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coconut extract

texaspeppers Jan 15, 2011 11:39 AM

I have this great looking coconut cake recipe that calls for coconut extract, but can't seem to find it. Anybody know where I could get some? I tried Tao, Rachelle Bery, Marché Jean Talon in the little exotic food store on the east side and Les Douceurs du Marché at Atwater market. I was sure the last one would save me but I am still extract-less (heavy sigh).

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  1. kpzoo RE: texaspeppers Jan 15, 2011 12:48 PM

    Have you tried Epices Anatol's on St-Laurent? Call first, I think they're closed on Sundays.


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      SnackHappy RE: kpzoo Jan 15, 2011 02:18 PM

      If Anatol doesn't pan out, try Milano up the street. I was there recently looking for Fiori di Sicilia which they don't have, but a clerk showed me a bunch boxes they had with all sorts of extracts. I don't remember if coconut was one of them, but it's certainly worth checking out.

      The one place that would most likely to carry it is Vixit / France-Décor on Henri-Bourassa.

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        texaspeppers RE: SnackHappy Jan 15, 2011 04:04 PM

        I did try Milano also, but did not know about Anatol's. It looks like a real gem. Will try it on Monday! I know Vixit too, so it will be second. Thanks so much !

      2. re: kpzoo
        texaspeppers RE: kpzoo Jan 17, 2011 11:19 AM

        Thanks kpzoo, got the extract this morning. Anatol's is amazing. Great place to have on repertoire!

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          kpzoo RE: texaspeppers Jan 17, 2011 12:22 PM

          Excellent - glad you found what you were looking for. It's a very cool store indeed!

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            phyero RE: texaspeppers Feb 14, 2011 01:54 AM

            I would be so happy if they could open in Quebec, at each of my trip to Montreal it is a must.

        2. chefjeannine RE: texaspeppers Jan 15, 2011 04:08 PM

          I'm pretty sure Ares carries a variety of extracts, but I can confirm if they are natural or artificial. Good luck!

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            JadeMyst RE: texaspeppers Feb 10, 2011 07:22 AM

            If you're near a Caribbean grocer, they usually carry coconut extract, but it's usually an artifical extract. I have occasionally seen it at Persian grocery stores like Akhavan

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              bakersdelight RE: JadeMyst Feb 15, 2011 04:02 AM

              most supermarkets have the fake stuff near all the usual baking supplies, vanilla etc.

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              MorningShade RE: texaspeppers Mar 12, 2011 01:28 PM

              Not sure if you ended up finding it or not but I saw some at Branche D'Olivier on Wellington St. in Verdun.

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