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Chestnut paste in Toronto??

luvcat37 Jan 27, 2008 12:43 PM

Does anyone know where to get chestnut paste in Toronto? I've once seen the canned ones in Montreal however i have never found anything in Toronto. Have you seen something like this in the stores?

Also, what about making it from frest chestnuts? I really love the chest nut mousse that some asian bakery has.. and would love to try making it myself...

any idea or suggestion??


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    foodcricket Jan 27, 2008 05:56 PM

    I saw canned chestnut paste at Loblaws. Specifically the in the Empress Walk Center. I believe its a few blocks North of Yonge and Sheppard

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    1. re: foodcricket
      Strongbad789 Jan 28, 2008 04:30 AM

      The Loblaws at Queens Quay and Jarvis has it too...in a tube and in a can, if I recall correctly.

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      halugii Jan 27, 2008 05:36 PM

      i bought these pudding cup sized things of "chestnut creme" from wholefoods on avenue because they looked interesting .. i think it is made of chestnuts and sugar .. it has a pasty texture too..

      1. JenV Jan 27, 2008 03:57 PM

        I bought a couple cans of unsweetened chestnut puree at the Dominion in College Park several months back

        1. lilith Jan 27, 2008 02:10 PM

          Highland Farms in Kennedy x Ellesmere had them when I last looked.

          It's also not difficult to make. Use a food processor or a blender to mix boiled chestnuts, milk or cream (your choice), and sugar. Heat the mixture in low to medium heat for a few minutes, et voila. If you'd like you can also add vanilla beans and/or rum.
          You can play around with the chestnut:milk (or cream):sugar ratio, depending on how firm or soft you want your paste.

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            g_lee Jan 27, 2008 01:37 PM

            I remember seeing them at Longo's.

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