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Organic macadamia nuts? Marcona almonds? Where in Toronto?

pinkskittles Jun 11, 2008 03:05 PM

Hi there fellow chows, I need some help houndin' down some organic macadamia nuts in Toronto. The taste of organic macadamia nuts surpasses that of conventional so this organic part is really important. I know that macadamias are found everywhere, I need to find organic ones. I know they're at Whole Foods, I know, but I don't like shopping there (had a few too many rude cashiers that I'd like to spend my money elsewhere). I want to know my other options, maybe some closer to downtown, or even a bit east would be ok.

I'm also looking for marcona almonds. The ones at Whole Foods are a bit burnt. Any ideas?


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  1. TorontoJo RE: pinkskittles Jun 12, 2008 05:42 AM

    Costco carries delicious roasted/salted marcona almonds under their Kirkland brand. Totally addictive.

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      pinkskittles RE: TorontoJo Jun 20, 2008 01:02 PM

      i don't have a costco membership :(
      but that's still good to know! i've always thought about getting one...

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      tarteaucitron RE: pinkskittles Jun 12, 2008 11:24 AM

      A few months ago, I was delighted to find at my local Loblaws that they carry marcona almonds, toasted and salted, under their house brand. Unfortunately they were way, way, way over-salted. Avoid them at all costs if you're ever so tempted.

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        pinkskittles RE: tarteaucitron Jun 20, 2008 01:02 PM

        hey thanks for the tip!

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        wontonfm RE: pinkskittles Jun 20, 2008 04:03 PM

        This sounds like the type of thing that a Noah's may carry. Worth giving them a call.


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          minto RE: pinkskittles Jun 20, 2008 07:15 PM

          I found them last year at the Brickworks farmer's market which operates on Saturdays.

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            pinkskittles RE: minto Jun 24, 2008 12:28 PM

            i go to that market, who has them? i haven't seen them....

          2. kenthecook RE: pinkskittles Jun 21, 2008 11:34 PM

            www.pasqualisbros.com this is a restaurant supplier that sells Marcona almonds at approx $37.00/ Kg (or at least that what they sell them to me at...



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            1. re: kenthecook
              pinkskittles RE: kenthecook Jun 24, 2008 12:31 PM

              i believe the link you meant to post is http://www.pasqualebros.com/
              they're a bit out of the way especially since i don't drive, but will keep them in mind, thanks.

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