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Jordan Almonds disappearing from stores?

I used to be able to get Jordan Almonds [or non brand specific equivalent] at CVS and other drug stores -- they were also standard in the grocery store candy aisle. About a year ago, however, they seem to have disappeared from my usual places. I find it all very...odd! Any other J.A. fans noticed this? Anyone know the reason? Or have suggestions on standard New England stores that still carry them?

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  1. You can find them at most Italian Bakeries.

    1. I think you can still get them at some italian bakeries?? I know when I got married my mom insisted on bowls of them on the dessert table and we bought them at Lucibellos in New Haven

      1. If you're in south eastern Connecticut, Arrow Paper Party Store always has them, or you could probably find them anywhere that has wedding craft stuff, hence the Arrow Paper Party Store.

        1. Funny, I just noticed these yesterday at Rite Aid pharmacy here in VT!

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          1. re: Raedia

            Good tip Raedia! This is what I'm looking for -- a store that's on my usual routes and not a specialty place. I'll check out Rite-Aid tomorrow. Thanks!

          2. I know you can get them at Phillps Candy House/Dorchester, MA, but they're very expensive. Also there's a bulk candy store on Rt 18 in Whitman, called Pinches and Pounds, that has them at very reasonable prices. I'd check that out.

            1. Oddly, I find them now in the Jewish/Kosher section of our (A&P) FreshMart. I'm not sure why, but they are next to the raspberry jelly rings (which are also good).

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              1. re: stuck in Hartford County

                Thanks all. Sadly, they were not to be found at my local Rite-Aid. Must be a VT thing! [I'm in CT] I will try A&P.

                1. re: michmully

                  Do you actually eat them? I recall in the 70's they were big wedding favor candy...

                  1. re: michmully

                    Aw, too bad! It was pretty random seeing them there, I just happened to look down at the bottom shelf like "Jordan Almonds! I remember those!"

                    As a side note, does anyone know where the name came from? As a kid we vacationed in Bar Harbor, ME, so I mentally linked them with Jordan Pond House in Acadia Nat'l Park!

                    1. re: Raedia

                      There's also Michael "Jordan"! Just Kidding! We were in Bar Harboe, ME a few weeks ago! You should revisit it! Some great restaurants!

                2. I've often seen them at Marshalls back with the gourmet foods.

                  1. Liuzzi's cheese store in North Haven has them, on your left as you walk in. There are often white ones and assorted colors. Worth going there as well for their great store made cheeses.

                    1. I was just in Ritaco's (I hope I spelled that right!) in Westerly RI the other day and I noticed that they had jorden almonds.

                      1. Yummies Candies and Nuts in Maine has them and lots more which can be ordered on line. just google Yummies of Maine.

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                        1. re: Frank Terranova

                          You can get them at any JoAnn Fabrics - they're in the wedding craft section next to the make-you-own-veil kits and other such stuff.

                          1. re: shoes

                            Same deal with any AC Moore craft store. Probably Michael's too. Look in the wedding section.

                        2. Saeed's International Market in New London CT has them as well.

                          1. I wonder if they ever go stale? Maybe there might be a source that sells them more often so they are fresher, or does that matter? Just a thought.

                            1. I just came from the Walbaums (previously A&P here in West Hartford, CT) and they sell plastic tubs of colorful Jordan Almonds produced by Streits (which I seem to recall is a Jewish bakery in NYC???). As I said in a previous post, you can find them in the Jewish/Kosher aisle. I am thinking that the ones at the Fabric and Craft stores may not be as fresh, but I could be totally wrong here.

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                              1. re: stuck in Hartford County

                                I agree with you on the fabric & crafts stores, you are right we could be way off base but, I am sure some places have better quality than others.

                              2. I was in CVS in Leominster yesterday, and they carry CVS brand Jordan Almonds. 7oz pkg $2.99. According to the manager it is a runniong number, but not a required stocking item. Ordering is up to local management's discretion.

                                1. All summer I've been able to purchase Jordan almonds in 2lb plastic bins at BJ's club. It's now the end of August and they don't have anymore. Possibly seasonable they said. does anyone know where I can get them near Stratford CT. Have almonds will travel. I'm also looking for maple sugar candy without having to go to Vermont. Thanks folks!

                                  1. You can find them at the Chocolate Shell in Old Lyme, Ct plus many other as they call it "nostalgia" candies