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Birch Juice... Does it exist in North America? HELP

msto Apr 6, 2008 11:20 PM

I'm Russian and I have looked everywhere for this juice, but none of the places have it (online, offline, specialty, etc). Some Russian grocery stores have a cheaper, diluted version that tastes quite differently from non diluted birch tree juice (the fake version is heavily diluted with lemon juice, sugar, and water). I really really miss this traditional food, and I would pay a higher price just to get the authentic birch juice. Is there any possible way to get it here in US or Canada, other than ordering directly from Ukraine or Russia?

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  1. Passadumkeg RE: msto Apr 7, 2008 06:32 AM

    I miss it too and have never found it. We do, however, make it we tap both our maple and birch trees and while I have out the equipment boil each down into syrup.
    Xrestos Voskres!

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      soupkitten RE: msto Apr 7, 2008 09:57 AM

      i'm not sure if you're looking for syrup or some sort of birch juice i'm not familiar with-- does this link help?


      1. Sister Y RE: msto Apr 8, 2008 01:23 PM

        I don't have a source for you, but can anyone explain what this tastes like? I'm intrigued.

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          Passadumkeg RE: Sister Y Apr 9, 2008 04:09 PM

          Birch juice, tastes a bit like watery maple syrup, but lighter, not as heavy a sugar content or naturally a maple flavor. A bit like chicken (I'm sorry I couldn't resist.),
          Really, very refreshing.

        2. EastRocker RE: msto Apr 9, 2008 02:06 PM

          In New England we don't have Birch Juice, but we do drink White Birch Beer.

          1. Bambellini RE: msto Oct 14, 2008 08:23 AM

            They sell it in Brighton Beach in New York City, I bought some yesterday at M&I International, but they probably have it in other stores too.
            They carry the sweetened version as well as 100% pure juice.

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              dct RE: msto Oct 15, 2008 01:43 PM

              I'm in Michigan and I have occassionally found it at Hiller's, a small chain of grocery stores that specializes in carrying lots of ethnic and import items. It's been from different suppliers each time, so I wonder if it is difficult for them to get, but I try to encourage them by buying it. It is delicious and refreshing--like a very subtle apple or grape juice, but much less sweet.

              1. Bambellini RE: msto Nov 1, 2008 10:48 PM

                BTW the distributor of the 100% pure birch juice I found - which is indeed totally delicious! - is Adamba, maybe you can contact them and ask. Their website is http://adamba.com/

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                  lveit RE: msto Aug 9, 2009 08:16 PM

                  I just found some 100% pure birch juice at a store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. The store is Nature's Garden, 750 Manhattan Ave. The brand is Vavel, whose sauerkraut and other foods I've also seen around town. I picked this stuff on a whim and I have to admit I'm totally addicted to it now. The day after I bought it I went back and stocked up on two more bottles. It is crisp and refreshing when refrigerated or poured over some ice. It almost has the flavor of a grain alcohol without the bite but it is more green and healthful tasting. What a wonderful treat. I hope you (original poster) are able to locate some. And yes, the importer that is listed on my bottles is the same as posted by Bambellini, Adamba. I guess this company is located somewhere in the industrial area of Bushwick, as their zip code is 11237.

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                    lgss RE: msto Aug 10, 2009 03:14 PM

                    My sister and her husband in WI tap their trees. My husband once bought birch syrup in Alaska.

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                      Mandy C. G. RE: msto Nov 29, 2009 06:04 PM

                      I just found this Canadian company


                      with Birch sap products!

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                        bombolulu RE: Mandy C. G. Mar 28, 2010 12:56 PM

                        If you don,t mind 100% plain natural birch juice taken from Latvian and Whiterussian trees, free fron conservants and sugar etc... You can buy from Poland. Just get in touch (bombolulu@aol.pl) or phone +48 32 2737267 or +48502928224

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                        marishka RE: msto Oct 25, 2010 10:08 AM

                        i have it at the store i work at......

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                          marishka RE: msto Oct 25, 2010 10:09 AM

                          are you in chicago? or did u find it already?

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