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Oct 23, 2010 03:29 AM

Achiote paste in Durham/Chapel Hill?

I just received 8 packages of achiote paste from I ordered these because I haven't had luck finding it locally. Four are going to friends - the rest are for me for some recipes I love. The cost of the paste itself was reasonable - shipping not so much. Does anyone know of a local store where I can find achiote paste?

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  1. If this is mainly a cost thing, ground achiote is pretty easy to find- most Latino-oriented grocery stores have it- and you can make the paste with that and a couple of other cheap ingredients.

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    1. re: Naco

      No - not a cost thing. I want the actual achiote paste. I've seen the ground achiote. I want to find the paste.

      1. re: Jeanne

        Have you tried Carniceria La Superior on Roxboro Rd. in Durham? Full line Latino market and Panaderia.

        ....or Interfoods Plaza Latina in Raleigh?

    2. I've seen it at Compare Foods in Durham. It's in a little yellow box that looks just like the El Yucataco brick but it says paste.

      1. Compare foods in durham carries the pure ground achiote, whole achiote seeds, and achiote paste.

        1. Thanks! I'll remember your suggestions for future use!