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ancho chili powder

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. 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.