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looking for tomato paste in a tube

JenFB Apr 28, 2011 04:29 PM

hello i live in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island
i have a hard time finding tomato paste in a tube is there somewhere i can order it on line?

  1. Sam Salmon Apr 28, 2011 05:59 PM

    Maybe http://www.gourmetwarehouse.ca/ here in Vancouver-if it's not on the site give them a phone call and ask sometimes small online places don't list every single product.

    I'd order a dozen or so tubes to make it worthwhile though.

    Ship Canada Post only though no matter where you find it-courier companies charge the earth.

    1. j
      jcolvin Apr 28, 2011 11:57 PM

      Funny you should ask, i always stock up on it at Goats on Roof market in Coombs. Not far from you at all.....

      I don't know why tomato paste isn't generally marketed in this way in north america, it's so much more useful than having to crack a can when all you need is a small squeeze.

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      1. re: jcolvin
        Philx Apr 29, 2011 10:49 AM

        Another thing you can do is freeze unused tomato paste in ice cube trays - 1 TSP per tray cell and then store the frozen cubes in a freezer bag and use as needed.

      2. k
        k99979777 Apr 30, 2011 06:57 PM

        i know this sounds weird, but i found some at the London Drugs in Abbotsford - you might want to check it out the next time you visit Nanaimo..

        1. KarenDW Apr 30, 2011 09:23 PM

          Here, in Vancouver, I have found tomato paste in a tube at Save-On; which leads me to wonder whether the Overwaitea store in P.A. would be able to order for you...

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            lunchslut May 2, 2011 06:32 PM

            Coomb's Country Market carries it...if you ever make it to the other side of the Island.

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              SherBel May 4, 2011 10:24 AM

              Not sure how far you are from a Thrifty's, I've found it there.

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                Alicia214 May 17, 2011 04:08 PM

                I found the tube tomato paste in a greek supermarket in Kitsilano in Vancouver, can't remember the name of the shop, but there is another one called the Parthenon they may have it both stores are on West Broadway about 2 blocks apart dont know if they fill on line orders.

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                1. re: Alicia214
                  islandgirl May 17, 2011 08:11 PM

                  They definately have it at the Parthenon, several different brands (some double and some triple strength)

                  You may have been thinking of Minerva's as the other greek supermarket?

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