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Where can I buy cornichons?

Frosty Melon Dec 4, 2008 01:09 PM

Safeway has lousy ones. Does anyone know where I can find jars of good quality cornichons?

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  1. twocents RE: Frosty Melon Dec 4, 2008 01:24 PM

    I bought Roland brand at Berkeley Bowl, and they had others. I am not so picky but I thought they were good.

    1. JasmineG RE: Frosty Melon Dec 4, 2008 01:32 PM

      I'm pretty sure that Trader Joes and Whole Foods has them in jars, but I really like the ones from the olive case at The Pasta Shop.

      1. PegS RE: Frosty Melon Dec 4, 2008 01:35 PM

        My favorite are the Maille cornichons, which I get at Andronico's. I agree that the brands I've had from Safeway are awful.

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          wally RE: Frosty Melon Dec 4, 2008 01:42 PM

          I like the ones, not in jars, that the Cheeseboard in Berkeley sells.

          1. The Librarian RE: Frosty Melon Dec 4, 2008 02:06 PM

            I've seen them in the olive bars at various Mollie Stones.

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              samyskin RE: Frosty Melon Dec 4, 2008 03:40 PM

              like the ones at Traders joes plus they are not ridiculously expensive

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                Janet RE: Frosty Melon Dec 4, 2008 10:27 PM

                Bev MO has them in WC. Probably other sites as well,

                1. dlglidden RE: Frosty Melon Dec 5, 2008 01:18 AM

                  All Andronico stores stock them and, as a bonus, if you buy a sandwich at their deli counters, they will but some on your paté or other sandwich at no extra charge.

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                    SteveG RE: Frosty Melon Dec 5, 2008 10:50 AM

                    I get mine by the case from Le Village. Whatever you do, make sure you read the ingredients. If there's any source of sugar in any form, they will be terrible.

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                      dlglidden RE: SteveG Dec 5, 2008 03:11 PM

                      Thanks, Steve, but I would NEVER make that mistake. My wife is a sour pickle fanatic and pickles that touch sugar will never touch hers. We're now at the point where we order our pickles from an East Coast kosher deli that specializes in extra sour kosher dills. Costs a fortune in shipping but it's well worth it. The cornichons Andronico sells are extremely sour/bitter and I seriously doubt that they could possibly contain any sugar. But "reading the label" is always an excellent idea.

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