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Source for banana chips in bulk

by JimDantin » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:00 pm

I'm looking for a local source of dried banana chips in bulk (by the pound - need 4-5 pounds). We found some at Krogers, on special in 6 oz. bags for $1.00/bag. They are no longer available in the stores I checked, but that set the target price for us.

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Re: Source for banana chips in bulk

by Robin Garr » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:18 pm

I don't know, Jim, but might try Rainbow Blossom, which has a lot of stuff in bulk. Or Nuts N Stuff?
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Re: Source for banana chips in bulk

by JimDantin » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:29 pm

Thanks - I will check them out.

Anyone else?
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Re: Source for banana chips in bulk

by Suzi Bernert » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:17 pm

The Fresh Market may have enough.
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Re: Source for banana chips in bulk

by Joel F » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:52 am

not local but we like the products from these folks (www.nuts.com)

they have several varieties, the basic sweetened / unsweetened are:

1lb bag — $2.99 $2.99/lb
5lb bag — $14.50 $2.90/lb
14lb case — $27.86 $1.99/lb
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Re: Source for banana chips in bulk

by JimDantin » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:37 am

Thanks for the replies -- and the winner appears to be Rainbow Blossom!

Rainbow Blossom - $2.99/lb
Nuts N Stuff - $3.50/lb
Fresh Market - $3.99/lb
(some other local sources are embarrassingly high!)

For mail order sources, the shipping costs result in higher $/lb unless you need VERY large quantities.

Now we all know.
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Re: Source for banana chips in bulk

by Joel F » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:14 am

supporting our local retailers for the win.

FWIW - 14lbs from the nuts.com people with shipping comes to 2.79/lb (assuming my math is correct)
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Re: Source for banana chips in bulk

by JimDantin » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:22 am

Joel F wrote:supporting our local retailers for the win.
FWIW - 14lbs from the nuts.com people with shipping comes to 2.79/lb (assuming my math is correct)

You are correct with your math (but I really don't need 14 pounds of chips!) - and also correct that supporting local retailers is a win for everyone. There are some local retailers charging FAR more per pound for a commodity product like this - I WON'T be dealing with them. But Rainbow Blossom and the others listed are all competitively priced and should be supported.
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Re: Source for banana chips in bulk

by Christina Hall » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:35 pm

I remember Trader Joe's being pretty inexpensive. Here's an old link that had them at about $2.00 per pound, and I don't think it's changed much, if at all. (and they're good!)

http://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-flye ... cle_id=210
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