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ISO Zweiback in the Triangle

  • TerryG Dec 16, 2010 09:07 AM
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Zweiback -- that crispy dried toast so lovely dipped in milk is the all-time favorite comfort food of my childhood. I knew we were in trouble when it was moved from the cracker section in Harris-Teeter to the baby foods section. Now, they no longer carry it. Neither does Kroger.

I have a huge craving for it right now. Help me find a local source. Please!

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  1. I would still check out Food Lion, Fresh Market or if you are near a Weaver St. at some point. The other option is seeing if you can buy it from some place online like Amazon that may be cheaper anyways.

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    Fresh Market
    4223 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC

    1. Have you tried Southern Season?

      1. You might also try some of the Asian shops for another culture's equivalent. For example, some of the Indian shops in Cary sell a British product called Farley's Rusks. I believe it's the same sort of thing.

        And definitely try Food Lion.

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        1. re: cackalackie

          I've tried the rusks. Not the same. Zweiback has a certain consistency and a slight sweetness that I've never seen duplicated. I need the real thing!

        2. I agree with LulusMom, I'm almost positive they carry zweiback at A Southern Season in Chapel Hill.

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          A Southern Season
          201 S Estes Dr Ste 101, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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          1. re: Victus Populi

            I looked over there by where they slice deli meats. I didn't see anything specifically classified as Zweiback, but they may have it over in the grocery area. Didn't get a chance to check there the other day. I'll check this evening on the way home and let you know. Did see volkenbrot.

            1. re: burgeoningfoodie

              They have an aisle that seems to be things like crackers, etc. And they also have things sorted by country of origin, so it might be worth it to check there (what is it - Germany? Sweden?).

          2. I'm in Fl. now and your post got me looking - no luck here either.

            I was researching it online and found a post saying Nabisco stopped making it in the 3rd quarter of 2008. Supposedly Vermont Country Store catalog and some German specialty shops carry other brands.Brandt is supposed to be close in flavor.

            Ah, here is a link for the one from VCS:

            http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/pr...

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            1. re: meatn3

              Awww. 'Fraid of that. It's the Nabisco Brand in the bright yellow package I crave. I've tried others and they just don't cut it. It was such a good memory. Dunked in whole milk, it was the ultimate comfort food.

            2. I found it on Amazon if you are willing to buy massive quantities (12 — 6.6 oz bags) It's not the Nabisco brand though:

              http://www.amazon.com/Log-House-Origi...

              1. Saw zweiback at A Southern Season this past weekend in the dry goods aisles, across from the Thymes candles and book section, not near the sliced meats. I realize your craving was posted two months ago, TerryG. Sincerely hope you've had a fix since then. Sorry for the late response!

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                A Southern Season
                201 S Estes Dr Ste 101, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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                1. re: Victus Populi

                  Bless you, Victus!