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Chipotle Peppers

Anyone know where to find a kosher version of this?

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  1. This was discussed earlier on Chowhound - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/272844

    I've found the brand mentioned, La Costena, at my local grocery here in Chicago, though we are in an area of the city with a pretty large hispanic population.

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    1. re: leek

      Also check for the La Victoria brand in the Mexican/Hispanic foods section. They're national and have a variety of OU certified products.

      1. re: leek

        So having actually picked up a can of La Costena and looked at it in the store, I see nothing on it indicating Kosher. San Marcos, however, another brand mentioned in the earlier thread, looked good.

        1. I forget the brand, but I found a can with a star-k at Fairway in Manhattan.

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          1. re: avitrek

            I've bought Roland canned chipotle peppers in adobo at Fairway; they're under the star-K.

            Has anybody ever seen dried chipotles with a hechsher?

            1. re: GilaB

              I'd suggest you ask a rav if it needs a hechsher (if that's your usual thing to do). I've not asked about dried peppers, but I asked a similar question about the dried "exotic" mushrooms available at Trader Joe's, and the rav I asked said that you should look them over to see if there were any bugs, but otherwise they were fine without a hechsher.

              1. re: GilaB

                I have been told that dried chili peppers do not require a hashgacha. Canned, or powdered, however, do.

                1. re: elansey

                  I've been told the same, but I'm not sure about chipotles, which (unlike most dried chilis) are smoked.

                2. re: GilaB

                  There's an Amazon Store with Kof-K certified dried chipotle chiles. I confirmed the Hechsher with the Kof-K:


              2. Goya brand chipotles in adobo have certification (vaad of Mexico Citry, I think). Also, they are delicious. Put them in a blender with vinager, oil, salt, and honey, and blend until emulsified.

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                  1. re: craigcep

                    Great with steak, or as a dressing for a mixed bean/corn/tomato salad.

                1. I have a can of chipotle in adobo by Embasa. It has an OU on it. I bought it at Albertsons in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles.

                  1. And, if everything else fails, you can either dry or smoke fresh jalapenos at home. Not the easiest to smoke, but again, aren't we all foodies? :)