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Sunkist fruit gems

Skippy978 Nov 18, 2006 02:34 AM

Does anyone have any idea where to buy these?

I thought I had seen them at Costco but could not find them there or Trader Joe's today.

Need about 10lbs. of the individually wrapped kind to throw at the Bat Mitzvah of my daughter next week.

Thanks in advance.


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    foodieB Nov 18, 2006 02:52 AM

    I bought them at Shaws about 2 months ago, I think it was the Shaws in west roxbury. You may want to try a bulk candy shop, I know there used to be one in Harvard Square. But if you don't have any luck maybe you could try http://www.candywarehouse.com/fruitge... and have them express mailed.

    1. mangorita Nov 18, 2006 11:37 AM

      They often have them in the food section of the Christmas Tree Shop.

      1. Chris VR Nov 18, 2006 04:03 PM

        I'd call

        Dairy Fresh Candy
        57 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113
        (617) 742-2639

        Or I'd check the bulk bins in the candy aisle at Stop & Shop/Shaws

        1. Karl S Nov 18, 2006 08:21 PM

          I thought I have seen them at J Pace & Sons in Saugus, too, but you should call.

          Then again, the fruit slices at Russo's next door are even better.

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          1. re: Karl S
            Chris VR Nov 18, 2006 08:52 PM

            Yeah but not sure people would like the sugar all over them from the fresh ones :-)

            1. re: Chris VR
              sherry f Nov 18, 2006 09:27 PM

              Try the Kosher store on Harvard Avenue. I think it is called Butcherie. If they don't have the sinkist fruit gems, they will defintiely you where to get them. BTW, the sugar won't come off as they are individually pre-wrapped. They also now make individual kosher sour gummies shaped like teddy bears that we used at my son's Bar Mitzvah. They are awesome.

              1. re: sherry f
                Skippy978 Nov 19, 2006 12:31 AM

                Thank you for your suggestions.

                I tried Market Basket and Stop and Shop today without luck.

                I will try J Pace and Russos, I am not sure where they moved to after leaving Rt.1

                Did not think this would be so hard, the Butcherie may be my final shot.

                They do need to be kosher (which is why i specified that brand) and individually wrapped (as they are going to be thrown from across the room).

                Thanks again everyone for your help.


                1. re: Skippy978
                  Karl S Nov 19, 2006 01:21 AM

                  Russo's moved to a much better location, next to J Pace & Sons,. in a little strip mall at the jct of Lynn Fells Pkwy and Main St in Saugus, west of Rte 1. Also near them are a nice wine store (Nasty NOnni's), La Vita Mia (good red sauce Italian) and Lil-n-Chicks (a nice evocation of a modern Italian-style gelateria). And Bacci's pizzeria (great NY calzones and pizza) is across the way. It's one of the chowiest spots in the Greater Boston area.

                  1. re: Karl S
                    Chris VR Nov 19, 2006 12:57 PM

                    To clarify- I'm 95% sure Russos won't have them. I'm pretty sure Russo's makes their own fruit slices (which are not prewrapped, thus my joke about the sugar coming off when you throw them). They are darn good but not what the poster needs.

                    1. re: Chris VR
                      Karl S Nov 19, 2006 05:58 PM

                      RIght, I was distinguishing those from the Sunkist stuff.

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            hargau Nov 19, 2006 03:11 AM

            My parents recently got some at Costco, you may try calling them as well as the other big box stores, BJ's, Sams.

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              4chowpups Nov 19, 2006 03:14 PM

              Skippy, if you're really desperate they have them in Atlantic Food Market in Reading. I saw them yesterday, right by the fruit dept.

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                sunnysideover Nov 29, 2006 07:05 PM

                Just bought some for my wedding. You can find them at BJ's. They come in containers of all of the colors. Mazel Tov!

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                  Skippy978 Nov 29, 2006 08:20 PM


                  Thank you! Actually my in-laws found them at the BJs near them in CT.

                  Thank you everyone for your help. It is much appreciated.

                  Mazel Tov to you Sunny!


                  1. mintchip Nov 30, 2006 03:00 AM

                    I know this is a strange resource - But I order them for my office through Office Depot...........

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                      noodlely Dec 6, 2006 08:57 PM

                      I bought a big bag of them at walgreen's last week.

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