Readers find puffed rice with ease

Puffed-rice sources — for Toni Kouba — are popping out of my in-box.

Susan Joy Feigon, Robb Worth and Janet McFarland recommended Whole Foods Market; Aaron Mantz and Ellen Dreyer found it at Smith’s; Mantz, Karen Langbert and M. Partipilo found it at Wal-Mart; and Steve Uslan found it at Vons at 7530 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

And for those looking for Quaker Puffed-Rice Cereal, Pat Pincus e-mailed that she contacted the company and they said it’s not available in Las Vegas, but she ordered a case from them (go to www.quakeroats.com or call 800-367-6287). …

For Toni Saluto, who’s looking for canned freestone peaches, Colleen Sams e-mailed that they’re available at Albertsons at 2650 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway in Henderson. …

For Judy Strope, who’s looking for Aunt Nellie’s Harvard Beets, Lois Rosenzweig found them at Glazier’s Food Marketplace at 8525 W. Warm Springs Road, DaleLynn Marlowe said she found them at several local Wal-Mart stores and Denise Heinsohn orders from the distributor at www.SenecaFoods.com (or call 315-926-8100). …

For Betty Robinson, who’s looking for powdered malted milk, Leslie van Ginkel and Patti Bourgeois found it at various Wal-Mart stores, Dottie Douglas found it at Albertsons at 2885 E. Desert Inn Road (“in the breakfast aisle near the coffee”) and Cheryl Christian at Glazier’s. …

For Bill Young, who’s looking for Reese’s Low-Sodium Sardines, Christian said she found those at Glazier’s. …

And for Barbara Keiderling, Christian said she found nondairy aerosol whipped topping at Glazier’s. …

More on Portuguese sausage: Ron Almodova maintains that the very best, which he found thanks to a friend in Boston, is Michael’s Linguica from Michael’s Provision Co. in Fall River, Mass., (508) 672-0982. …

More on vanilla powder: Edie De Soto e-mailed that she found it at Glazier’s and William G. Raley found it at Smart & Final at 8485 W. Sahara Ave. …

Here are reader requests:

Feigon: a source of cut-from-the-block halva;

Conrad Schaff: black radishes;

Linda Vanek: a local source for Ortega Original Mild Taco Sauce;

Dennis Haynes: bananas Foster ice cream;

Lee Lipinski: Campbell’s Beefy Mushroom Soup;

Bill Skarda: Lifesaver Sugar-Free Popsicles;

Pat Narinian: fresh passion fruit and concentrated passion fruit juice;

And Dorothy Stenberg: Czarnina Polish duck-blood soup (frozen, if necessary) and Oscar Mayer Liverwurst.

Readers?

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