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Aug 28, 2011 03:34 PM

Where to find dried hibiscus flowers / flor de Jamaica in Toronto?

I'm interested in making hibiscus agua fresca and wondering where you can find the flowers. I'm in the Annex area.


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  1. All the Best Fine Foods sells them in jars in a light syrup. Very nice in champagne.

    1. I just saw (last week) some bags of 'dried sorrel' in the West Indian food store next to the parking garage 'entrance' in Kensington. Market. There's been some dispute on this board previously on the 'so-called' difference between sorrel & hibiscus flowers but if you check Wikipedia..they are basically one and the same and they even mention the making of 'agua fresca' in the description..have a look..

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      1. re: pearlD

        Do you mean Caribbean Corner on Baldwin?

        Caribbean Corner
        171 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T1L9, CA

      2. La Tortilleria at Dufferin and Bloor has them.

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          1. La Tortilleria has exactly what OP is looking for, and probably cheaper than the other alternatives.