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Sep 12, 2013 02:02 PM

'Fresh' tahini ?

Are there any fresh tahini available for sale ? As opposed to being sold in a jar ? Guess what I mean is, I'm looking for ready-to-use tahini that comes in plastic tub, like how bulk food stores sell peanut butter.

Thx :-)

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  1. That bulk foods place on Broadway @ Bayswater sells it like that.

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        1. re: grayelf

          Yes and I always think it's @ Bayswater when in fact the cross street is Stephens.

          1. re: Sam Salmon

            Thanks GE. I thought it might have been that one (still Dan-D ?) at Stephens, the Bayswater threw me off. Don't venture out thataways for shopping, but now I know. Thx again, all.

            1. re: LotusRapper

              They still carry Dan-D Pack products but I think have sorta rebranded. Decentish prices on the oddest items there eg. cheapest canned tomatillos I've found on the west side. Produce is generally pretty sad though.

    1. Kea Foods on Main St @ 10th sells it like that - Next to what used to be Habit (now Charlie's Italian). It's right on the corner.

      1. ... just curious - as i sometimes use tahini (for hummos) ----

        what is your use for this fresh version?

        what is the diff betw/ the jar and the fresh version - what is the reason for your preference?

        clearly not minding my own business here ; )

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        1. re: Georgia Strait

          No worries, GS :-)

          Yes I'll be using it when I make my own hummous.

          I bought a jar once but upon opening it had a bit of stale peanut smell, and the oil separated from the solids. Somehow unlike natural PB, I could never stir it to get it to re-mix properly. Maybe it was a defective jar ?

          Anyway I heard someone at work say I can get fresh tahini, hence I'm on the quest for some. I'll check out Kea this weekend.

          1. re: LotusRapper

            oh, i see - i shall have to try it one day

            do you cook your own chick peas too?

            for my hummos - i use the spectrum brand (spectrum makes all those organic nutty and oily products readily avail in our local supermarkets in BC) - anyway, yes it is separated - i tilt my jar of product various ways before and between uses (make sure you put it in to a dish before you do this otherwise you have greasy nut oil everywhere in your fridge or pantry!)

            1. re: Georgia Strait

              Not to go all DIY on ya, but I have a killer hummous recipe that uses toasted sesame seeds instead of tahini. You just zizz them with the other ingredients and voila. I switched for the same reason -- weird taste/smell in tahini, almost metallic at times.

              1. re: grayelf

                Metallic .... yes, that's how I found mine (jarred one) to taste like.

                1. re: LotusRapper

                  The better 'canned' Tahihi is now coming with a Best Before date as well as when it was processed.

                  And it all separates no matter what.