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Dec 19, 2008 12:59 PM

Lawry's Garlic Spread

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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  1. 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.

    1. 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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      1. re: youdonut

        thanks for the info, will try and find it.

      2. 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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        1. re: Googs

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

          1. re: Googs

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

            1. re: Foodie0423

              how about margerine garlic spread??

              1. re: youdonut

                Most of the margarines on the market contain dairy ingredients.

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

            1. 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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              1. re: Kagemusha

                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.

                1. re: Foodie0423

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

                  1. re: Googs

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

                    1. re: Foodie0423

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

                      1. re: embee

                        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.

                        1. re: Foodie0423

                          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.

                          1. re: Foodie0423

                            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.

                    2. re: Foodie0423

                      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.

                      1. re: Pincus

                        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

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