Bulk Barn Prices high?
This may not be true though. The items I was looking at specifically was nuts. The ones in shell are $3.29/lb compared to $2.99/lb at most supermarkets currently. They did have Brazil nuts in the shell which I am yet to see at the supermarkets I visit though.
Shelled Amira brand walnuts are $5 for a 1lb bag normal price at the Asian store I visit and on sale at No Frill for this price currently.
Pistachios in the shell was on sale at $10/lb whereas it is normally between $$6 an $8/lb normally at bulk food sections like Metro and as low as $3.99/lb on sale.
What really freaked me out though was the whopping $20/lb for shelled pistachios. I understand the shell is a high percentage of the weight plus the added cost of shelling, the nuts and then comparatively to the price of their in shell pistachios this may be reasonable.
Has the price of nuts escalated recently? Google searches claim the Iranian and other Arabic stores along Lawrence East has some fresh nuts with high turnover but no prices were quoted.
What are better options to Bulk Barn for nuts especially? Ambrosia? John Vince foods Is John Vince open to the retail public and do I have to buy large quantities at a time?