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[MSP] shopping for cocoa nibs

slowfoodgrrl Jul 21, 2007 07:16 PM

I've been looking and haven't found them yet. My preference is Sharffen Berger because of a recipe specification, but any will do at this point. Help? Thanks.

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    TruthBrew Jul 22, 2007 11:18 AM

    I have purchased them at Cooks on Crocus Hill, but they had to order them for me (this was about 2 years ago).

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      slowfoodgrrl Jul 22, 2007 07:49 AM

      Thanks! I tried Surdyk's last week and WF in St. Paul yesterday with no success, as well as Kowalski's in St. Paul, just so you all know. Perhaps they stopped carrying them. I'll try the other places!

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      1. re: slowfoodgrrl
        pgokey Jul 22, 2007 07:56 AM

        Have you tried the co-ops, too? Mississippi Market or The Wedge would be my first two stops.

        Mississippi Market Food Co-Op
        1810 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

        Wedge Community Co-Op
        2105 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405

        1. re: pgokey
          slowfoodgrrl Jul 22, 2007 08:02 AM

          Yeah, I shop at the Wedge regularly and no dice. Looks like a specialty kitchen store is where I need to go... or order on-line maybe.

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        run2eat Jul 21, 2007 08:45 PM

        Whole Foods (Grand and Fairview, St. Paul) has them. They are in the baking aisle, across from the bulk foods. They are the Whole Foods brand, but they are roasted fresh and dated.

        1. mcgeary Jul 21, 2007 07:35 PM

          Have you tried Cooks of Crocus Hill? There's a location on Grand Ave. in St. Paul and one in Edina. There's also a new Sur La Table store in Edina, which may have them if Cooks doesn't.

          Cooks of Crocus Hill
          877 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

          Cooks of Crocus Hill
          3925 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55424

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          1. re: mcgeary
            pgokey Jul 21, 2007 08:08 PM

            I'm almost positive that I've seen them at Kitchen Window recently (as in, last week).

            It wouldn't hurt to call Surdyk's. They do in fact carry specialty chocolate for cooking (specifically Callebaut blocks) and I would expect they also carry nibs.

            It's hard to know for sure, since I've never specifically shopped for these. Anyway, these places are more than worth a phone call.

            Surdyks Liquor and Bistro 2go
            303 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

            Kitchen Window
            3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

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