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Raw (unroasted) cocoa beans - where to get?

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Recently, a friend of mine asked me if I knew where one could get raw cocoa beans - anyone?

I asked another friend of mine, who usually knows everything that's recherche and foodie, but received no satisfactory answer. I suppose the place to look would be among purveyors of Latin American foods - but I'm sure who to go to...?

Online is fine, and OC is better than LA if bricks and mortar.

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  1. Surfas has them.

    1. I've bought them in years past at El Toro Carniceria in Santa Ana. It's a Mexican supermarket with a Central American section. That's where you'll find your cacao.

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      El Toro Carniceria-Meat Shop
      1340 W 1st St, Santa Ana, CA