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New vendor for mixed nuts (domestic AA - 2/2016), now able to buy online [7/2020]

New vendor for mixed nuts (domestic AA - 2/2016), now able to buy online [7/2020]

Old Feb 22, 16, 3:33 pm
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New vendor for mixed nuts (domestic AA - 2/2016), now able to buy online [7/2020]

On 2/21, I noted three macadamia nuts in my domestic AA mixed nuts. The percentage of cashews was also much lower than before (thankfully). I asked the FA, and she confirmed that AA has a new vendor for its domestic mixed nuts supply.
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Old Feb 22, 16, 3:40 pm
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I'm so glad to have fewer than 70% cashews.
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Old Feb 22, 16, 3:40 pm
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But on to the important things: how many pistachios were there?!?!

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Old Feb 22, 16, 3:45 pm
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But on to the important things: how many pistachios were there?!?!
The pistachio count was up, but the quality was down. Cashew count way down, less than 50% now.

The remaining nuts (almonds, macadamias, and pecans) were of good quality, but the pistachios all tasted burnt, maybe this new vendor over-roasts that particular nut.
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Old Feb 22, 16, 3:46 pm
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Hmm. I could have sworn that the (now) previous nut vendor was Costco/Kirkland. Just visit your local Costco and look at their mixed nuts.
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Old Feb 22, 16, 4:02 pm
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I think I'm the only person who prefers the cashews over the almonds....
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Old Feb 22, 16, 4:09 pm
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I think I'm the only person who prefers the cashews over the almonds....

You definately are NOT!
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Old Feb 22, 16, 4:10 pm
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But on to the important things: how many pistachios were there?!?!
I had four last week and wondered what it was all about.

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Old Feb 22, 16, 4:29 pm
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At least they haven't returned to the predominately soy nut mix.
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Old Feb 22, 16, 4:52 pm
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I think I'm the only person who prefers the cashews over the almonds....
Nope. Almonds give me a headache. I just filled a ramekin with 100% whole cashews and ate them in mourning.
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Old Feb 22, 16, 5:01 pm
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I think I'm the only person who prefers the cashews over the almonds....
You're not alone....count me in
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Old Feb 22, 16, 5:09 pm
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I like cashews but getting macadamia nuts too is nice.

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Old Feb 22, 16, 5:17 pm
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You definately are NOT!
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Nope. Almonds give me a headache. I just filled a ramekin with 100% whole cashews and ate them in mourning.
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You're not alone....count me in
I'm glad I'm not alone!! Long live the cashews!
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Old Feb 22, 16, 5:28 pm
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Dang it!!

My idea of a 'Mixed Nut Cart' - where the FA would custom blend for you on request- was apparently shot down by Food and Beverage Services....
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Old Feb 22, 16, 5:34 pm
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Wasn't there a shortage of almonds due to drought in California, resulting in the AA nut mix to have extra cashews due to this? I seem to recall someone posting a thread on it. Maybe this is related to that.
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