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Jul 21, 2007 07:16 PM

[MSP] shopping for cocoa nibs

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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  1. 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

      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

    2. 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. 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

          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

            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.

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