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Costco kirkland nuts Good deal yeah or nay?

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Costco kirkland nuts Good deal yeah or nay?

Is it really a good deal for their nuts(pecans,walnuts almonds)??

Marginal savings or not really??

Better off at bulkbarn / walmart??
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Depends on the price, does it not? Did you compare prices between the two stores?
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Also depends if you can eat that many nuts. They have a limited shelf life so sometimes I find they're cheaper per pound at Costco, but if you don't finishing it, there's no point.
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Regardless what she says size does matter. I find BB and Walmart nuts to be miniature compared to Costco. I like my nuts with some meat on them. Give me a nice big cashew over a peanut sized one.

Not all nuts are created equal.
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I can't speak for other nuts, but for peanuts, Walmart seems to have the best price. The jars they have at the checkout area are ridiculously cheap and the seasoning ain't bad at all!
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Costco nuts has doubled in price unfortunately, but still comparable/cheaper than bulk barn. Then again, if you buy from Bulk Barn you get the bonus of other people's hand germs, spit, and sneezes. :lol:
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Good. In terms of quality we find Costco to be better than both grocery stores and Walmart.

You can freeze nuts for 6 months to a year without any loss in freshness. We usually buy large amounts at Costco and freeze for later uses, and we haven't had any issues doing this.
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Costcos nuts are great. I used to only buy at no frills when they were on sale as they have the no salt cashews but ever since Costco started carrying them now I only shop there.
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Costco's prices on nuts have been steadily increasing for quite a while now. Not too long ago the unsalted mix container was 14.99 now it's what, 21.99? More likely than not due to currency fluctuations but still... Now we wait until they go on sale at RCSS.
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lottomax wrote: Is it really a good deal for their nuts(pecans,walnuts almonds)??

Marginal savings or not really??

Better off at bulkbarn / walmart??
Costco hazelnuts are much fresher than the ones we usually find at grocery stores or Bulk Barn, perhaps because inventory turns over faster at Costco. I'm especially suspicious of the bulk places, where the nuts sit in non-airtight containers for an unknown length of time.
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Costco Kirkland almonds were $9.99 less than 12 months ago. Then they went to $10.99, $11.99, and now $19.99.
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Bulk Barn is beyond ridiculous when it comes to pricing. They prey on people who believe buying things in pails sitting on the floor means cheaper prices. They price things per 100g so people don't realize how much they are being robbed.

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Price of Costco nuts keeps increasing.I usually buy the mixed ones in the jars.

I started getting better value buying the President's Choice nuts which was $2 cheaper than Costco's for same size container last time I bought. Only thing is Pc does not have an unsalted option like at Costco.

President's Choice nuts has started increasing in price now.

I bought Dan d Pak cashews for cheap but it was soft and not as great tasting as PC or Kirkland brands.

Costco still has the best price on Bagged nuts like walnuts,pecans and almonds despite price increases.
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lottomax wrote: Is it really a good deal for their nuts(pecans,walnuts almonds)??
I have been buying the Kirkland unsalted nuts mix for years and I am very happy with it. Price is higher than at the average store, but you are paying for quality. The nuts are very high quality and you can really taste the freshness.

I keep these under my desk at work and it helps ward off those cravings when most people would go for some timbits or something.
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jzmtl wrote: Costco nuts has doubled in price unfortunately, but still comparable/cheaper than bulk barn. Then again, if you buy from Bulk Barn you get the bonus of other people's hand germs, spit, and sneezes. :lol:
You forgot to add the flecks of boogers and ear wax that fall out of fingernails.
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Jucius Maximus wrote: I have been buying the Kirkland unsalted nuts mix for years and I am very happy with it. Price is higher than at the average store, but you are paying for quality. The nuts are very high quality and you can really taste the freshness.

I keep these under my desk at work and it helps ward off those cravings when most people would go for some timbits or something.
Same here. I used to have a problem with my weight and thanks to doing little things like you mentioned.. Killing cravings by eating unsalted nuts and drinking cold tea or lemon /lime water instead of a pop, I managed maintain my thinness. Keep on being strong because as soon as you give in, it'll be much harder to say no next time.

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I'm going to try Costco nuts next time around because a bag of almonds cost me 40 dollars at BB the other day that will only last me 2 weeks worth of smoothies and the quality wasn't too fresh.

I don't mind paying a small premium for larger and more fresh almonds. I recently tried the raw cashews as Costco and found them disgusting because I'm used to them being roasted unsalted at BB.. Costco ones are all natural, I force myself to eat them because they're healthier and contain 75% less fat than BB unsalted roasted cashews.

The mix nut bags I will try next time I visit Costco.
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Phils wrote: Costco Kirkland almonds were $9.99 less than 12 months ago. Then they went to $10.99, $11.99, and now $19.99.
Yep. So much for my health nut fix. It was going up every time I went into the store .
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MontrealBonjour wrote: Same here. I used to have a problem with my weight and thanks to doing little things like you mentioned.. Killing cravings by eating unsalted nuts and drinking cold tea or lemon /lime water instead of a pop, I managed maintain my thinness. Keep on being strong because as soon as you give in, it'll be much harder to say no next time.

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I'm going to try Costco nuts next time around because a bag of almonds cost me 40 dollars at BB the other day that will only last me 2 weeks worth of smoothies and the quality wasn't too fresh.

I don't mind paying a small premium for larger and more fresh almonds. I recently tried the raw cashews as Costco and found them disgusting because I'm used to them being roasted unsalted at BB.. Costco ones are all natural, I force myself to eat them because they're healthier and contain 75% less fat than BB unsalted roasted cashews.

The mix nut bags I will try next time I visit Costco.
You know you can just throw them in the oven and roast them yourself right? :lol: Those are meant for cooking not snacking.

Besides how could there 4 times more fat in the other brand? Not unless they dump a liter of cooking oil in the packaging.
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jzmtl wrote: You know you can just throw them in the oven and roast them yourself right? :lol: Those are meant for cooking not snacking.

Besides how could there 4 times more fat in the other brand? Not unless they dump a liter of cooking oil in the packaging.
The BB ones are full of oil and roasted, I failed to add the oil part. They're incredibly tasty however the fat difference is huge when compared to the Costco natural cashews so you're right that it is caked in oils :)

It's the first time I've purchased raw un handled cashews, I'll roast them tonight in an attempt to make them tastier lol.
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MontrealBonjour wrote: The BB ones are full of oil and roasted, I failed to add the oil part. They're incredibly tasty however the fat difference is huge when compared to the Costco natural cashews so you're right that it is caked in oils :)

It's the first time I've purchased raw un handled cashews, I'll roast them tonight in an attempt to make them tastier lol.
Geez, consider how much natural oil is in the nuts already, they'd have to pressure treat it to increase the oil content by any significant amount!

I don't think there's any price difference between their raw and roasted cashew so I've always bought the roasted ones.

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