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Jarred Chestnuts in San Diego?

Divamac Nov 25, 2009 12:24 PM

Every year I look, and every year I fail. Any suggestions on where to find jarred chestnuts? The local supermarkets don't have them. If you've spotted them or bought them, please share!

  1. Divamac Nov 26, 2009 10:10 PM

    I ended up getting the shelf-stable chestnuts at TJ's. They were disgusting -- slimy and had a weird sweet flavor. I will check Williams-Sonoma or WF for jarred and get them now for Christmas. Normally I roast fresh chestnuts, but I hate to peel them! Thanks, all!

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    1. re: Divamac
      kitchenhag Nov 27, 2009 12:47 PM

      I did the same and am glad to know that you had the same opinion of TJ's 'bargain' chestnuts. Blech ;]

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      daantaat Nov 25, 2009 08:41 PM

      Williams-Sonoma carries them.

      1. geekyfoodie Nov 25, 2009 01:18 PM

        I found them at Whole Foods. They were around $8/jar.

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        1. re: geekyfoodie
          stevuchan Nov 25, 2009 05:20 PM

          Probably a little early but they roast them on the back side of 99 ranch around the holidays.

          1. re: stevuchan
            honkman Nov 25, 2009 06:16 PM

            Since you are know living in Mira Mesa - You can also find them in front of Lucky Seafood

            1. re: honkman
              stevuchan Nov 28, 2009 06:07 AM

              Good to know, thanks.

              Diva there are also tons of high quality options online, i've been ordering some pantry items from Amazon and have not yet been disapointed, they have some good importers.

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          beth1 Nov 25, 2009 01:08 PM

          I saw`some at Major Market last week.

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            camilles Nov 25, 2009 01:06 PM

            I haven't found them in jars, but have had luck with finding steamed/packaged ones at both Trader Joe's and Marukai Market!

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            1. re: camilles
              leanneabe Nov 25, 2009 01:22 PM

              Yup, i buy them at Marukai or Mitsuwa, too! They're in foil packets. Way easier than roasting your own chestnuts!

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