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  1. #1
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Nut prices.

    Maybe I've just been spoiled. I loved my health food store. Not only did
    they have the freshest popcorn and nuts but the best prices! I'd been
    buying sprouted walnuts. They do cost a bit more but I like them for eating
    as is. But the health food store as it was, is no more. The owner has moved
    it to her house but I've yet to get out there. I don't think she is selling
    much in the way of food and mostly has supplements. I do take supplements
    but rarely bought those from her.

    Anyway... I recently bought walnuts at two different stores and were
    shocked at the prices. These were neither organic nor sprouted and one was
    a store brand. And they cost a lot more than I'd been paying at my health
    food store.

    So... Have nut prices gone way up recently? Or was I just a lucky duck in
    getting cheap prices at the health food store?



  2. #2
    A Moose in Love Guest

    Default Re: Nut prices.

    On Mar 26, 4:05*am, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    > Maybe I've just been spoiled. *I loved my health food store. *Not only did
    > they have the freshest popcorn and nuts but the best prices! *I'd been
    > buying sprouted walnuts. *They do cost a bit more but I like them for eating
    > as is. But the health food store as it was, is no more. *The owner has moved
    > it to her house but I've yet to get out there. *I don't think she is selling
    > much in the way of food and mostly has supplements. *I do take supplements
    > but rarely bought those from her.
    >
    > Anyway... *I recently bought walnuts at two different stores and were
    > shocked at the prices. *These were neither organic nor sprouted and onewas
    > a store brand. *And they cost a lot more than I'd been paying at my health
    > food store.
    >
    > So... *Have nut prices gone way up recently? *Or was I just a lucky duck in
    > getting cheap prices at the health food store?


    I pay $7.98 per pound for shelled walnuts. I think that's pricey, but
    I don't eat many. A few per day. I purchase them from a health food
    store, but they're not labeled as being organic.

  3. #3
    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: Nut prices.

    Julie Bove wrote:
    > Maybe I've just been spoiled. I loved my health food store. Not
    > only did they have the freshest popcorn and nuts but the best prices!
    > I'd been buying sprouted walnuts. They do cost a bit more but I like
    > them for eating as is. But the health food store as it was, is no
    > more. The owner has moved it to her house but I've yet to get out
    > there. I don't think she is selling much in the way of food and
    > mostly has supplements. I do take supplements but rarely bought
    > those from her.
    > Anyway... I recently bought walnuts at two different stores and were
    > shocked at the prices. These were neither organic nor sprouted and
    > one was a store brand. And they cost a lot more than I'd been paying
    > at my health food store.
    >
    > So... Have nut prices gone way up recently? Or was I just a lucky
    > duck in getting cheap prices at the health food store?


    Trader Joe's has good prices on the nuts I buy - cheaper than Whole
    Foods and I think they're better tasting, too.

    -S-



  4. #4
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Nut prices.

    On Tue, 26 Mar 2013 01:05:41 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > So... Have nut prices gone way up recently? Or was I just a lucky duck in
    > getting cheap prices at the health food store?
    >


    Beats me. Nut prices are always astronomical but I find Trader Joe's
    has the best prices and their nuts are fresh. Don't bother to tell me
    your personal horror story about stale nuts at Joe's, because it
    simply hasn't happened in my experience and I've bought nuts there for
    years.

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  5. #5
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Nut prices.

    On Tue, 26 Mar 2013 01:05:41 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:

    > So... Have nut prices gone way up recently? Or was I just a lucky duck in
    > getting cheap prices at the health food store?


    Why do you even need MORE nuts?

    -sw

  6. #6
    Cheri Guest

    Default Re: Nut prices.

    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 26 Mar 2013 01:05:41 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> So... Have nut prices gone way up recently? Or was I just a lucky duck
    >> in
    >> getting cheap prices at the health food store?
    >>

    >
    > Beats me. Nut prices are always astronomical but I find Trader Joe's
    > has the best prices and their nuts are fresh. Don't bother to tell me
    > your personal horror story about stale nuts at Joe's, because it
    > simply hasn't happened in my experience and I've bought nuts there for
    > years.


    I agree with you. TJ's has really good nuts, a good selection, and never
    stale IME.

    Cheri


  7. #7
    l not -l Guest

    Default Re: Nut prices.


    On 26-Mar-2013, A Moose in Love <[email protected]> wrote:

    > >
    > > So... *Have nut prices gone way up recently? *Or was I just a lucky
    > > duck in
    > > getting cheap prices at the health food store?

