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Chipotles in adobo sauce?

albanis Jan 31, 2014 03:09 PM

I can't for the life of me find those canned chipotles in adobo sauce anywhere , is there some shortage I am not aware of?

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  1. foodyDudey RE: albanis Jan 31, 2014 03:28 PM

    Where are you not looking? These days, almost any grocery store has them in the "Mexican" section. In my area, No Frills and Foodland had them in the last few weeks.

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      Jar RE: foodyDudey Jan 31, 2014 05:23 PM

      Right foodyduddey, I would suggest that many shoppers do not take time for a slow stroll through Supermarket International aisles. Always a possible source for many multi country items! I love these so much I always bring back from Mexico many tins at a third to a quarter the price, and I have GTA wholesalers I have been dealing with for decades, easier for one out in the GTA to acquire a larger available choice of sourced items!.

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        albanis RE: foodyDudey Feb 1, 2014 07:13 AM

        I checked Fiesta Farms, 2 No Frills a Fresh Co and Loblaws at Christie and Dupont. I know these stores like the back of my hand and know where they keep stuff. If you find some, please tell me!

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        CarNut RE: albanis Jan 31, 2014 08:55 PM

        I had the exact same problem two weeks ago. Checked five supermarkets, including the "Mexican" and "International" sections. Finally found them at Loblaws Queens Quay - bought the only two cans they had on the shelf.

        1. MissBingBing RE: albanis Feb 1, 2014 04:39 AM

          Kensington Market.

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            Gary RE: albanis Feb 1, 2014 08:10 AM

            I agree these are hit-and-miss to find. Sometimes grocery stores have them, sometimes they don't. Our Sobey's recently cut back its little Tex-Mex section and no longer have them. I managed to find a large can at the Rabba at Front & Sherbourne recently, on the bottom of an end of an aisle nowhere near any related products. We divided and froze them for future use, since one or two of those things go a long way in most recipes.

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              Helen RE: albanis Feb 1, 2014 08:23 AM

              Pusateri's have them - I had to ask and wait about 10 minutes while two people searched for them. But I got them!!

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                trane RE: albanis Feb 1, 2014 08:28 AM

                Highland Farms

                1. Spanglo RE: albanis Feb 1, 2014 08:31 AM

                  For sure they have it at Fresh Co and some No frills,also
                  K Market in the Mexican stores

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                    albanis RE: Spanglo Feb 1, 2014 09:44 AM

                    The guy at No Frills says he hasn't seen them in a while, I called La Perola and they have them, yay! Its not a speciality item in my house, we eat it all the time so its a semi-crisis when the usual stores don't have it.

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                      Yongeman RE: albanis Feb 1, 2014 11:08 AM

                      We also use them a lot, but usually only part of a can, so I put the rest in a ziplock and freeze it. That way, if we need chipotle mayo, I can shave off a chunk to chop and put in the mayo without wasting a whole can. I just bought a new can last week at NoFrills (Victoria Park/Eglinton).
                      The Mexican condiment that I'm having trouble finding is chopped green chilis--not green sauce or jalapenos. It's been absent from my usual sources for months now. Fortunately, I'm heading to Nashville this week, so I'll replenish my stock there.

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                        Yongeman RE: Yongeman Feb 1, 2014 01:06 PM

                        I just got back from a quick trip to ValuMart at Bayview and Davisville and there was a well-stocked shelf of BOTH chipotles in adobo (Costena brand) and chopped green chilis (Old El Paso brand).

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                        Snarf RE: albanis Feb 1, 2014 02:49 PM

                        Perola's has a number of brands in cans, or you can buy dried chipotles, and adobo sauce separately, or you can buy the spices needed to make adobo.

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                          albanis RE: Snarf Feb 1, 2014 03:41 PM

                          La Perola has the San Marcos brand and the other one. I live downtown and don't have a car and won't shop at Walmart. Now I remember why I stopped using Chow Hound.

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                            MissBingBing RE: albanis Feb 1, 2014 03:48 PM

                            We missed you, too!

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                              tygrr_lily RE: albanis Feb 1, 2014 07:38 PM

                              As another downtownish option - I just purchased some at the Metro in Liberty Village. I had trouble finding them here a couple of months ago as well, but it seems like they're stocked up now

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                                phisherking RE: albanis Feb 2, 2014 03:11 PM

                                Metro at Front and Church.
                                P.S. Why not state the general area you are looking instead of getting upset with chowhounders for not reading your mind.

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                                  Snarf RE: albanis Feb 2, 2014 05:47 PM

                                  Are we talking about the same place? Thought it was called Perola's. Looks like it has changed hands in the last few months.

                          2. daislander RE: albanis Feb 1, 2014 02:50 PM

                            walmart even

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