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Where to find Solo Almond Paste in the Bay Area?

Carnitas Jan 15, 2007 10:57 PM

I just checked Andronicos, Whole Foods, Berkeley Bowl, Albertson, Monterrey Market. Does Anyone KNOW where they sell it? Also Solo's poppy seed filling which makes a wonderful pound cake? Thx.

  1. 2m8ohed Jan 15, 2007 11:23 PM

    I have seen it at Nob Hill. But it's cheaper to order online direct from Solo Foods. http://www.solofoods.com/corder.html

    1. daveena Jan 17, 2007 04:21 AM

      Piedmont Grocery in Oakland. Also, sometimes you can find it at Cost Plus.

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        peachblossom Jan 17, 2007 05:04 AM

        It's at Safeway. Not all grocery stores are the same and sometimes a (for example) branch of Albertsons won't have it but another one will. I have seen it at Safeway though (all the ones I frequent in the Sunnyvale area)

        1. Quine Jan 17, 2007 05:22 AM

          My first impression when I read your topic, is : "Why would anyone wanna find that?" Use the real stuff, for both. They sell it in dollar stores, and it maybe over priced.

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            Carnitas Jan 17, 2007 09:07 PM

            Solo, because I want to make my own amaretti and the recipe I found says not to use the Odense barand as it is too wet. Thanks for the help. Also the poppy seed cake on the poppy seed filling can is really good. Which Dollar store?

          2. shnigglebob Jan 18, 2007 04:22 AM

            I've seen almond paste at Yum, a specialty food and soda collection shop near upper Market. 1750 Market Street near Gough (almost across from Flax). http://www.yumfoods.com

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              adrienne156 Jan 18, 2007 07:13 AM

              Andronico's. Atleast that's where I last saw it in October.

              1. Wheetie Apr 17, 2007 02:00 PM

                I just bought a can today at Piazza's in San Mateo. It was $2.99/can. I'm assuming you are referring to the Solo Almond Filling in the can. They also had: prune, poppy seed and apricot filling flavors. Please post your recipe (or the link) for the amaretti cookies. That's why I bought the can of almond filling!!!

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