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Where to buy crystalized ginger in No VA?

I'm drawing a blank. I need a large quantity to make ginger biscotti for the holidays and nearly had a coronary when I saw the price at WF. Have you seen it locally?

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  1. Penzeys in Falls Church sells it. You can check their prices online. They aren't that cheap, but it is probably less than WF.

    1. I have gotten it at Trader Joe's and Penzeys. As I remember it tasted different and I believe Penzeys was milder.

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      1. re: mscoffee1

        Indeed, I think I've seen a couple different types at Trader Joe's. They had an uncrystallized candied ginger and a crystallized ginger.

      2. I would look in stores with a bulk section, like MOM's.

        1. Not a reliable source, & you might laugh, but I got some of the best crystallized ginger I have ever tasted, at the new Home Goods on Richmond Hwy. it was a single box, though, & I didn't see any more.

          It's 'Mr. Stanley's Chrstallised Ginger' (from the UK)-very soft, fresh & gingery- in a small wooden box (200g/7oz-$5.99). So if you're in a Home Goods, check the shelves...

          1. I buy mine at Aphrodite Greek Market near Bailey's Crossroad. Their address is:

            5886 Leesburg Pike
            Falls Church, VA 22041

            I don't remember the price, but it's probably cheaper than Penzey's or WF.

            1. Make your own! Alton Brown showed how in one of his Good Eats segments.

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              1. re: NVJims

                NVJims, good call. My husband pointed out the 3 large knobs of ginger already in the fridge and guilted me into crystalizing my own. Worked like a charm and very easy.

              2. Just happened to see crystallized ginger at The Spice House website and it was cheaper than Pensey's, but I have not tried it.

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                1. re: mscoffee1

                  Thanks, all. I'm going to go by Aphrodite and see if they have it, then compare online.

                  The idea of making my own is intriguing. Never considered that for some odd reason.