Q: I have an item that I have yet to find at retail stores in the Atlanta area. Any info you have would be greatly appreciated. I’m looking for Scharffen Berger chocolate bars. Thanks. Steve Huhman, John’s Creek
A: Scharffen Berger bean-to-bar chocolate got its start by the combined ingenuity of a winemaker and a physician in San Francisco. The artisan chocolate has since been acquired by the Hershey company and, as you’ve noticed, it’s not always easy to find. However, you won’t have to go far to enjoy Scharffen Berger chocolate bars. Check out The Fresh Market, 3005 Old Alabama Road, Alpharetta, 770-664-5350. Here you’ll find Scharffen Berger 9.7-ounce bars in three varieties. Semisweet dark chocolate bar, 62 percent cocoa, and the bittersweet 70 percent cocoa bars sell for $7.99, while the unsweetened dark chocolate, 99 percent cocoa, costs $8.99. You’ll find them stocked with the baking chocolates.
Q: I bought a bag of ground Folgers coffee, flavor Caramel Drizzle, a couple of months ago. When it ran out, I tried to replace it, but I can’t find it anywhere. I’ve tried Kroger, Publix, Walmart and Amazon. Has Folgers discontinued it, or is there somewhere I can find it, even online? Thanks for your help. K. Mickelson, email
A: Folgers still makes Caramel Drizzle Gourmet Selections in K-Cups, but it no longer offers the ground coffee in bags on its product list. I did find 10-ounce bags of ground Caramel Drizzle on Amazon. A 10-ounce bag sells for $13.83. If you love this coffee, then you might want to stock up while it’s still around, which probably won’t be for much longer.
Q: I’m searching for an egg replacement product that contains no eggs at all. I don’t know the name of it but it’s not like those egg whites that come in refrigerated cartons. Instead, it’s a powder that is used for baking by those of us who choose not to use eggs. But it’s not powdered or dried eggs. Thank you. Sue Michaels, Alpharetta
A: Sue, it sounds as if you’re looking for Ener-G egg replacer, which includes potato starch, tapioca flour, leavening, cellulose gum and modified cellulose. The product is gluten, dairy, nut and soy-free. It’s completely egg free. Simply mix the powder with a little water to replace eggs in any baking recipe. You’ll find 16-ounce boxes (equivalent to about 100 eggs) for $6.99 at Publix, 270 Rucker Road, Alpharetta, 770-360-5591. It’s sitting next to the baking soda.
Q: Where can I find the spice blend called Sunny Paris in the Atlanta area? It’s salt-free, but impossible to find. I’ve checked all of the stores near me that I can think of. Please help me locate this item. C. Kline, email
A: Sunny Paris, a fragrant herb blend that includes shallots, chives, green peppercorn, dill, basil and tarragon, is excellent on chicken, fish, pasta or in a salad dressing. It also makes a nice fresh dip when combined with Greek yogurt or sour cream, or mix it with cream cheese for a savory spread. You won’t find it in your regular stores because it’s a Penzeys spice item. Locally, you’ll find it at Penzeys, 6269 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, 404-256-7970. Sunny Paris salt-free seasoning blend comes in several sizes, including ¼-cup jars for $5.45 and 2-cup jars for $34.95.