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Oct 16, 2009 10:10 AM

Where can I find candied ginger?

Help!! Surfas is out and I need it asap. Does anyone know anywhere else I can find candied ginger? (preferably in the city from La Brea to the beach). Thanks!

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    1. Yup! Trader Joes has several types including a WONDERFUL Uncrystalized version we use in Cheesecakes...


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      1. re: Dommy

        TJ's uncrystallized is the only one i buy now. love it!

        for those who prefer the sugar-coated stuff (which TJ's also offers), any WFM will have it, either prepackaged or in the bulk section if they have one.

      2. Also, Penzeys, on 4th in Santa Monica, has very nice Australian candied ginger, I like that it is in small diced pieces, which is helpful for my purposes, baking and chutneys.

        1. Ranch 99 or other Chinese / Viet markets will usually have it.

          Or candy it yourself. It's not that hard, and you can make ginger syrup at the same time!

          1. I love Surfas candied ginger ( I buy many bags at a time) but they've been out for at least a month and they have no idea when they're getting it back in. They seem to have difficulty keeping other things in stock also.
            Trader Joes is my new candied giner source....they've got several kinds and I know they'll always have it according to their customer service.
            Love Trader Joes.

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            1. re: latindancer

              That is what is the struggle of being Surfas... For all their popularity, they order small amounts and the turn over is at a normal rate (It's good, but nothing amazing in the grocery business) and so they often get SHOVED down the list of fulfilment, IF the supplier agrees to special pack again...

              1. re: Dommy

                Interesting and thanks for the insight.
                I only wish the person at Surfas, in charge of candied ginger, would have given me a similar response when I asked them about this particular product a month ago.
                His response was " it's arriving this week and fill out one of those papers at the front desk and we'll call you when it comes in".
                I did and it hasn't.

                1. re: latindancer

                  Yeah, it's because they put the orders in and just have to wait until the company delivers them.... Trader Joes has the same problem with their distribution chain... whatever comes in, comes in...