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Where can I buy a box of Marrons Glace that won't break the bank?

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vvv03 Nov 2, 2011 12:09 PM

I just had the most wonderful marons glace (candied chestnut) from Eataly. For four dollars (plus tax!) I'm not cheap when it comes to food, but ouch. Where can I buy myself a box of them that isn't as crazy a mark-up as Eataly?

I live in Brooklyn, so that's an option, too.

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Eataly
200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

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    michelleats RE: vvv03 Nov 2, 2011 02:00 PM

    It's hard to compare prices w/o knowing the size of your box from Eataly, but Buon Italia in Chelsea Market does have them and they appear to be less expensive: http://buonitalia.com/dettaglio.asp?i...

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    Buon Italia
    75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

    Eataly
    200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

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      kosmose7 RE: michelleats Nov 12, 2011 12:36 AM

      I went to Buon Italia this week and it was $2.75 per piece. Way way cheaper than those at Armani Dolci, where they charge $50 for an eight-piece box, which is over $6 per piece.

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      Buon Italia
      75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

       
       
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        michelleats RE: kosmose7 Nov 12, 2011 12:23 PM

        Phew. Almost anything would be cheaper than Armani Dolci. How were those marons glaces, though, compared to the proletariat $2.75 ones?

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          kosmose7 RE: michelleats Nov 12, 2011 07:34 PM

          Armani Dolci's marrons glaces were more refined both in appearance and flavor, but those at Buon Italia were also fairly good! Given the big price difference, I will choose Buon Italia over Armani Dolci any day. Thanks for your valuable information! :)

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          Buon Italia
          75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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            michelleats RE: kosmose7 Nov 13, 2011 03:22 PM

            Thank *you* for the report back and the lovely photos!

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      mahler5 RE: vvv03 Nov 12, 2011 08:41 AM

      Zabar?

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        michelleats RE: mahler5 Nov 12, 2011 12:35 PM

        Zabar's has a lovely chestnut spread in the jams and preserves section, but I don't think I've personally ever seen marons glaces there. Would it be somewhere close to the coffee station?

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        Zabar's
        2245 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

      2. souschef RE: vvv03 Nov 12, 2011 12:41 PM

        If you'd like to take on the challenge of making them yourself (and it is one hell of a challenge), follow the link below (and you'll understand why they are so expensive; the expense is justified):

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/671444

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