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emeldag Mar 29, 2014 07:09 AM

Where can one find rock sugar in Montreal? I have looked everywhere without success.

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  1. kpzoo RE: emeldag Mar 29, 2014 07:11 AM

    Do you mean the candy or the type you put in tea?

    If you mean the type you put in tea, have you tried Akhavan?

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    1. re: kpzoo
      hala RE: kpzoo Apr 1, 2014 09:13 AM

      I think Iranians put the candy rock sugar in their tea, so you will find it in Iranian/middle eastern stores. I would try Adonis or Almizan downtown unless you live close to Akhavaan (not sure if it's spelled with an 'i' or 'ee'. I am finding conflicting spellings online.

      St Louis make brown sugar cubes that you can find in many grocery stores, but I haven't seen big rock sugar from them : http://www.svtea.com/St-Louis-Brown-S...

    2. cherylmtl RE: emeldag Mar 29, 2014 11:20 AM

      For the type you put in tea, etc., there's a French brand called Saint Louis that comes in a small yellow box, and you can easily find it at places like Milano, Douceurs du Marche (Atwater), and plenty of other smaller stores. I think PA may also stock it.

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        emeldag RE: emeldag Mar 29, 2014 01:39 PM

        thanks for the information to the two respondents

        1. hala RE: emeldag Apr 2, 2014 02:37 PM

          If you need the sugar for sweetening hot drinks, chocolate privilege has cute rock sugar stirring sticks.

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            finefoodie55 RE: emeldag Apr 10, 2014 01:33 PM

            The Japanese Dollar Store on Decarie below Sherbrooke has rock sugar for coffee and tea.
            I bought it on the owners reccomendation and found it dissolved easily and was not overly sweet.

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              denpanosekai RE: emeldag Apr 10, 2014 09:25 PM

              I got rock sugar at Teavana at Alexis Nihon but I'm sure you can find it cheaper elsewhere...

              1. SourberryLily RE: emeldag Apr 14, 2014 09:46 AM

                For rock sugar to be used in cooking, asian grocery stores all have it, many chinese deserts call for it. Groceries specializing in natural foods will likely have some though probably more expensive. I've even seen it in Metro groceries in their natural foods section.

                For the type you put in tea (which can come flavoured as well) you can go to Akhavan on Sherbrooke or on Pierrefonds.

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