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#1304797 - 12/08/08 05:42 AM Is there a hazelnut shortage?
moribundman Offline


Registered: 06/02/03
Posts: 23591
Can't find any, unless I buy them with shells or in tiny, totally overpriced bags. Online, a pound goes for around $9 plus $8 shipping, which isn't any less insane. What gives?

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#1304825 - 12/08/08 07:05 AM Re: Is there a hazelnut shortage? [Re: moribundman]
NYEngineer Offline


Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 1092
Loc: NY, NY
I can only hope there is. Then they'll stop making that awful smelling coffee that my friend drinks.

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#1304826 - 12/08/08 07:08 AM Re: Is there a hazelnut shortage? [Re: NYEngineer]
moribundman Offline


Registered: 06/02/03
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I don't believe they use real hazelnuts for that...

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#1304847 - 12/08/08 07:39 AM Re: Is there a hazelnut shortage? [Re: moribundman]
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Registered: 10/28/02
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Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA

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#1304865 - 12/08/08 07:56 AM Re: Is there a hazelnut shortage? [Re: Pablo]
moribundman Offline


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Not one hazelnut in sight at TJ's.

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#1304885 - 12/08/08 08:12 AM Re: Is there a hazelnut shortage? [Re: moribundman]
CivicFan Offline


Registered: 09/04/06
Posts: 5153
Loc: MW
Didn't know that the hazelnuts came from Turkey - I will need to inspect the origin before I buy them in the future. I do not buy Turkish products...

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#1304887 - 12/08/08 08:13 AM Re: Is there a hazelnut shortage? [Re: NYEngineer]
CivicFan Offline


Registered: 09/04/06
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Loc: MW
 Originally Posted By: NYEngineer
I can only hope there is. Then they'll stop making that awful smelling coffee that my friend drinks.


That's simulated hazelnuts so you need not worry - your friend will continue to enjoy his 'hazelnut flavored' coffee.

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#1304896 - 12/08/08 08:20 AM Re: Is there a hazelnut shortage? [Re: CivicFan]
moribundman Offline


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 Originally Posted By: CivicFan
Didn't know that the hazelnuts came from Turkey - I will need to inspect the origin before I buy them in the future. I do not buy Turkish products...


I suppose I will have to fly up to Oregon and pick the nuts myself.

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#1304904 - 12/08/08 08:29 AM Re: Is there a hazelnut shortage? [Re: moribundman]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
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Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
I used to live next to these guys:

http://www.holmquisthazelnuts.com/

Expensive, but you have connections.

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#1304917 - 12/08/08 08:41 AM Re: Is there a hazelnut shortage? [Re: Pablo]
moribundman Offline


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Two birds with one stone, Pablo! ;\)

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#1304955 - 12/08/08 09:25 AM Re: Is there a hazelnut shortage? [Re: moribundman]
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Registered: 12/12/06
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Loc: NY, NY
I'm relieved that hazelnut coffee isn't made with real hazelnuts because it stinks.

Only problem now is how to get Little Tony to stop drinking that vile slop and drink a proper cup o joe.

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#1304959 - 12/08/08 09:27 AM Re: Is there a hazelnut shortage? [Re: moribundman]
Iain Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 645
Loc: US/UK
 Originally Posted By: moribundman
Can't find any, unless I buy them with shells or in tiny, totally overpriced bags. Online, a pound goes for around $9 plus $8 shipping, which isn't any less insane. What gives?

Readily available raw and bulk at my local Whole Foods Market. Just take what you want and roast them.
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#1305220 - 12/08/08 01:54 PM Re: Is there a hazelnut shortage? [Re: Iain]
moribundman Offline


Registered: 06/02/03
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Whole Foods? You want me to go near downtown? People stick their hands in the bulk bins. No thanks, I prefer halfway hygienically packaged nuts.

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#1305256 - 12/08/08 02:27 PM Re: Is there a hazelnut shortage? [Re: moribundman]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 28287
Loc: a prisoner island
Seem to be plenty of hazelnuts to adulterate down here.

http://nutella.com.au/products/ingredients/
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#1305273 - 12/08/08 02:42 PM Re: Is there a hazelnut shortage? [Re: Shannow]
CivicFan Offline


Registered: 09/04/06
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That 1 kg Nutella would last me a whole month!

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