    >
    > I pay $7.98 per pound for shelled walnuts. I think that's pricey, but
    > I don't eat many. A few per day. I purchase them from a health food
    > store, but they're not labeled as being organic.

    I buy mine at Sam's Club; two pounds for about $12, tax included. These
    are Diamond brand, not sprouted, not organic, just plain ol' walnuts for
    "everyman". Walnuts keep well in the freezer, so a two pound bag isn't
    a problem.
    --
    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

    Bad decisions make good stories.

  8. #8
    Tracy Guest

    Default Re: Nut prices.

    On 3/26/2013 4:05 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    > Maybe I've just been spoiled. I loved my health food store. Not only did
    > they have the freshest popcorn and nuts but the best prices! I'd been
    > buying sprouted walnuts. They do cost a bit more but I like them for eating
    > as is. But the health food store as it was, is no more. The owner has moved
    > it to her house but I've yet to get out there. I don't think she is selling
    > much in the way of food and mostly has supplements. I do take supplements
    > but rarely bought those from her.
    >
    > Anyway... I recently bought walnuts at two different stores and were
    > shocked at the prices. These were neither organic nor sprouted and one was
    > a store brand. And they cost a lot more than I'd been paying at my health
    > food store.
    >
    > So... Have nut prices gone way up recently? Or was I just a lucky duck in
    > getting cheap prices at the health food store?
    >
    >


    You don't say how much you paid.
    I can get a three pound bag of almonds at Costco for $12.99. About a
    year ago or so, the same bag was $9.99. I don't remember how much the
    walnuts or pecans cost - but I do believe the price is better than the
    regular supermarket, which can be around $7 per pound.

    Tracy

  9. #9
    Malcom \Mal\ Reynolds Guest

    Default Re: Nut prices.

    In article <kisoo0$nrn$[email protected]>, Tracy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 3/26/2013 4:05 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    > > Maybe I've just been spoiled. I loved my health food store. Not only did
    > > they have the freshest popcorn and nuts but the best prices! I'd been
    > > buying sprouted walnuts. They do cost a bit more but I like them for eating
    > > as is. But the health food store as it was, is no more. The owner has moved
    > > it to her house but I've yet to get out there. I don't think she is selling
    > > much in the way of food and mostly has supplements. I do take supplements
    > > but rarely bought those from her.
    > >
    > > Anyway... I recently bought walnuts at two different stores and were
    > > shocked at the prices. These were neither organic nor sprouted and one was
    > > a store brand. And they cost a lot more than I'd been paying at my health
    > > food store.
    > >
    > > So... Have nut prices gone way up recently? Or was I just a lucky duck in
    > > getting cheap prices at the health food store?
    > >
    > >

    >
    > You don't say how much you paid.
    > I can get a three pound bag of almonds at Costco for $12.99. About a
    > year ago or so, the same bag was $9.99. I don't remember how much the
    > walnuts or pecans cost - but I do believe the price is better than the
    > regular supermarket, which can be around $7 per pound.
    >
    > Tracy


    One would suggest the farmers market (I get them for $3-5/lb and often
    less), but Julie who lives in the land of abundance just can't find one

  10. #10
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Nut prices.

    On Tue, 26 Mar 2013 01:05:41 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Maybe I've just been spoiled. I loved my health food store. Not only did
    >they have the freshest popcorn and nuts but the best prices! I'd been
    >buying sprouted walnuts. They do cost a bit more but I like them for eating
    >as is. But the health food store as it was, is no more. The owner has moved
    >it to her house but I've yet to get out there. I don't think she is selling
    >much in the way of food and mostly has supplements. I do take supplements
    >but rarely bought those from her.
    >
    >Anyway... I recently bought walnuts at two different stores and were
    >shocked at the prices. These were neither organic nor sprouted and one was
    >a store brand. And they cost a lot more than I'd been paying at my health
    >food store.
    >
    >So... Have nut prices gone way up recently? Or was I just a lucky duck in
    >getting cheap prices at the health food store?


    Unless you specify actual prices your post is as totally useless as
    you are.

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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Nut prices.


    "A Moose in Love" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    On Mar 26, 4:05 am, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    > Maybe I've just been spoiled. I loved my health food store. Not only did
    > they have the freshest popcorn and nuts but the best prices! I'd been
    > buying sprouted walnuts. They do cost a bit more but I like them for
    > eating
    > as is. But the health food store as it was, is no more. The owner has
    > moved
    > it to her house but I've yet to get out there. I don't think she is
    > selling
    > much in the way of food and mostly has supplements. I do take supplements
    > but rarely bought those from her.
    >
    > Anyway... I recently bought walnuts at two different stores and were
    > shocked at the prices. These were neither organic nor sprouted and one was
    > a store brand. And they cost a lot more than I'd been paying at my health
    > food store.
    >
    > So... Have nut prices gone way up recently? Or was I just a lucky duck in
    > getting cheap prices at the health food store?


