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Masa Harina, where can I buy it in Halifax (or even mail order in Canada??)

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tbgallant Oct 12, 2010 08:26 AM

Looking to make some corn tortillas, can't seem to find Masa Harina anywhere!

Suggestions

Tim

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    lisanb Oct 26, 2011 12:30 PM

    I get at the Superstore Fredericton. It's with the Mexican groceries. I think Walmart also carries it.

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      SpicyMama Oct 14, 2011 09:19 AM

      TB
      Epicure Selections (I'm a rep) sells Masa Harina in the summer time. Its $5.95, this past summer they had tortilla presses, masa harina and corn husks for tamales.

      Other places I have seen it is at costco :)

      Hope you found some :)

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        LetMeGrillThat Sep 24, 2011 07:45 AM

        I'm not in Halifax, but the Superstore in Yarmouth now carries "instant corn mix" which is really masa harina (Ingredients: corn treated with lime). I assume that any Superstore could get it in if they don't carry it already. Just don't ask for "masa harina"...they aren't going to make the connection. The brand name is Maseca, and it was about $4.50 for 2 kg. I suspect fairly expensive, but in this town beggars definitely can't be choosers.

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          eastcoastal Sep 28, 2011 03:29 AM

          The last time I was at Superstore, only 4 of the 5 employees I asked knew what phyllo pastry was, let alone where to find it. There's usually one person around who knows what products are... the trick is to find them.

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          froddard Oct 17, 2010 06:57 AM

          I recently bought a bag of Masa Mix at the Mid-East Food centre on the corner of North and Agricola. I definitely wasn't going there to look for central american food, but they have a pretty good selection of 'ethnic' ingredients from just about everywhere. There's a helpful guy at the counter willing for suggestions of what to carry at the store as well.

          This was a 2KG bag for $6.75.

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            CanadaGirl Oct 13, 2010 11:38 AM

            I bought some at pete's a few months ago. have you tried the cafe /shop (Cafe Latino?) on the corner of Agricola and North?

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              tbgallant Oct 14, 2010 03:30 AM

              Pete's prices drive me nuts.. but may have to consider it the only option.

              Haven't tried that Cafe... they have groceries?

              Anybody know if Mexico Lindo make their own tortillas?

              Tim

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                CanadaGirl Oct 14, 2010 11:25 AM

                I am pretty sure I paid less than $5 for the masa harina. I have not been to the Cafe, but a lady I work with told me they have some groceries.

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