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Old 01-04-2009, 08:01 PM   #1
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Any items that you think should be commonly available that are not?

My daughter was here over the weekend and she went to the gorcery store and stocked up on coctail sauce. She says that it is hard to find where she lives. I have heard of someonehaving trouble finding cheerios.

How about y'all? Is ther an item in your area that you would think as commonly available or a staple food that you fing hard to get?

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Old 01-04-2009, 08:03 PM   #2
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Taylor Ham , also known as Pork Roll would be hard to get other than in NJ and Pa. that I know about.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:10 PM   #3
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Oh, that's funny, LC. I came here with the specific purpose of mentioning TAYLOR HAM!
My very fav thing! I can only get in 1 supermarket chain and they're not close.
Next, I would say, horseradish sauce by HEINZ. We carry their cocktail sauces, both regular and zesty, but not horseradish.
Great with turkey and roast beast.
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Duck breasts...fresh. REAL andouille sausage.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:23 PM   #5
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:24 PM   #6
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Lots of things here. It's a very rural area here. Puts a real crimp in cooking.
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It use to be hard to find key lime juice and gourmet baking chocolates. Now, I can.

The only thing that I wish that I could buy locally is first clear flour because shipping charges are so expensive at King Arthur Flour. Anyway, since I am allergic to rye flour, I guess it doesn't matter anymore.

I use to call my trips looking for specialty items or bakeware "my holy grails" and Andy use to also have a difficult time finding odd things. I recall that he was looking for herbes de Provence and I bought it for him when I saw it.

We have gotten lots better than we use to be. I still have to buy bakeware online sometimes. In fact, I am awaiting a package that is going to be sent on Tuesday.
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Lots of things here. It's a very rural area here. Puts a real crimp in cooking.
The same here usually. I have to make a special trip over to Cincinnati or the north burbs to get a special ingredient.
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Key Limes, and Screaming Yellow Zonkers
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Key Limes, and Screaming Yellow Zonkers
Omigosh!!! I'd forgotten about Screaming Yellow Zonkers. One of our sons practically lived on them when he was a teen.
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