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Jun 27, 2010 04:00 PM

where to find chipotles in adobo sauce?

Hi everyone
I am making sliders with chipotle mayo. I started looking for chipotles in adobo sauce at the market, but could not find it . I live in so cal (Pasadena). Any suggestions for finding these?

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  1. Go to a different market - it's a very common product these days. Were you in the section where they have the jalapenos, refried beans, salsas, etc? That's where I find the them at any of my local every-day grocery stores.

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    1. re: CocoaNut

      thanks cocoa nut. I will look there....I dont think it will be too hard to find in southern california . I will look again

      1. re: italiana3

        as CocoaNut said, check the ethnic or Latin ingredients aisle. i've bought or seen them all over LA, at Smart & Final, Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions, Albertsons and Whole Foods.

      2. re: CocoaNut

        to echo CN and GHG - it is a very common ingredient. One thing that might in NC, they don't come in giant cans and there are only 1, maybe 2 brands at the local market.

        I'm guessing that there are many more options in Pasadena but...they way I find them are by looking for a small'ish can that is similar in size to a vienna sausage can. Two brands that I can always find are La Costena (red with yellow lettering) and Goya (again red with yellow lettering). Head to the "latin", "mexican", or "central america" section of your local market.

        If you don't find them on your next trip - ask a cashier, or better yet - stock person. They generally know where everything in the store can be located.

        Not sure what your time frame is but if worse came to worse, you could always order on line.

        1. re: chicaraleigh

          just to add to the brand possibilities, Embasa is one of the most common here in So Cal.

      3. To help find them on the shelf, they are packed in a small fat can, the same size as a small tomato sauce (not paste) can. I'm on the east coast, but the most typical variety here has a yellow label.