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almond paste - head to Berkeley Bowl !

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Holiday Baking: needed some almond paste ...... called around. Berkeley Bowl had the best price by far! Got quotes from $13.99 / pound for bulk to Berkeley Bowl's $5.99 per pound. Little tubes at Safeway or other grocery stores are $5 or $6 for a 4 oz tube I think. At Berkeley Bowl West there is an open refridgerated case that is right next to the weigh in counter of the Bulk Foods Dept. Most packages were in the range of 8 oz to 1 lb.

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  1. Yep, best price I've seen. Do they still have marzipan in bulk too?

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      I wasn't' looking for marzipan but I think i did notice some while I was looking through the case for almond paste.

    2. It's tasty but very firm. You really need to work it to make it malleable.