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Caciques Products

Captain Jack Aug 8, 2010 02:02 PM

Do any of the major supermarket chains cary Caciques products. Naomi Wise made it sound like they are quite prevelant. I want to try their chorizo and cheeses.

  1. DiveFan Aug 9, 2010 03:07 PM

    Stay Away from the Cacique chorizo - it is a typical NOB downscale lymph-node-and-salivary-gland intensive product. I can't recall if they make a 'longaniza' style which is slightly aged/cured and contains non-offal cuts - a better alternative.

    EDIT - all of the other California brands (El Mexicano, Reynaldos, Carmelita, etc) make it this way. Farmer John brand has a 'premium' chorizo that doesn't show nodes and glands on the ingredient list, but they now have cheaper 'tradicional' product that does.

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      Encinitan Aug 9, 2010 03:20 PM

      But you make it sound so appealing!

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        DiningDiva Aug 9, 2010 03:21 PM

        Good advice. Also, chorizo is pretty easy to make and a better alternative to the NOB chorizo

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          Island Aug 9, 2010 06:22 PM

          NOB?

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            DiningDiva Aug 9, 2010 07:34 PM

            North of the Border = NOB

        2. DiningDiva Aug 8, 2010 02:33 PM

          Yes, they are easily found, even in mainstream grocery stores.

          Keil's carries them, most of the Henry's carry Cacique. I don't think you'll have too much problem finding them. Most stores carry at least the Cotija. Pancho Villa and Northgate carry a much wider selection of the product line

          I like Cacique prodcuts, they're pretty good. Not as good, of course, as what you'd actually purchase in Mexico, but they work well for Mexican cooking this side of the border.

          I've not tried their chorizo, but I have used their cheeses and cremas pretty extensively with good results.

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          Pancho Villa's
          3245 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104

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            JRSD Aug 8, 2010 02:30 PM

            La Mesa costco had 2-3 kinds of their cheese this week. I am pretty sure I have seen 2 of the cheeses in Albertsons and Albertsons website shows a full range of their products.

            Dont recall seeing their chorizo in the stores, though

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              daantaat Aug 8, 2010 02:22 PM

              They have it at Ralph's in UTC. Can't say how it compares to other brands, though.

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