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Chia Seeds

Does anyone know where to purchase Chia seeds in bulk in North Toronto?


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  1. The seeds are easy to find by Google or www.eBay.ca

    1. Chia seeds and Salba are one in the same I believe. Do a search for that.

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      1. re: chocabot

        Absolutely verified as true (as one of my best friends worked for Salba until recently), but I believe than anything Salba branded - widely available - is going to cost you significantly more.

        1. re: vorpal

          Interesting.. I also feel that Chia and Salba are EXACTLY the same thing. I live in Burlington and would love to find a place close to buy Chia. Amazing even my 83 year old MOM is feeling SO much better after only 2 weeks of a Chia smoothie every day.I did purchase Chia in Arizona from Arizona Chia $9.00 for 680 gr or 1.5 POUNDS...Salba cost me $17.99 for 180 grams !!!

          1. re: ddawnzer

            Did you find out where to find it in TO?

            1. re: ddawnzer

              Be very careful when dealing with Arizona Chia. I had a very bad experience with them where I was mislead on the shipping cost (they changed the shipping costs arbitrarily at the last moment without my approval) and I got taken. Try Ambrosia in Thornhill. They have 500 grams (over a pound) now onsale for $8.22.

        2. I noticed Chia seeds in the past day or two. It was either at Noahs on Yonge south of Bloor OR at Whole Foods. I'm pretty sure it was at Noahs though... in the bulk section. Labeled as Chia Seeds.

          Hope that helps!


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          1. re: wontonfm

            The Noah's north of Yonge and Eg have Salba and the Salba "Rice Krispy" treats

          2. Anyone know of a source for this in Whitby or Durham region?


            1. Just picked up the white chia seeds at Ambrosia on Doncaster Road (just north of Yonge and Steeles). They've the white and black, ground or seeds. I paid $20.49 for 400 grams in a container, they had them there in bags as well.

              1. hi i replied to another post about chia but i just get mine online at www.thechiaseed.com

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                1. re: rogerjamescarney

                  I live in Burlington my bulk food store Bulk Food Warehouse on Plains road has them on sale for 7,99 a pound! Since Arizona Chia was sold their price has doubled. I will be buying mine in Canada from now on!

                2. They sell them at the Karma Co-op in bulk. You can do a trial shop there if you're not a member, they're pretty cheap there. Also, I saw them at Strictly Bulk yesterday on Bloor St.

                  1. any natural food store..........chia seeds pkged by NOW products.......natural supplements!!! Or if you have a COSTCO...........that is the cheapest bar none!!!!!

                    1. Just got Chia at Ambrosia , 500gram for 10.98! Planet Organic has it in thier fridge but much more expensive. Bulk Food at the Promenade selling for 22$ per lbs ( 450 gram) They put them in a bin on the floor, and is lose, so I am not sure how clean it is when they are vacuuming. Natural Life Health Market 7700 Bathurst Street has a nice dispenser up high and very clean. Their price is $9.98 per lbs. You can get them from Ca USA 64.95US for 12 lbs 1/2 white 1/2 black Chia.

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                      1. re: royalb

                        St Lawrence Market, lower floor at the back (the store that sells tons of bulk candies). They have them near the cash registers.