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Where to find Pillsbury buttermilk biscuits?

Jasminecuisine May 16, 2009 04:47 AM

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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    devilishlyj RE: Jasminecuisine May 16, 2009 02:37 PM

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

    1. hungryann RE: Jasminecuisine May 16, 2009 02:40 PM

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

      1. cherylmtl RE: Jasminecuisine May 16, 2009 05:20 PM

        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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          SnackHappy RE: cherylmtl May 16, 2009 06:13 PM

          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.

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            cherylmtl RE: SnackHappy May 16, 2009 09:08 PM

            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.

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              Yummy Stuff RE: cherylmtl May 18, 2009 07:36 AM

              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.

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          westaust RE: Jasminecuisine May 16, 2009 06:44 PM

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

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            mtlguy32 RE: Jasminecuisine May 17, 2009 06:12 AM

            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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              Jasminecuisine RE: mtlguy32 May 21, 2009 05:02 AM

              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...

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                kpzoo RE: Jasminecuisine May 21, 2009 05:14 AM

                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!

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                  carswell RE: Jasminecuisine May 21, 2009 06:18 AM

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

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                    MikeyMadness RE: carswell May 21, 2009 09:24 AM

                    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...

              2. Andria RE: Jasminecuisine May 21, 2009 06:11 PM

                Oooh! Monkey bread is so sinfully good! Someone made it at a party this past Christmas, but she had to travel to the US to get the dough. If you find it and make it, please don't forget to drop by my work so I can have some too. Give me the heads-up and I will supply the coffee.

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                  SnackHappy RE: Andria May 21, 2009 07:12 PM

                  You know there are recipe for making monkey bread from scratch. You just have to make a yeast cake dough which I'm sure is much better for you than that dreadful poppin' fresh business.


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                    Plateaumaman RE: SnackHappy May 22, 2009 07:57 AM

                    Biscuits are easy to make from scratch but why not try this monkey bread recipe with Pillsbury crescent dough first, for the sake of ease?


                    Have never had monkey bread, sounds pretty addictive ...

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