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Versa Whip to buy in NYC?

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blanchita121 Jan 18, 2008 12:40 PM

Does anyone know where I can buy Versa-Whip (it's trademark name) in NYC? I'm not a professional chef and need some. I guess i could use xantan gum if I had to, but a chef told me this stuff has a better taste. Need to know by Monday, Jan. 21st. Appreciate any leads!

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    bebevonbernstein RE: blanchita121 Jan 19, 2008 04:07 AM

    Not that I know anything about baking or versawhip, but I do know there are a couple of baking shops in the flatiron district -- I've walked by one in the teens or 20s, between 6th and 5th aves, maybe?

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      blanchita121 RE: bebevonbernstein Jan 20, 2008 09:02 AM

      Yes, I know the store that you are talking about, but they don't have it. Thank you for replying!

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        flannagan RE: blanchita121 Jan 20, 2008 05:37 PM

        Not sure what you're doing exactly, but I know Alex Stupak and Sam Mason have made "meringues" by using xanthan gum and methylcellulose-whipping it in a stand mixer. Check out Ultratex-3/8 too-It's similiar to xanthan gum with a better mouthfeel. National Starch will send you a free sample if you go to their website.

    2. streamwise RE: blanchita121 Jan 20, 2008 08:34 PM

      Here's 2 sources; you're mostly likely not going to find it
      in any physical NYC store:
      http://www.willpowder.net/versaWhip.html
      http://www.lepicerie.com/catalog/prod...

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        baker48man RE: blanchita121 Jan 27, 2009 12:03 PM

        It is produced by Kerry Ingredients. I would go to their website and look for distributors.

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