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Looking for 'Light' Corn Syrup

anglin Aug 5, 2010 02:12 PM

Does anyone know where I can buy light corn syrup? I'm not exactly sure what the 'light' means - but at the very least it needs to be light in colour. I made a glaze using regular corn syrup (the stuff sold in all grocery stores) and the glaze came out grey.


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    Tatai Aug 5, 2010 02:17 PM

    It's the clear stuff sold by Crown as "Lily White" corn syrup. http://www.achfood.ca/crown_home.htm

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      jlunar Aug 5, 2010 05:28 PM

      I just saw this at McEwan's yesterday. Don't know how much though.

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        wontonfm Aug 5, 2010 06:35 PM

        sobey's carries it (at least the one on mt pleasant)


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        odysseus Aug 5, 2010 04:35 PM

        you can get pure glucose (aka dextrose) powder from wine making shops- add water.

        All the grocery store "corn syrups" are basically glucose plus water but they all have additives (color, vanilla, various flavours) - the pure dextrose should give you a better shot at getting an uncoloured glaze.

        1. BamiaWruz Aug 5, 2010 10:59 PM

          I saw the Crown brand at loblaws superstore in whitby today, maybe all of them have it? not sure but give it a try, they had a whole variety from light to golden..etc

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            lilaki Aug 6, 2010 10:13 AM

            i picked up the crown white stuff @ longos. i think it may have been about $5?

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              poppygirl Aug 17, 2010 03:57 AM

              Thanks for the suggestions! My local Loblaws doesn't carry the clear corn syrup, but I have now seen it at the superstores and at longos. Odysseues - great suggestion to try the pure glucose. I might give that a try too.

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              Tatai Aug 17, 2010 06:57 AM

              If anyone's interested in getting away from corn-based products, I've successfully used organic brown rice syrup in recipes calling for corn syrup.

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