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Where can i find frozen garlic cubes in the albany area?

davmar77 Feb 10, 2009 12:14 PM

the closest trader joes is over 100 miles. does anyone else carry this product in the tristate region along with the other items from the same same company?

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    demifast RE: davmar77 Feb 10, 2009 12:58 PM

    what is a frozen garlic cube?

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    1. re: demifast
      valerie RE: demifast Feb 10, 2009 02:57 PM

      I use the garlic all the time. And I loved the ginger but can't find it anymore for some reason.


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        wincountrygirl RE: valerie Feb 11, 2009 02:31 AM

        Just curious - why would you use frozen garlic and not fresh? Is it for a particular recipe?

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          valerie RE: wincountrygirl Feb 11, 2009 04:40 AM

          Love garlic but don't like the smell on my hands.

    2. chowdom RE: davmar77 Feb 10, 2009 01:01 PM

      costco has them

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        LJNew RE: chowdom Feb 12, 2009 02:25 PM

        Is there a Costco in the Albany area? Was under the impression that the nearest one is as far away as Trader Joe's.

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          chowdom RE: LJNew Feb 12, 2009 03:37 PM

          I have no idea if there is a Costco in the Albany area. I was responding to the request for "garlic qubes in the tri state region", but aparently you already know the answer to your question.

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            skipjack01 RE: chowdom Feb 13, 2009 11:35 AM

            No Costco or Trader Joe's; closest TJ's is Hadley, MA and the closest Costco is Springfield, MA. We are trying to get a Trader Joe's in the Capital District. I assume the frozen garlic cubes are similar to Trader Joe's frozen chopped basil and cilantro? I haven't seen any of those here, but I'll keep an eye out. I use the cilantro often since we live in a remote area and it works great in a pinch when I'm out and not able to make it to the grocery store.

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              davmar77 RE: skipjack01 Feb 13, 2009 01:55 PM

              yes,they are from the same manufacturer. i know abut the push to get traders opened in the capital region. i seem to recall hearing the 2 biggest supermarkets in the area; price chopper and hannafords, are not too keen on the idea so it may never happen.

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        JWW RE: davmar77 Feb 11, 2009 05:06 AM

        Check with Paul at Al-Baraki on Lark St. He sells his fabulous garlic paste and recently showed me some frozen garlic that he's planning on selling as well.

        1. jspear RE: davmar77 Feb 11, 2009 07:47 AM

          Still unclear as to the purpose of a frozen cube of garlic.....help me please.

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            Nancy C RE: jspear Feb 15, 2009 08:19 AM

            This is a convenience item for cooking. The original poster likes garlic, but not the lingering odor on his/her hands. Frozen garlic (and other herbs, like basil, parsley, etc.) are sold in small, 1 tsp cubes that are handy for adding flavor when the fresh is not readily available. Not unlike garlic in a tube, but fresher.

            I keep some on hand for adding to homemade soups, etc. - ours is a small household and a bunch of parley or cilantro, etc. often goes to waste if I don't cook regularly during a busy week. I've not tried, but have wondered if I could make my own frozen cubes with a small ice cube tray, some herbs whirred through the food processor and a bit of water/broth...

            The garlic paste above sounds yummy.

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