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Nov 27, 2007 12:36 PM

Anyone know where to buy almond bark?

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. The Sweet Life, 63 Hester Street at Ludlow St. Visit their web site:
    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 ;-)

      1. re: Lucia

        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.

      2. 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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        1. re: hungrycomposer

          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.

          1. re: saltysnack

            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.

            1. re: kam0424

              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.

              1. re: saltysnack

                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...

                1. re: saltysnack

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

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

            1. 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's just that it truly is a wonderful piece of candy!