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Old 01-17-2011, 04:40 PM   #1
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Why are pistachios not sold shelled?

I just spend 2 hours shelling a container of them; does anyone know why can't i buy them this way ?

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Old 01-17-2011, 04:45 PM   #2
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You can buy them at regular grocery stores (and Trader Joes) but they aren't as fresh looking nor tasting. They are brownish compared to the spring green color of fresh.
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:46 PM   #3
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Amen! I was just thinking this last night as I paid $7 for a bag w/ shells.
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:48 PM   #4
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A large jar of shelled salted pistachios were a standard Christmas gift for me a while back. They went down really fast.
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:12 PM   #5
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often i will avoid recipes with these nuts. just not into the shelling process. my daughter loves them and even she gets tired of shelling. wish they would present a quality shelled version.
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:21 PM   #6
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You can buy very fresh tasting and "green" pistachios that are shelled... just need to ask your local grocer to supply them. We have a wholesale club called BJ's that stocks these...



They get about $10 for one pound of shelled nuts.
The brand is "Wonderful".
They can also be found online.
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:44 PM   #7
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I can get them shelled in the bulk foods aisle at my local grocery store.
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:55 PM   #8
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I'd agree that they vanish quite quickly... along with the one pound bags of Diamond Smoked Almonds we purchase at the same store.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:37 PM   #9
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I have never seen shelled pistachio nuts, but shelling them as I eat them slows me down a little, which is good lol. Gotta watch the girlish figure ;) I am surprised they aren't sold shelled more often tho
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:53 PM   #10
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often i will avoid recipes with these nuts. just not into the shelling process. my daughter loves them and even she gets tired of shelling. wish they would present a quality shelled version.
found a site that sells unsalted , shelled for 11 odd dollars a pound if i can remember site, may go back and buy
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