    I pay $7.98 per pound for shelled walnuts. I think that's pricey, but
    I don't eat many. A few per day. I purchase them from a health food
    store, but they're not labeled as being organic.

    That is about what I paid. Perhaps a tad more.



  12. #12
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Nut prices.


    "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:kis3hg$h22$1@sper[email protected]..
    > Julie Bove wrote:
    >> Maybe I've just been spoiled. I loved my health food store. Not
    >> only did they have the freshest popcorn and nuts but the best prices!
    >> I'd been buying sprouted walnuts. They do cost a bit more but I like
    >> them for eating as is. But the health food store as it was, is no
    >> more. The owner has moved it to her house but I've yet to get out
    >> there. I don't think she is selling much in the way of food and
    >> mostly has supplements. I do take supplements but rarely bought
    >> those from her.
    >> Anyway... I recently bought walnuts at two different stores and were
    >> shocked at the prices. These were neither organic nor sprouted and
    >> one was a store brand. And they cost a lot more than I'd been paying
    >> at my health food store.
    >>
    >> So... Have nut prices gone way up recently? Or was I just a lucky
    >> duck in getting cheap prices at the health food store?

    >
    > Trader Joe's has good prices on the nuts I buy - cheaper than Whole Foods
    > and I think they're better tasting, too.
    >
    > -S-


    I will look there. But I have a feeling they are done on shared lines.



  13. #13
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Nut prices.


    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 26 Mar 2013 01:05:41 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> So... Have nut prices gone way up recently? Or was I just a lucky duck
    >> in
    >> getting cheap prices at the health food store?
    >>

    >
    > Beats me. Nut prices are always astronomical but I find Trader Joe's
    > has the best prices and their nuts are fresh. Don't bother to tell me
    > your personal horror story about stale nuts at Joe's, because it
    > simply hasn't happened in my experience and I've bought nuts there for
    > years.


    I have not ever found stale food at TJ's. But my issue with them is that so
    much of their food is processed on shared lines.



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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "l not -l" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:kisogi$med$[email protected]..
    >
    > On 26-Mar-2013, A Moose in Love <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> >
    >> > So... Have nut prices gone way up recently? Or was I just a lucky
    >> > duck in
    >> > getting cheap prices at the health food store?

    >>
    >> I pay $7.98 per pound for shelled walnuts. I think that's pricey, but
    >> I don't eat many. A few per day. I purchase them from a health food
    >> store, but they're not labeled as being organic.

    > I buy mine at Sam's Club; two pounds for about $12, tax included. These
    > are Diamond brand, not sprouted, not organic, just plain ol' walnuts for
    > "everyman". Walnuts keep well in the freezer, so a two pound bag isn't
    > a problem.


    That's a good price! Costco has a good price on nuts but theirs are on a
    shared line too so I can't eat them.



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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Tracy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:kisoo0$nrn$[email protected]..
    > On 3/26/2013 4:05 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    >> Maybe I've just been spoiled. I loved my health food store. Not only
    >> did
    >> they have the freshest popcorn and nuts but the best prices! I'd been
    >> buying sprouted walnuts. They do cost a bit more but I like them for
    >> eating
    >> as is. But the health food store as it was, is no more. The owner has
    >> moved
    >> it to her house but I've yet to get out there. I don't think she is
    >> selling
    >> much in the way of food and mostly has supplements. I do take
    >> supplements
    >> but rarely bought those from her.
    >>
    >> Anyway... I recently bought walnuts at two different stores and were
    >> shocked at the prices. These were neither organic nor sprouted and one
    >> was
    >> a store brand. And they cost a lot more than I'd been paying at my
    >> health
    >> food store.
    >>
    >> So... Have nut prices gone way up recently? Or was I just a lucky duck
    >> in
    >> getting cheap prices at the health food store?
    >>
    >>

    >
    > You don't say how much you paid.
    > I can get a three pound bag of almonds at Costco for $12.99. About a year
    > ago or so, the same bag was $9.99. I don't remember how much the walnuts
    > or pecans cost - but I do believe the price is better than the regular
    > supermarket, which can be around $7 per pound.
    >
    > Tracy


    It was just over $8 for 4 cups. The Costco nuts are done on shared lines so
    I can't eat them.



