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Old 11-18-2007, 05:43 PM
 
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I had Ruben's tamales but Zwolle Tamales in Louisiana are the best I ever tasted
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:52 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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They make the best tamales in the world in Louisiana. I ordered them in previous years and have the knock my guest socks off during the Holidays; Check out the website below:
Zwolle Tamales
http://www.zwollela.net/tamale. (broken link)
That link for the tamales doesn't work. I took off the tamale part and I got to the town website and they of course mention tamales. Do you buy them on line normally?
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:43 PM
 
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Louisiana Crawfish Co. (http://www.lacrawfish.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc? - broken link)

I ordered them online from the LA Crawfish Co .
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:49 PM
 
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Text from the best tamales that I have ever eaten:

Zwolle Tamale Fiesta
2nd Weekend of October


Zwolle Tamale Fiesta celebrates the area's Indian / Spanish heritage.
Recalls the area's occupation by the Spanish Province of Texas. High School grounds, Zwolle, La. Fun-filled weekend of reliving the Spanish history of Texas with a plentiful supply of hot tamales, parades, concerts, crafts, dancing, and activities for the entire family.

It's odd that a place with a Dutch name could be the Tamale Capital of the World since hot tamales have a distinct Indian/Spanish heritage. But the only thing Dutch about the town is the name. Zwolle was originally an Indian village which turned into a whistle stop on the Kansas City Southern railroad. The town was named for a town in Holland. Zwolle Mayor P.M. Woods said,"The name itself attracts international visitors wanting to see the U. S. counterpart." In 1975 the idea for some type of festival was suggested by Rogers P. Loupe, who was then a member of the Sabine Tourist Commission. Mr. Roscoe Carruth, the director of the Sabine Parish Tourist Commission at the time, legitimized the idea for a Tamale Fiesta by incorporating the Zwolle Tamale Fiesta as a non-profit organization. The Tamale Fiesta calls the attention of many to the social and political influences of the Spanish culture upon Louisiana history since the 18th century.


2003-2004 Zwolle Tamale Fiesta Queen - Amanda Kathleen Ezernack
Zwolle was first settled by the descendants of French and Spanish adventurers, who intermarried with the friendly Indians, as well as the English speaking settlers from Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas. The Fiesta itself stems from a combination of the Indians and Spanish culinary efforts to produce the most delectable hot tamale in the country.


The Fiesta is a family event held in October of each year.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Delicious tamales are the best
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:03 PM
 
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Fruitilicious at 12024 Potranco Rd. Ste#3 starts taking Tamales orders the day after Thanksgiving. They've been selling homemade tamales since 2002. Really Delicious. Bean and Bean & Jalepeno $5.99 a dozen, Chicken Tamales $6.99 and Pork Tamales $7.99 a dz. Their phone# 210-679-9731
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Old 11-20-2007, 02:50 AM
 
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Delicious tamales are the best
Maybe in SA but the best overall are in Zwolle. Try it sometime and compare
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:28 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I am thinking of ordering Zwolle. Who has ordered them through the mail? Which shipping method do they use?
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:56 AM
 
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I believe I used UPS about three years ago. Their tamales are simply the best. Its is good to let Hispanic in SA know that culture and culinary arts are not just centered in SA and South Texas. Some of the best crispy tacos I have ever eaten were at the Old Bob Smokehouse on Roland at I 10. Explore the culinary arts!!!!!

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Old 11-20-2007, 10:32 AM
 
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Terry, I just followed your link to LCC. I saw everything but tamales. Are you sure you can buy them on line?

Never mind, I found it.

How do they ship them? Frozen in dry ice? The price isn't too bad considering it includes shipping. I think I'll order some. It beats standing in line at Ruebens. Well we'll see, but I'm game. Last year we didn't get any Tamales because everybody was too lazy to go and get them. If nothing else this is easy.

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