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Can you get Clementines in Calgary?

hungryincalgary Dec 16, 2007 08:56 AM

Can't seem to find them here. They have them in Toronto (where I lived for 6 yrs), but none here...whats up with that? Any help is appreciated.

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    Dan G RE: hungryincalgary Dec 16, 2007 10:17 AM

    I don't know about Calgary, but I can't find good ones in Edmonton. I'm a former Ontarian, and have been very disappointed. I can sometimes find Chinese ones, but they are no where near as good as the Morrocan ones (Maroc brand) that were always available this time of year in southern Ontario.

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      yen RE: hungryincalgary Dec 16, 2007 11:44 AM

      I have seen Clementines around - just not 100% sure. I know that Coop Midtown Market has them once in a while. I was also given a free clementine at Nectar on my way out on Thursday - so they have to be available somewhere (they are tiny though).

      Sorry im not more help than that.

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        eatwell RE: hungryincalgary Dec 16, 2007 12:24 PM

        Ha! I am from Sask. living in Montreal and so disappointed that I can't find Japanese mandarin oranges in Montreal. They are far superior to the clementines! Everything else of course, is wonderful in Montreal. I have sent out search parties in Montreal looking for Japanese mandarins and no luck. Must be what you grew up with that you crave.

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          kritafo RE: hungryincalgary Dec 16, 2007 12:56 PM

          I believe they had some at Real Canadian Superstore Country Hills last night if not I had some from Costco last Monday and went back Friday night and they didn't have any.

          I am a former ON girl, and I miss snow apples this time of year...and my favorite fall is Jonamac and lets not even start about corn!

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            marcopolo RE: hungryincalgary Dec 16, 2007 03:47 PM

            I remember seeing the moroccan (maroc wooden crate) ones in superstore in previous years. I agree these are much better than the chinese ones usually on offer in the local grocery stores. The japanese ones are usually much better, as eatwell has pointed out.

            1. maplesugar RE: hungryincalgary Dec 16, 2007 06:34 PM

              I haven't seen any maroc clementines this year (I grew up with them in Ont too) however both Community and Planet Organic have some excellent organic mandarins -Planet Organic had ten for $5.99 a box today.

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                maplesugar RE: maplesugar Dec 16, 2007 08:41 PM

                Sorry EDIT: "...ten for $5.99 a box today" should read " had THEM for $5.99 a box today..."

              2. CookieGal RE: hungryincalgary Dec 16, 2007 08:30 PM

                I just bought a bag at Superstore in Deerfoot Medows for about $5. The skin was very thin, and they weren't really really juicy... but a nice treat all the same.

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                  ajy RE: hungryincalgary Dec 17, 2007 08:24 AM

                  I believe I saw some at the CFM this weekend, at either the Cherry Pit or Walker's Own stalls

                  1. sweeterpea RE: hungryincalgary Dec 18, 2007 11:03 AM

                    At Amaranth they have the organic satsumas from Johanson Ranch in California, they are $11.00 a box and well worth it. I believe they are tree ripened and have a wonderful concentrated sweet tart flavor. Far superior to anything I've run across in Calgary.

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                      graemejw RE: sweeterpea Dec 18, 2007 03:15 PM

                      Bought a nice wooden crate of Maroc clementines from Sunterra (W Mkt Sq) this afternoon. $11.49 for the crate.

                      They are lovely!

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                        hungryincalgary RE: graemejw Dec 19, 2007 06:50 AM

                        Wow. I was in Toronto last week and brought back 2 boxes of the same clementines and they were $4.99/box. I cannot seem to figure out why a) we can't get them here and b) if there is the rare place that has them, why they are ripping us off.

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                          kritafo RE: hungryincalgary Dec 19, 2007 07:03 AM

                          I am told they rip us off ;) because of the extra time they spend in transit, but I have never bought into that.

                          It never adds up when I buy peaches in Niagara they are almost giving them away and then buy peaches in BC I have to trade a arm and a leg plus all the cash in my pocket

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                        hungryincalgary RE: sweeterpea Dec 19, 2007 06:50 AM

                        Where is Amaranth?

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                          maplesugar RE: hungryincalgary Dec 19, 2007 12:15 PM

                          Amaranth Whole Foods is at 7 Arbour Lake Drive NW. If you're coming from Woodlands, pack a lunch & get yourself to the Crowfoot area(Crowchild Trail and Nosehill Dr NW there might still be construction at that intersection), take John Laurie Blvd West to Arbour Lake Drive, go through the 4 way stop and make an immediate right into the Amaranth parking lot.


                          Other natural food stores in town include: Community Natural Foods (the one nearest you is at Chinook Park) www.communitynaturalfoods.com, Planet Organic (Elbow and Southland Drive) www.planetorganic.ca and check out Blush Lane Farms/Sunworks at the Calgary Farmers' Market www.calgaryfarmersmarket.ca

                      3. knifeguy RE: hungryincalgary Dec 18, 2007 10:19 PM

                        So, what'sthe difference between a satsuma, a clementine and a mandarin? I can't seem to get my head around it.

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                          aktivistin RE: hungryincalgary Dec 21, 2007 08:20 PM

                          I just bought two boxes of "California Clementines" from the Signal Hill Superstore. $5.99 per 5 lb. box. They're very sweet (and seedless).

                          1. maplesugar RE: hungryincalgary Jan 27, 2008 01:07 PM

                            Since some people have been missing them I thought I'd post: Maroc clementines are in at the Northeast Costco! (Since I wasn't the one to pick them up I'm not sure how much they were but my MIL says under $10)

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                              bluther2 RE: hungryincalgary Mar 14, 2008 03:50 PM

                              Safeway at South Centre has them now

                              1. sarah galvin RE: hungryincalgary Mar 14, 2008 06:30 PM

                                How about "More Than Mangos"? He must have them.

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