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Pomegranite Molasses

I'm at Queen and Roncesvalles, would anyone happen to know the nearest place to get some pomegranite molasses? I'm seeing it pop up in recipes and discussions more often now and want to try cooking with it. It reminds me of the chipotle a few years ago. It caught on and now it's quite common.

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  1. Not sure if it's the closest but I bought mine at Akram's in Kensington Market. There are 2 kinds - one is sweeter and the other is more tart. I bought the more tart one but having now cooked with it a few times, I'm wondering if I should have gone the other route. Any Middle Eastern grocery store should carry it.

    1. You can also make it yourself just by simmering pomegranate juice until it thickens.

      1. One place you shouldn't go is Pusateri's. They sell it for $17 a bottle. Sadly, I discovered that there is an Armenian store on Victoria Park, north of Eglinton that also sells it for about $3 a bottle. It lasts forever, so there's no shame in making the long trek.

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        1. re: Tout Garni

          This probably won't help the original poster, but many NoFrills stores carry it. A great addition to my BBQ sauce for ribs.

        2. I've bought it at Ararat at Avenue and Lawrence, among other Middle Eastern stores. One thing you should know: pomegranate MOLASSES and pomegranate SYRUP are the same thing, so keep your eyes open for either one.

          1. Thanks for the replies. Where is Akram's in the market? That's pretty close and I'm usually in Kensington once a week or so anyway.

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            1. re: jamesm

              It's on the south side of Baldwin, between Kensington and Augusta. And sweetbasil and FlavoursGal are right - my bottle says "concentrated pomegranate juice" and it cost $4.99.

            2. If you can find the juice but not the concentrate/molasses/syrup, simmer 3 cups of the stuff with half a cup of sugar and half a cup (or less, if you like) of fresh lemon juice until it reduces down to 1 cup. Presto.

              1. Cool, I might give that a go sometime too. Thanks everyone. Much appreciated.

                1. I bought it at a Turkish grocery near Pape and Danforth. I think the name is Ahnsin, it's a short walk east of Pape, on the south side.
                  The prices vary from about $3 to $7 a bottle.

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                  1. re: foodyDudey

                    I think you mean Tahsin Market. Great place. Excellent olive oils and all kinds of products for cheaper than I've seen elsewhere this end of town.

                  2. There is a small middle eastern grocery store on Roncie just below Howard Park (on the east side) he should have it.