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ISO Ladyfingers for Tiramisu

maxx11 Jun 9, 2007 02:30 PM

I've always used the ones from Trader Joe's, but it seems like they stopped carrying them. They also did that to their house brand Nutella. Two products I bought a lot now gone.

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    Pyewacket RE: maxx11 Jun 9, 2007 03:32 PM

    World Market has a private label Nutella-like spread; less expensive and, at least to the casual consumer, indistinguishable from the real deal.

    Come to think of it, they may have ladyfingers as well...

    1. amandine RE: maxx11 Jun 9, 2007 03:33 PM

      Yeah I hate when that happens. The nutella I think is seasonal so it will probably be back around the holidays. If it's crisp lady fingers you're looking for (those are the kind I like to use for tiramisu) I've gotten mine at Bristol Farms. In a blue box, I think called "boudoirs de la maison" or something like that.

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        cheesecustard RE: maxx11 Jun 9, 2007 04:20 PM

        Don't they have Nutella everywhere?? (ralphs, vons, etc...)

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          amandine RE: cheesecustard Jun 9, 2007 09:43 PM

          yes but TJ's own hazelnut spread is a seasonal thing (personally i prefer the taste of the mainstream Nutella)

        2. Das Ubergeek RE: maxx11 Jun 9, 2007 04:47 PM

          Any Italian market... Monte Carlo in Burbank, Claro's in Tustin, Arcadia or San Gabriel/Rosemead, Bay Cities in SaMo...

          1. Emme RE: maxx11 Jun 9, 2007 04:50 PM

            weird. i bought ladyfingers and the hazelnut spread very recently at my TJ's in sherman oaks... where have you looked?

            try gelson's.

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              maxx11 RE: Emme Jun 9, 2007 05:45 PM

              thanks for all the quick replies. I've actually called TJ's, they said the ladyfingers are on backorder because they are so popular. The hazelnut spread is discontinued. I know they have nutella everywhere and it's my favorite. But since I'm from Germany I just can't pay double or triple the price for it, the stuff's so cheap over there. I know I'm being too cheap.

              I'll look into World Market and Bristol Farms, thanks for the tips. Great to hear they have the crispy one at BF, I like that one better for my Tiramisu as well.

              btw., has anyone tried TJ's Mascarpone cheese? It makes such a great Tiramisu at half the price of the imported ones they're selling at Ralph's, Vons, etc...

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                Emme RE: maxx11 Jun 9, 2007 07:20 PM

                TJ's Mascarpone is good.

                Cost Plus also sells Nutella I believe...

            2. jbyoga RE: maxx11 Jun 9, 2007 08:09 PM

              Savioardi brand is the deal....

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                cupcake RE: jbyoga Jun 9, 2007 08:17 PM

                GELSONS always has ladyfingers. Always. They are usually in the bread aisle!!

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                  Das Ubergeek RE: jbyoga Jun 9, 2007 09:15 PM

                  "Savoiardi" is a particular kind of thick-cut ladyfingers, not a brand name... but yes, they are the real thing.

                2. Jennalynn RE: maxx11 Jun 9, 2007 09:39 PM

                  Surfas has them and cheaper than TJs.

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