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Help - where to buy candied orange/grapefruit peel?

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mhyrrbabe Dec 11, 2006 05:02 PM

I don't have time to make my own, and I need candied orange or grapefruit peel for a cake. Whole Foods does not carry it, which surprises me. Where else can I go in the District?

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    Chownut Dec 11, 2006 05:11 PM

    This probably doesn't help, but I've seen candied ginger at Hudson Trail Outfitters, an outdoor store. They have a location in Tenleytown.

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      Rosco1 Dec 11, 2006 05:36 PM

      Nothing comes to mind, but if I needed some, I would call around at gourmet candy stores.

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        MMRuth Dec 11, 2006 05:39 PM

        Also - it's worth giving Dean & Deluca a call.

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        SChalfant Dec 11, 2006 05:44 PM

        You can actually buy it online from Amazon (weird, I know!)

        http://www.amazon.com/s?search-alias=...

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          gustaf Dec 11, 2006 06:52 PM

          Try La Cuisine in Alexandria. 703-836-4435
          http://www.lacuisineus.com/

          If they don't have it (I would be surprised!), they will know who does.

          1. Chocolatechipkt Dec 11, 2006 08:41 PM

            Balducci's might have it.

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              mhyrrbabe Dec 12, 2006 02:32 PM

              Thanks for the replies - Balducci's and the place in Alexandria had the candied peel, but since I don't have a car, I figured it would be faster to make it myself than to metro to buy it. I think that it turned out well and was not as time-consuming as I had originally anticipated.

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                ali patts Dec 12, 2006 02:37 PM

                am very interested - how did you make it yourself? I have been looking for one without nasties and can't find one (plus I want lemon by itself) so have been thinking of doing it myself but don't know how!

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