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Mikey1214 Oct 14, 2010 02:07 PM

Does anyone know where this chocolate can be found in San Francisco? Thank you.

  1. wolfe Oct 14, 2010 03:27 PM

    If you can't find it perhaps Taza with do. It is available at Rainbow.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/521214
    The Taza line.
    http://www.tazachocolate.com/store/se...

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      bbulkow Oct 14, 2010 04:05 PM

      Mayordomo is super good stuff. Straight outta oaxaca.

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        wolfe Oct 14, 2010 04:38 PM

        Not arguing, just being practical. "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Not really apropos but I love that quote. If you can't find Majordomo what is a good substitute that you can find.

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          Windy Oct 14, 2010 06:18 PM

          Taza isn't a good substitute for Mayordomo though; I find it brittle and bitter, and it's not cheap.

          I'd go with Abuelita instead, even though it's made by Nestle.

          But I'd love to find Mayordomo too.

    2. Robert Lauriston Oct 14, 2010 06:50 PM

      Maybe La Oaxaqueña Bakery and Restaurant would sell you some, reportedly they use it.

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      La Oaxaquena
      2128 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

      1. wolfe Oct 15, 2010 05:29 AM

        My Taza chocolate maven suggests you contact Tacubaya as a possible source.
        http://tacubaya.net/

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        Tacubaya
        1788 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710

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          jmarek Oct 15, 2010 08:54 AM

          They used to have it at La Borinquena in Oakland, but I haven't been in a few years.

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            Mikey1214 Oct 15, 2010 10:40 AM

            Thanks for all the suggestions! I'm still strictly on the Mayordomo (or is it Majordomo?) track, so will try to get back and re post my results after checking out all your suggestions. Many thanks to all.

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              TerriL Oct 15, 2010 07:07 PM

              I found it a few years ago at Tacubaya in Berkeley.

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              Tacubaya
              1788 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710

              1. ckshen Dec 10, 2010 12:05 PM

                It was mentioned in this thread that Mayordomo chocolate is available in El Oaxaqueno in San Jose.

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/565663

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                El Oaxaqueno
                300 E William St, San Jose, CA 95112

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                  chocolatetartguy Oct 17, 2011 06:48 PM

                  Just called Tacubaya and they now sell only a brand called Soledad from Oaxaca.

                  I'd be very interested in hearing if you are able to find Mayordomo. I am nursing the last to the Mexican chocolate tablets that a friend bought for me at the Mexico City airport from a shop that sources small local products. He suggested trying the Mexican groceries. There is a small smoke/candy/newstand on the south side of Market somewhere near Fremont that once told me within the past year that they carry some unusual brand, but didn't tell me which. It was on the way to the old East Bay bus terminal.

                  Good luck on your quest!

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                  Tacubaya
                  1788 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710

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                    Windy Oct 17, 2011 07:58 PM

                    That would be Fog City News, famous for its chocolate selection and the fact that the bars don't have prices, so they shame you into asking. I can't imagine Mayordomo would be upscale enough for their selection, but it's possible.

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                    Fog City News
                    455 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105

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                      chocolatetartguy Oct 18, 2011 12:29 PM

                      I didn't think that was the infamous Fog Cit y News, but I could be wrong. I ran in one day looking for a magazine. The proprietor seemed to be a woman and it was a large space with not too much in it. The missing Mex. chocolate brand was the only one they carried. I think it was in the block before the the corner where the 38 Geary used to turn to go to the East Bay Terminal.

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                      chilibaby Oct 25, 2011 08:57 PM

                      Soledad is amazing stuff, both the chocolates and the mole they make. It is worth a long trek, so you may wish to head over to Tacubaya and give it a try. Soledad and Mayordomo are literally across the street from each other in Oaxaca. The whole street was scented with chocolate love.

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                      1788 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710

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                        moto Oct 26, 2011 12:27 AM

                        according to one company that formerly imported xocolatl Mayordomo, gourmetsleuth.com, it isn't available in the U.S. at present. a web based bidness wouldn't know the resources of every small, independent, ethnic grocer, but it's suggestive that the product might be difficult to locate. greater LA/OC is probably a better hunting ground for productos oaxaqueños, no ?

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                          Bonicci71 Jul 30, 2012 10:08 AM

                          Hi Chocolatetartguy,

                          Try Gourmetsleuth again. They recently carry limited quantities of Mayordomo Chocolate and Mole paste. They have sent me 6 boxes in the last month! I am happy as can be. Be sure you order more than one box because they run out fast. I got the classico, cinnamon and vanilla. Good luck.

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                          chocolatetartguy Nov 14, 2011 03:54 PM

                          I found it. I was over on Solano getting food to go at China Village on Friday and noticed Casa Oaxaca, a Mexican gift store a couple blocks below on Key Route?. Since I knew that the best chocolates came from Oaxaca, I walked down in the rain and lo and behold: Mayordomo.

                          I may have bought the last package. The owner had to rummage around to find it under a pile of papers. I got a plastic bag with about 2 dozen medium-sized tablets for $15. He did say that he was hoping to get more before the holidays. He did have several bottles of the mole: black sesame? and another? for $18. You have to add your own chocolate. The mole sauces are the peppers and seed paste only.

                          Not sure if Mayordomo is really that much better than the small local brand that my friend brought back for me from Mexico and I have not had Ibarra in a long time. I can say that there does seem to be a lot more chocolate involved in the tablet. When I put it in milk it initially turns into a melted piece of chocolate, not dry pieces. I have been drinking that Dagoba drinking chocolate, so maybe need to use more Mayordomo to get to that strength. The owner said that 1 quarter of a tablet was enough for a cup. I am now up to 3/4 of a tablet, but I have lots to play with. It is very fragrant and I can still smell it in my car from last Friday.

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                            Windy Nov 16, 2011 02:00 PM

                            Yum. Thanks for posting.

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                              chocolatetartguy Nov 16, 2011 07:19 PM

                              On my third try, I finally got the proportions of chocolate to milk right and had a very good cup. I used 3 times as much Mayordomo as the proprietor suggested. Also possible that a different prep might yield better results. I used skim milk (because that's what I normally drink) and a wire wisk to raise a modest amount of foam. I think I heated the dissolved chocolate milk a little longer too.

                              This TG, it will be Mayordomo for all my visiting relations.

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                            Bonicci71 Jul 30, 2012 09:39 AM

                            Gourmetsleuth.com is an online store based in Los Gatos. They now carry limited quantities of Mayordomo chocolate, and mole paste. Just make sure you order in a quantity becasue they run out fast. Sometimes they take preorders. I love them. They have been pretty good at shipping the products on time.

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                              Enigma3 Jul 30, 2012 10:30 AM

                              If you can get your hands on a jar of Mayordomo mole you will taste the best mole made commercially. I have a friend from Oaxaca who brought me back a jar of red and black. By far the best and it's not even close. Smooth, rich and multilayered, no other mole I have tried (and I have tried many) compares. I was told a few years ago that the reason it is (or was) not imported into the US was the label did not meet USDA standards amd Mayordomo would not change it. Pretty picky to me. The stuff lasts about forever. One of the greatest sauces in the world.

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                                Bonicci71 Jul 30, 2012 01:04 PM

                                it does meet FDA standards as in "food' but the labeling was generic acroos the board with the red and black mole. They did not distinguish the different ingredients.

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                                  Bonicci71 Jul 30, 2012 01:06 PM

                                  oh yea, Gourmetsleuth does carry Mayordomo mole in small quantities and i tried this new Juquilita mole negro that they carry. it was in my opinion better than the Mayordomo and it's always available.

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