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idjlee96 Feb 1, 2011 09:03 AM

Hey, I am looking for almonds, preferably RAW, and bulk.
Where can I buy and for not too expensive.
I looked online and US sources have some cheap, but VERY expensive shipping.
Could anyone possibly tell me a Canadian source or low shipping US source?

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    CocoTO RE: idjlee96 Feb 1, 2011 09:26 AM

    They're available all over the place in bulk ... is there a particular price point you're looking for? Or, when you say RAW, do you mean non pasteurized? - in which case you won't likely find them from a US supplier ...

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      idjlee96 RE: CocoTO Feb 1, 2011 09:46 AM

      Hmm, well, I don't mind pasteurized, and what stores would have them?
      Im looking for a range of around 4-5$ per pound.

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        CocoTO RE: idjlee96 Feb 1, 2011 10:06 AM

        Just about any bulk food store would have them ... check out this link for some of the best in TO http://www.blogto.com/toronto/the_bes...

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          foodyDudey RE: idjlee96 Feb 1, 2011 10:45 AM

          As mentioned, they are available everywhere for the price point you are willing to spend. (well maybe not at McEwans)

          The Indian grocery stores, and various bulk stores carry them in raw form, and you may even find other grocery stores which have a "bulk" section.

      2. Kagemusha RE: idjlee96 Feb 1, 2011 11:33 AM

        Costco's very hard to beat for price/quality/freshness.

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          Helen RE: Kagemusha Feb 1, 2011 11:41 AM

          Amb rosia

          http://www.ambrosianaturalfoods.com/

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          Cup cake RE: idjlee96 Feb 1, 2011 06:41 PM

          I buy nuts including raw almonds at costco. Very good price and quality.

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            wontonfm RE: idjlee96 Feb 2, 2011 03:55 AM

            bulk barn

            WON
            http://whatsonmyplate.net

            1. PoppiYYZ RE: idjlee96 Feb 2, 2011 08:50 AM

              Rami's Middle Eastern market at 1996 Lawrence Ave E. Excellent almonds (many varieties) and other nuts in their "wall of nuts". If you go, you'll know what it means...

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                albanis RE: PoppiYYZ Feb 2, 2011 09:22 AM

                If you're going raw, you should get them organic. I know its a bit more but they taste so much better. The cheapeast is Sweet Potato in the Junction, they are $7.99 a pound. Upaya naturals sells the non-pasteurized version:
                http://www.upayanaturals.com/SearchRe...

              2. AzulH RE: idjlee96 Feb 2, 2011 05:44 PM

                No Frills, (Dufferein Mall location, presumably others as well,) has raw Californian almonds at $ 3.99 per pound

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                  myriam5555 RE: idjlee96 Feb 6, 2011 08:42 PM

                  Karma co-op has impeccably fresh raw, organic california almonds and unpasturized sicilian ones. They also carry great smoked ones smoked by salmon river smoke hpuse. Yummy!

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