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Halifax -- glucose syrup and agar agar?

amfcz Jan 2, 2010 07:35 AM

Hi, me one again. Does anyone know where to buy glucose syrup and agar agar in Halifax? Thanks!

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    hstern Jan 2, 2010 08:07 AM

    I haven't found pure glucose syrup anywhere, but I've found lily white corn syrup to be a reasonable substitute, so long as you don't mind the vanillin that they add. It's worked fine for me in both fondant and simple syrup.

    I seem to recall seeing agar agar at Pete's Frootique and Bulk Barn. The organics section at Superstore might work too.

    Let us know if you find a better source!

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      MaryZ Feb 7, 2010 06:58 PM

      The Bulk Barn stocks glucose.

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        hstern Feb 10, 2010 03:57 AM

        Which bulk barn and where? I've been looking but have come up empty so far.

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          MaryZ Mar 9, 2010 06:15 AM

          Bayer's Lake. It's in tubs on the shelves in the aisle furthest to the left when you walk in.

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        starlings Feb 8, 2010 08:04 AM

        I think I've seen agar agar at Planet Organic, in the japanese/macrobiotic section

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