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May 7, 2008 07:40 AM

Coconut Extract-- HELP!!

Hi, CHers!

I am making a Mother's Day brunch for my boyfriend's parents (whom I will be meeting for the first time this weekend, so the pressure is on) and on the menu is my signature coconut fudge. I was all prepared to make it, and then found out that I am out of coconut extract-- an essential ingredient. I tried Associated, Gristedes, the Gourmet Garage, and Fairway; none of them had it. If Food Emporium doesn't carry it, I'm at a loss for where else to look. Does anyone know where to find coconut extract? I think ordering it online is too risky at this point, given the timing. Any Manhattan grocery store, gourmet shop, or baking supplies purveyor suggestions would be very welcome (and even better if they're on the UES).

Thank you so much for your help!

(And my apologies if this is not an appropriate place to post this question. I'll be happy to post elsewhere if you direct me to the right board).

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  1. I would try Westerly at 54th and 8th - it will probably be expensive and organic there, but they should have it. I know that Sugarroom in Sunnyside (40th St. and QB) would have it, but you said Manhattan. I'm pretty sure any Stop&Shop location or Pathmark would have it too.

    1. Might want to try New York Cake and Baking 212-675-CAKE they should have it

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      1. re: misnatalie

        Definitely NY Cake, considering the time constraints. Unless the earth shifts on its axis, they will have it, possibly more than one type/brand.

      2. Kalustyan should have it as well.

        1. In addition, try Zabar's, Whole Foods, Jubilee Market, Dean & Deluca's, Citarella. Depending on where you are, an ethnic market should have it (Caribbean, Hispanic or Asian). I got mine in Barbados :)

          1. Update:

            Thanks for saving my fudge, everyone! I ended up finding coconut flavoring at Westerly after striking out at the Food Emporium and Williams-Sonoma. I did call Kalustyan, and they said they had it, too. I'm looking forward to checking out both Kalustyan and New York Cake and Baking!

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            1. re: Cuisinescene

              Would you want to share your recipe? It sounds divine! :)