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  • eddy May 23, 2010 02:13 PM
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Anybody know where to get this outside of Kensington Market? Thx in advance

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  1. you can get this in the spice section of Loblaws, Longs, metro - most large grocery stores.

    1. I buy any hot spices at chilly chilies - http://www.chillychiles.com/ - they're in Ottawa, but you can order online, and their products are fantastic. Shipping is fast, and their selection is awesome. They have regular and dark ancho powder, $5.95 and $6.50 for 100g respectively.

      Kat

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      1. re: Katzen

        I'd shop US-based sources. Chilly's is very pricey and not always the freshest. Go for whole chiles. Ground has a far shorter shelf life than whole. Besides, who knows what you're getting? Packaged chile powder here is usually mixed and highly variable in terms of heat and flavor, like pre-mixed curry powder.

        1. re: Katzen

          For what it's worth, Chilly chilies is closed (it says to be re-opened soon but who knows?).

        2. Lively Life Fine Food in the lower level of the St. Lawrence Market. They also have bags of dry peppers. http://www.stlawrencemarket.com/shopp... They are a section north of the main stairwell.

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          St. Lawrence Market
          92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

          1. Whole Foods should have it. Likely not for the best price but they have it.

            WON
            http://whatsonmyplate.net

            1. I got mine at Sobeys once.

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              1. re: ebay3392

                I'd suggest buying ancho chiles whole and grinding them in a spice grinder as you need them. This will help preserve freshness. I just bought both whole anchos and ancho powder from Chilly Chiles, along with several other chile types. I haven't tried any of it yet, but I'll taste my ancho powder and report back as to freshness.

              2. Never buy powered anything unless you plan to use it all within a year - really 8 - 10 months is more optimum - and best is ground as needed. All my peppers at home are whole, same as cinnamon and nutmeg. All these products can last 2 years if not ground.

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                1. re: BusterRhino

                  That's a stretch. Whole dried chiles, while not perishable, do loose their flavor but sometimes gain heat with age--not always a good thing. Most of what's sold dried around the GTA is often on the far side of fresh.

                2. If you have your heart set on powdered then I would highly recommend Native Seeds from whom you can mail order (they are in Tucson). I discovered them years ago on a visit to Arizona and have ordered from them (and I live in the Toronto area) ever since. I have such admiration for their commitment to the heirloom seed movement and quality products. Their whole chilis are exceptional too. I placed a large order for our Cinco de Mayo party. Here's a link:

                  https://nativeseeds.org/index.php/sto...

                  Even if you're not ordering, their website is an amazing source of information about seeds and chilis.