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newbie. In search of... Vachon pastries for a dear friend's birthday present.

ShadowSpirit Oct 31, 2012 10:45 PM

Hi, I here am new. (Yes, I'm also a Star Trek fan.)

I got intrigued by this board because it came up in the list of hits that I got when I was trying to find grocery stores that [hopefully] brought Canadian products to the united states.

I saw these two threads:
1. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/787655
2. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/475671

And I'm wondering if anyone knows of a store/place/website within the US, and maybe even within the Boston area that would carry these items.

Vachon:

Ah, Caramel: http://www.google.com/imgres?q=%22ah+...

Jos Louis.
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=%22jos...

I've found some Canadian sites that will ship to the US but the shipping is crazy, and international.
I guess I can't dodge that, but, if someone sees it in a store, could they please let me know where and how much?

I'd be willing to pay shipping from a gourmet shop in another part of the US.

Thanks so much in advance.

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  1. FinnFPM RE: ShadowSpirit Nov 1, 2012 06:21 AM

    I would start by calling Cardullo's in Harvard Square --

    Phone: 617-491-8888 | Toll-free : 800-491-8288

    They sell a lot of imported goods, and if they neither carry it nor can order it, they may be able to help you along with your quest.

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      rachgrn RE: ShadowSpirit Nov 1, 2012 06:51 AM

      My Market Basket is carrying two different types, one is the "May West" and the other is a "Flaky Pastry" I think. They are located on top of a case in the dairy/cheese aisle. Most of the Market Baskets carry all of the same products, so you should try your local store.

      1. cassis RE: ShadowSpirit Nov 2, 2012 02:03 PM

        Market Basket in Burlington has Ah Caramel and several other pastries between the produce aisle and the freezers.

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          tweetie RE: cassis Nov 3, 2012 05:20 AM

          As a lover of chocolate and caramel, these look interesting. However, not usually a fan of processed supermarket dessert items. Anyone ever tried these?

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            gutterman RE: tweetie Nov 3, 2012 06:16 AM

            These are the LIttle Debbie cakes of Canada. If you didn't grow up with them they are not worth eating. And I am not saying this because I grew up with them and want all of them for myself. Ah Caramel! and Jos louis just make me think of my childhood!

            gutterman

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