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Where can I find candied ginger?

hdalsy Oct 16, 2009 10:10 AM

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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    Jerome Oct 17, 2009 05:05 PM

    cost plus uusualy has it.
    as well, gelson,s and thekosher markets (and ralphs) carry delish brand.

    1. Jennalynn Oct 17, 2009 01:07 PM

      Almost any Ralphs, Pavillions, etc. Trader Joes also. It's not such an odd ingredient anymore.

      1. Kitchen Queen Oct 17, 2009 11:08 AM

        A lesser thought of place - TJ MAXX!!! Yep, I've seen tons of it in several locations recently - Stocking for the holidays. Check it out. I found fabulous SUGAR FREE maple praline syrup by Blackberry Patch. :) KQ

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          latindancer Oct 16, 2009 08:29 PM

          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
            Dommy Oct 16, 2009 10:45 PM

            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...

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              latindancer Oct 17, 2009 07:38 AM

              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
                Dommy Oct 17, 2009 10:25 AM

                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...


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            will47 Oct 16, 2009 08:18 PM

            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!

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              ciaolette Oct 16, 2009 07:13 PM

              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. Dommy Oct 16, 2009 10:38 AM

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


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                1. re: Dommy
                  goodhealthgourmet Oct 16, 2009 07:36 PM

                  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.

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                  sparkareno Oct 16, 2009 10:10 AM

                  Trader Joes

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