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Where can you buy Spanish peanuts in downtown Toronto?

MichellaElla Jun 12, 2013 07:01 AM

Gotta be spanish. Can't find them anywhere! Suggestions?

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    bytepusher Jun 12, 2013 01:35 PM

    Spanish peanuts aren't from Spain, Mexican peanuts would be a more apropos name. Spanish is just a name for one of the 4 major groups of peanut cultivars. They generally have higher oil content than the other types but are smaller and lower yielding, hence nobody grows them in Ontario, only the Valencia cultivars are commercially produced here.

    Not much help I'm afraid

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    1. re: bytepusher
      Vinnie Vidimangi Jun 12, 2013 01:48 PM

      Bytepusher. Are Valencia peanuts from Valencuela, then?

      1. re: bytepusher
        MichellaElla Jun 12, 2013 03:00 PM

        I used to be able to get them at my local metro in Montreal, and there used to be a store in Prescott, Ontario that sold them, so I'm sure that they are available somewhere in the city!

      2. sweetie Jun 12, 2013 02:11 PM

        Have you tried Bulk Barn?

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        1. re: sweetie
          MichellaElla Jun 12, 2013 03:01 PM

          Yup. No dice.

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          Vinnie Vidimangi Jun 12, 2013 04:40 PM

          Jonvince owns Planters Peanuts. Go to the HDQ Steeprock store But taste anything that you buy there- sometimes almost everything in the way of nuts and the like is stale. Don't be shy.
          Call ahead.

          1. midtowngirl Jun 13, 2013 08:23 AM

            I wonder if Peter's Natural Health Foods at SLM might have them? You could call them to check:


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            1. re: midtowngirl
              MichellaElla Jun 17, 2013 12:29 PM

              Thank you! I plan to scour the market next weekend.

            2. KhaoSanRoad Jun 13, 2013 09:48 AM


              i know this isnt downtown, but they were planning a vaughan location but the website doesnt list it.

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                kaymbee Jun 15, 2013 01:08 PM

                I saw Spanish peanuts today at the bulk food store in the basement of the St Lawrence market.

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                1. re: kaymbee
                  MichellaElla Jun 17, 2013 12:28 PM

                  Thank you Kaymbee!

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