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ISO: Calamansi / Calamondin / Suter

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uberathlete Apr 25, 2009 10:39 AM

Hi folks. I'm in search of this lime that's very common in the Philippines, Vietnam and the rest of Southeast Asia called Calamansi / Calamondin / Suter. I'm looking for the whole fruit, not just the juice. If anyone could point me in the right direction it would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

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    KevinB Apr 26, 2009 01:27 AM

    Boy, I would also like to find some! My wife is from the Philippines, and my favourite drink when over there visiting is unsweetened calamansi with water - it's tart, refreshing, and just the thing to beat the heat. Her brothers sometimes bring over packages of concentrate, but it usually has sugar added, and it just doesn't taste the same.

    I wonder what a cream lime pie would taste like made with these?

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      SpupEh Aug 5, 2009 07:05 PM

      I'd be happy just finding the concentrate. T&T used to carry STBF Citrus Farms Calamansi Concentrate in the 750mL bottles but I haven't seen it since before Christmas 2008. I've dropped in one or two small Philippine grocery stores, but haven't found it. Anybody got pointers?

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        fogducker Aug 6, 2009 11:29 AM

        I haven't seen the concentrate yet but have seen the drink. I never buy it as it seems to have sugar and a bunch of other stuff - definitely not pure.

      2. squingy Aug 6, 2009 10:50 PM

        I've seen frozen calamansi fruit in the frozen filipino section at Lone Tai at Kennedy and Lawrence. It looked like there were about 10 of them per package, I'm not sure of the price though.

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          itsvince Aug 7, 2009 08:32 AM

          I actually bought a calamansi (calamondin) tree at Home Depot last year. Unfortunately it became infested with mealy bugs and I had to throw it out... Got a few fresh calamansis off it though, they were good. My wife is also from the Philippines, and when I was there last year I was trying to start a trend of putting calamansis in San Miguel Light. Similar to the lime in the Coronna thing, pretty tasty result!

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