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Milk powder in Montreal stores

ddobro2 Jan 26, 2012 09:51 PM

Hi everyone, can any of you give me pointers about where to go to get some powdered milk (not coconut, not anything else, just regular powdered milk)? I do remember being in Amira before and seeing some but it was really expensive for just a small container of it and I'm wondering where I could get it for the least (although I don't want something that's suspicious in quality or anything). I want to make this with it: http://almostbourdain.blogspot.com/20... :-


Thank you in advance!

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  1. SnackHappy RE: ddobro2 Jan 27, 2012 05:39 AM

    You can get powdered milk in just about any supermarket. Usually Carnation brand, sometimes house brand stuff. For something a bit cheaper there's another brand who's name escapes me available at Aubut.

    1. kpzoo RE: ddobro2 Jan 27, 2012 06:02 AM

      As SnackHappy says, any supermarket should have it. I get the no-name brand in a yellow packet at Loblaws/Provigo - the price is reasonable and I think there are a few sizes.

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        ddobro2 RE: kpzoo Jan 27, 2012 07:07 PM

        Great, thanks to both of you! I guess I need to keep my eyes open more when I'm in the supermarket. When I was a kid in the States I remember my busy parents being able to buy a huge box of powdered milk - akin in size to a box of cereal or instant potatoes. Let's just say I don't normally buy powdered milk nowadays :-)

      2. hala RE: ddobro2 Jan 28, 2012 03:13 PM

        I have seen it in a lot of ethnic stores especially Middle Eastern grocery stores and Indian grocery stores. I don't buy it so I am not sure how much it costs.

        1. pdxgastro RE: ddobro2 Jan 28, 2012 03:26 PM

          You might also be able to find it in the bulk foods section. I remember I had this one bread recipe that called for powdered milk and I didn't want to buy a whole box. I found it in a bulk foods bin and was able to buy just enough for the recipe.

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            ddobro2 RE: pdxgastro Feb 1, 2012 11:49 AM

            Was it a recipe for Asian-style breads by any chance? Hmn, do you know which en vrac place it was? I found that Bulk Barn which I believe is in the West Island (haven't been yet) has a page on milk powder in its site, of course leading me to believe it would be there. So I might make a visit. As I mentioned, I did see it in Amira the MENA store but in a small container for what I thought was a lot of money......I did not notice it in its many bulk bins but perhaps I just missed it.

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            mangoannie RE: ddobro2 Jan 28, 2012 07:30 PM

            I buy small packages of powdered milk in metro, provigo so they must still have it in boxes. I find it in baking section and I use it when I run out of milk to put in my coffee or tea as cant drink them black.

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              benila RE: ddobro2 Feb 3, 2012 11:55 AM

              They sell it bulk at the grocer with the red canopy on Parc in between st. Viateur and Bernard.

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                benila RE: benila Feb 6, 2012 07:20 PM

                8.99 per pound

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                  ddobro2 RE: benila Feb 8, 2012 10:28 AM

                  Thanks, have you seen it cheaper anywhere else or is that pretty much the best deal?

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