almond paste - head to Berkeley Bowl !
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.