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Apr 23, 2011 03:03 PM

ISO - Your favorite chili powder?

Hi - I want to cook up a batch, ( a couple of gallons) of chili, but I find the McCormick's supermarket chili powder to be less than flavorful. And I can't seem to find Wick Fowler's here. Anybody got some good suggestions on the West Side? Thanks.

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  1. There's a Penzey's in Santa Monica.

    I use their ground anchos most frequently, and a little cumin, but you have a lot of choices:

    1. Go to Penzeys in santa monica, do not pass go.
      1347 4th St (310) 917-5577. Mon.-Sat.: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

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        1. Gebhardts is a good chili powder but Penzey's has some really good mixes. I would google award winning chili and see what blends of chiles they use in their recipes.

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            1. I like the kind from Indian markets. They are actually hot and flavorful.

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              1. re: apple7blue

                Ditto to that ... I just wish I could find a store that sold Indian-style chili powder in smaller quantities. I don't cook chili that often, and even after transferring the sack to an opaque container, by the time I finish it the heat - and most of the flavor - is long gone. And no, I don't have enough freezer space.