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Halloween Pumpkins

Post by nate22re » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:49 pm

Found some orange pumpkins today at the Jumbo in Costanera. Expensive at 5k each but if you are looking they are there. Has anyone else seen any at similar or different prices? there were only about 20 in the store when I went so I bought two.

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Re: Halloween Pumpkins

Post by Andres » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:12 pm

Late this week we purchased two pumpkins at La Vega for CLP2000 each; one ~15cm high, ~20cm diameter; the other ~20cm high, ~15 cm diameter. Not large, but large enough.
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Re: Halloween Pumpkins

Post by nate22re » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:05 pm

I was at la vega on Sunday but I didn't see any, where did you find them?

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Re: Halloween Pumpkins

Post by zer0nz » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:25 pm

Jumbo import pumpkins for halloween every year... not a surprise, it costs a fortune, go with it,

gringo choose to cut them and freeze them to use them through the year...

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Re: Halloween Pumpkins

Post by Andres » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:52 pm

nate22re wrote:I was at la vega on Sunday but I didn't see any, where did you find them?
Almost all the way to the north, a bit to the east of where you pay for parking, opposite a large sign which says "cafeteria".
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Re: Halloween Pumpkins

Post by Riyko » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:37 am

My friend found some at the jumbo in las condes, but I don't remember the price he told me.
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Re: Halloween Pumpkins

Post by catherinetaylor » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:54 am

Okay, I can see buying a pumpkin or two for carving, but why would you buy extra to chop up and freeze?! My mom makes pumpkin pie with the ordinary zapallo all the time.

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Re: Halloween Pumpkins

Post by wiscondinavian » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:30 pm

catherinetaylor wrote:Okay, I can see buying a pumpkin or two for carving, but why would you buy extra to chop up and freeze?! My mom makes pumpkin pie with the ordinary zapallo all the time.

Really? How does it compare to "traditional" canned pumpkin pies? haha

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Re: Halloween Pumpkins

Post by xilantro » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:17 pm

...there's always readily-available alternatives. Think glocal! Image

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Re: Halloween Pumpkins

Post by sitka » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:36 pm

Last year the price dropped a couple thousand a few days before Halloween (Costanera Jumbo) so I’m planning on waiting it out until after the weekend. That being said, I will probably be sorely disappointed when I show up to no pumpkins… Worst case scenario, we end up carving the adorable 8 ball zucchinis (zapallo redondo, I believe) with a speedball cutter. Or perhaps we’ll go pineapple this year :)

For Canadian Thanksgiving I made a pumpkin cheesecake using a roasted butternut squash. Aesthetically, it was much lighter but when combined with the gourmet brand “Mix Dulce” and some nutmeg, it was comparable to using the canned pumpkin. I used chancaca for the first time to make the gingerbread crust (reduced it by half the recommended water) and it worked beautifully.

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Re: Halloween Pumpkins

Post by HybridAmbassador » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:25 pm

The Kabocha pumpkins varietal from the land of Rising Sun..My westerners neighbours rages with the accolades that they are the tastiest smoothest for making the Pumpkin pies. Also, you can eat the skins too. Very soft textured indeed, bake them, steam them, tempuras and soups, they are super smoothier and delicious.!

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Hmm,? what kind of pumpkins are they again?
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