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LidaK Nov 22, 2008 06:49 PM

I have been twice to this sale on Railside Road, directly opposite the William Ashley Warehouse sale in the Don Vallet/ Lawrence East area.

Wildly Delicious is a Canadian company of gourmet condiments and other food products.

I was there on Friday and bought an 11 oz. can of their "Spicy Chocolate Cinnamon Cocoa" for only $3 a can. It is comparable to Williams Sonoma Hot Chocolate. I also bought an 8 oz. jar of "Mediterranean Chickpea Tapenade with Sundried Tomatoes" for $3 and an 8 oz jar of "South American Bruschetta with Tomatillos & Jalapenos" for $3.00.

The Maple Camelized Onions are $7 a jar or 3 for $18. I bought 3. If you print out the ad from their web ste at:
www.wildlydelicious.com
you get a free gift which turned out to be a bottle of Italian Sundried Tomato Oil.

They have tons of samples available. I tasted everything.

I see that "Summer Kitchen Fine Foods" is also having their Annual Christmas Sale. Haven't tried their products yet.

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    Smachnoho Nov 23, 2008 12:47 PM

    Went there this afternoon because I was going by to go to lunch in Scarberia.
    What a great place. Bought over $300 worth of stuff.

    The samples are just out there and you can eat as much as you want. If I hadn't tasted it I would not have bought it. And it is a Canadian company. Neiman Marcus in the USA sells their gourmet products.

    Bought a lot of stuff for Christmas baskets to give away. Worth another trip., just to bou for my family only next time. The sale is on until December 23rd. You can only buy here during the once a year sale because thet actually make their products in the building and sell to retailers only.

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      Smachnoho Nov 23, 2008 09:12 PM

      Is the "Spicy Chocolate Cinnamon Cocoa" shaved chocolate like the Williams Sonoma brand or just regular cocoa with flavouring?
      I missed that when I was there. Guess there was just so much to choose from.

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        Smachnoho Nov 24, 2008 06:29 PM

        Ah I found a picture of an open can here:

        http://www.wildlydelicious.com/wildly...

        It looks like regular cocoa (like Fry's) not shaved chocolate. But it is milk chocolate which I like.

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      eatereater123 Nov 24, 2008 07:59 PM

      I was terribly disappointed when I went on the first day of their sale! They did have a number of nice dish sets for sale, but I was there to buy food! The tapenade was $8 per jar and the hot chocolate was around the same. Sounds like their prices have been reduced. Hopefully others will get the same low prices as LidaK and Smachnoho.

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        corinaci Nov 27, 2008 08:39 AM

        Went by yesterday, but the chocolate mix is sold out. The rest of the items are still available, plus some oils and vinegars as well.

        1. jennjen18 Nov 28, 2008 01:58 PM

          Hi to Everyone who went to this sale ... Question: how's parking? Is it free? And is it hectic during weekends? I'm planning to go this Sunday......

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            Wiley Nov 28, 2008 02:51 PM

            There are a number of $5 lots that have appeared close by, and free parking down the street on one side only might be a bit of a walk. Most of the traffic is for the Ashley sale.

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              cheesymama Nov 28, 2008 03:07 PM

              I went on a Sunday and found parking to be difficult, and it peeved me off to pay $5 to park just because of the Ashley sale. But at the east end of Railside there is $3 parking at the Electric Union (or something like that) and the money goes to Sick Kids. I did the walk with a 3 year old on my shoulders no problem.

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                JamieK Nov 28, 2008 03:47 PM

                Go early as you can. The Ashley sale starts at 10am but parking is basically gone by then. Can't remember if there's anywhere to get a coffee nearby while you wait so you may have to take a flask. And, on the weekend, yes it's hectic.

                Use to go to Wildly Delicious sales every year for a few years a long long time ago. But there's only so many times you can give the same kind of products as gifts. Plus after a while, I realized their products weren't really that great. It takes more work but what I do now is sniff out good unique foodie gift items at places like SLM and other markets.

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                  jennjen18 Nov 30, 2008 09:36 AM

                  SLM?

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                    theresah Nov 30, 2008 09:46 AM

                    St. Lawrence Market

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                      Prok Dec 2, 2008 12:34 PM

                      No offence, but I heartly agree with jamie K - the products are not very good. If you read the ingreadients, they are far from clean. Full of all kinds of junk, additives, fillers & stabilizers. For local, delicious, clean products Summer Kitchen made by chef Mary Fabiano are all spectacular.

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                        JamieK Dec 2, 2008 12:49 PM

                        I have in the past actually dumped some Wildly Delicious products down my sink. Their herb-infused oils or vinegars taste of anything but. Thank god no one gives me this stuff anymore (or vice versa).

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                          Smachnoho Dec 18, 2008 06:18 PM

                          I just found "Summer Kitchen" on the map. I have to go to an art show near there on Saturday. What can you advise me to buy at "Summer Kitchen".

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                  Apple Dec 2, 2008 03:50 PM

                  okay - i know how everyone feels about their products

                  what about the weck jars - are they still available? I am quite keen on having these items for the holidays. I am planning to go tomorrow

                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/571612

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                    JamieK Dec 2, 2008 06:34 PM

                    Sorry, I see these are mentioned on the link you posted but I don't remember any kind of empty jam jars there for sale. But it's been a while for me.

                    You're going on a week day so it may not be so zooish. Just go early is all I can say.

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                      Apple Dec 3, 2008 03:50 PM

                      Good advice that I received too late... I went at lunch today and it was a zoo. I had fears for my life (okay no not really - but my stress level when up and up...) we turned around and left. Why oh why aren't people at work? :)

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                        JamieK Dec 3, 2008 04:40 PM

                        ha, ha! Sorry to laugh but that's exactly how I felt the very last time I ever went to Railside Hell a few years ago. I just left too.

                        It's not worth it as far as WD goes (maybe Ashley). As far as your Weck jars go, possibly start a new thread?

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                      Full tummy Dec 3, 2008 04:48 PM

                      Definitely no Weck jars there when I went last week. Don't remember which night I went, but it was pouring rain and the place was deserted. I had the whole shop plus the help of two staff all to myself. The best buy at that time, imo, was the dessert fondue pedestal set (ceramic) for $25.00.

                      http://www.wildlydelicious.com/luxe_d...

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                        LidaK Nov 7, 2010 03:25 PM

                        I went to the 2010 sale last Friday. No great bargains yet. I only bought their Smokey Applewood BarBQue sauce on sale for $5.00. I also pritned out their ad for a free gift of a box of
                        Roasted Garlic & Chive Mashed Potato Seasoning" which I will probably just use for homemade salad dressing.

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                          lilaki Nov 8, 2010 10:08 AM

                          I went last Friday as well and wasn't overly impressed. My friend picked up some oils etc. I got two Weck jars for $2 each and also got the mashed potato seasoning as a gift. I don't know if this would be worth going to on its own ... we stopped in, literally for a few minutes, before we headed to the WA warehouse sale.

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