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Subject: Tamari Almonds -- Buy bulk or make my own?
Date Posted: 9/2/2008 1:59 PM ET
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I just ordered a 10# case of tamari almonds for around $9.40 a pound from my local natural food store. Superior nut in MA sells their 10# case for $5.95/lb. I'm really wondering why Superior's are half the price? Maybe the price reflects a steep volume discount???

Don't know anything about Superior nut ... so I'm looking for some feedback....

Also I'm guessing it might be cheaper to make my own ... anyone have a recipe?

 

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 2:27 AM ET
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Most of the home recipes I've seen for this sort of thing don't come near to what you get from the store.  They usually involve making an egg-white and spice paste, coating the almonds, and baking them. :P

If you can find them at $5.95/lb, more power to you!  That's a great price.  I'd taste some from Superior first, to make sure they taste the same as what you're used to.  But then, I use Tamari almonds to make a chocolate bark, and an off taste would be really bad.

Date Posted: 9/9/2008 9:25 AM ET
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Hmmm... tarmari almonds and chocolate bark .... that is an interesting combination ... do you use white, dark or milk chocolate?

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 12:31 AM ET
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DARK.  70% cocoa dark.  I have also used them with white, flavored with lime or lemon. 

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 9:51 AM ET
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I'm going to give it a try .. thanks for the idea!

Date Posted: 9/11/2008 12:19 AM ET
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Go for it!  FYI, lemon oil and orange oil can be found in small bottles from Lorann, at Hobby Lobby, in the candy section (possibly Michael's as well).  Sadly, I've never found lime in such a small quantity (don't use alcohol extracts with chocolate, although you may already know that).

Word of advice: Spearmint oil tastes exactly like Wrigley's gum, so only use it if you like Wrigley's (IMO, not good with dark chocolate :P).