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snap32 Feb 21, 2008 10:46 AM

I am searching for reasonably-priced sel de guérande and fleur de sel. Also, I am looking for heavy cream without all the additives/stabilizers/thickeners. Can anyone help? Thanks!

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    snap32 Feb 21, 2008 02:11 PM

    Thanks so much! I'll definitely be going to JTM for the cream (I wasn't sure that such a thing existed in Montreal although I've heard that it is readily available in the States) and to Costco for the salt.

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    1. re: snap32
      eoj Feb 21, 2008 08:00 PM

      Hamel also has a local brand of cream that comes in old-fashioned glass bottles. I'm pretty sure it's just cream and no additives.

      1. re: eoj
        Moosemeat Feb 21, 2008 08:17 PM

        It is, and it's great! The downside is that those cute glass bottles have a ridiculous deposit on them ($4.00 I think), and if you're like me you'll never remember to bring them back for the refund.

        1. re: Moosemeat
          eoj Feb 25, 2008 09:44 AM

          I've just used mine for a cute vase.

    2. cherylmtl Feb 21, 2008 11:06 AM

      Costco sells a very decent quality sel de guerande, I think it's around 5.99 for a container. As for heavy cream, you should be able to find beurrerie du patrimoine cream around town - I know at Atwater market, Fromagerie Atwater and Fromagerie du 2e sell it - sometimes it's in a flat plastic container (like those you find cottage cheese in) instead of a bottle, so you have to look closely. At Jean Talon, Hamel and Qui Lait Cru should stock it.

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      1. re: cherylmtl
        SnackHappy Feb 21, 2008 12:06 PM

        If recall correctly, the salt at Costco is not from Guérande but from Camargue. I'm no salt geek, but if you ask me, it's just as good as the more expensive Guérande.

        1. re: SnackHappy
          cherylmtl Feb 21, 2008 01:39 PM

          The last one I bought was Camargue, but the one I just picked up is definitely Fleur de sel de Guerande - their stock varies, so what may be in stock one day may be different 2 months later. No noticeable difference, if you ask me. They're both pretty good. And at 5.99 for 125 g, you can't really go wrong...

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