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Jun 29, 2010 08:37 AM

Looking for candied ginger

Any suggestions for a source of quality candied ginger?


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  1. Scottish specialty stores campbells in Barrie Blighty's orangeville, or any Bulk Barn. Exotics see the Pacific Mall Markham.

    1. Penzey's Spices

      Order online here:

      Or visit their store in the Heights at 516 W 19th.

      Not the very cheapest, but quite possibly the very best.


      1. You can buy it at Central Market in the bulk section (and probably in the grocery section as well). I'm not a crystallized ginger connoisseur so I can't attest to the quality, but it tastes pretty good to me.

        1. Making your own is fun, and you end up with some deeelicious ginger syrup to use for cocktails or desserts. Peel ginger with a spoon, slice as large or small as you like, then simmer in syrup of equal parts sugar and water (top off with more water as it cooks down), then when it's about as soft as you want, let it cook awhile longer and let the syrup thicken some. you can store it in the syrup in the fridge or freezer, or remove and bury in sugar. That syrup will go nice in rum cocktails. I also add a piece fof vanilla bean just for the heck of it.

          1. World Market stores in all areas carry a 3-ounce package for $2.00, usually located in
            their candy aisle. The stuff at Central Market is usually too dry, for my taste. Can't remember the price, just that it's pricey. Don't know about the others mentioned.