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classylady Jan 6, 2008 05:39 AM

I am looking to buy pumpkin seeds in the shell. I have tried to get them at Trader Joe but they informed me that they are out of stock and will not have them for several weeks. Presently, the whole foods and wild harvest in my area are planning to open a store in Milford and Fairfield Ct but I dont foresee them opening their store in the near future. I have also tried asking a few health foods stores if the pumpkin seeds are available and they informed me they are also either short or out of stock. I would appreciate your help.

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  1. Pylon RE: classylady Jan 6, 2008 06:37 AM

    Well, other than the obvious (inside a pumkin), try the gas station. I know, it sounds odd, but the bigger ones may have them roasted in the shell near the sunflower seeds. They are both put out by David brands. And dern tasty, I might add. Best part of Halloween.

    1. scuzzo RE: classylady Jan 6, 2008 06:48 AM

      Just a thought, but if you want to MAKE them, and can't find pumpkins, I've also toasted the seeds from other sqaush and have found them to be pretty much the same. Acorn, etc.

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        cheesemonger RE: classylady Jan 6, 2008 08:22 AM

        I always get them at the Mexi-Mart- I'm sure that you have some sort of Mexican/Hispanic grocery somewhere in southern CT? Look for "Pepitas".

        1. hannaone RE: classylady Jan 6, 2008 10:34 AM

          Many Asian stores will also carry pumpkin seeds.

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            mmalmad RE: classylady Jan 6, 2008 10:44 AM

            Have you tried Edge of the Woods on Whalley Ave. New Haven? They usually have them.

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              classylady RE: mmalmad Jan 6, 2008 11:28 AM

              i didnt know Edge of the Woods had them. Thank you all we found them in Bellmore LI, a family member picked them up.

            2. sirregular RE: classylady Jan 6, 2008 11:29 AM

              About four years ago in Texas I stopped in a place called "Austin Nuts" that had bulk pumpkin seeds that were quite tasty. They were much better than the "David" style in a bag at the gas station.

              They have a website at http://www.austinnuts.com that you can order from, but you might check locally and see if there's a place that sells bulk nuts before doing such, as I'd imagine shipping would be costly.

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                Kaisgraham RE: classylady Jan 6, 2008 05:20 PM

                Any Persian market near you will always have pumpkin seeds!

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                  AnnieJay RE: classylady Feb 12, 2008 10:10 AM

                  There is nothing like Trader Joe's pumkin seeds in the shell. They have been out of them for awhile and I am disappointed every time go check. David's are too salty.

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