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Jun 23, 2008 01:30 PM

Finding Key Limes

Does anyone know where to find actual Key limes in Montreal?
do they have them in any of the markets?

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  1. Howdy!

    Chez Nino at the Jean Talon market has them.

    1. Fruiterie Atwater at the market of the same name often has them.

      1. They sometimes have them at Loblaws, usually $3 for a 1 lb. bag, unless they're on sale.

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        1. re: kpzoo

          I have seen them on a regular basis at Loblaws.

          Have you used them before? Because juicing actual key limes is notoriously difficult. They are very small, don't usually "fit" any kind of standard juicer- even a reamer is usually impractical, and the amount of juice to be gotten out of one is minimal.

          I always bring back a stash of bottled pure key lime juice whenever I go to the US.

          1. re: maisonbistro

            Agreed - they are extremely annoying to juice! Have you found bottled key lime juice at most supermarkets across the US, or is it found more in the citrus-producing states?

            1. re: kpzoo

              Unless Masachussetts and Vermont have secret citrus crops, I'm thinking pretty much any American store will have them.

              Gold - liquid gold.

              1. re: kpzoo

                If you are up for a 90 minute drive (45 each direction) you will find bottled key lime juice at Price Chopper in Champlain, NY.