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Old 01-28-2009, 07:02 PM   #1
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I've done some online digging and digging through the forums, and the best i can come up with is some online specialty stores ive never heard of. Anyone ever found it at a store like whole foods, world market, sunflower market, trader joes, etc.?
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:28 PM   #2
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Blackstrap Mollases can be found in the baking aisle of any grocery store in the us...if not in the baking aisle, next to the caro syrup, then next to the pancake syrup...it's a pretty ubiquitous cooking ingredient.

No matter what the brand, most of them share a distinctive bottle style.

This is the most common in Michigan.



Though some come in jars.



It's not a gourmet item...you can even find it in Walmart.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:31 PM   #3
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I'll second Revvy's response. This is a common grocery store item.

 
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:34 PM   #4
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Third'd Both dark molasses and blackstrap are available in all the grocery stores around me in the baking section.

 
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:40 PM   #5
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It took me forever to find it sitting right next to the maple syrup at walmart. I expected it would be in the baking aisle. My loving wife told me how stupid I was and that molasses was always by the pancakes. Guess I'd never had it on MY pancakes growing up. She did buy me my first brewing kit, so she must love me.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:51 PM   #6
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Blackstrap is very different from just a dark molasses..far more of a bite. You might want to assure that you get the unsulphered. Used to be, it was reserved for sweetening animal feeds, but many love the distinct twang offered by blackstrap and sorghum...especially on southern style biscuits with plenty of butter. Either are far more powerful than treacle or simple dark molasses.

 
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Just take time, while contemplating your bottle of backstrap to honor the memory of the 21 people killed in the great Boston Molasses of 1919.

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Old 01-28-2009, 11:52 PM   #8
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thanks everyone, i just picked some up from a local grocer
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:34 PM   #9
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Well, I wasn't able to find this in ANY grocery stores in my area. (I visited 4 different ones in West-suburban Chicago). They only had normal and light molasses...

SO..in case someone was cruising the forums wondering what to do in case they are in the same situation as I was...I was able to find some blackstrap molasses at a little Mexican bakery (Bakery Gigante). I had to get a translator, and do some convincing, but the guy gave me 3 lbs of it (way more than I needed) for like $3.



Just thought I'd put that out there! Bakeries should carry it.

 
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:45 PM   #10
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What would be the "typical" amount of blackstrap used? I would think you would use less if it is sweeter than sugar. I want to use some in a gluten free stout recipe I'm doing this weekend and am not sure how much to use.

 
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