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Oct 5, 2008 04:09 PM

china lily in Edmonton

Where can i find China Lily soy sauce in Edmonton?
Thanks in advance.

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  1. I have seen it at Lucky 97, and I assume you can get it at T&T too. A quick google search offered several options to order online too.

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    1. re: itwillmakeaturd

      I noticed a couple other things while searching for information about China Lily. It is made in Canada and has supply problems that makes its appearance on store shelves sporadic.

      It also has a rabid cult following. Why?

      1. re: itwillmakeaturd

        i was at lucky 97 this weekend- no china lily. ill give t & t a try, and if no luck there, ill try on line. thanks for the info.

        1. re: itwillmakeaturd

          One word: nostalgia. It has a cult following because it was about the only soy sauce one could get at their friendly neighbourhood Safeway before Trudeau opened Canada to the world by shifting immigration policy (and thus allowed us to be exposed to a lot of great food). For me it would be China Lily crunchy chow mein noodles.

          1. re: itwillmakeaturd

            My MIL used China Lily and she taught Chinese cooking (she was from Anhwei province in China) . I use it for that reason although recently I wondered whether or not she used it because in her day that was the best Calgary had to offer. I find it a good all purpose sauce even though I have 4 or 5 varieies of soy sauce for specific purposes. It helps that I know exactly what to expect from China Lily as they all have their own properties. Maybe the cult following is purely familiarity.

            Safeway has a label on the empty space on the shelf where China Lily used to be so I'm hoping that means they expect to see it back.

        2. I've also seen it often at various Safeway stores.

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          1. re: alau2

            I have been looking for chinalilly everywhere I have been since july from Ontario to BC and I can not find it anywhere. I would wellcome any help I could get in finding this product

            1. re: soyaboy

              i've seen it at army navy ( all of places) here in Van

              1. re: soyaboy

                i've seen it @ army navy(of all places) here in Van

                1. re: vandan

                  my dad found me some in armstrong BC today (oct 22) at the only grocery store there (don't know the name)
                  he said they had the large plastic bottles lots of them and the 4 liter bottles
                  so he grabbed me 2 of the 4 liter bottles but I won't ge them until he comes up in the spring

                  1. re: so_are_you

                    I am looking for it in Calgary. Has anyone seen it here.

                    1. re: soyaboy

                      Daughter says Superstore in Edmonton has it. I plan to check Superstore in Calgary when I get a chance unless someone else has?

            2. found some at andy's iga in edmonton- 142 street, 89 ave

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              1. re: jim bachinski

                I checked Superstore Calgary and did not see it

                1. re: soyaboy

                  If you were in an unrenovated Superstore there may have been two aisles with soy sauce - one in the Asian food aisle and one with the sauces. Not entirely sure they fixed this quirk with the renovated stores.

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                1. If you can't find it in Edmonton, or anywhere else in Canada for that matter, it is available online at They sell primarily to the U.S. and other countries so the prices are in U.S. dollars. They buy direct from the factory.