Would you recommend any particular brand of achiote paste?

Hi - I have started searching online for achiote paste and have not been able to find it yet, but found it as ground version (not paste) on Spiceology. Is there a brand you would recommend as paste?

Loraine Mena
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Loraine M. November 8, 2021
Thank you both for your tips! That was quick :)
 
aargersi November 8, 2021
You can tell I need more coffee, I mention the green twice ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜
 
aargersi November 8, 2021
We get the El Mexicano brand in out little Latin American market, they make both a green and a red. They key is to make sure itโ€™s soft, if itโ€™s old it gets rock hard and is impossible to use, which is why I like to buy it in person, so I can squeeze the box.
El Mexicano also makes a wonderful green achiote, good on roasted pork or chicken, or in a stew. The smell alone is amazing!
 
Nancy November 8, 2021
Loraine Mena - can recommend where to find (Amazon USA) and how to use the powder to make a homemade version (thespruceeats).
BTW, the recipe sounds delicious!
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=achiote+paste&s=review-rank&qid=1636365558&ref=sr_st_review-rank
https://www.thespruceeats.com/what-is-achiote-paste-2342971
 
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