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Cheapest place to buy dried fruits, nuts - trail mix type stuff
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:11 PM
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Default Cheapest place to buy dried fruits, nuts - trail mix type stuff

Where is the best place to buy this sort of stuff in bulk?

Dried banana chips
Dried cranberries
Yoghurt coated raisens
Cashews

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I want to make my own trail mix and healthy snack packs and want to buy the above in big bags (500g or bigger) I took a quick look in holland and Barrett but was a bit put off buy the prices. Is this the going rate for this sort of thing? It struck me as being the sort of thing that should be cheap.
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It struck me as being the sort of thing that should be cheap.
Nope, it's marketed as being healthy, therefore they hike the price up.

Back in the 70's they used to put the price of fruit and veg up and claim it was because the cost of the chemicals they put on them was going up.

These days the cost goes up and they claim it's because they are NOT putting chemicals on them. Implying it's more healthy for you if they don't, so you will pay a higher price .
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Where is the best place to buy this sort of stuff in bulk?

Dried banana chips
Dried cranberries
Yoghurt coated raisens
Cashews

Etc etc

I want to make my own trail mix and healthy snack packs and want to buy the above in big bags (500g or bigger) I took a quick look in holland and Barrett but was a bit put off buy the prices. Is this the going rate for this sort of thing? It struck me as being the sort of thing that should be cheap.
for cranberries check out the dried ones in the supermarkets baking section and look at julian graves

and same with the cashews

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Thanks I'll check there. I've found a couple of places online that don't look so bad. I've seen Chinese supermarkets recommended. I work not too far from china town in soho so will go and check it out after work tomorrow.
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Try www.realfoods.co.uk they have a lot of dried fruit/nuts and are cheaper the more you buy. I have had a couple of orders off them so far and been impressed with the service.
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Dont know where you are based but google your nearest city and "wholefood store". Where i live has one that sells these kinds of things cheap if you are prepared to buy in bulk (http://www.dailybread.co.uk/ if you happen to be in Cambridge or Nottingham). Good luck!
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(http://www.dailybread.co.uk/ if you happen to be in Cambridge or Nottingham). Good luck!
Should read Cambridge or Northampton....was getting all excited that there was one in Nottingham
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The had mixed fruit and nut packs in Home Bargains today, so may be worth a look.
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also QD have 200g packs mixed nuts 1

The market often has cheap offers too
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i'm also a big fan of dried fruit, like dried apple, dried banana. they contains less sugar and the strong flavor.
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Julian Graves has gone bust.

Holland & Barrett has its Buy One Get One For 1p deal on at the moment and organic prunes, organic golden linseed, organic brown linseed, organic sunflower seeds and organic bombay mix are included. (Got an email this morning).

Lidl had some nuts and seeds on offer recently so I got some there. The Morrisons own brand are cheap but you don't get many. ASDA's own brand stuff is reasonable.

Look out for YS too, I picked up some YS Crazy Jack's organic walnut pieces recently at Sainsbury's.
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At a pinch, it's always cheaper to get raisins etc in the baking aisle - the reason is simply that they are zero-rated for VAT if they are sold for baking but standard rated if sold for snacking / confectionery.
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Approved Foods often have supplies of different nuts and/or ready made fruit&nut mixes.

www.approvedfood.co.uk
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If I'm getting cheap dried fruit I tend to get the basics mixed fruit, 64p for 500g at most big chain supermarkets. It's raisins and citrus peel (which I like)
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Rosspa are pretty good and somtimes do delivery offers ; http://www.rosspa.co.uk/food-cupboar...7pstg76iohjak4

Your local Asian stores usually work out pretty cheap too compared with the supermarkets
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I always have a look in Home Bargains, B&M and even poundland for fruit and nuts as they often have bits and pieces. I got some organic diced apricots in B&M a few weeks ago for 49p.
Asain shops are also good and often sell much bigger bags of nuts as well as different sultanas. (golden, green)
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Was nosing on www.ecogreenstore.co.uk and they do dried fruit in bulk
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If you have a 99p store nearby, their stocks are surprisingly good
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