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poblano peppers in calgary

karmafish Jun 29, 2011 02:33 PM

Anyone know somewhere in Calgary where I can regularly find poblano peppers, especially in the SW?

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    Scary Bill RE: karmafish Jun 29, 2011 04:22 PM

    Superstore almost always has them. Sometimes really fresh, sometimes a bit weary.

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      maplesugar RE: Scary Bill Jun 30, 2011 08:06 AM

      I find that too - but I also know if I head there off peak I can usually find someone in produce to check for some in the back for me. More often than not they'll come out with a case and let me pick from them.

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      johnjohnson78 RE: karmafish Jun 30, 2011 12:07 AM

      Surprisingly, I've actually found them at the Safeway on 4th and Elbow Dr SW. Pretty much the only reason I ever head into that poor excuse for a supermarket. It's more likely that they'll have Anaheim's and/or jalapenos however.

      I really wish there was a great pepper source in cow-town. Most of the year, even when I do find the variety of pepper I'm looking for, they tend to be pretty bland when compared to similar varieties in the states or Mexico (obviously).

      Any good peppers been sighted at the farmers markets lately?

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        Scary Bill RE: johnjohnson78 Jun 30, 2011 09:13 AM

        Sobeys-at least the one in Shawnessey-often has a good variety in peppers. Not too long ago they had bhut jolokias (sp?), or ghost peppers. They also carry a good variety of dried. I have no real serious complaints about finding the peppers I want in Calgary, or a reasonable substitute, but you will have to go to several sources, just like everywhere else.

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        nonlinear RE: karmafish Jun 30, 2011 08:36 AM

        there is another thread on this topic here (not sure why my previous comment about this was deleted?): http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/768592

        i've seen them at pretty much every grocery chain (superstore, walmart supercentre, sobey's, etc.), but they don't stock them consistently so it's kind of hit-and-miss. unfortunately, this makes it difficult to plan your cooking ahead. i would say walmart carries them most consistently, from what i've seen.

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          whythreecats RE: nonlinear Jul 2, 2011 06:22 PM

          most sobeys produce managers will stock them if you request it.

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            karmafish RE: nonlinear Jul 3, 2011 06:38 PM

            thanks for the suggestion. i never thought about trying walmart. I find it so hit and miss finding them in calgary! Its hard to plan out a meal!

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              nonlinear RE: karmafish Jul 4, 2011 11:33 AM

              make sure you go to a walmart supercentre, i've never seen them at the regular walmarts. :)

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