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Feb 17, 2009 04:17 AM

Chipotle Peppers

Anyone know where to find a kosher version of this?

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  1. This was discussed earlier on Chowhound -

    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.