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Sep 14, 2012 01:06 PM

Hunting for Fini balsamic vinegar in Mpls/St. Paul

Has anyone seen Fini balsamic vinegar around town? I used to buy it at Lund's/Byerly's, but they no longer carry it (at least, not in Roseville).

I use a ton of the stuff for every-day cooking and drinking (a teaspoon in sparkling water is lovely). I like it because it's relatively affordable and very tasty. I'm almost out, and have started going into withdrawal. Yes, I could mail-order, but why pay for shipping when I could pay local sales tax?

I've attached a picture of the bottle, in case it strikes a chord.

Many thanks!

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  1. Don't know if they have that brand, but Cosetta's has a pretty good selection of balsamics in their grocery section.

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    1. re: Danny

      I've never seen Fini at Cosetta's.

      And, yes, I know there are other good b. vinegars out there, but I'm specifically on a quest for more Fini. Someday, I'll have the time to go to that oil-and-vinegar place in Eagan/Mendota Heights to taste, compare, and switch to something better. But I don't have time for any fun field trips in the forseeable future.

    2. Williams-Sonoma sells it online so you might try calling one of the local stores.

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      1. re: ChillyDog

        Thanks for the info, but I'd already checked them out. Wm Sonoma charges waaaaay more than other stores ($28 vs $11-15). I'd rather pay NetGrocer's shipping than pay Wm Sonoma's prices.

      2. Oooh - I just saw (on HeavyTable) that World Market has reopened in Roseville. That was my source for cheap Fini back in the day. And they still have it, according to the main web site. Hooray!

        But I would appreciate reports on any other sightings. (Because I have no idea when I'll have time to get to Roseville...)

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        1. re: AnneInMpls

          WM also reopened in their former Edina/Bloomington location off of France near 494.

          1. re: AnneInMpls

            I was just at the World Market Bloomington location and saw it there.

            1. re: drew13000

              And it's for sure at the Roseville store as of today. Lots of other fun foodstuffs, too.

            2. re: AnneInMpls

              I am sooo happy World Market is back! Christmas shopping will be much easier this year.

     Their website is not Chrome compatible.
              Cost Plus World Market
              Bloomington, MN
              4250 West 78th St
              Bloomington , MN 55435
              (952) 831-1914
              STORE HOURS
              M-F 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
              Sat 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
              Sun 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
              Wine Shop Closed on Sundays

            3. Did you ask at Lund's if they can get it for you? I've had a lot of success getting things restocked (or at least ordered for me) at the Uptown Lunds.

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