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

mlakiche Aug 28, 2011 03:34 PM

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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    mlakiche Aug 30, 2011 04:28 PM

    Thank you! I'll head to La Tortilleria or the Kensington place. Also, nice to learn that sorrel is an alternate name.

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    1. re: mlakiche
      trane Aug 31, 2011 09:18 AM

      Most of the mexican / latin markets on Augusta stock them, including the mexican dry goods store on Baldwin. Also, there's a La Tortilleria on Augusta now, too.

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      hari mirch Aug 29, 2011 10:40 PM

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

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        myriam5555 Aug 28, 2011 05:52 PM

        La Tortilleria at Dufferin and Bloor has them.

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          pearlD Aug 28, 2011 04:27 PM

          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
            num nums Aug 30, 2011 04:57 AM

            Do you mean Caribbean Corner on Baldwin?

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

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            millygirl Aug 28, 2011 03:49 PM

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

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