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finding "golden syrup" in N. Westchester

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DGresh Apr 30, 2009 07:37 AM

Have heard that this specialty item used in Australia and Britain has no real substitute. Tried to find it at Zeytinia in Croton, but they didn't have it. Anyone know who might carry this?

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    steelydad RE: DGresh Apr 30, 2009 08:03 AM

    What is it?

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      DGresh RE: steelydad Apr 30, 2009 08:29 AM

      It's "similar" to corn syrup, used in baking typically. It's made from cane sugar instead of corn though. Apparently has a "better" flavor than corn syrup.

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      Avalondaughter RE: DGresh Apr 30, 2009 09:17 AM

      I've seen it at the Whole Foods in Westport. Is there a WF near you?

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        DGresh RE: Avalondaughter Apr 30, 2009 09:23 AM

        nah, we're "the boonies" up here near peekskill. Nearest WF is white plains, and I hate white plains.

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        rjbh20 RE: DGresh Apr 30, 2009 10:04 AM

        You're looking for Lyle's Golden Syrup (www.lylesgoldensyrup.com). If you can stomach White Plains, its available at Whole Foods. If not, its sold on Amazon.com.

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          RoleModel RE: DGresh Apr 30, 2009 10:10 AM

          Try the European aisle in Stop & Shop (the bigger your store, the more likely they have a better section). I'm not from Westchester, but I think I've seen it at S&S.

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            DGresh RE: RoleModel Apr 30, 2009 10:13 AM

            thanks; I'll give that a try. I don't shop at S&S but there is one near me.

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              DGresh RE: RoleModel Apr 30, 2009 12:18 PM

              thanks RoleModel-- stopped at the S&S on my (sort of) way home and not only did they have it (in the "Irish" section) but I discovered that this store that I'd never set food in was quite surprisingly nice and much larger than my usual store.

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                roxlet RE: DGresh Apr 30, 2009 02:53 PM

                Balducci's in Scarsdale has it. ANd they have it in the new, resealable container, instead of the tin can.

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              apples RE: DGresh Apr 30, 2009 08:31 PM

              have you tried Kitch and kafe in bedford hills by CVS shopping center?

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                DGresh RE: apples May 1, 2009 03:02 AM

                as I wrote last night I found it *way* closer to home in the Stop and Shop in Peekskill. What a pleasant surprise.

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                Maureen914 RE: DGresh May 15, 2009 09:03 AM

                I found it in 2 places this week -- after searching high and low. The A&P Express in the Chillmark Shopping Center has it, but it's no longer with the sweeteners. They hid it with the baking cups. They charge $4.49 for an 11 oz bottle. Whole Foods in White Plains has both bottles and tins. (Thank you, rjbh20!) They charge $3.99 for the bottle.

                Also, just in case you're baking with chocolate--Lindt is on sale at A&P this week -- 2 for $4, vs. $2.79 each.

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                  berbadeerface RE: DGresh May 15, 2009 09:09 AM

                  A quick google yielded this, which is a very good price for an imported product:

                  https://www.jollygrub.com/OnLineStore...

                  Edit: Just noticed you already found it, but still a useful link methinks!

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