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Searching for Red Pepper Flakes

FlowerMoundGirl Aug 6, 2010 08:32 AM

I recently moved to Auckland from the US and lots of my recipes call for red pepper flakes but I can't find them anywhere. Does such a thing exist here or is it called something else? The spice sections at Foodtown/Countdown are so small, about 1/4 of the varieties of spices we have in the US and I am wondering if there is somewhere else I can look for spices that perhaps offers a more extensive selection other than the standard supermarkets.

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  1. Tsar_Pushka RE: FlowerMoundGirl Aug 10, 2010 05:29 AM

    I think what you are after is chilli flakes. I don't know about NZ but in Aus you can get it anywhere. Are there any Indian / Pakistani groceries in Auckland? You might want to try there. Otherwise I'd try mail order online ...

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      boomsticks RE: FlowerMoundGirl Aug 14, 2010 12:14 AM

      Hiya try the Tofu Shop in Newmarket or Mt Eden they have lots of spices you can't find at the supermarkets. Also the Silver Bell on Dominion Road. Agree with T_P though I think if you look for Chilli Flakes at Foodtown you should be able to find what you are looking for.

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