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Oct 7, 2013 12:48 PM

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

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

    1. 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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      1. re: bevo

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

        1. re: LotusRapper

          ... 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!

          1. re: Georgia Strait

            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

              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.

        2. 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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