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Maple Sugar Candy?

WildSwede Mar 19, 2007 01:38 PM

Anyone know where we can get Maple Sugar Candy in the LA area? Thanks in advance!

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    jjbelsky Apr 5, 2007 08:05 PM

    Mrs. Winston's on Ocean Park in Santa Monica.

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      thericequeen Apr 5, 2007 06:07 PM

      Not candy but Whole Foods has chunk, coarse and fine ground maple sugar in the its baking section. It could probably be formed into fancier candies but I just buy the chunks and eat a few of those now and then.

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        liu Apr 5, 2007 06:16 PM

        Also, Whole Foods carries organic Shady Maple Farms Maple Butter; it is not butter, but creamy maple syrup that you can...WILL eat by the spoonful! It comes in a 13.8 oz. jar with a red label.

        I grew up in maple syrup country, and this is as delicious as I remember when we would get cups of hot maple syrup to stir into a creamy "butter."

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          Chowpatty Apr 5, 2007 06:24 PM

          Ooh, that stuff is seriously good. I remember in the old days of Trader Joe's when they had the cutest little cans of maple butter for 99 cents.

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            liu Apr 5, 2007 06:41 PM

            Wasn't it a little jar with a black and gold label -- similar to a tiny jelly jar? And then they discontinued it! I was very happy to see it on the shelf at Whole Foods!

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        ozhead Mar 20, 2007 11:33 AM

        At Thanksgiving we always put out little baskets at each place at the table, containing nuts and candy -- including maple sugar candy, which my wife buys at Cost Plus. It comes formed as little maple leaves or cute li'l pilgrims. (Bite they tiny maple sugar heads off, nibble they tiny maple sugar feet.)

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          Cinnamon Mar 19, 2007 09:25 PM

          Call Surfa's - I think I saw some there. Is there a Hickory Farms anywhere? They used to have em at least.

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            tdo ca Mar 19, 2007 05:20 PM

            Can't you make a version by boiling down maple syrup?

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              Das Ubergeek Mar 19, 2007 08:19 PM

              You'd have to get Grade B (which is, to be fair, usually available at TJ's) in order for it to have any taste whatsoever... and it would be some extremely expensive candy, much moreso than ordering it from the Vermont Country Store or whatnot.

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                PseudoNerd Mar 19, 2007 08:21 PM

                If one had to resort to that sort of thing, wouldn't whipping out a credit card and ordering it online be easier?

              2. Chowpatty Mar 19, 2007 04:27 PM

                Oh, yes, please do! In the meantime, you can always re-read the desserts section of the Vermont chapter in Jane and Michael Stern's "Good Food," or try some of the maple doughnuts at Fritelli's.

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                  gtring Mar 19, 2007 04:20 PM

                  I've been dying for it too. When I open my restaurant, some day, I hope to have maple sugar candy as a dessert in some form.

                  1. Chowpatty Mar 19, 2007 02:30 PM

                    Try Cost Plus or Monsieur Marcel at Farmer's Market...I had some recently and I think it was from one of these two.

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                      PseudoNerd Mar 19, 2007 08:22 PM

                      I would think both those places have it, but Monsieur Marcel's definitely has it.

                      I know it's normally considered a VT product and not one from RI, but you might try the Cheese Store of Silver Lake as well.

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                      ysb Mar 19, 2007 01:40 PM

                      I really wish I could help you because I LOVE Maple Sugar Candy and it's cracklike effects to me: hyper for 15 minutes, then crashing for the rest of the day. you might have to order it.

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