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Hunting for Fini balsamic vinegar in Mpls/St. Paul

AnneInMpls Sep 14, 2012 01:06 PM

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!

  1. bob s Sep 18, 2012 09:27 AM

    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.

    1. AnneInMpls Sep 14, 2012 05:12 PM

      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...)

      4 Replies
      1. re: AnneInMpls
        bkmnus Sep 15, 2012 08:36 AM

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

        1. re: AnneInMpls
          drew13000 Sep 15, 2012 01:14 PM

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

          1. re: drew13000
            jaycooke Sep 15, 2012 07:15 PM

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

          2. re: AnneInMpls
            MplsM ary Sep 15, 2012 05:10 PM

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

            http://www.worldmarket.com/store-loca... 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

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            ChillyDog Sep 14, 2012 01:30 PM

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

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            1. re: ChillyDog
              AnneInMpls Sep 14, 2012 02:17 PM

              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.

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              Danny Sep 14, 2012 01:16 PM

              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
                AnneInMpls Sep 14, 2012 02:18 PM

                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.

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