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Quebec City - maple sugar and syrup?

glutton | Sep 30, 201105:51 AM

My wife and I will be in Quebec City for four days in November and are looking to buy some maple sugar. I'm talking about the bags of maple sugar that I can use for baking, etc., not maple sugar candy (though, I love that, too). In the States, maple sugar like this is insanely expensive. Last year, we bought it for a bargain in Montreal and we're hoping to do the same in QC. We're staying in the Old City, but have the time and willingness to go beyond the walls if required, though keep in mind that we won't have a car. Where can we buy maple sugar in QC?

And while we're at it, we're also interested in purchasing some very dark maple syrup. I'm talking low-grade stuff, not the watery stuff. I use it in preserves and it's fantastic, but it's hard to find in the States, where people seem too interested in the clear, Grade A stuff.

One note that I should add.. I know there is a "Museum of Maple" store in QC, just as there was one in Montreal. I wasn't too impressed with it and I'm hoping for something priced and merchandised with the non-tourist in mind.

Many thanks...

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