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Dried Mangoes

Suresh Feb 5, 2008 03:49 AM

I'm looking for a place where I'm easily able to buy (good) dried mango slices. The best brand I've found so far is 7D (filipino) and they're usually found at Pusateris, but it's expensive ($6 a 200g bag).

Other than the very bad varieties that are available at Sobeys, does anyone know where i might be about to locate some?

anywhere in the GTA.

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  1. Juniper RE: Suresh Feb 5, 2008 04:43 AM

    Any Chinese grocery store will have a selection of various brands for between $1.99 and $2.99 a package. Or else, some higher quality ones can be bought at Chinese bulk snack foods shops by the gram or kilo (depending on how much you're wanting), but they can get pretty pricey ($13/kg for some).

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      warlock RE: Juniper Feb 5, 2008 05:31 AM

      Thats right any chinese grocery store will have various brands of them

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        Juniper RE: Juniper Feb 5, 2008 10:14 AM

        I should clarify that the brands that Chinese shops carry are almost exclusively Filipino (7D is not unusual to find). The only exceptions to that would be the spicy mangoes or the pickled mangoes, which are generally from China or Taiwan.

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        fourunder RE: Suresh Feb 5, 2008 04:54 AM

        If you have access to a Costco Wholesale Warehouse, check there. In New Jersey, it has been a staple item for over three years. I would surmise the item would hold true for most of their stores.

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          Juniper RE: fourunder Feb 5, 2008 05:23 AM

          Actually, what Costco carries will vary from store to store based on local demand (no sense in carrying items that won't sell well, right? A sophisticated inventory control system and solid market fundamentals is how they keep prices low, in addition to the bulk purchase of goods.). However, since we are talking about the GTA, which has excellent demographics for such items, it's not unlikely that you would find them at a Costco locally. But don't expect to find them in every Costco.

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          halugii RE: Suresh Feb 5, 2008 05:38 AM

          you can get the 7D ones in the chinatown supermarkets .. they would be a lot cheaper than pusateris .. but i think theyr'e your best bet . i don't like the hard thick orange gelatinous ones from the bulk stores .... my dad sends me over packs of 7D from singapore and philippines so it's aawesome!!

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            pancake RE: halugii Feb 5, 2008 06:35 AM

            Pacific mall has plenty of chinese bulk type shops that sell them. If not there is always T and T

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              grandgourmand RE: pancake Feb 5, 2008 08:04 AM

              T&T has a Philippine brand. 2 for $3.50 or $3. check the impulse buy bins near the entrance.

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                wontonfm RE: grandgourmand Mar 3, 2008 05:24 PM

                T & T has a bunch of different brands worth checking out and at various price points.

                Be warned, that aisle is sensory overload,


          2. Maimonides RE: Suresh Feb 5, 2008 10:04 AM

            7D Dried Mangoes can be found at Longo's (on Bayview, north of Steeles). I have also seen a life brand version at Shopper's Drugmart. But it isn't as good as 7D

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              snackboy RE: Suresh Feb 5, 2008 11:06 AM

              Hey Suresh,

              I know the costco on the queensway carries them as a regular stock item as I often buy them there...


              1. Baelsette RE: Suresh Feb 5, 2008 12:28 PM

                John Vince is a fabulous bulk food store, in the city but North (Dufferin and Sheppard area). They carry everything....


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                  carlson RE: Suresh Feb 10, 2008 09:53 AM

                  i've found that organic mango slices are the best. sweet, but no weird preservatives.
                  i've found them at various health food stores, qi naturals at bloor and grace and organics on bloor at bloor and bathurst have them in small packages.
                  the organic ones get pricier, but they're worth it.
                  if you are in the gta, check out any natural or health food store and you're bound to find good quality dried mango.

                  1. Otonabee RE: Suresh Feb 10, 2008 03:46 PM

                    I think I might have seen them today that the Big Carrot.

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                      Corrie RE: Otonabee Feb 11, 2008 05:25 AM

                      I used to get them at Noah's at Bloor/Spadina and thought they were quite good.

                    2. foodyDudey RE: Suresh Feb 11, 2008 11:24 AM

                      I saw 7D today at Sun Valley on Danforth, $4.99 a bag.

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                        Suresh RE: foodyDudey Mar 3, 2008 09:47 AM

                        Thanks for all the tips guys

                        I noticed that smaller bags of 7D are now available at some dominion stores, for about $3.99 a bag (if i recall correctly)

                        There is a filipino store on Overlea blvd that sells the CEBU brand for $2.99 a bag, they're really good.

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                          foodyDudey RE: Suresh Mar 3, 2008 09:53 PM


                          do you have a name or address for the store you mentioned?

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                            Suresh RE: foodyDudey Mar 4, 2008 04:01 AM

                            I can't remember the name of the place for the life of me, but essentially it is in this area.
                            It is near the filipino restaurant, and it's a small variety store in a plaza complex next to a hair salon on the south side.

                            I'll try to pass by again and grab the name, I thought I had a photo of it but cant seem to find it right now.

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