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CALLING FELLOW NUTTERS...WHERE TO BUY DRIED FRUIT & NUTS?

Old Jul 19th 2010, 4:08 pm
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I live nr Mijas and am desperate to find reasonably priced dried fruit and nuts. Before we came out I visited Julian Graves and very nearly cleared them out of stocks of large packs of dried apricots, figs, dates, various nuts, raisins, a lovely mixture of seeds and nuts full of Omega 3 and 6, all reasonably priced/on special. Can anyone suggest comparable sources, or at least better than the mingy expensive packs on offer in Mercadona and the likes please??
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I live nr Mijas and am desperate to find reasonably priced dried fruit and nuts. Before we came out I visited Julian Graves and very nearly cleared them out of stocks of large packs of dried apricots, figs, dates, various nuts, raisins, a lovely mixture of seeds and nuts full of Omega 3 and 6, all reasonably priced/on special. Can anyone suggest comparable sources, or at least better than the mingy expensive packs on offer in Mercadona and the likes please??
You can get these almost anywhere in Spain. Dried fruit and nuts are an important part of the Spanish diet.

In the past I've bought them from the Friday market in Arroyo de la miel, our local fruteria, or at Hipercor, wherever I happen to be.

I always make sure things like almonds and hazzlenuts etc state they are from Spain as they taste twice as good as the much cheaper ones from California or Turkey. The latter ones are mass produced and dont have the tradition. We recently bought some local raisins from the Montes de Malaga and they were incredible!

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Originally Posted by beverleyp
I live nr Mijas and am desperate to find reasonably priced dried fruit and nuts. Before we came out I visited Julian Graves and very nearly cleared them out of stocks of large packs of dried apricots, figs, dates, various nuts, raisins, a lovely mixture of seeds and nuts full of Omega 3 and 6, all reasonably priced/on special. Can anyone suggest comparable sources, or at least better than the mingy expensive packs on offer in Mercadona and the likes please??
My local Mercadona has a good range, but the best range is in the local mercadillo
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My local Mercadona has a good range, but the best range is in the local mercadillo
But the lady said they are mingy expensive packs.
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But the lady said they are mingy expensive packs.
that will teach me to read the entire post & not just the title!!!
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Originally Posted by jdr
But the lady said they are mingy expensive packs.
Thanks JDR - you've got it in one. I'm talking kilo packs at a reasonable price as per Julian Graves
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Originally Posted by cricketman
You can get these almost anywhere in Spain. Dried fruit and nuts are an important part of the Spanish diet.

In the past I've bought them from the Friday market in Arroyo de la miel, our local fruteria, or at Hipercor, wherever I happen to be.

I always make sure things like almonds and hazzlenuts etc state they are from Spain as they taste twice as good as the much cheaper ones from California or Turkey. The latter ones are mass produced and dont have the tradition. We recently bought some local raisins from the Montes de Malaga and they were incredible!
.... yes, but aren't they always very expensive?
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.... yes, but aren't they always very expensive?
I dont think so, but I dont how much they cost in England so I dont know how much you are expecting to pay.
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Eroski do a reasonable selection in plastic boxes rather than small packs.
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Markets! Simples
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The local daily markets seem to have a good supply of them.
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