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Lawry's Garlic Spread

Foodie0423 Dec 19, 2008 12:59 PM

Anyone know where I can find Lawyr's Garlic Spread. I haven't seen it in quite some time.
It used to come in a blue bottle. I have tried all the usual suspects, Loblaws etc..

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    peppermint pate RE: Foodie0423 Dec 19, 2008 04:52 PM

    Wow, now that brings back memories. They used to sell it at Nortown on Eglinton - not sure if they still do. You could call and ask.

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      youdonut RE: Foodie0423 Dec 19, 2008 05:35 PM

      product was discontinued in 2007, there are alternatives like Pure Base Ready To Spread Garlic Spread but i dont know if it available here or not.

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        Foodie0423 RE: youdonut Dec 20, 2008 03:49 PM

        thanks for the info, will try and find it.

      2. Googs RE: Foodie0423 Dec 20, 2008 11:39 AM

        If dairy isn't a problem and if you insist on not making it yourself, you might try Lactantia Provencal Garlic Butter.

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          duckdown RE: Googs Dec 20, 2008 12:04 PM

          Love that stuff, even a little dab on top of a steak can be nice

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            Foodie0423 RE: Googs Dec 20, 2008 03:49 PM

            thank you for the suggestion Googs, unfortunately dairy is a problem.

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              youdonut RE: Foodie0423 Dec 20, 2008 05:26 PM

              how about margerine garlic spread??

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                Tatai RE: youdonut Dec 20, 2008 07:37 PM

                Most of the margarines on the market contain dairy ingredients.

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            embee RE: Foodie0423 Dec 21, 2008 01:05 PM

            The main local brand is Derlea. It's sold almost everywhere. (I've never tasted it.)

            1. Kagemusha RE: Foodie0423 Dec 21, 2008 02:08 PM

              Whew, that stuff was rank, real vampire repellent! Lotsa equally odiferous garlic spreads on the market as noted. A friend used to load up a jar of Bob's Big Boy Blue Cheese dressing with a head of microplaned fresh garlic. Talk about staying power...Still, hard to beat with wings and/or fresh cut fries.

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                Foodie0423 RE: Kagemusha Dec 21, 2008 04:12 PM

                Wow, that sounds hard core. The only thing I used to use it for was garlic bread. Would mix the spread with olive oil to make a paste. Then cut slice into the french loaf, apply spread and sprinkle paremsian cheese and bake in foil.
                It's not so much a dairy thing as a no butter or margarine thing.

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                  Googs RE: Foodie0423 Dec 23, 2008 04:26 AM

                  You're not saving any calories or fat with the Lawry's stuff so I don't get it. What's the appeal?

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                    Foodie0423 RE: Googs Dec 23, 2008 08:02 AM

                    The appeal is that it has no butter. Some family members won't eat butter. Nothing to do with the calories.

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                      embee RE: Foodie0423 Dec 23, 2008 08:49 AM

                      I doubt that the Derlea products contain any butter...

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                        Foodie0423 RE: embee Dec 23, 2008 01:03 PM

                        Thanks for suggestion however I took a look at their website and it looks like it is pretty much just plane chopped garlic. Not the same affect or consistency of the spread.

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                          Googs RE: Foodie0423 Dec 24, 2008 05:13 AM

                          No, they have a spread too. However it contains the other offense you mentioned, margarine.

                          Sounds to me like you need to pull out your food processor and experiment with blends.

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                            DurhamPark RE: Foodie0423 Dec 29, 2008 11:27 AM

                            Derlea Garlic Spread is a great product. I use it all the time on vegetables and bread. Mmmm, try it on a grilled cheese.

                            But yes it is a margarine base though and seems to have whey in the ingredient list(so it has dairy). I believe Lawry's was basically a margarine base also but didn't have the whey. Although correct me if I'm wrong they did have small traces of dairy, their romano cheese they added did contain dairy.

                            Something to try is using roasted garlic as a spread. Either roast your own(I do it in bulk then freeze it) or Derlea also has a nice roasted garlic puree in jars as an easy alternative. If you make your own just puree it with some olive oil, salt, maybe a bit of parsley.

                            Pure Base Ready To Spread is horrid stuff. I bought 3 jars to make it worth while shipping up from the U.S. a few months ago. I still have two un-opened jars if anyone is interested. Its smells like a combination of cooked plastic & cheese and I could describe the taste in a very similar way. Tried it once and then tossed the jar. But seriously if anyone wants to be adventurous I'll ship it for only the postal/shipping cost.

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                      Pincus RE: Foodie0423 Dec 24, 2008 06:41 AM

                      What was the base for the old spread to give it its grease factor? I can't think what it would have been except some horrendous blend of saturated fats and stabilizers if it wasn't dairy-based.

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                        DurhamPark RE: Pincus Dec 29, 2008 11:31 AM

                        Lawry's Garlic Spread ingredients are as follows - Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oils, Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Garlic Powder, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Mono and Diglycerides, Carrot Oil (for Color), Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (Used to Protect Quality), Garlic Oil. (Sourced from Amazon.com)

                        So correct me if I'm wrong but thats basically margarine, without the whey or dairy, some sugar, and a few extra preservatives?

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