Need an affordable source for bulk almonds

ninjapoodles

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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.
 

conroy

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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!!
 

ninjapoodles

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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!
 

conroy

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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...
 

ninjapoodles

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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.
 

conroy

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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 ^_^
 

HiDelight

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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
 

newnanchic

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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 .
 

wishin4chicken

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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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