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Where to find molasse in Boston?

gulliver Mar 6, 2008 12:23 PM

Hi there,

Simple question: where to find molasse in Boston? I went to a couple of Shaws/Starmarket/Stop&Shop in Brookline and did not find anything. Some folks at Shaws even told me they never heard of that before.

This is for a recipe my mom used to do. Any ideas?


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    LauraB Mar 6, 2008 12:27 PM

    Do you mean molasses (the thick brown sugary stuff)? If so, Shaws, etc. should have it - I buy the Grandma's brand in the yellow jar. It should be near the syrups (corn, maple, etc.).

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    1. re: LauraB
      Nuffy May 16, 2008 09:23 AM

      I have looked at 2 different Stop&Shops and cannot find corn syrup, which i need for a pecan pie recipe. Can anyone tell me a Boston grocery store where they've previously seen corn syrup?

    2. gini Mar 6, 2008 12:38 PM

      I'm not sure I'd want to cook with molasse, personally.

      Anyway, I've seen molasses/treacle at practically every Shaws/Starmarket/Stop&Shop I've ever set foot in.

      1. Science Chick Mar 6, 2008 12:58 PM

        Whole Foods has a nice organic molasses...

        1. ScubaSteve Mar 6, 2008 01:10 PM

          any MarketBasket in the MerrValley.

          1. StriperGuy Mar 6, 2008 08:30 PM

            Every supermarket I have ever set food in anywhere carries molasses. Like asking if they carry milk...

            1. Karl S Mar 7, 2008 06:27 AM

              Molasses is nearly universally available - considering that molasses was a major product in Boston for centuries (and the reason Boston was the center of America's confectionary industry for so long), this should not be surprising. It should be near the granulated sugars, in jars. Are you pronouncing it correctly (I wonder, given your mispelling of it, to be frank)?

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              1. re: Karl S
                Velda Mae Mar 7, 2008 08:12 AM

                Sometimes it's with the pancake syrups, as is corn syrup.

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                  steinpilz May 17, 2008 09:29 AM

                  Yes, this question reminded me of the Great Molasses Flood in Boston:


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                  Bostonbob3 Mar 7, 2008 07:27 AM

                  Or do you mean Mexican mole?

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                    RDR Mar 7, 2008 12:26 PM

                    At first I thought "molasse" was some highbrow culinary term for molasses!

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                    1. re: RDR
                      grant.cook May 16, 2008 12:37 PM

                      I see Grandma's everywhere.. I had to hunt for a while to find Crosby's, which was a specific brand I was looking for to make baked beans.. ended up finding it at a Roche Bros. in Woburn.

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                        Chris VR May 17, 2008 07:57 AM

                        I saw Crosby's at Market Basket in Reading.

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                          kallis33 May 17, 2008 03:27 PM

                          Crosby's is now being sold at the Golden Goose Market in the North End.

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                        kweesee May 16, 2008 02:27 PM

                        did you try whole foods?

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                          kweesee May 17, 2008 02:35 PM

                          i just saw it at the star market on beacon & tappan in brookline

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