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Pearl Sugar

Ernie Diamond Sep 21, 2006 06:56 PM

Are there any sources of pearl sugar in Boston? These are the pastille sized nuggets similar in appearance to the large chunks of salt found on soft pretzles.

  1. BostonZest Sep 21, 2006 07:51 PM

    You could try

    VERNA'S CAKE DECORATING SUPPLIES
    2346 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02140
    617-864-7745
    vernascake@yahoo.com

    http://s94019010.onlinehome.us/

    Their site makes it look possible. I googled this for you so I can't give a personal recommendation.

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      Velda Mae Sep 21, 2006 09:39 PM

      I'm sorry to report that Verna's went out of business last Saturday. I'd try Dairy Fresh Candies on Salem Street in the North End. You could also try Sur la Table in the Chestnut Hill Mall. If all else fails, mail order from the Baker's Catalogue.

    2. Karl S Sep 22, 2006 12:40 AM

      Just the baking supply but also the doughnuts? That would merit an alert on this Board on a separate topic.

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        Velda Mae Sep 27, 2006 12:58 PM

        No, the donut shop is staying open.

      2. enhF94 Sep 22, 2006 01:01 AM

        I've gotten pearl sugar at IKEA, in Stoughton. Since it's so popular on swedish treats!

        Maybe, though I haven't checked, you could check the Danish Pastry Shop in Medford, next to Uma's flowers. (I've not been there, so the name might be a little off)

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          sflory Sep 22, 2006 04:12 PM

          I think Christina's Spice market in Inman Square carries it.

          1. content Sep 22, 2006 05:00 PM

            I've gone the IKEA route as well.

            Please let us know if you find a closer source. Thanks!

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              chefboyardee Feb 14, 2007 12:02 PM

              Hi, reviving this thread, did any of the suggestions pan out? Is it possible to get pearl sugar in Boston. Found a waffle recipe that I want to try and it requires pearl sugar.

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                chowmel Feb 15, 2007 05:12 PM

                bakers supply in malden

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                girlygirl Feb 14, 2007 01:08 PM

                If you're planning on making the waffle recipe from today's Food section, the article does say that you can get pearl sugar at Mr. Crepes in Somerville. 2lbs. for $9.

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                1. re: girlygirl
                  content Feb 14, 2007 04:46 PM

                  It was $3.29 in November at IKEA for 10 oz.

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                  hadsbc Feb 16, 2007 05:58 AM

                  Mr. Crepe in Davis Square carries it. 2-pound bags go for $9

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                    Beach Plum Feb 16, 2007 08:05 AM

                    Is pearl sugar the same as sanding sugar?

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