02:46 PM

        I like Hot Damn, Tamales! (www.hotdamntamales.com


        and Sylvia's green corn tamales are delicious (an understatement!)


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          Gail RE: Jeanne Aug 6, 2008 03:30 PM

          Jeanne, do you think hotdamntamales are real spicy? I would be ordering the beef and/or pork. I have some anti-spicy guests for Christmas Eve.

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            Jeanne RE: Gail Aug 7, 2008 01:02 PM

            No not too spicy. I put fresh salsa on them (as a side - add as you eat) - spiciness can be controlled. I've heard of people putting enchilada sauce on them, but I wouldn't.

            I'd get both beef and pork. Your non-spicy guests might also like the poblano corn tamales - has a touch of sweetness to them with the sweet corn in them.

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          lilygirl RE: Gail Aug 6, 2008 04:04 PM

          My office ordered them last Christmas from Neiman's ... and we weren't impressed ... they were on the bland side. I would recommend finding a local vendor if at all possible or some other mail order recs from Chowhounders.

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            Gail RE: lilygirl Aug 6, 2008 04:57 PM

            Thanks, lilygirl. I have seen them in the catalog for years and always thought I should give them a try. Thanks for saving me the $$$s.

          2. MGZ RE: Gail Nov 7, 2008 12:49 PM

            On a similar thread, someone suggested the Texas Tamale Warehouse:


            We ordered and really enjoyed their pork tamales. Thanks, to whoever suggested it and consider us hooked.

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              Jeri L RE: MGZ Nov 7, 2008 06:44 PM

              I ordered from them last year, and agree their pork tamales are pretty good. I'd ordered from Alamo (http://www.alamotamale.com/) for a number of years but thought their quality was falling off a little so decided to try someplace new. Haven't decided yet where to order the Christmas tamales for this year.

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