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Where to find membrillo (quince paste) in Connecticut?

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Pedal2floor Nov 1, 2010 06:05 AM

I have tried usual suspects:

- Whole Foods (Orange, CT)
- Balducci's (Westport, CT)

and have not found anything. I have not tried the Darien Cheese Shop but I have never seen it there before on previous visits.

Any suggestions beside ordering online or going in NYC?

thanks

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Balducci's
1050 E Putnam Ave, Riverside, CT 06878

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    Ima Foodie RE: Pedal2floor Nov 1, 2010 06:14 AM

    I have seen it at Fairfield Cheese Company (in Fairfield). Great shop. Call to make sure they still have it - sometimes their selections rotate

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      chefstu RE: Pedal2floor Nov 1, 2010 06:45 AM

      Where is your base of operations?
      In New Haven I buy mine at the grocery store (can't remember the name, senior moment) in Fairhaven at the corner of Grand Ave. and Ferry St. But most Spanish grocery's will will have it.
      It will also be a lot cheaper than Balducci's or Whole foods.

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      Balducci's
      1050 E Putnam Ave, Riverside, CT 06878

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        chefstu RE: chefstu Nov 1, 2010 07:07 PM

        The name of the store in Fairhaven is C-Town.

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        sibeats RE: Pedal2floor Nov 1, 2010 06:47 AM

        Weird...I just saw it at Balducci's in Westport last week...

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        Balducci's
        1050 E Putnam Ave, Riverside, CT 06878

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          eater7777 RE: sibeats Nov 1, 2010 08:36 AM

          fromage old saybrook

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          Pedal2floor RE: Pedal2floor Nov 1, 2010 10:43 PM

          Thanks for the responses

          I live in Trumbull

          I found it at Mirabelle Cheese Shop in Westport -- its great!

          @sibeats -- Balducci's had it when they where doing their Spanish Food week but once it was gone, it was gone and the person I talked to said they would not have it anymore. As a matter of fact, they seem to be a lot more generic these days.

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          Balducci's
          1050 E Putnam Ave, Riverside, CT 06878

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            Shirley RE: Pedal2floor Nov 2, 2010 10:40 AM

            I've found it in Fromage in Old Saybrook and the Shop Rite in New London/Waterford (on 95).

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            Shop Rite
            1990 W Main St, Stamford, CT 06902

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