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Where to Purchase Sorbitol in Canada?


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#1 Sue Casey

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:45 AM

Does anyone know where to purchase sorbitol in Canada, (Ottawa, Ontario to be more specific) I looked online and found a place in the states but it costs more to ship than the product I want :( Any ideas?

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:55 PM

Give Powder to the People a call: http://www.powdertothepeople.ca/. They don't list it on their site, but they do have some in stock.
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#3 DianaM

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

Give Powder to the People a call: http://www.powdertothepeople.ca/. They don't list it on their site, but they do have some in stock.


Thank you, Matthew, for posting this link! I've been looking for a couple of these powders for a while.

#4 Kerry Beal

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:10 PM

I don't see sorbitol on their list - perhaps I'm overlooking it. I haven't ever found it in Canada. I got mine across the river in Buffalo at Feelrite market - but I had to ask them to order in some for me. It's a Now Foods product. Cuisine-tech also carries it - a french outfit - but seems to be only available via Amazon etc in US.

#5 Tri2Cook

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

I ordered mine from l'epicerie in the U.S, I didn't think the shipping was bad at all but they have a $25/order minimum. Their smaller package (1 lb) of sorbitol is $4.75 and the 5 lb is $20.50 so unfortunately it's not going to be an option unless you see something else you want or need an even larger amount than 5 lbs.
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#6 Sue Casey

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

Thanks Matthew. I will contact them.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

I order many items from L'epicerie - especially from the Hard-To-Find Bakery items. Many of the products are available elsewhere only in large batches for commercial kitchens. L'epicerie makes them available for home cooks and bakers in reasonable amounts, at reasonable prices.

The flavors and the pastes and purees are extraordinary. I recently ordered the Guittard black cocoa powder and the coffee paste and am very pleased with both. (I ordered other items but have yet to use them.)

I also used the Blood orange puree with the cake I made using the black cocoa. Lovely flavor combination.

Edited by andiesenji, 16 January 2013 - 02:53 PM.

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