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Jan 18, 2008 12:40 PM

Versa Whip to buy in NYC?

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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  1. 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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    1. re: bebevonbernstein

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

      1. re: blanchita121

        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.

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      1. Here's 2 sources; you're mostly likely not going to find it
        in any physical NYC store:

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