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Abrocadabro Feb 14, 2002 01:16 PM

Can anyone recommend a place in NYC to purchase candies made out of violet flowers, typically made by French companies like Candiflor?

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    Phil D. RE: Abrocadabro Feb 14, 2002 03:11 PM

    Hi Chowhounds,
    Candy Store on St. Marks and 3rd.Ave sells Chowards Violets.

    Phil

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      jen kalb RE: Abrocadabro Feb 14, 2002 04:24 PM

      New York Cake on 22nd St. sells candied violets as well as a couple of similar items (candied mint leaves or rose petals perhaps?) from France.

      As a young girl I babysat frequently for a French lady. I am ashamed to say I ate my way through an entire large box of candied violets over the course of a summer...they were wonderful, but I dont think Ive had one since.

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        Abrocadabro RE: Abrocadabro Feb 15, 2002 08:45 AM

        Thanks to Jen Kalb and Phil D. for both suggestions; I knew I could count on Chowhounds to come through! Now my wife won't have to bug friends travelling to Paris or Jersey to bring back some boxes!

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          scott RE: Abrocadabro Feb 15, 2002 02:40 PM

          Balducci's also sells candied violets.

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            Dancin' Cook RE: Abrocadabro Feb 20, 2002 03:48 PM

            Sweet Life, on the corner of Hester and Ludlow Streets, has candied violet and rose petals. Another hard-to-get in NYC item that they have is Dutch zoute drop (salt licorice). Also hand-dipped chocolate covered pretzels and grahams, gummi killer bees and a store-made item called the "Lust Bar". It's covered in chocolate, haven't yet ventured to find out what's inside. Note: I believe they observe Shabbos and are closed on Saturdays.

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              IS RE: Abrocadabro Feb 22, 2002 01:47 PM

              Do you mean candied violets? or violet flavored candies? Chowards sells the candies at most newspaper stands (at least the more fully stocked ones).

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                Abrocadabro RE: IS Feb 25, 2002 09:31 AM

                Thank you for your help, but I meant the candied violets.

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                  ROBIN CAMPBELL RE: IS Jun 11, 2003 10:13 PM

                  I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE I CAN GET VIOLET CANDIES IN PALM COAST FLA?

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