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Costco no longer carries large qty macadamias - where else can we go?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 03, 2012 at 11:34 PM

I was very disappointed in costco today, their bulk canisters of Macadamias disappeared, and the staff says it has gone inactive at all stores. This was a staple PALEO snack of mine and especially wanted it for the holidays. It would be much more understandable if they didn't have so many different brands/offerings for EACH of cashews, almonds, pecans, etc... but they can't carry a single bulk offering of macadamia? argh

What other big-box stores are available for getting macadamias? I am considering whole foods bulk aisle, which isn't terrible I just have to get off my lazy butt and roast them myself...

Costco almost got back into my good graces by bringing back the Kerrygold butter, except they only had the salted and I happened to need unsalted :( sigh

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on November 04, 2012
at 02:52 PM

I've purchased through nuts.com before, and it seems legit quality. Though I preferred Mauna Loa brand myself, but the difference is minimal.

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on November 04, 2012
at 02:30 AM

I just checked nuts.com and macadamia nuts are cheaper at Trader Joe's and you can save the shipping costs, assuming you have a Trader Joe's in the area.

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on November 04, 2012
at 12:23 AM

Nuts.com is a godsend for this very reason. Reasonable prices and fast shipments, for what it's worth.

4430c600b097f03d9936f0ae8b6b0201

on November 04, 2012
at 02:30 AM

I just checked nuts.com and macadamia nuts are cheaper at Trader Joe's and you can save the shipping costs, assuming you have a Trader Joe's in the area.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on November 04, 2012
at 02:52 PM

I've purchased through nuts.com before, and it seems legit quality. Though I preferred Mauna Loa brand myself, but the difference is minimal.

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on November 04, 2012
at 06:23 PM

I buy from Blue Mountain Organics - www.bluemountainorganics.com - the 25 lbs of any of their items is the best deal, they often have discount codes via email. Because they are organic, they tend to be more expensive, but so delicious, the best mac nuts I've ever had. Their soaked, dehydrated pecans might be one of the most perfect foods I've ever had, just as an aside. I can't buy many of them or else they're gone in a week, but tasty if you like pecans.

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on November 04, 2012
at 05:03 PM

You can buy very high quality macadamia nuts directly from this grower in Hawaii:

http://www.drpauloskonacoffee.com/macnuts.htm

If you buy from their "bulk purchasing" page the cost including shipping works out to about $12 per pound. In my experience their shipments have always been quick and reliable.

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on November 04, 2012
at 07:31 AM

You might try the ethnic supermarkets if available in your area. I find the nut prices to be a bit more reasonable. I don't recall macadamia nut prices, but I'll use pine nuts as an example: Whole Foods prices them at $36/lb; whereas one of the ethnic stores carries them @ $10/lb. I find no appreciable differences in quality.

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on November 04, 2012
at 07:00 AM

Perhaps they are out of season?

Supplies for macadamias vary and they're one of those things where the expense can actually reflect demand/supply neoclaissicla stuff..

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on November 04, 2012
at 02:28 AM

Whole Foods and Trader Joe's both have them. They are very expensive a Whole Foods at $20 per pound, but are a much more reasonable at Trader Joe's at around $14 per pound.

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on November 04, 2012
at 02:13 AM

Amazon and iHerb are my go-to places for bulk prices and free shipping.

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on November 04, 2012
at 12:12 AM

We still have 1.5lb bags of macs here in MI. I don't recall ever seeing canisters. Hopefully the bags stay available.

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on November 04, 2012
at 12:00 AM

Hello Amazon, lol. I've bought plenty of bulk foods from Amazon before with good experience, from Honey to Sardines to mints.

1) Macadamia Nuts* - 5 Lb Bag / Box Each - 60.51

2) Mauna Loa Dry Roasted Macadamias With Sea Salt, 4.5-Ounce Cans (Pack of 6) -35.20

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