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Where to buy chocolate gelt in Cambridge, Somerville, or Downtown Crossing area?

chocojosh Dec 10, 2009 11:18 AM

I'm trying to avoid an extra trip to Brookline to get Channukah gelt. Any idea where I can get some in Cambridge? Somerville or Downtown both also better than a trip to Brookline for me.

Just looknig for the cheap ones that come in the mesh baggies. I'll need a couple boxes so nothing fancy.


  1. Prav Dec 10, 2009 11:20 AM

    I've even seen it at various CVS stores

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    1. re: Prav
      chocojosh Dec 10, 2009 11:47 AM

      thanks. I'll check after work!

    2. StriperGuy Dec 10, 2009 11:31 AM

      Trader Joe's too.

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      1. re: StriperGuy
        chocojosh Dec 10, 2009 11:47 AM

        just called TJ's. so expensive: 1.99 per baggie!!! right near my house - would have been to easy. thanks for the suggetion though

        1. re: chocojosh
          nincyh Dec 10, 2009 06:16 PM

          TJ's is "Money of the World" and it's a much larger mesh bag with several dozen chocolate coins of different sizes, with silver, gold and copper colors. Quite a lot of gelt in the bag for the price.

          The little baggies get smaller every year - I think there are only 3 or 4 coins in the yellow mesh baggies now. Anyway, my local Shaw's supermarket has them on sale now for 25 cents each.

          1. re: nincyh
            StriperGuy Dec 11, 2009 06:03 AM

            Yah, I agree the TJs gelt bag was quite impressive.

            1. re: StriperGuy
              chocojosh Dec 11, 2009 08:01 AM

              ok. good to know. i didnt realize it was 1.99 for such a large bag. figured it was one of those little baggies with only 4-5 coins per.


              1. re: chocojosh
                Science Chick Dec 11, 2009 08:08 AM

                Not only that....the chocolate is actually decent!

                1. re: chocojosh
                  StriperGuy Dec 11, 2009 08:16 AM

                  Vat da ya tink I am chopped liver givin' you a crappy gelt recco? ;-)

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          chuck s Dec 10, 2009 06:24 PM

          Try Hidden Sweets in Harvard Square.

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