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"Sure-Jell for Less or No Sugar Needed Recipes" - where?!

Mr Taster Jul 1, 2012 11:43 PM

Local supermarkets seem to only carry gelatin. (It's a Kraft brand of pectin, by the way.)

Here's a pic:

Alternative brand suggestions welcome.

Thanks in advance, 'hounds.

Mr Taster

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    nuprin RE: Mr Taster Jul 2, 2012 10:23 AM

    I needed some yesterday for a strawberry pie and found it at Vons in Glendale. I'll bet that most Von's or Ralph;s stores carry it.

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      Mr Taster RE: nuprin Jul 2, 2012 10:54 AM

      Thanks for this. Guess my Ralphs' are just understocked, or I'm not looking hard enough. I'll check again and let you know where I find it.

      Mr Taster

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        Mr Taster RE: Mr Taster Jul 2, 2012 01:40 PM

        Lo and behold, it was at Ralph's after all-- in the canning section (who knew they had one?) a few shelves down the aisle from where you find the Jell-O. This was at the Miracle Mile store.

        Mr Taster

    2. Steve2 in LA RE: Mr Taster Jul 2, 2012 03:54 PM

      I get all my canning supplies at Smart & Final. Pretty much the best prices going. As far as low or no sugar needed recipes. . . I put up about 20 cases of preserves a year and use pectin for only about 1/3 of them. Have you tried Pomona Universal Pectin? http://www.pomonapectin.com/ It allows you to jell fruit with NO sugar, if you chose. Check it out.

      If you'd like some pectin-free recipes, I do Strawberry-Rhubarb, Blueberry, any number of Fig and Strawberry jams without pectin and would be happy to share (but as always, the Chow Police being what they are, I believe it will have to be on another board.) Good luck.

      1. WildSwede RE: Mr Taster Jul 13, 2012 05:03 PM

        I get my canning supplies at OSH. Cannot remember if they have the no sugar needed one, though. Although I have made jams that have no sugar in the past so I would think they do.

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