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Old 01-16-2011, 04:24 PM   #1
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Garlic in a jar

I'm talking about the whole peeled kind you find in the produce section... I bought this today, as I needed a lot of garlic for what I was cooking, and have never used it before... Does anybody use it, and what are your professional opinions about it... Good, bad, so so in a pinch...

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Old 01-16-2011, 04:35 PM   #2
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Very convenient, lasts a goodly amount of time in a Debbie Meyer green bag, but
a bit expensive.
Tastes the same to me. (Home cook opinion.)
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:51 PM   #3
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I like it but like the frozen garlic that comes in cubes, 20 cubes to a pack, at Trader Joe's. I think they last longer with less deterioration.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:21 PM   #4
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The garlic has been cooked a little and has a different flavor.
I am not sayin that's bad...just different...and needs to be used with that in mind.There are times when I want jarred,fresh,dried,roasted, etc. for their own properties.

I used to work 1/4 mile from the largest garlic producer and right across the street from the dump where the disposeed of the cooked/nasty dregs at 6:00 am.I live 15 miles away and can still smell it sometimes when the conditions are right.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:26 PM   #5
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Not a professional opinion, but a recent opinion from someone who used this garlic for the first time about two months ago. It's convenient, but definitely not as flavorful as fresh garlic. At least not the jars I bought.
I was making six fatties and needed a lot of chopped garlic, so tried the stuff in the jar so I wouldn't have to deal with the paper and stickiness of preparing "real" garlic. The fatties were lacking their usual garlic flavor. The flavor was more mild/sweet tasting.
I can't say that I'd use it again, even if I need a lot of chopped garlic. Maybe.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:28 PM   #6
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Not a professional opinion, but a recent opinion from someone who used this garlic for the first time about two months ago. It's convenient, but definitely not as flavorful as fresh garlic. At least not the jars I bought.
I was making six fatties and needed a lot of chopped garlic, so tried the stuff in the jar so I wouldn't have to deal with the paper and stickiness of preparing "real" garlic. The fatties were lacking their usual garlic flavor. The flavor was more mild/sweet tasting.
I can't say that I'd use it again, even if I need a lot of chopped garlic. Maybe.
It's not the stuff in a jar all chopped up and sitting in some kind of preservative, it's spice worlds whole peeled garlic, and it has not been cooked in any way, just peeled...
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:32 PM   #7
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I like it, when I need a lot of garlic at once. Otherwise, it definitely has a shelf life and will go bad if you are unable to use it up. With just the two of us, it's too much for everyday use.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:57 PM   #8
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oops, my bad Mimi. I thought all jarred garlic was the same, just whole, chopped or minced. Off to Google Spice World's garlic.
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:06 PM   #9
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Oh yeah... it looks just like plain, peeled garlic. No liquid.
Their site doesn't give any descriptions on their products that I could find, but that's also the maker of the chopped garlic I used.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:37 PM   #10
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i have some in fridg. now that needs to be thrown away. i always forget it is there and use fresh. not enough flavor for me.
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