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ISO Gianduja

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Anyone know where I can find gianduja (Hazelnut Paste) in Toronto?

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  1. I have no idea whether this is feasible, but maybe give your favourite chocolate shop a call and see if they would sell you some of theirs. Personally, I'd go with Soma. :)

    Otherwise, I would guess that some of the specialty Italian grocery stores might carry it. Lady York, perhaps?

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    1. re: TorontoJo

      I actually found a jar of hazelnut paste at the dry goods shop in the basement of SLM. Not quite Gianduja, but it worked in a pinch.

    2. My understanding is that Gianduja is not hazelnut paste, but rather chocolate with a measure of hazelnut paste mixed in. I've found this is small, individually gold-foil-wrapped pieces, at the bulk place at the back (north) end of the lower level of SLM.

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      1. re: detritus

        I think there are two versions; I've heard of the chocolate blend you're talking about and also heard it pertain to a paste as well.