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Best Mail Order Gourmet Nuts Source

phelana Mar 26, 2007 04:16 AM

What please is a great source for mail order gourmet nuts?

  1. PSZaas Mar 26, 2007 04:29 AM

    I've been very happy with the selection, packaging, and service from http://www.nutsonline.com .

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      racer x Jun 18, 2011 01:12 PM

      I recently ordered several different types of nuts from nutsonline as a new customer. I did not care much for any of the nuts.

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        SourberryLily Mar 12, 2014 11:03 AM

        I also ordered many different items from nuts.com. Packaging and delivery time was good but out of the 10 items i ordered, i only really liked one: the energy squares.
        They add artificial flavours and sugar to their mixes or dried fruit, and some plain items didn't taste as good as what i buy elsewhere. I cannot say why, just tasted off...

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      valerie Mar 26, 2007 04:48 AM



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        niki rothman Mar 27, 2007 08:48 AM

        Ditto Bazzini. Get the big cool vintage style can with the elephant holding the giant peanut on it, then save $ by ordering refills with the less expensive plastic bag packaging. I have a standing order for 5 pounds mixed nuts without peanuts. Their pecans are especially delicious.

      2. PseudoNerd Mar 26, 2007 08:08 PM

        One of my favorite local cheese stores will order these for the holidays, and I wait all year for them to be available:


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          chowmel Mar 27, 2007 06:21 PM

          I love Fastachi. Their nuts are so fresh and carefully roasted. The nut mixes are very good.


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            kacedalai May 16, 2007 10:07 AM

            I was just totally impressed by a company called Squirrel Brand. I've only tried the Creme Brulee Almonds and Meyer Private Reserve Cashews, but those were amazing...and they size I ordered came in a cool wooden box.

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              niki rothman May 24, 2007 11:44 AM

              I went to the website but gosh they are expensive!

            2. welle May 24, 2007 02:47 PM

              My SO brought me from Seattle Holmquist Farm hazelnuts - yum! I looked up their website and they do mail order: www.holmquisthazelnuts.com
              Try their orange honey flavored hazelnuts - addictive.

              1. QueenB May 24, 2007 05:32 PM

                I'm not sure what constitutes "gourmet" nuts, but I'm extremely pleased by the service and product from Valley Nut & Fruit.
                They have great prices, ship in resealable bags and their product is very high quality.


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                  Querencia May 24, 2007 08:25 PM

                  Not sure what gourmet nuts are but my favorite online nut source is Hammon's, which sells black walnuts that they get from a black walnut farmers' cooperative in Southern Missouri. For baking and candy-making, black walnuts have a flavor like no other nut. Also Hammon's sells black walnut candies including chocolate-covered black walnuts.

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                    Jeanne May 25, 2007 12:48 PM

                    I love Mackeys Ferry Peanuts - best peanuts ever.


                    Done just about anyway you can think of - their peanut butter is excellent also.

                    1. Bob W May 25, 2007 01:03 PM

                      For pistachios this place is great: http://www.eagleranchpistachios.com/

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                        LindaWhit May 25, 2007 01:08 PM

                        My BIL and brother love pistachios from http://www.santabarbarapistachios.com/

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                        rhoneranger Sep 16, 2010 12:38 PM

                        I have to second Fastachi. Their nuts are roasted in small quantities ensuring freshness. Their mixed nuts are wonderful!!

                        1. Marge Nov 2, 2010 03:43 PM

                          Bobbysue's Nuts http://bobbysuesnuts.com/ are downright addictive! And a side benefit is that a portion of all proceeds benefits the SPCA of Westchester, a wonderful no-kill animal shelter.

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                            jbsiegel Jun 19, 2011 12:25 PM

                            I wouldn't call them "gourmet", but I **love** the Golden Roasted Peanuts from PB & Company: ilovepeanutbutter.com

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                              onrushpam Jun 19, 2011 12:59 PM

                              For pecans, I like Merritt. We often stop into their store and I can never leave without a bag of their roasted pecans and a container of their pecan brittle. The Fiddlesticks are also good. And, I always have a container of the plain ones in the freezer.

                              They are a small family-owned company. There are walking paths through the pecan groves on one side of their store and during the season, you can see the big trucks delivering the just-picked pecans to their shelling/processing plant next door.


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                                buttertart Jun 24, 2011 08:05 AM

                                That site - wow! Must get some pecan brittle, sounds sublime. White chocolate pecans, uh-oh. And pecan roll was my mother's absolute favorite candy, the photo made me quite nostalgic.

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