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Jan 25, 2010 07:59 AM

black treacle in philadelphia

hello everyone - i am looking for black treacle (not regular treacle, and i cannot substitute blackstrap molasses since it is for brewing beer, not baking). have you seen this anywhere? i know i've seen regular treacle and lyle's golden syrup around, but i can't think of a single place to find black treacle (other than mail order sites). if you have any helpful hints, let me know please!


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  1. Have you tried Wegmans? They sometimes carry items like this.

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    1. re: jl0328

      it seems as though they only have golden treacle....hank you though!

      1. re: mazza3

        Did you try the "big" Wegman's (as opposed to the usual one) in Collegeville? They have things up there that the "normal" Downingtown location does not have (but that the Malvern location "will" or so I am told)...

        1. re: bluehensfan

          i am nowhere near there, but i used their online product search feature and came up empty....i'll try calling them (and the one in cherry hill) to confirm, or else it will be an online order for me....

          1. re: mazza3

            Yeah it's not close to me either (like almost an hour away) but they had things that made the drive well worth it in terms of saved shipping costs and they were very knowledgeable when I called up to make sure they had what I was looking for.

            Good luck!

            1. re: bluehensfan

              I supply Wegmans (and just about every retailer big and small in the Eastern US) with their British goods and neither my company nor my competitors sell Black Treacle. You'll need to source that online.

              1. re: cheesewit

                thank you! i assume the demand is practically non-existent?

                1. re: mazza3

                  Yes. There is no demand for it at all.

    2. Have you checked Barry's Home Brew at Front and Snyder? I don't make beer but I drive by that place all the time.

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      1. re: Bigley9

        hehe, yes, but he doesn't carry it either. i spent an hour there over the weekend while the bf put together all of the other ingredients he needed for this batch. you should stop in, the bf does the brewing and we both do wine, and barry has tons of stuff for all levels of amateur brewers/vintners. lots of beer and wine kits for beginners too and his stuff is so much cheaper than home sweet homebrew (but that guy has some great cats).

        1. re: mazza3

          How about a candy making supply store?

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        1. I know this post is old, but in case anyone in the Philadelphia area is searching for black treacle, O'Neill's Market in Glenside sells it. I just bought some today for a gingerbread recipe. You might want to call ahead to see if they have what you want in stock. They carry a lot of UK products. Here's a list they provide on their website:

          It's a short walk from the Glenside train station (take either the Warminster or Lansdale/Doylestown line), near the Keswick theatre.