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Looking to buy "Oil of Bitter Almond"

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Anyone know if/where you can buy Oil of Bitter Almond in the Twin Cities?

I've check at both Whole Foods and Mississippi Market, and they don't carry it. Neither does Cub Foods, Target, or Byerly's.


1601 County Road C W, Saint Paul, MN 55113

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  1. what is it used for? just curious? is it mideastern?

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    1. re: karykat

      if it's the same stuff the OP mentions, I use almond oil for adding almond (amaretto-y) flavor to baked goods. King Arthur's product is from LorAnn, who also sells directly. Much stronger than almond extract-kind of like weapons-grade almond. Often, 3-5 drops of the stuff will do the trick.
      The LorAnn is the best I've found that's readily available.

      1. re: ajs

        Mmmmmm. Sounds wonderful. Will check my KA catalog.

        1. re: ajs

          Yep...it's almond flavoring. We use it in our holiday baking. It's different from the "sweet" almond extract you find at most supermarkets. It is much more intense/flavorful. A little goes a long way. We use it to make sandbakkles (http://scandinavianfood.about.com/od/...). However, our family recipe uses the bitter almond oil for flavoring.

          I am hoping to find something locally since we were planning to start our baking this weekend, and don't really have time now for the mail order process.

      2. It looks like Kitchen Window (in Uptown) has it on their website, so I would guess they probably have it in the store as well.

        Kitchen Window
        3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408