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Guava Nectar in Calgary

Jasz Aug 24, 2007 10:17 PM

Does anyone know where I can find guava nectar, not juice, in Calgary? I had some while in Hawaii and utterly loved it.

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  1. John Manzo RE: Jasz Aug 24, 2007 11:15 PM

    Aren't "nectar" and "juice" the same thing?

    Jumex guava "nectar" is available all over town.

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      Jasz RE: John Manzo Aug 24, 2007 11:54 PM

      Apparently it's not. We were served nectar one morning and juice the next and the former was much lighter tasting, and pink, than the orange-coloured juice. Maybe there's only a certain amount of juice in the nectar?
      Anyhow, I looked at Safeway and Sobey's and couldn't find any; do you know which stores carry it?

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      Zydeco_Mama RE: Jasz Aug 25, 2007 07:45 AM

      Try an East Indian grocer they may have it.

      1. alex8alot RE: Jasz Aug 25, 2007 08:41 AM

        nectar and juice definitely aren't the same thing... having said that, the "nectars" commonly found here aren't of the same thick, unctuous consistency as the ones in Hawaii and Asia. I am not a huge fan of the stuff, but my father is, and I think that he buys it at ASian grocery stores, like T&T. I have seen the western brands at Community Foods & PLanet Organic. good luck!

        1. victoriafoodie RE: Jasz Aug 25, 2007 08:55 AM

          I often see guava and other nectars at ethnic food stores. Try a middle eastern or Asian grocer, even Italian deli.

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            Jasz RE: victoriafoodie Aug 26, 2007 07:57 PM

            Thanks everyone. I found some Hero brand guava nectar at Planet Organic, I think Sunterra also carries it.

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              marcopolo RE: Jasz Aug 27, 2007 11:06 AM

              i'm pretty sure the midtown co-op has the Hero brand also, at the back end fridge b/w the produce section and pasta aisle.

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