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ISO Dark Chocolate Malt Balls

Ali G Feb 5, 2013 12:51 PM

Anyone know where I can find "dark" chocolate malt balls? The local Hannaford use to sell them in the bulk area, but then they went away. They gotta be dark.

  1. dchow Feb 10, 2013 04:45 PM

    i have some dark chocolate malted milk balls right in front of me. i got them at formaggio's today -- look in their chocolate section, below the fancy bars. they're in clear bags with a formaggio label on them.

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    1. re: dchow
      Gabatta Feb 10, 2013 05:42 PM

      How much? Always gotta ask with Fromaggio, the home of the $60 jar of artichoke hearts.

      1. re: Gabatta
        dchow Feb 11, 2013 08:31 AM

        they're $6.95/lb, and i didn't feel bad about buying it because the price was right. my bag of dark chocolate malt balls was under $3. the milk chocolate ones are the same price. as for the $10 mast brothers chocolates in irresistable packaging, i just couldn't.

        1. re: dchow
          Gabatta Feb 11, 2013 08:35 AM

          Thanks. That's completely reasonable for Formaggio prices. Some of their stuff is expensive but worth it, then some is just priced out of this world. These sound like the former.

          1. re: dchow
            Science Chick Feb 11, 2013 08:41 AM

            haha...dig the comment on the Mast Bros. choc. I always see them at WF and want to try it, but can't bring myself to pay the price. I guess I should at some point....after all, I"m willing occasionally to pay $20-$30/lb for truffle/bonbon type chocolates.

            1. re: Science Chick
              dchow Feb 11, 2013 09:38 AM

              to be honest, i don't think it's worth the cost. i bought one once and tried second bar from a friend whose neighbors GAVE THEM AWAY as halloween candy to the trick-or-treaters (lincoln, ma). and there are lots of other good brands for less, even at formaggio! mast brothers' bars just look so handsome...

              1. re: dchow
                Science Chick Feb 11, 2013 09:42 AM

                Thanks for the heads up.....I'll keep holding off for a while. I've been partial to Madecasse lately.......

                1. re: dchow
                  Gabatta Feb 11, 2013 09:50 AM

                  Moral of the story. It's GOOD to be a trick or treater on Lincoln!

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          donlan Feb 7, 2013 02:59 PM

          I just bought some from http://www.nuts.com/ - very tasty!

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          1. re: donlan
            DuchessNukem Feb 7, 2013 06:03 PM

            Was gonna suggest them! And check out the other flavors:


          2. Ali G Feb 7, 2013 06:38 AM

            Checked out the candy shop at Jordon's. No dice. Only the milk chocolate variety.

            I'll keep an eye out the next time I'm at Trader Joe's or if I happen to drive by the Wagon Wheel.

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            1. re: Ali G
              justbeingpolite Feb 7, 2013 06:42 AM

              Sorry 'bout that

            2. pinehurst Feb 6, 2013 09:06 AM

              I have seen them in Trader Joe's (both milk and dark) and at Mrs. Nelson's Candy House (Chelmsford) Sanborn's Chocolates (Plaistow, NH), and other candy stores.

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              1. re: pinehurst
                bear Feb 7, 2013 02:47 PM

                I looked quickly today at Wagon Wheel. I was just grabbing something I forgot before the blizzard, so it wasn't a thorough look. I only saw regular malt balls.

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                Gabatta Feb 6, 2013 08:08 AM

                A favorite of my wife's, but definitely hard to find around here. Thanks for posting, I will be happy to find some local options.

                I have previously been stocking up if getting a connection in the Chicago airport (Nuts on Clark). Completely OT, but I used to avoid ORD if possible, but the addition of Tortas Frontera is the best airport food option anywhere. I would love to see something like that in Boston.

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                1. re: Gabatta
                  justbeingpolite Feb 6, 2013 08:32 AM

                  Another place I think I've seen them is in the Wagon Wheel Farmstand in Lexington. I don't know where they get them, but they have tubs of various interesting candies.

                2. Ali G Feb 6, 2013 07:23 AM

                  Thanks for the suggestions.

                  I think I've looked at Russo's candy section and only found the milk chocolate malt balls.

                  The Jordan's is a great idea since it's very close to work. I'll check them out on my lunch break. I forgot they had a candy shop.

                  1. justbeingpolite Feb 6, 2013 06:40 AM

                    I'm pretty sure I've seen them in the candy shop at the Jordan's Furniture in Reading. You can catch an Imax movie while you're there, or a burger at Fuddruckers, or both.

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                      VivreManger Feb 5, 2013 06:52 PM

                      I have seen them at Whole Wallet aka Hole in Your Wallet, but I cannot remember which branch. It certainly is worth a call to the market closest to where you live.

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                      1. re: VivreManger
                        PinchOfSalt Feb 6, 2013 09:34 AM

                        I think I have seen them at the Fresh Pond Whole Foods.

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                        teezeetoo Feb 5, 2013 04:05 PM

                        i'm not 100% sure on this but i think Russo's might carry these in their bulk candy section.

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                          dulce de leche Feb 7, 2013 12:56 PM

                          Talk about this candy section at Russo's? I have never noticed one!

                          1. re: dulce de leche
                            Allstonian Feb 7, 2013 01:19 PM

                            There are several different places to find candy at Russo's, actually - there are chocolate bars under the displays facing the registers, and there are also usually candies and cookies on the shelves that divide the wing with dairy, meats, greens, etc. from the main part of the store (on the side facing towards the registers.)

                            The bulk candies are pre-packaged in plastic boxes, in that same side wing towards the back, very close to the little room in the far back where they put cabbage, broccoli, the discount racks, and so on. If you're facing that back room, the bulk candies are on the left.

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                              dulce de leche Feb 7, 2013 05:27 PM

                              Ah! Ok, I've only noticed nuts and seeds and forager-type stuff in the bulk spot, not the candy. I wonder what is wrong with me.

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                          ohmyyum Feb 5, 2013 12:55 PM

                          Do you have a fresh market near you? They are based in NC but I saw one had opened as far north as north jersey when I recently went home. They have dark chocolate covered everything, including malt balls. :)

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                          1. re: ohmyyum
                            catsmeow Feb 5, 2013 03:04 PM

                            The only Fresh Market in MA is in Hingham.

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