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passionfruit nectar in baltimore?

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misssphinx May 31, 2009 05:58 PM

Desperately seeking as an essential cocktail ingredient - has anyone seen this?

Passionfruit syrup will work in a pinch, too.

Any help is greatly appreciated - thank you.

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  1. crowsonguy RE: misssphinx May 31, 2009 06:43 PM

    For passion fruit nectar I would try Mexican/ central American shops in Fells Point, or Lotte Plaza on Route 40 West in the suburbs. For Passion fruit concentrate go to Asia Foods at 5224 York Road, on the west side just below Woodbourne Ave. It may look like it is closed, but a small sign on the right of the building will direct you round to the entrance. the concentrate is cheap, and good.

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      misssphinx RE: crowsonguy Jun 1, 2009 11:12 AM

      Crowsonguy,

      Thanks so much for the help.

      Searching around Fells Point has proven (passion) fruitless, will try Lotte next and report back.

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        misssphinx RE: misssphinx Jun 1, 2009 04:37 PM

        No luck at Lotte. :(

        I tried H Mart while I was in the area...and I did find some sort of powdered drink mix. At both stores I did ask a few different people for help, but no dice.

        I will try Asia Foods tomorrow. If you have any hints or tips on asking (is passionfruit referred to as something else?), please let me know.

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          misssphinx RE: misssphinx Jun 2, 2009 03:09 PM

          Update: before heading out to Asia Foods, I popped into my local Safeway...and Ceres brand passion fruit juice was sitting right there on the shelf.

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            ivysmom RE: misssphinx Jun 2, 2009 04:42 PM

            I thought I had seen it somewhere. I was about to suggest one of the natural
            markets - I know Roots (Clarksville) and David's (Columbia) have a big
            selection of various nectars. We discovered this while looking for mango nectar - an essential ingredient for a cocktail we were trying last summer!

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              dining with doc RE: misssphinx Jun 2, 2009 07:06 PM

              I think they sell it also at Shoppers Food Warehouse

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        onocoffee RE: misssphinx Jun 2, 2009 10:51 PM

        Guaranteed Asia Foods has the passionfruit concentrate. I was just there today and held the bottle in my hand thinking about you.

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