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Excelentes tortillas ..... from Manitoba ?!?

LotusRapper Oct 7, 2013 12:48 PM

Picked up a bag of La Cocina regular tortilla chips for a small dinner party. Within minutes, the bag was emptied. Everyone loved the super-thin, light texture and mild but good salty taste. I checked the bag ..... it's from MB. Whowouldathunk ? Arriba !


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    smokinJohn Oct 7, 2013 01:22 PM

    These have been my favorite for years. Light, crunchy, great for dipping. Some guy in St. Annes has really perfected the recipe.

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      bevo Oct 9, 2013 08:42 PM

      Could you please tell us where La Cocina tortilla chips are available to purchase. I have not seen them in the regular supermarket ie Price Smart or Thriftys.

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        LotusRapper Oct 9, 2013 09:38 PM

        Sorry. I bought it at Nesters Market on Main (btwn 28 & 29th, next to McDonald's).

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          Georgia Strait Oct 10, 2013 08:13 PM

          ... Nesters really is Save-On (as is Urban Fare) - so maybe those two carry them as well? - I don't know as I have not looked - YET!

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            LotusRapper Oct 10, 2013 10:22 PM

            Huh, didn't know that about Nesters. Funny, I don't shop at neither three of 'em.

            If you guys find it, tell me how you like (or don't) like.

            1. re: Georgia Strait
              dustthouart Oct 16, 2013 09:58 PM

              Well... it's a bit more complex than that. Nester's is owned by Buy-Low, which in turn is owned by Jimmy Pattison, who in turn owns lots of stuff, such as billboards and car dealerships and Overwaitea Food Group. Overwaitea owns Cooper's, Urban Fare, Overwaitea, PriceSmart, and Save-On. So both Nester's and Save-On are ultimately owned by the same guy, but AFAIK the companies themselves don't cooperate at all, whereas within Overwaitea, they do. (If you compare PriceSmart and Save-On flyers especially you'll often see they have many of the same items on sale.)

              If anyone cares, Loblaw's owns RCSS, NoFrills, SuperValu, T&T, and Your Independent Grocer (lol. it's because they're franchised, not corporate-run). Safeway is now owned by Sobey's although the sale doesn't seem to have changed anything so far, and Sobey's also owns Thrifty's.

              1. re: dustthouart
                LotusRapper Oct 16, 2013 10:42 PM

                Loblaw's now also owns Shoppers Drug Mart:


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          bevo Oct 23, 2013 09:04 PM

          Found La Cocina today at Buy Low Foods on Johnston Rd
          in South Surrey. I agree they are the best! Super thin and not too salty.

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          1. re: bevo
            LotusRapper Oct 23, 2013 10:06 PM

            Arriba !!

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