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Chip Nuts

happybelly Sep 15, 2006 04:09 PM

When I was in NOTL I stumbled across "chip nuts" in some roadside veggie stand. Chips nuts are peanuts coated with potato chips and come in different flavours. Does anyone know where I could find these addictive little nuggets in Toronto? I am just north of downtown but I have a vehicle and am willing to travel....but not too far.....like back to NOTL.

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    jamie RE: happybelly Sep 15, 2006 04:55 PM

    If I'm in the mood for them, I usually get chip nuts at Picard's in St. Jacobs (Hwy 85 and Waterloo Rd 17 - they have several other locations stretching from St. Thomas to Simcoe). Many samples, in a variety of flavours and package sizes.

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      pinkbuddhacookie RE: jamie Sep 18, 2006 07:49 PM

      there is a picards jsut before you get into downtown Niagara on the lake as well, for anyone in that direction. They used to have a website too, where you could order all their stuff, i always ordered a bunch of flavors of their peanuts, but its seems to be gone now...too bad!

    2. cord RE: happybelly Sep 15, 2006 05:12 PM

      I used to buy these at gas station cash counters around the city before I stopped eating peanuts. Try an Esso station.

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        LovesToEat RE: happybelly Sep 15, 2006 09:23 PM

        I once found chip nuts at Bulk Barn and bought a massive bag because they are so tasty. This was over a year ago...I've looked for the chip nuts recently but couldn't find them there anymore...perhaps they stopped carrying them at certain locations but worth a try!

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          Jax RE: happybelly Sep 16, 2006 12:57 PM

          There's an variety called Koh-Kee Nuts that you can buy in Asian supermarkets in the city. They have at least the coconut flavour in Canada, but I've also seen coffee flavour. They come in a yellow can and are delicious!

          1. mtampoya RE: happybelly Sep 16, 2006 04:29 PM

            The only decent ones I have been able to find were in London, ON. But they were Picard's Peanuts as well. Let me know if you find them locally.


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              tracey RE: happybelly Sep 17, 2006 05:21 PM

              You can buy Picard's chip nuts in the north market at St. Lawrence.

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                happybelly RE: tracey Sep 18, 2006 12:11 AM

                Thank you all for your replies. I am going to keep my eyes open at the local Bulk Barn. Tracey, are you sure Picards are sold in the North Market? There are a few bulk foods stores in the South Market that I will check out....I cringe at the thought of going to the St. Lawrence Market on a Saturday. I am usually there Tuesday mornings when it's just me and all the employees!!

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                  tracey RE: happybelly Sep 20, 2006 07:58 PM

                  Yes, there is a guy towards the north end of the north market who sells Picard's chip nuts. It's not a very visible display, he just has plastic jugs of the chip nuts out on a table for people to sample, and several flavours for sale. I distinctly remember him because he so kindly offered to stop by Picard's one week and pick me up a container of their fresh-ground peanut butter! If he doesn't have exactly what you're looking for, I think he might take orders for other Picard's products from week to week.

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                lisayoung RE: happybelly Oct 19, 2006 03:37 PM

                They are opening a Picard's peanuts store on Hwy 5 (Dundas street) just outside of Waterdown and Burlington. Looks like it should be opening anytime now.

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                  pinkbuddhacookie RE: lisayoung Oct 19, 2006 09:56 PM

                  Wow, really! Thats great news, I love their shops, but they are quite far away (St. Jacobs and Niagara Falls) since my parents live in Burlignton (and I in Toronto) I foresee that I will be stopping in there often!

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                  nutcase RE: happybelly Jan 8, 2007 09:24 PM

                  You're inluck, Picard's opened in Waterdown before Christmas. I know because I've gained 10 lbs already. Their Large Virginia nuts are to die for. ciao

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