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[Food Basics] Almonds 7% cheaper than Costco

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Almonds 7% cheaper than Costco

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Good price for those who don't have a Costco membership.

250g for $2.98. Costco has 1.36Kg for $17.49.

So (1360/250) X $2.98 = $16.21. So you save $1.28 or 7.3% compared to Costco.
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Yayyyyyyyyyyyy

Edit: I love the dry roasted and salted Kirkland almonds. 1.15kg for $15.99 I believe
Last edited by Melkor on Mar 20th, 2019 7:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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An unknown brand being 7% cheaper than Costco's consistent quality just isn't worth the risk.
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Leverage wrote:
Mar 20th, 2019 7:32 pm
An unknown brand being 7% cheaper than Costco's consistent quality just isn't worth the risk.
Although I agree about the Costco quality, but this is still a good deal for people who dont have a Costco membership.
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d4diesel wrote:
Mar 20th, 2019 7:46 pm
Although I agree about the Costco quality, but this is still a good deal for people who dont have a Costco membership.
An RFDer without a Costco membership? That goes against our core values of having a Koodo cancelled tab Samsung/iPhone/Huawei with a 3 GB Fido tablet data plan while living in the GTA only. (Not outside, assume everyone is always in the GTA!)
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Could be cheaper that Bulk Barn with the coupon
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d4diesel wrote:
Mar 20th, 2019 7:46 pm
Although I agree about the Costco quality, but this is still a good deal for people who dont have a Costco membership.
You can buy them online and delivered without a membership. $19.99/bag: https://www.costco.ca/Kirkland-Signatur ... 77082.html.

Or 2-pack for $39.99 if you don't want to spend min $75.

Not sure it's worth it in this case but I feel it is for the walnuts!
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Costco almonds are really good quality.... No comparison to food basics
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SizzleChest wrote:
Mar 20th, 2019 8:30 pm
Google "almond pasteurization"
@SizzleChest Thanks for sharing that!! Didn't have a clue. Just went through a few pieces on the subject. Very informative. Mandatory pasteurization for all domestically produced almonds since 2007. (99.9% are produced in California). All this due to 2 Salmonela outbreaks in the early 2000s. And one of the articles from 2015 states that the plans were to introduce mandatory pasteurization for other like: walnuts, pistachios, dried peaches etc.

Essentially, almonds labeled as "Raw" are not in fact raw. If they are organic they get 'steam treated', and if non organic they get treated with propylene oxide, or PPO. (proven carcinogen)

Thanks again for the insight!
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Leverage wrote:
Mar 20th, 2019 7:51 pm
An RFDer without a Costco membership? That goes against our core values of having a Koodo cancelled tab Samsung/iPhone/Huawei with a 3 GB Fido tablet data plan while living in the GTA only. (Not outside, assume everyone is always in the GTA!)
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Costco Canada says they use steam pasteurization if that makes you feel better:

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