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Anyone know where to find palm sugar?

Grendal Oct 14, 2010 09:08 AM

I've been looking high and low for palm sugar. I was given a recipe for a tropical version of fruit cake, but the recipe called for brown sugar. I was hoping I could find palm sugar for a little bit more of an exotic and tropical flare. I've not seen anywhere in rhode island with palm sugar? Any one know of where to find it or how to make it?

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    chefstu Oct 15, 2010 06:31 AM

    Almost any Asian or Spanish grocery will have palm sugar.

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      thinks too much Oct 15, 2010 07:05 AM

      I second this reply. I get it in any Asian grocery. It will come in small brown cakes, and you will have to grate it.

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      elle bee Oct 14, 2010 02:45 PM

      I'm pretty sure Whole Foods in Providence has it!
      :) LB

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        Grendal Oct 14, 2010 02:47 PM

        whole foods providence? Where's that located?

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          elle bee Oct 15, 2010 06:22 AM

          Here's the link for the store page in Providence, 601 North Main Street:


      2. mels Oct 14, 2010 01:36 PM

        I am in CT so my suggestions won't help you, however palm sugar is usually readily found in Asian grocery stores. I would find your nearest decently stocked Asian market and chances are you'll find it there.

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          shoes Oct 14, 2010 10:50 AM

          The US 1 Farm Market on Ella Grasso Blvd. in New Haven has it, in additon to many other tropical foods.

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