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Oct 14, 2007 07:08 PM

Anyone know where I can find Guava Marmalade in MSP?

I recently spent some time in South America and found out that I *love* Guava Marmalade. Does anyone know where I can find some locally? My husband and I have tried a few Mexican Supermarkets, but no luck yet. Has anyone seen it around or have any suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. I saw Guava Jam today @ "Groceries of the Orient" nearby 35W on Hwy 13 in Burnsville. But only like 1-2 jars ! I was kind of surprised to see it there since I just rec'd it as a gift from someone who came back from Dom. Rep - but whatever.. it was there. =)

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    1. re: reannd

      Our local Cub has Guava Jelly, but we're looking for Marmelade - it looks much more like a paste than a transparent jelly. Do you happen to remember what the one there looked like?

      Complicating the search has been the various spellings you can find for the stuff! Mermelada de Guayaba, Marmalada de Guyaba, Guava Marmelade, and all the various permutations of those words. The best lead we've found online noted that USDA regulations prevent shipping it to the US.

      1. re: Danny

        Is it a really thick paste, almost solid? If so, might it possibly be "cajeta de guayaba", which comes in cans and plastic tubs and is found near the dulce de membrillo (quince paste)? If so, I've seen it at El Burrito Mercado and other large Mexican grocery stores.

        Here's a picture of the stuff I'm thinking of:


        1. re: AnneInMpls

          Ah, well this was jelly, sorry =)

          I've seen that stuff Anne mentioned recently, though.. although it may not have been guava (for some reason I'm thinking what I saw was at a middle eastern grocery (sinbad or holy land) on my search for sumac (ended up getting it from behind serving counter from guys @ holy land in MGM bc the rest of the town was OUT when i looked which i thought was very strange) , so it probably wasn't guava).

          Hm. I'll keep my eyes peeled!

          1. re: AnneInMpls

            No the paste in the link you provided is a bit too thick. This marmelade comes in a glass jar like any other jelly, jam whatever. However, the consistency is much thicker than your typical grape jelly. It's probably best described as a fruit butter if that helps.

            1. re: The Chowish Lurker

              Success! We found Iberia brand Guava Marmalade at El Burrito Mercado. I tried it and it's pretty close to the stuff we got in Ecuador. The differences I noticed is that the consistency is a bit thinner and it comes in a can instead of a glass jar. Although the consistency is a bit thinner, it's still pretty tasty.

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