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Kabukim

Does anyone know where I can find kabukim - the coated peanuts that are popular in Israel- in the New York area?

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  1. Holon, on Kings Hwy & E 4th, in Brooklyn (closest subway stop is on the F train).

    1. there are actually two styles of coated peanuts.
      one has a hard glossy shell often found in Israel, another has a puffier cracker like shell found in every gourmet and nut seller here in New York.
      I recommend getting used to the softer kind here, as they are a lot less trouble to find, and far less wear and tear on your teeth and fillings...

      hard shell salty
      http://www.nutsonline.com/nuts/peanut...
      soft shell sweet
      http://www.nutsonline.com/nuts/peanut...

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      1. re: Joe Berger

        My understanding is that the hard & glossy coated peanut variety are "botnim Amerika'im," ("American peanuts"). The ones with the puffy layer are kabukim.

        Kabukim may be kinder to your dental work, but I prefer the flavor and texture of botnim Amerika'im. And yes, they are harder to find.

      2. Also at Super Nuts. Kings Highway and East 7th in Brooklyn.

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        1. re: mlll

          I actually found these over chol hamoed in the kosher isle of the shoprite on route 4 in paramus. They were out of garinim and all they had were those coated peanuts so I took them. I think they were an israeli brand or some other brand from Israel...they were good.

        2. Finally found some at Pomegranate, they were a bit sweeter and less salty then some I've had in Israel.

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          1. re: PotatoPuff

            Have you tried the ones at Holon? (Kings Hwy & E 4th)

            1. re: zsero

              No I haven't! I'm rarely in Bklyn, but next time will have to check that out!

          2. If you find yourself near Elizabeth, NJ, One Stop Kosher offers them. Sooooo tasty!

            1. On sale for $2.29/lb this week at moishas (Brooklyn)