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Jam at Arax Market

Pia Oct 29, 2006 08:22 PM

I didn't try them, but today for the first time I noticed a variety of fresh jams in the refrigerated section of Arax Market in Watertown. (Top shelf above all the ikra and grape leaves and things, in plastic containers.) Some I noticed were blackberry, apricot, I think raspberry, and -- I thought chowhounds might be intrigued by this -- rose petal. They all looked like they were homemade and had big chunks of fruit.

  1. galleygirl Oct 29, 2006 11:32 PM

    I've seen them. I wondered if they were bulk-packed from imports, like the Divina fig preserves at Whole Foods. Not that that's a bad thing, they're made in the country of origin, or where we'd like them to be made, even if it wasn't here...

    I've bought a lot of the savory items, made in-house at Arax. All have been great.

    3 Replies
    1. re: galleygirl
      StriperGuy Oct 30, 2006 03:29 PM

      Not bulk-pak. Proprietress makes them herself from fading fruit.

      Pretty tasty, just inspect first to make sure they look fresh.

      1. re: StriperGuy
        galleygirl Oct 30, 2006 03:37 PM

        Yeah, I guess rose petal IS pretty unusual...Try any Ramadan sweets?

        1. re: galleygirl
          StriperGuy Oct 30, 2006 05:42 PM

          Do they do special stuff for Ramadan, will have to take a peek.

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      fenian Oct 30, 2006 01:31 AM

      I've had some exquisite desserts from Arax (they have so many!). I should try a jam next time. Arax is such a great store. Massis nearby is also good (superb Zaatar bread, one of my favorite things).

      1. Sal Monella Oct 30, 2006 03:36 PM

        I love Arax market...been going there for years. I will recommend that you try the rose petal jam. It's very tasty. I prefer having it with a little butter on toast.

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