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Christmas shopping for my PA girlfriend

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By AGrey on Fri, 12-10-10, 03:20

New to the boards here, it's my first post.

I'll start by saying: QALL (you know who you are) stop reading, or it'll ruin your Christmas surprise from GJA.

anyway, here goes:

I love peanuts. I love all tree nuts, pistachios and cashews in particular. I would seriously eat a jar of peanut butter a week, i just couldn't get enough of it. Unfortunately, my girlfriend is allergic to peanuts, so I haven't had any for about five months now.

I've been poking around for a while now for peanut-free tree nuts, and found a place to get peanut-free almonds. My girlfriend tried some and loved them! she'd never eaten almonds before, and since then (about two months) has bought them regularly.

So as part of her christmas present, I'd like to put together a sampler of all the nuts she's never been able to try: cashews, walnuts, pistachios, pecans mostly, but if i come across others I'll throw them in, too.

My source of almonds ( http://www.bluediamond.com/ ) has a store locator, and there are about four places within walking distance of both of our apartments where we can get them. This saves on shipping, which is good because i'm on a budget. I've seen the tierra farms site (https://www.tierrafarm.com), but the smallest bag size is one pound, so it'll get kinda pricey considering how many i would have to buy. I'd rather not have to go that route. (There are a few other things i have to squeeze into my Christmas budget)

Are there any manufacturers like blue diamond: that sell single-serving quantities in brick and mortar stores, preferably in the Chicago area?

Sorry the post turned into a novel, thanks for reading

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