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Where Can I Buy Kinnie?

GuyNamedBen Feb 2, 2007 09:33 AM

Does anyone out there know if there's any place around the West End of the city that sells the Maltese soft drink Kinnie? My Dad's birthday is coming up & I'd like to buy him some. I live in Mississauga, so I really don't want to travel too far.

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    FlavoursGal Feb 2, 2007 09:57 AM

    There is a Maltese community on Dundas West. I've been to a lovely little Maltese bakery, called Malta Bake Shop & Cafe, 3256 Dundas Street West. 416-769-2174. You might try there.

    In googling the address for the bakery, I came across a listing for the Maltese community of Toronto. Here it is.


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      Fredster Feb 4, 2007 03:05 PM

      Hey guys, Kinnie as far as I know has not been available in Canada for a few years now. Malta Bake Shop used to carry it but no more. The closer taste that I find, though a tad more bitter is San Pellegrino Chinotto. I prefer the Kinnie (used to drink it profusely in Malta) as it is sweeter.

      1. jonnybee Feb 6, 2007 09:40 AM

        My GF is Maltese, she described it as the most putrid soft drink ever (and I have seen her drink Brio). That said, I really want to try it. If anyone finds it let me know, I don't recall seeing it in any of the pastizzi shops.

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        1. re: jonnybee
          climacus Feb 6, 2007 10:30 AM

          She's right. It tastes nothing like Brio. Definitely an acquired taste.

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          GuyNamedBen Feb 7, 2007 09:39 AM

          It's definitely an acquired taste. I can't stand the stuff myself, but my Dad likes it. He used to buy it at a restaurant called Joe's Pastizzi Plus, but I don't think they're around anymore. Thanks for your responses.

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          1. re: GuyNamedBen
            ace713 Apr 3, 2008 08:04 AM

            Joe's is definatly still around, the original owner has retired but the new owner still makes them the same.
            here is their info-
            5070 Dundas St W, Etobicoke, ON, Canada
            (416) 233-9063

          2. Finnegan Feb 12, 2007 01:03 PM

            forget the Kinnie and get your dad some nice paztizzi pastries....he'll love you forever and will probably increase your share in his will to boot

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              Malta Bake Shop Oct 1, 2007 07:23 PM

              We do now (after a long time) sell Kinnie once again. It is less expensive than the last time we had it. And is cheaper buy bulk. We look forward to seeing you!

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                Smart Shopper Aug 13, 2008 11:38 AM

                Just to let you know Joe's Pastizzi Plus is still around at 5070 Dundas St. W. between Islington and Kipling on Dundas. If in doubt call 416-233-9063---as a smart shopper one does their own investigating before believing anything written on internet.
                You just can't believe everything that is written. Kinnie has been around in Toronto since Aug of 2007, so at the time you wrote your blog none of the Maltese Bakeries had Kinnie.

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                  kinnieman Dec 17, 2012 07:41 AM

                  I have recently started selling 24 can cases of Kinnie in an attempt to bring the taste of Malta to Canada. If you are interested please contact me at dennis.vella@rogers.com. I live in Caledon, Ontario.


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