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Anyone know where to buy almond bark?

saltysnack Nov 27, 2007 12:36 PM

Every holiday season I have a hard time finding it in NYC. Anyone have any luck or have people in Manhattan NEVER dipped a pretzel in their life???

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  1. BluPlateSpec RE: saltysnack Nov 27, 2007 12:47 PM

    The Sweet Life, 63 Hester Street at Ludlow St. Visit their web site: http://www.sweetlifeny.com
    Owner operated and dipping. Nice people, nice selection, I get their almond bark all the time and it always disappears before I get home, my family's not talking ;-)

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      Lucia RE: saltysnack Nov 27, 2007 02:01 PM

      Jacques Torres

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        nativeNYer RE: Lucia Nov 27, 2007 02:33 PM

        i was gonna say jacques torres but lucia beat me to it. they have several locations throughout location, the newest location being on the UWS - amsterdam near W73rd.

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        hungrycomposer RE: saltysnack Nov 27, 2007 03:23 PM

        The almond bark at Trader Joe's is surprisingly good, but it's seasonal and hasn't arrived yet for the holidays (I hope it does)

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          saltysnack RE: hungrycomposer Dec 5, 2007 10:01 AM

          I should clarify -- the almond bark I'm looking for is not the almonds-in-chocolate variety. It's actually more of an artifical chocolate made of vegetable fats rather than cocoa butter. It's used as a candy coating. The name is misleading. It's typically used for coating pretzels and is sold in a package that kind of resembles an ice-cube tray -- with individual chunks for melting.

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            kam0424 RE: saltysnack Dec 5, 2007 05:29 PM

            I am looking for this as well, I posted it under the topic of "vanilla-flavored candy coating" which is the other name for it. I need it for a recipe this weekend! Please let me know if you find it.

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              saltysnack RE: kam0424 Dec 7, 2007 08:52 AM

              Right - the "candy coating" is the kind I'm looking for. NOT the kind that has real almonds in it. I've heard that NYC Cake and Baking Supply may have some. I think they're in Chelsea somewhere.

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                kam0424 RE: saltysnack Dec 7, 2007 01:52 PM

                I think i found some! At the party store on 14th street between 5th and 6th ave. I just called, going now and will keep you posted...

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                  dimples RE: saltysnack Dec 21, 2007 03:29 PM

                  They do have it and they are located on 22nd st. between 5th and 6th.

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            hungrycomposer RE: saltysnack Dec 5, 2007 10:17 AM

            Trader Joe's almond bark is back, but it's REAL dark chocolate, 50 percent roasted almonds, very addictive, and only available seasonally.

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              scully817 RE: saltysnack Dec 7, 2007 09:53 AM

              Sorry, I guess none of us really know where to get the candy-coating. However, it is fun to talk about the other kind of almond bark. B/c I know you're not asking but the Jacques-Torres one is absolutely amazing b/c you can get it in dark or milk chocolate and it contains almonds, hazelnuts, and pistachios! Sorry, again, I realize you weren't asking...it's just that it truly is a wonderful piece of candy!

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                ceastwood RE: saltysnack Dec 21, 2007 12:39 AM

                Walmart always has the almond bark candy coating, especially at Christmas time. Hope this helps!

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                  midtownDiner123 RE: saltysnack Mar 13, 2008 05:15 PM

                  i'm having a hard time finding the same! i'll check out the party place you suggested. did you try the new york baking distributor? i can't believe walmart carries this stuff and we can't find it anywhere in nYC!!!

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                    kam0424 RE: midtownDiner123 Mar 14, 2008 01:30 PM

                    Last time I checked, the baking dist didnt have it, but maybe i just couldnt find it? The guy working there looked at me like I had 2 heads when I asked for it.

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                      midtownDiner123 RE: kam0424 Mar 14, 2008 06:54 PM

                      i found some today! the ny baking and cake distributor on 22nd bet 5&6th carries a bunch of colors. 12oz, $2.99. they have light pink, white, dark brown, light brown, green, blue, yellow and red.

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