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Any idea where to find these bulk nuts in Calgary?

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mapsnrop Jul 25, 2009 07:13 PM

Hello,

A big part of my diet consists of eating a large variety of nuts. I was wondering if anyone might know where to find the following in fairly large quantities ...

- almonds
- pecans
- brazil nuts
- macadamia nuts
- soy nuts (I know community health carries them, but they come in small containers, hoping to find a cheaper source)

Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

chris

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    miss.foodie Jul 25, 2009 07:40 PM

    Costco is a good place for pecans and almonds.. they come in bags of ~ 1kg in size.. however they are unsalted... the pecans are approx $10-11 for 1 kg. These are down the baking/dried fruit aisle.. You can also look in the section where they sell candy/snacks.. you might be able to find soy nuts there..

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    1. re: miss.foodie
      sweeterpea Jul 26, 2009 06:39 AM

      I second Costco. If you need almonds salted/roasted, check out the snack aisle, you can get large jars of them. They also sell bags of soy nuts in the snack aisle roasted and salted as well as the macadamias, though those are roasted and salted too (I think macadamias are seasonal, didn't see them there recently)

    2. Bryn Jul 25, 2009 07:46 PM

      Save on has big bulk areas!

      1. goodhealthgourmet Jul 25, 2009 08:01 PM

        some ideas here:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/379854

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          aktivistin Jul 25, 2009 08:05 PM

          Superstore has almonds, pecans, and, I think, macadamia nuts (they might be salted, though) in the bulk section. I would also check the "organics" and baking fixings aisles for larger bags of brazil nuts and pecans, etc.

          1. anonymoose Jul 27, 2009 08:19 AM

            I've seen soy nuts at Save On and Superstore as well.

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              slingshotz Jul 27, 2009 02:33 PM

              Another vote for Costco, the raw almonds and pecans have always been fresh and never rancid, We go through quite a lot of big bags of them from Costco every year. I've still yet to find a good place for fresh Brazil nuts that are not over priced (Community is ok but not for the price). Was disappointed at Weigh2Go for their Brazil nuts but all they carry is bulk items so you might be able to find other stuff there.

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