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knorr veloutine sauce thickener in Vancouver

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vandan Nov 9, 2009 10:46 AM

anyone know where i can get a hold of some, the last place i bought was the freybe outlet, but thats not a great option because quite frankly their hours kinda suck

  1. fmed Nov 9, 2009 05:11 PM

    I see it around....have you tried Bosa or El Sureno?

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      vandan Nov 9, 2009 06:27 PM

      no but will give them a try ,thanks

    2. sharonanne Nov 9, 2009 08:02 PM

      I bought it a year ago from Safeway in Calgary.

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        vandan Nov 9, 2009 08:13 PM

        the reason i ask is cause its been harder and harder to find and although unconfirmed theres been a murmur that its been discontinued

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          hrhsheba Nov 9, 2009 08:50 PM

          European Specialties Importers carries a huge range of Knorr products (including the industrial sizes) If anyone's got it - they would have it. BTW in case you don't know it, it's on Prior under the Georgia Viaduct - let me know if you need better directions.

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            vandan Nov 9, 2009 08:57 PM

            haha funny i completely stumbled upon that place a few years ago and had totally forgotten about it, good to see its still around

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              hrhsheba Nov 9, 2009 09:02 PM

              Yeah, they got hit by that arsonist that was running rampant through the neighbourhood so they were closed for a few months, but they're back open now. Just as an extra incentive for you to go - I was there last week and all the Christmas goodies are in. It's nirvana for marzipan-lovers :)

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        KLH804 Nov 10, 2009 09:45 AM

        Try Meinhardt's they usually have it, or call the distributor and they can let you know which retail outlets sell the product. The Vancouver distributor is Dovre Imports. I am sure their number is in the book or on-line.

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          vandan Nov 10, 2009 10:04 AM

          thanks for the tip about dovre, and fwiw i generally avoid meinhardts like the proverbial plague

        2. anonymoose Nov 11, 2009 01:33 PM

          I saw some at a Save on Foods in Edmonton this past weekend, so I assume at least some of them in the Vancouver area would carry it too.

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            gourmet wife Nov 18, 2009 08:52 AM

            Saw some last night at Walmart (Grandview Hwy) for about $2.49

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              vandan Nov 18, 2009 09:00 AM

              cool, saw it at save on but they only had the brown sauce thickener, am also looking for the other one which seems to be the harder of the 2 to track down

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                gourmet wife Nov 19, 2009 07:37 AM

                They had about 3-4 varieties.

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                  vandan Nov 19, 2009 08:29 AM

                  wow, didn't even realize the others existed, thanks for being so observant

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                    fmed Nov 19, 2009 08:32 AM

                    vandan - I'm curious - what do you use this sauce for? Is it just an instant roux or is it flavoured? Just for convenience?

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                      vandan Nov 19, 2009 10:13 AM

                      haha confession time, its out of convienience, i generally end up using it when i'm already running a bit late for work, it has no flavour( a good thing) and doesn't clump or get gummy

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                        fmed Nov 19, 2009 10:34 AM

                        Ah...try tapioca or potato starch sometime if you haven't yet.

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                          sharonanne Nov 19, 2009 12:20 PM

                          This thickener is made of potato starch. You add it directly from the box into the boiling liquid. It mixes in very easily and doesn't clump.

                          I've only used the white and brown based on the color of the sauce. It takes more than cornstarch by volume so the color can affect the sauce.

                          I looked at my local Calgary Superstore and they don't have it near the cornstarch where I would expect it to be.

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                            vandan Nov 19, 2009 04:53 PM

                            yes dead easy, and always delivers as well

            2. maplesugar Nov 19, 2009 07:01 PM

              I couldn't find Veloutine listed on Knorr's website, and I *know* I've seen it in stores lately but I can't remember where exactly. I did however find it on Canadian Favorites.com - so if you can't get to a brick & mortar store you can order it: http://www.canadianfavourites.com/Uni...

              HTH :)

              1. maplesugar Nov 20, 2009 08:41 PM

                Eureka (kind of) I found both brown & white Veloutine at our Walmart Supercentre tonight...unfortunately thats in Sylvan Lake... I expect that kind of thing is carried cross-country - if not let me know = )

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                  vandan Nov 20, 2009 08:49 PM

                  alright, seems like walmart is the place to go

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                    sharonanne Nov 21, 2009 03:57 AM

                    Good find, thanks. I don't use a lot of it but it sure is handy to have around.

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                      maplesugar Nov 21, 2009 10:44 AM

                      I should add(so you're not potentially wandering the aisles) - in our Supercentre it wasn't by the cornstarch in the baking section; it was in the spice section with the Bisto and the like.

                      HTH :)

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                        sharonanne Nov 21, 2009 02:48 PM

                        Ah, the cornstarch in Superstore and Safeway are in the same aisle as the spices. I'll keep this in mind if I go looking in Walmart.

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                          maplesugar Nov 21, 2009 08:05 PM

                          iirc the cornstarch is usually with the baking supplies - flour, leaveners etc both at our Supercentre and at the Coventry Hills Superstore (at least before I moved and they rearranged it) where the gravy & bisto was in a separate aisle with the spices... but its been awhile(I used to have that floorplan memorized heh).

                          I guess what I'm trying to say (and not doing a great job) is when you're looking for veloutine look both by the cornstarch and by the gravy :)

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                            sharonanne Nov 22, 2009 07:24 AM

                            Will do, thanks.

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