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Cloudberry Jam (Hjortron)

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currycue Nov 23, 2012 01:58 PM

Well, it appears that IKEA's Swede Store has stopped importing one of my favourite jams. Just wondering if anyone out there has seen this very rare and delicious berry or jam around town anywhere else?

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    EarlyDrive RE: currycue Nov 23, 2012 07:08 PM

    Forbes Wild Foods makes a lovely cloudberry compote -- I enjoy it on toast as a jam.

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      Flexitarian RE: EarlyDrive Nov 24, 2012 11:24 AM

      I have bought Forbes cloudberry compote (I thought it was a jam, lol). Great compote and a great company that provides rare foods.

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      apack RE: currycue Nov 24, 2012 03:19 AM

      You can get cloudberry jam directly from the source -- Dark Tickle Company in Newfoundland: http://www.darktickle.com/ They also sell other rare arctic berry jams. Cloudberry is known as bakeapple in Newfoundland and Labrador.

      On the other hand, Lakka (cloudberry liqueur) is very difficult to find. Only a few companies produce this: Laponia and Chymos from Finland, Rodrigues in Newfoundland, and Mondia in Quebec. As far as I know, none of these are imported into the US. I would love to know of any source of this liqueur here.

      Also, just to clarify the name of this wonderful berry: cloudberry, hjortron, lakka, bakepple, and chicoutai are all the same thing -- just being the common American (US), Swedish, Finnish, Newfoundland, and Quebecois words, respectively, for the fruit of Rubus chamaemorus.

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        Dr. John RE: apack Dec 4, 2012 04:23 PM

        I find Dark Tickle uses too much sugar so you lose the flavour of the berries. Forbes is much better. Bidgood's in Newfoundland also makes great bakeapple and partridgeberry jams.

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          Flexitarian RE: Dr. John Dec 4, 2012 05:47 PM

          I see that Forbes has it on their product page and can ship:

          http://www.wildfoods.ca/products-frui...

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        currycue RE: currycue Jun 15, 2013 09:45 PM

        Found some on the shelf a few weeks ago at The Village Grocer in Markham. Unfortunately the Swedish brand Onos, which turned out to be too expensive (12.99! IKEA's is listed at 5.99) used too much sugar and left all the rather large seeds in the jam. Very disappointed.

        http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/pro...

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          youdonut RE: currycue Jun 15, 2013 10:13 PM

          the only problem is that ,even though its on their website, ikea does not sell it anymore. and its not in stock in any of their stores.

        2. iL Divo RE: currycue Jun 15, 2013 09:48 PM

          ikea was going to be my suggestion <

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