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Asheville - Foreign Christmas Treats

Helind Dec 8, 2012 08:50 AM

I found Marzipan Stollen at Aldi on Swannanoa River Road yesterday! Yea! I went to get it last year, but they were sold out. They also have Butter Stollen. They have a place on the shelf labeled Gluvine, but it looked like they were out of that this year. I wasn't that interested in it, perhaps they will restock.

Now I'm on the hunt for Turrón de Alicante. Does anyone have any ideas where I might find it? I know I can order it at LaTienda.com, but I was hoping to pick it up locally.

Thanks!

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  1. meatn3 RE: Helind Dec 8, 2012 10:21 AM

    Perhaps World Market - they often have some surprising imported treats.

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      Leepa RE: Helind Dec 8, 2012 02:38 PM

      Euromarket out on Patton Avenue in the shopping center behind the Aldi's and Sonic has a lot of foreign treats. From their Facebook page (sorry about the caps):

      BEST HOLIDAY CHOCOLATE, DIVERSITY OF EUROPEAN CHEESES, WINES, APPETIZERS, AND ALL KINDS OF CERTIFIED ORGANIC HERBS AND SPICES. And... YES!!! THE BEST SMOKED FISH AND RED and BLACK CAVIAR... Well I AM NOT EVEN MENTION ALL THAT WONDERFUL CAKES FROM NEW YORK, RUSSIA,, ISRAEL AND BEST SAUSAGES AND KIELBASY IN THE WORLD THAT TASTES GREAT WITH EUROPEAN BEER!!! COME AND SEE US. TOO MUCH TO MENTION!!!!!!!!

      1. Helind RE: Helind Dec 8, 2012 02:51 PM

        Thanks, meatn3 and Leepa! I'll check those places out! I heart Chowhound!

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          cheesepleese RE: Helind Dec 11, 2012 08:48 PM

          I go to euromarket when I need my poppyseed cake fix- a holiday favorite from the Polish side of the family. The only place around for a good sturdy black bread. I've been looking for some good Italian cookies-no luck- I'll be in pittsburgh this week,full of European delights1

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            Helind RE: cheesepleese Dec 12, 2012 09:36 AM

            Thank's, cheeseplease! I love black bread too!

          2. LulusMom RE: Helind Dec 12, 2012 03:39 AM

            If all else fails you can always try mail order through Southern Season in Chapel Hill (at least you'd be keeping it within state). They have a website so you should be able to see what is available and order through that. I will say, however, that I was in there the other day and it felt like the foreign candy section was less impressive than it used to be. But that could just be because they didn't have what I was looking for.

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              Helind RE: LulusMom Dec 12, 2012 09:38 AM

              Thanks, LulusMom! I went to the Southern Season website, but it doesn't appear that they have any turrón. I´m glad to know about the site though! It looks delicious!

            2. Helind RE: Helind Dec 14, 2012 07:34 PM

              I tried Euromarket yesterday. No luck:( It is an incredible place though. Is everything in Ukranian? I couldn't tell.

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