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Old 07-23-2008, 02:43 PM   #1
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Cocoa Roasted Almonds at Sams

I went to Sam's Club today and found a wonderful new treat there. Emerald makes a Dark Cocoa roasted Almond that have a really great flavor. They come in a 2.375 lb jar and are 3 net carbs per 1 oz.(approx 30 almonds). I can't wait to try baking something with them.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:44 PM   #2
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Kevin, I have read about these in a few other threads, people really really seem to like them. Darn, DH went to Sam's yesterday and wanted to know if I wanted anything, I forgot about these. Hmmm, might have to make a run...
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:45 PM   #3
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I have been hearing about these. Since I am out of Sugar-free caramel Da Vinci syrup anyway....I will look for the almonds while I am at Sams.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:51 PM   #4
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Chocolate Almonds

Once CostCo had them and we loved them. Then they disappeared.

Enjoy some for us too.

If you would give me the brand name I shall try to find them online.

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Old 07-23-2008, 02:52 PM   #5
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Barbo, they're made by Emerald.
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:44 PM   #6
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OMGoodness!!! These are fabulous!!! I have hidden mine from my dh behind the cat food..(he never feeds the cat and if he does, he will have a reward..)..Anyway........Just a small handful really makes you feel like you have had dessert!
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:50 PM   #7
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OMG!!!!!

These are so good! Someone needs to hide them from me before I eat the whole jar!!!
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:19 PM   #8
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Where are they normally found at Sam's? I have to make a run this weekend.
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Where are they normally found at Sam's? I have to make a run this weekend.
I found mine in the nut section right next to the pistachios.
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Anyone seen these places other than Sam's? A friend mentioned them today and we looked at a Walmart but they didn't have them - it wasn't a super Walmart though so maybe I'll check there tomorrow.
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:35 AM   #11
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Some regular grocery stores have the small canisters of them but they're very expensive. I paid $7.00 for 11 ounces at Randalls here in Houston.

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Some regular grocery stores have the small canisters of them but they're very expensive. I paid $7.00 for 11 ounces at Randalls here in Houston.

And, the Sam's giant size is about $10.00..
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:28 AM   #13
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The 38 oz or 2.375 lb container that I bought at Sam's was $9.88.
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Oh goodness these things are so good. I've got major portion control problems with nuts, so I don't buy them anymore....
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I found mine in the nut section right next to the pistachios.
I have seen the threads about these before and everytime I go to Sams I forget to look, will definately have to check this time and put it on my list otherwise I will forget to look .
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Guess what I had for breakfast?
Much better for you than Cocoa Puffs, which is what they taste like.

Randalls tends to be overpriced on most things so I won't be buying them again. Luckily I came up with a homemade version that's pretty good if I ever want to indulge.
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:42 PM   #18
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Luckily I came up with a homemade version that's pretty good if I ever want to indulge.
Would that be the COCOA COATED WALNUTS?

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Like I needed more excuses to eat Walnuts...LOLOLOL
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The 38 oz or 2.375 lb container that I bought at Sam's was $9.88.
I found these in one of my grocery stores but I wasn't going to pay $5 something for that little container, if they were a bit cheaper would of tried them and if I liked them get the big one at Sam's. I never really liked dark chocolate but my taste buds have been changing so maybe I will now . If I don't the girls at work will eat them up anything with chocolate
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:26 PM   #21
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I found them at Safeway. They were in the regular size, 2 for 7.00.

They are good, but I don't find myself eating them up like I thought I would. I guess that's a good thing!

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Old 07-24-2008, 07:52 PM   #22
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Oh these do sound delishious. I Love almonds, and I Love dark chocolate. And I already have portion contol with nuts, so these could be dangerous for me.

I have found that different Sam's clubs carry different things (just as do WalMarts). IE, I can get Macadamia nuts, and my sister whose nearest Sams is in Texarkana, AR/TX (can't remember which side of the state line it is on) can't get them. So not sure if mine will even have them. And I've bought things down there that I can't find at mine.
But, I may try LindaSue's version. Sounds like it might be a better option since she mentioned the Emerald had modified food starch. (Actually tho if that is Resistant Wheat Starch, I guess it isn't a problem anyway.)
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If you go to amazon they have them along with a lot of reviews. It must be a YMMV thing because a lot of people weren't that impressed. They're 20.00 for 4 11 oz. containers (free shipping for prime members). I'd probably rather buy just one can to see if I liked them that much.
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If you go to amazon they have them along with a lot of reviews. It must be a YMMV thing because a lot of people weren't that impressed. They're 20.00 for 4 11 oz. containers (free shipping for prime members). I'd probably rather buy just one can to see if I liked them that much.
I can actually take them or leave them, myself. I've had the 2 cantainers for over 2 weeks already. I thought I would have finished them both off by now.
They would be good in the CO bark or some other good lc dessert.

I may try LindaSues version too!
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Old 07-26-2008, 10:41 AM   #25
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Yes, but scroll down to the variation. It's more like the real thing than the recipe at the top of the page which was my first experiment.
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I never really liked dark chocolate but my taste buds have been changing so maybe I will now.
They don't taste like dark chocolate. They taste like cocoa and have the same flavor as Cocoa Puffs cereal.
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Yes, but scroll down to the variation. It's more like the real thing than the recipe at the top of the page which was my first experiment.
LindaSue - I made these this morning - Yummy - thanks for this recipe as well as the many others I have tried.
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Wife bought these for me yesterday... oh my god. I'm going to have to ban them from the house, they are waaaaay too good.
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LindaSue, I made your variation recipe this morning and YUM! I used pecans and used my Exopat sheet, letting them bake for just under 20 minutes and stirring them after 10 minutes. I let them cool completely on the sheet in the oven with the door open part way.

This is a keeper. Thanks for the recipe.
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Just printed out the recipe from LindaSue's site...I will be trying it as soon as I buy almonds!
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