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Tortillas in Toronto supermarkets

Ed Kammin | Dec 7, 2001 01:22 PM

Has anyone an idea about why both Loblaw's and Dominion in Toronto are so stubborn about not carrying corn tortillas?

As most people know, the corn tortilla is the basic component in Mexican cooking, and Toronto has many people of Latin origin. These chains have plenty of flour tortillas, and many varities of "wraps", which strike me as being a yuppie perversion of a simple, basic food. Yet there's not a corn tortilla in sight.

I tried writing a letter to Loblaw's about this, only to be told that they do not stock corn tortillas since there was no demand for them. This seemed to me to be just plain bull. Neither Fredericton nor Victoria is exactly a hotbed of Latin culture, but I had no trouble finding them in either city; in Victoria, one chain (Thrifty's) has their own house brand, locally produced and available in all of their stores.

I know I can get them in various groceries in Kensington Market and on Bloor Street, and I found them in one branch of IGA. Nonetheless, it would be convenient to have them widely available.

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