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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 26 Mar 2013 01:05:41 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Maybe I've just been spoiled. I loved my health food store. Not only did
    >>they have the freshest popcorn and nuts but the best prices! I'd been
    >>buying sprouted walnuts. They do cost a bit more but I like them for
    >>eating
    >>as is. But the health food store as it was, is no more. The owner has
    >>moved
    >>it to her house but I've yet to get out there. I don't think she is
    >>selling
    >>much in the way of food and mostly has supplements. I do take supplements
    >>but rarely bought those from her.
    >>
    >>Anyway... I recently bought walnuts at two different stores and were
    >>shocked at the prices. These were neither organic nor sprouted and one
    >>was
    >>a store brand. And they cost a lot more than I'd been paying at my health
    >>food store.
    >>
    >>So... Have nut prices gone way up recently? Or was I just a lucky duck
    >>in
    >>getting cheap prices at the health food store?

    >
    > Unless you specify actual prices your post is as totally useless as
    > you are.


    The last walnuts were just over $8. Maybe $8.38? Was an odd price. For
    four cups. These were pieces. Not halves.



  17. #17
    jay Guest

    Default Re: Nut prices.

    In article <kirkp2$eci$[email protected]>,
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Maybe I've just been spoiled. I loved my health food store. Not only did
    > they have the freshest popcorn and nuts but the best prices! I'd been
    > buying sprouted walnuts. They do cost a bit more but I like them for eating
    > as is. But the health food store as it was, is no more. The owner has moved
    > it to her house but I've yet to get out there. I don't think she is selling
    > much in the way of food and mostly has supplements. I do take supplements
    > but rarely bought those from her.
    >
    > Anyway... I recently bought walnuts at two different stores and were
    > shocked at the prices. These were neither organic nor sprouted and one was
    > a store brand. And they cost a lot more than I'd been paying at my health
    > food store.
    >
    > So... Have nut prices gone way up recently? Or was I just a lucky duck in
    > getting cheap prices at the health food store?


    I usually buy them from Costco. They were about 20$ for 3 lbs last time
    I bought them which was ~ month or so ago. Seems that not that long ago
    they were about 14$ for the 3 lb bag. They aren't organic but nice
    quality. I recall paying as little as 10$ for the same 3 lb bag. Yes
    like everything .. the price of nuts is rising. It no doubt goes along
    with the cost of transportation. Just wait until the government version
    of caring for your health kicks in.

    jay

  18. #18
    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: Nut prices.

    Julie Bove wrote:
    > "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote in message


    >> Trader Joe's has good prices on the nuts I buy - cheaper than Whole
    >> Foods and I think they're better tasting, too.


    > I will look there. But I have a feeling they are done on shared
    > lines.


    What does "done on shared lines" mean?

    -S-



  19. #19
    pure kona Guest

    Default Re: Nut prices.

    On Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:19:42 -0400, Tracy <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 3/26/2013 4:05 AM, Julie Bove wrote:

    snippage how much you paid.
    >I can get a three pound bag of almonds at Costco for $12.99. About a
    >year ago or so, the same bag was $9.99. I don't remember how much the
    >walnuts or pecans cost - but I do believe the price is better than the
    >regular supermarket, which can be around $7 per pound.
    >
    >Tracy

    AS a farmer for almost 25 years, I can tell you prices have gone up.
    Fertilizer rises with the price of oil/gas and everything else. Just
    a fact of farming.

    aloha,
    Cea

  20. #20
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Nut prices.


    "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:kitbbt$8gs$[email protected]..
    > Julie Bove wrote:
    >> "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    >
    >>> Trader Joe's has good prices on the nuts I buy - cheaper than Whole
    >>> Foods and I think they're better tasting, too.

    >
    >> I will look there. But I have a feeling they are done on shared
    >> lines.

    >
    > What does "done on shared lines" mean?
    >
    > -S-


    I don't know exactly except that they use the same equipment or something
    like that for other things. In the case of nuts, it is highly likely that
    they will use this for other nuts. So unless you are buying nuts grown and
    processed by a dedicated place for only that kind of nuts, there will be
    cross contamination. I do accept this and take my chances there. But a
    person with a specific nut allergy could not. However, in the case of
    Trader Joe's and Costco, it says shared lines with dairy, eggs and other
    things. The dairy and eggs are a problem for me.

    Some people would say that they are just putting this on there as a CYA type
    thing but... We have had problems with shared lines things so I just won't
    buy them, provided that whatever they share those lines with are problematic
    for us.



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