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Looking for candied pumpkin in NYC/North NJ

Chowemooshi Dec 23, 2013 04:51 PM

Anyone...? I had it at Ciya Sofrasi in Istanbul but it was at the end of a very long, very large and very delicious meal, and although it was easily the most incredible thing I have ever put in my mouth, I barely had room to eat one small piece. I have been craving it ceaselessly ever since.

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    sugartoof Dec 27, 2013 05:13 AM

    De Mi Camp is the brand.
    Zapallos En Almibar is the name, followed the English description of "Pumpin in syrup".
    It's imported from Argentina by Las Foods.

    My guess is this is a different product, but on the off chance it's similar enough, I hope you track it down.

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      Chowemooshi Dec 27, 2013 05:24 PM


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      sugartoof Dec 24, 2013 01:05 AM

      I think I might have a lead for you. Is the stuff you're looking for partially crystalized, preserved in a very sweet syrup, cut into chunks? If so there is a jarred version.

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        Chowemooshi Dec 24, 2013 10:05 AM

        That is basically it. The stuff I had was in slices but it had obviously been preserved in syrup. I'll take anything at this point.

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          sugartoof Dec 24, 2013 06:04 PM

          I'll check the jar when I return from the holidays so you'll have a brand, and maybe the distributors name. I picked it up a year ago from Third Avenue Cheese Shop, shelved with the jams but it's not one of the items they stock routinely, and you never know what you're going to get there.

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            Chowemooshi Dec 24, 2013 06:16 PM

            Do you mean East Village Cheese? I love that place. We used to live a few blocks away. So fantastic. Yes, thank you! I'm desperate to find it.

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              sugartoof Dec 24, 2013 10:05 PM

              Yes, that's what I meant. Great that you're familiar with it, so you know it's hit or miss what they stock.

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