+
Markets & Stores

where to purchase almond paste (not marzipan) in Montreal?

lugubres | Jun 27, 201412:26 PM     20

Hi everyone:

I read this post on almond paste http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/669549

& I bought it from Vieille Europe. I think I bought the right one. First he showed me the nicely packaged Lubecker Marzipan (very small). Then he brought me to vacuum packages of blocks with the word pate d'amande on it. This was what I bought. Now the French words pate d'amande could also be the translation for marzipan.

I've called the Atwater Market boutique of Chocolat privilege and was told that they sell 52% marzipan blocks, which is the same % as the block sold at Vieille Europe. Hmm my conclusion is that they are all marzipan.

Btw, I was making Mandelhörnchen (almond crescents).

Can someone demystify this for me? Where can I get real almond paste?

Thanks

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

Marie Kondo's Guide to Bento Box Lunches Your Kids Will Love
Guides

Marie Kondo's Guide to Bento Box Lunches Your Kids Will Love

by Grace Gonzalez | Marie Kondo is famous for her helpful organization hacks, and now—just in time for back to school...

Quick and Healthy Summer Recipes You Can Make with Your Kids
Recipe Round-Ups

Quick and Healthy Summer Recipes You Can Make with Your Kids

by Joey Skladany | Summer is the season of activity. Whether it's a cross-country vacation, hiking a local trail, or...

Salute Summer with these 15 Gin and Tonic Variations
Drink

Salute Summer with these 15 Gin and Tonic Variations

by Amy Sowder | Looking for some interesting spins on the classic gin and tonic? Rosé and the Aperol Spritz may be...

These Wine Coolers Are Not the Ones You Drank in College
Recipe Round-Ups

These Wine Coolers Are Not the Ones You Drank in College

by Chowhound Editors | One upon a time, the wine cooler—a pour of Chablis from the jug, topped off with fizzy water—was the...

Trending Discussions

1

Encroyable!

Updated 3 hours ago 2 comments
2

Cleaning your fish

Updated 14 hours ago 3 comments
3

The perfect crumble?

Updated 21 hours ago 2 comments

See what's new!

View latest discussions ›

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.