Elusive chocolate soda found at Smith's


One of the most sought-after -- and elusive -- items in the Taste of the Town column year after year is Canfield's Diet Chocolate Fudge soda, most recently requested by Barbara Metzger and Phyllis Friedman.

And just when I thought we had no more local sources, it seems that several Smith's stores carry it. Vivian Manzullo and Roz Friedman found it at the store at 6855 Aliante Parkway in North Las Vegas, Jean Brandt found it at 4440 N. Rancho Drive and Marie Hendricks found it at 450 N. Nellis Blvd., noting that it's with the mixers, not in the soft-drink aisle.

And Anne McConnell said in case all else fails, she has found www.beveragesdirect.com to be the most economical online source. ...

For Larry Klein, who's looking for Smucker's Low-Sugar Grape Jelly, Steve Michaelson e-mailed that he found it at two Target stores in the northwest part of the valley, and Linda Gonsalves of Village East Drugs, 5025 S. Eastern Ave., wrote that they carry it as well. ...

For Lee Beatty, who's looking for Zummo's or other boudain (sometimes spelled boudin), Mae Williams e-mailed that Zummo's can be found at Mario's Westside Market, 1960 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., and Chris Jensen of Village Meat & Wine, 5025 S. Eastern Ave., said they carry boudin noir, Louisiana hot boudin and Louisiana mild boudin. ...

For Dean B. Pomerantz, Jen Butera e-mailed that prickly pear juice and/or concentrate can be ordered from www. arizonafinestfoods.com (or call 877-219-4895). ...

For Judi Caro, who's looking for Brown Sugar Twin or Sweet 'N Low Brown, Janet McFarland e-mailed that the closest she has found is Splenda Brown Sugar. ...

For Greg Cooper, who's looking for demi-glace, Kay Dawson e-mailed that she found it at Whole Foods Market at 7250 W. Lake Mead Blvd. (there are three other Whole Foods Markets in the valley) and Jensen said Village Meat & Wine carries three varieties. ...

For Steve Lake, who's looking for Kellogg's All-Bran Complete cereal, Kathryn Fuller faxed that she found it at Vons at 820 S. Rampart Blvd. ...

More on Ukrainian Easter eggs: Susan Sam e-mailed to suggest Hanusey's Ukrainian Store in Philadelphia at www.hanuseys.com or (215) 627-3093 or Yevshan in Canada at www.yevshan.com or (800) 265-9858. ...

Reader requests: Butera is looking for Vienna Brand Beef hot dogs in packages. ...

Fuller is looking for dry-curd cottage cheese. ...

Megan Williams is looking for Swedish rye with no caraway -- whole, ground or otherwise. ...

Cynthia Vigil is looking for a hot-and-spicy Asian soup called jampong, which is full of thick noodles, seafood, chicken, pork, etc. ...

Betty Baron is looking for Nalley's Noodles & Chicken, which she used to get at 99 Cents Only. ...

Tina McCombs is looking for Pillsbury cornbread biscuits in a can.

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