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Old 02-03-2008, 00:32
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I have tried:

- M&S
- Sainsbury's
- Tesco
- ADSA

None of them sell it in my area. Any ideas? There's no Chinese shops other than take-aways, too.
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Old 02-03-2008, 00:39
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Tried a health food store? Holland & Barrett etc.
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Old 02-03-2008, 00:58
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I usually get mine from Holland & Barrett or my local health food shop.

Or you could order it online. Here's one site that sells a few different brands http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/cgi-...ript/home.html
I like Cauldron's tofu best
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Old 02-03-2008, 01:22
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Never thought about health shops! I never really expected them to sell food, other than nuts and the likes.

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Old 02-03-2008, 10:16
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Both the Tescos near me sell it. It's usually in two places, down the 'world foods' aisle, and also in the fresh vegetarian food section. It might be that yours is a smaller Tesco and so doesn't stock it, but try looking in the aisles I suggested or asking someone who works there. If it is a big branch I'd be surprised if they didn't have it (unless it's something to do with the local area - eg there's not enough demand for it near you).

The Waitrose near me sells it too, and as other people have suggested health food shops will have it.
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:24
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We sell it at the Sainsburys I work in. Most of the supermarkets round here sell it actually.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:31
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Morrisons sell it - it's with the vegetarian fresh meals at our local one.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:44
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I spent ages thinking my local supermarkets (Asda and Sainsburys) didn't sell Tofu, but it turns out that I was looking in the wrong place- instead of on the meat aisle it was with the readymeals... So might be worth having a look there if you havn't already?? The staff were pretty rubbish in both and directed me to the meat aisle several times!

Or, if you only have very small supermarkets near you, you might be able to get it by online delivery from a supermarket of your choice. The online ones don't tend to come from local supermarkets, they tend to come from 'superstores'. So they would probably be able to bring you tofu. I know sainsbuys online from my nearest 'superstore' does so that might be worth a go? Hope that makes sense
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:00
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I get mine from the local chinese supermarket ...it's all fresh ...white, smooth and bouncy ...the stuff I've bought from ASDA and Holland & Barrett wasn't very nice ...all crumbly and yellowish
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Old 02-03-2008, 20:57
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I asked the staff in all places. They said they never sold it

I guess there's no demand here. People would prefer McDonalds and chips.

Crumbly tofu? Is this dry frozen or something?
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Old 02-03-2008, 21:02
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Supermarkets do seem to struggle to accurately find the "right" place for this sort of thing. Though most that I can think of now put Tofu, Quorn, etc. in the chilled foods area, near the chilled ready meals. Unless, of course, they have a chilled whole-food, organic and/or world foods section.
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Old 02-03-2008, 21:50
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Tofu is vile
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Old 03-03-2008, 00:24
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Beer makes me queasy
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Old 03-03-2008, 00:38
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Both my local Waitrose and Tesco stock this brand of tofu, the website has an enquiry form for local stockists
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Old 03-03-2008, 13:53
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I asked the staff in all places. They said they never sold it

I guess there's no demand here. People would prefer McDonalds and chips.

Crumbly tofu? Is this dry frozen or something?
I think the really horrible stuff was from "Cauldron" frozen tofu I got from ASDA, reduced to 1.

This is what they sell at the H & B here:

http://i32.tinypic.com/156ttmx.jpg

My chinese supermarket didn't have any fresh tofu so had a look around ASDA ....they didn't have the stuff I had before but they did have the brand 2-Pot Screamer recommended:

http://i25.tinypic.com/2vchm4g.jpg

..and it's fine:

http://i28.tinypic.com/2zf2yys.jpg

Hope it helps
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Old 03-03-2008, 15:21
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I find that the blue dragon silken style tofu is good for making dips, spreads and vegan cheesecake type things, but if you want a chewy, more "meaty" texture the firm tofu like Cauldron is best.

It might not look so great straight from the pack but when you've marinated and cooked it it's delicious. Remember to squeeze out as much liquid as you can from the plain variety so it can soak up more flavour.
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Old 03-03-2008, 15:26
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Beer makes me queasy
Your not drinking the right ones then
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Old 03-03-2008, 15:30
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