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Where to buy crystalized ginger in No VA?

tcamp Nov 4, 2013 06:15 AM

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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    stockholm28 Nov 4, 2013 07:51 PM

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

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      mscoffee1 Nov 4, 2013 09:27 PM

      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
        TheMatt Nov 6, 2013 10:26 AM

        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. MsDiPesto Nov 5, 2013 09:28 PM

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

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          thistle5 Nov 6, 2013 03:37 AM

          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...

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            davmil Nov 8, 2013 08:31 AM

            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.

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              NVJims Nov 8, 2013 08:50 AM

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

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                tcamp Nov 13, 2013 07:16 AM

                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.

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                mscoffee1 Nov 8, 2013 02:37 PM

                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
                  tcamp Nov 9, 2013 08:12 AM

                  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.

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