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Campofiorin Jan 23, 2009 04:48 AM

Would anybody know where, if at all, I could find Marcona almonds in Montreal? Last time I bought some was in NYC afew weeks ago and I'm quickly running out and need them tonogit. Preferably in the JTM vicinity. Thanks a whole bunch.

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    davyboy Jan 23, 2009 05:12 AM

    I bought a tin of Marcona almonds at Costco several months ago. Don't know if they still stock them.

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      Campofiorin Jan 23, 2009 06:21 AM

      Thanks but I'm not a member and never will be. Last time I went, I wanted in to see if ot was worth it and the greeter at the entrance refused us access to the store because we were not membres. How am I supposed to know Iif I want to become one if you don't let me see the store first? Nobody would buy a car bithout test driving it first like I don't buy a pair of jeans I haven't tried on.

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        davyboy Jan 23, 2009 08:53 AM

        The greeter should have told you that the customer service desk near the entrance would issue you a guest pass which would enable you to tour the store but not make any purchases.

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        cherylmtl Jan 23, 2009 04:52 PM

        The Marcona almonds are regularly stocked at Costco, AFAIK. And mighty yummy they are...

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          Campofiorin Jan 26, 2009 10:48 AM

          Like I said before, I will not go to Costco because I didn't feel welcome the last time I was there and because we're only two at home and don't need to buy a 5 years supply of TP. ;-)

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          BLM Jan 31, 2009 07:28 AM

          Should all Costco locations stock the Marcona almonds? I sent a person to Costco(since I'm not a member), but apparently the Costco near my home doesn't carry it. After the person couldn't find it on the shelves, he asked a Costco employee for help(that's what he told me).

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            johnnyboy Jan 31, 2009 08:32 AM

            I have some marcona almonds in my cupboard, proudly bearing the President's Choice brand from Loblaws. If they're at Loblaws, you can probably get them at any large supermarket store.

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          riboflavinjoe Jan 31, 2009 08:50 AM

          I got marcona almonds at Provigo on Parc and Sherbrooke not long ago. They're not as good as the ones I got at Costco. The thing is, I got the marconas at Costco a year and a half ago. Every time I go to Costco I look for them but they are never in stock.

          Campofiorin, I brought a friend (nonmember) to Costco on Thursday of this week: the Costco on Bridge street. I don't see why you should judge Costco's willingness to welcome you based on one experience with one employee on one particular day. I have never had trouble getting into Costco, both as a guest of a member and as a member bringing guests.

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            maisonbistro Feb 1, 2009 09:07 AM

            I just bought the last two bags of Marcona almonds from Loblaws (St. Jacques) - and bonus points, the price on the shelf was 4.99, but when scanned they were $2.49 and they are delicious. Since I don't have the Costco ones to compare with, I'm perfectly happy eating these.

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              Campofiorin Feb 2, 2009 06:38 AM

              Well, hope you don't mind if I don't want to return. When I don't feel welcome somewhere, I tend not to go back. That's just me. Plus, like I' ve said before, everything is too big there and we're just 2 at home. But thanks for the tip, I work really close to that Provigo. Are these Marconas in oil like they should?

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                riboflavinjoe Feb 2, 2009 07:07 PM

                Nay, they are dry and I believe they be salted. If you want to go to Costco sometime, gimme a PM, I'll bring you. It's the cheapest place for Maple Syrup, and if you need a whack of Toilet Paper, you can't beat Costco with a stick.

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                  Campofiorin Feb 3, 2009 07:34 AM

                  Thanks for the tip. I'll try the dry ones, much better than nothing at all, right? But there really is something about the almonds being in oil, makes them softer. I could ask my dad to go to Costco. Maybe it's the gigantism of the place that just doesn't suit me. But thanks for the offer.

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