Where Can I Find It?

Gebhardt’s chili powder was created by German-born William F. Gebhardt in the late 1880s, and it was first called Tampico Dust.

Gebhardt’s chili powder was created by German-born William F. Gebhardt in the late 1880s, and it was first called Tampico Dust.

Q: I need to find a good off-the-shelf horseradish. I’m sure what constitutes “good” differs widely, but for me it would be not creamy and with a good kick. I’ve been disappointed in several brands I’ve tried. Can you help? Tim Dorin, Stone Mountain

A: Tim, I'm going to refer you to my favorite horseradish. I like it super-hot, or as hot as I can get it. I share your pain since good horseradish isn't easy to find. For years, Atomic was only available in restaurants and hotels. However, it's now stocked in a few stores. Check out Atomic horseradish that's stashed in the refrigerated deli department of Sprouts Farmers Market, 4310 Lavista Road, Tucker, 470-260-2368. Each jar costs $2.99. I think you'll like it.

Q: For years I’ve been trying to find Gebhardt’s chili powder. I could not even find it online. Do you think there’s a chance someone in the Atlanta area still carries it? Frances Maney, email

A: Gebhardt's chili powder was created by German-born entrepreneur William F. Gebhardt, whose family settled in Texas in the late 1800s. Gebhardt was a fan of Mexican food and experimented with spices by grinding dried peppers. There's a story that claims his now-famous chili powder was first called Tampico Dust. In 1896, Gebhardt began selling his spicy blend and named it Gebhardt's Eagle Brand chili powder. His chili powder also is well-known as the key ingredient for his chili con carne. The recipe is still printed on the bottle. You can order a four-pack of 3-ounce bottles of Gebhardt's chili powder for $11.92 from Walmart.com and have it delivered to a store near you for free two-day pickup.

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