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Canned clam chowder on North Shore

Cranachin | Oct 31, 201108:18 PM

A friend from Europe has fallen in love with New England clam chowder and wants to have some for back home. Problem is, we have to have it by Wednesday night for a Thursday flight.

Which brand(s) of canned NECC taste best (I know it's subjective, but in general terms)? No time for taste testing, no time for ordering, no going into Boston - they have to be available on NORTH SHORE store shelves. If it helps, friend especially liked chowder at Shea's (Essex) and Legal Sea Foods (Peabody).

It seems the ones that get the best reviews online are

* Snow's (ready-to-eat, NOT condensed)

* Olde Cape Cod

* New England Country Soup

* Bar Harbor

Another possibility is Ipswich Shellfish (from their retail location), if they sell individual cans.

Does one of these stand out? Is there another one entirely we should pursue?

Remember, it has to be available on the NORTH SHORE and has to be canned - not frozen.

Thanks for your help!

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