Need an affordable source for bulk almonds

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by ninjapoodles, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Does anyone else go through a LOT of almonds? Wifezilla, you out there? We eat them EVERY day--they're a favorite snack for my daughter, I use them in cooking quite a bit, and now I'm starting to use lots of recipes that call for almond meal, which I grind myself.

    I'm going broke buying almonds! Is there a place that sells them in bulk? Organic would be great, but I'm not holding my breath. I may have to break down and pay the king's ransom that Whole Foods charges by the pound. Ugh.
     
  2. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a restaurant distributor by you? Sometimes they let non-restaurant owners shop it just costs a little more. That's how I buy my almonds.. DId you ever make spinach salad with cranberries and toasted slivered almonds? YUMMO!!
     
  3. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Quote:I'm sure we do...how would you find one?

    And I just imagined the same salad you describe...with goat cheese and raspberry vinaigrette! YUM!
     
  4. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ill post the recipe in the mornin... Umm try looking up food wholesalers.. come to think of it BJ's WHolesale or Sam's club might have them too...
     
  5. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Ben E. Keith is the one I can think of that's local, but it seems they're mostly like cafeteria-quality foods? Maybe I'm wrong. I love almonds, though, so I'm enjoying learning how to substitute almond meal for wheat flour in some recipes.
     
  6. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah it's interesting.. we have Cisco and DICarlo and places like that.. do you know anyone who has a restaurant... Here's the recipe for the Salad: It's called "Jamie's Cranberry Spinach Salad" it's from allrecipes.com
    1 tablespoon butter
    3/4 cup almonds, blanched and slivered
    1 pound spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces
    1 cup dried cranberries
    2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
    1 tablespoon poppy seeds
    1/2 cup white sugar
    2 teaspoons minced onion
    1/4 teaspoon paprika
    1/4 cup white wine vinegar
    1/4 cup cider vinegar
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
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    DIRECTIONS
    In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook and stir almonds in butter until lightly toasted. Remove from heat, and let cool.
    In a large bowl, combine the spinach with the toasted almonds and cranberries.
    In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, onion, paprika, white wine vinegar, cider vinegar, and vegetable oil. Toss with spinach just before serving.


    It is always a hit whenever I make it... Enjoy ^_^
     
  7. HiDelight

    HiDelight Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know where you get a better price on raw almonds than Trader Joes..Whole Foods is much more expensive

    if you have a Trader Joes at least you will do better price wise that is where I buy them
     
  8. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    If you have a BJ's they have them in 3 pound bags > I think they are 12.99 for the bag. I do not buy them very often but that is quiet a bit cheaper than Kroger .
     
  9. wishin4chicken

    wishin4chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I buy almonds at Costco. I know it's a 3#-package and it seems like I pay around $9.99 for them. After looking at several places on the internet, wow, it's a good price.

    Michele.
     
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  10. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA

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