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ISO Maldon sea salt in GTA

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lilaki Nov 11, 2009 11:13 AM

hi hounds,

where can i find maldon sea salts in the GTA? west-end would be preferable...

thanks!

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    Boodah RE: lilaki Nov 11, 2009 12:17 PM

    Cheese Boutique has it but, if you can get there, the Highland Farms in Mississauga generally has it in stock at a lower price.

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    Cheese Boutique
    45 Ripley Ave, Toronto, ON M6S, CA

    Highland Farms
    850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

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      Prok RE: Boodah Nov 11, 2009 03:13 PM

      Readibly available at most Loblaws, Sobeys & Metro. You should not have trouble finind Maldon!

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        cubmike74 RE: Prok Nov 12, 2009 06:44 AM

        I'm pretty sure I've tried finding it at Metro and Sobeys - but I always seem to have to go to Whole Foods to get it.
        I use it as my everyday salt - I'm addicted!

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      Ted Richards RE: lilaki Nov 12, 2009 06:50 AM

      I believe Scheffler's in the St Lawrence Market carries it. I think I also saw it at the bulk store at the back of the basement in the SLM, but they didn't have it the last time I looked.

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        lilaki RE: lilaki Nov 12, 2009 07:40 AM

        hi all,

        okay - i will make a special trip to the neighbourhood loblaws and metro ... i generally avoid those stores like the plague (i prefer longos).

        thanks for the tips!

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          ylsf RE: lilaki Nov 12, 2009 09:04 PM

          Does your Longo's not sell it?

          I am pretty sure the newer Longo's have Maldon and a wide variety of other salts (they are on display in large glass containers, but there are smaller plastic container versions of them to actually buy).

          I think they sell Maldon salt at Costco too but don't quote me on that one.

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            jayt90 RE: ylsf Nov 13, 2009 04:33 AM

            I haven't seen it at Costco; they have Gros sel Guerande, which is a good light crystal substitute, around $6.per kg.
            Boodah, I have looked for Maldon at the two east Toronto locations of Highland Farms but they haven't had it for 2 years. I guess I'll have to go to Longo's parking adventure on Leslie.

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            Highland Farms
            850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

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              Dflip RE: jayt90 Nov 14, 2009 05:46 AM

              Maldon salt is also available at Bruno's Meats in Pickering, Kingston Rd. and Rougemount. This salt is great as a finishing salt to up the presentation level a notch.

              I agree with the Gros sel Guerande that is available at Costco; great flavour for the price and my everyday salt.

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                jayt90 RE: Dflip Nov 14, 2009 07:26 AM

                Thanks Dflip. I got it at Bruno's, 250g for $10.

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                  lilaki RE: Dflip Nov 15, 2009 05:35 PM

                  thanks! i'm going to try the bruno's in etobicoke this week!

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                    jayt90 RE: lilaki Nov 15, 2009 05:47 PM

                    I am pretty sure Bruno's in Pickering is independent. But Bruno's, the chain, may well have it.
                    Anyway, thanks for bringing this up. I saw Maldon for months on end at Highland Farms, $7. a box, on the meat counter. Then they didn't have it, and I regretted not buying!

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                    Highland Farms
                    850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

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                      lilaki RE: jayt90 Nov 16, 2009 07:54 AM

                      oy! you're right! totally didn't catch 'bruno's meats' vs. 'bruno's'. oh well ... i'll give bruno's a try and see if i have any luck...

                      otherwise, the next closest place is the cheese boutique...

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            Abbeshay RE: lilaki Nov 13, 2009 06:04 AM

            I've always seen it in Pusateri's on Avenue Road-not in the baking section, but where they hold their collection of spices. I've also seen it a Whole Foods Market.

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            Pusateri's
            1539 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5M, CA

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              lilaki RE: lilaki Nov 13, 2009 07:27 AM

              went to costco in etobicoke on wednesday - nada
              went to loblaws @ 427/burnhamthorpe on thursday - nada

              will try longos and metro (hopefully) this weekend...

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                cecilia RE: lilaki Nov 13, 2009 07:21 PM

                I saw it at Loblaws at Dundas / Scarlett on Tuesday, in the spice aisle, on one of the lower shelves, next to the President Choice pink sea salt.

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                  lilaki RE: lilaki Nov 15, 2009 05:36 PM

                  struck out at longos on ponytrail and metro in cloverdale ...

                  trying bruno's this week.

                  tks!!!

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                  iamafoodie RE: lilaki Nov 13, 2009 07:58 AM

                  Michael-Angelo's Market on Erin Mills Pkwy @ 403 in Mississauga have it in the deli.

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                    red twizzler RE: lilaki Nov 13, 2009 01:50 PM

                    I am hooked on Maldon Salt. The price varies. William Sonoma sells it for around $15.00. The last time I purchased it was at Highlands Farms-Dufferin/ Finch location. I think it was around $10. I use it for ''finishing" a dish because it is expensive and can go quickly if you use it in cooking a dish.
                    Costco has never carried it to my knowledge. I have purchased a couple of different salts in Costco and they did not compare to Maldon!

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                      Atahualpa RE: lilaki Nov 14, 2009 06:20 AM

                      I bought my last two boxes (smoked and not) at Loblaws. I have also seen it in the basement stalls at STL market, among other places.

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                        lilaki RE: lilaki Nov 18, 2009 06:00 AM

                        hi hounds,

                        thanks to all for your help ... i found the smoked version last night at bruno's @ royal york/dundas! i'll keep an eye out for the regular version ...

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                          piptal RE: lilaki Nov 18, 2009 09:47 AM

                          I saw the regular Maldon salt at at Alex Farm on the Danforth on Saturday - I assume the other Alex Farm locations probably carry it as well.

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                          Alex Farm
                          377 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K, CA

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