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May 16, 2009 04:47 AM

Where to find Pillsbury buttermilk biscuits?

Hi everybody!

I want to make this amazing Monkey Bread, but the recipe calls for "Pillsbury buttermilk biscuits dough" (the refrigerated one, not the frozen one). I have gone through every grocery store in my neighbourhood, from small locals to big IGAs, but I cannot find any. It's like they have every Pillsbury product except the one I need.

As anybody seen this around town, anywhere in Montreal?



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  1. I used to love those biscuits as a kid, now I can't find them either and have looked several places.

    1. I think they are only available in the US. I have never seen them here in the past 5 years in any supermarket.

      1. For whatever reason, there are some Pillsbury products that you can't find easily in Quebec, but are readily available at any grocers in Ontario. However, the one place that does sometimes have Pillsbury products that you can't find elsewhere is Wal-Mart. Might be worth checking out. Or you could drive over to Ottawa...

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        1. re: cherylmtl

          The whatever reason might just be that there are products such as biscuits that Quebecois don't eat or have never even heard of. AFAIK we don't even have a name for those things.

          1. re: SnackHappy

            Actually, the Pillsbury product that I can't find here is Pizza Pockets. The McCain version is everywhere, but my son prefers the Pillsbury ones. I either bring them back from Ontario, or find them at Wal-Mart on occasion (yes, I'm a bad parent. I let my child eat junk like that...) Biscuits are another story entirely, though.

            1. re: cherylmtl

              Pharmaprix both had the Pillsbury & McCain pizza pockets on sale for $1.99 a couple of months ago. I tried one of each...I think I'll stick with the Stouffer's
              Crustinis that tastes much better with a flakier crust.

              I wish we had Pillsbury biscuits here... one of these days I'll figure out how to make them from scratch. When Tim Horton's entered the QC market I thought we would have biscuits like the Timmies down the 401 but no biscuits around these parts.

        2. i've bought some at walmart maybe 3-4 months ago

          1. I was just in Hawkesbury Ontario and found them at the Independent supermarket. I don't think you'll find them in Quebec

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            1. re: mtlguy32

              Thank you all for your help! It's like I thought, I'm gonna have to drive 8 hours to get some... But I'll make sure to check out at Wal-Mart first. I wanted to bake this Monkey Bread so bad! Snif...

              1. re: Jasminecuisine

                You know... you can probably substitute a homemade biscuit batter and still make your monkey bread. :-) I have a recipe that takes less than half-hour from start to finish and I bet it would make great monkey bread. If you post a request on Home Cooking I'll be glad to give it to you. Certainly faster than driving 8 hours!

                1. re: Jasminecuisine

                  Surely you could get them in Plattsburgh or Burlington (about 1 and 1½ hours by car, assuming things go smoothly at the border).

                  1. re: carswell

                    As mtlguy32 mentioned, Hawkesbury is also a good alternative and just a little closer, with no borders (yet!) in case you don't want to make the trip south...