Costco fixed a problem!
I do not believe these almonds are “Californian”. I believe they are a product of China or Turkey, and were dehydrated to bone dry for shipping and spoilage reasons. These are not “Almonds” or even food. They are rock hard almond shaped industrial crap.
The language used in the labeling is very clever, and very vague. If these Almonds were actually of Californian origin, they would say so. I do not believe they are, since they are tooth breakingly rock hard and tasteless. I believe this this product is fraudulent.
“Take our Kirkland Signature California Almonds, for example.” very clever… these are not California Almonds. The copy writers use “California Almonds” as an “example”. But that is not what is in the bag. Lawyers checked off on this description as our bought and paid for USDA is too small to deal with these sorts of everyday consumer frauds.
From the bag:
“Kirkland Supreme Whole Almonds
* U.S. #1
* Highest Quality.
* All Natural.
* Value Pack 48 oz (3 lb).
Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest ones. Take our Kirkland Signature California Almonds, for example. The idea was simple: We wanted to provide the best quality, the best value and the best taste to our almond-loving member.
Rich in nutrients, fiber and protein, yet low in saturated fat and free of cholesterol, our all natural, preservative-free whole almonds are 100-percent satisfaction guaranteed.
Kirkland Signature Supreme Whole Almonds simply the best.
Every Kirkland Signature product is guaranteed to meet or exceed the quality standards of the leading national brands.”
Tooth Loosening Tough
A couple days after eating a cupfull of these I developed a toothache which puzzeled me until I remembered the brutal ordeal of chewing these.
I made almond butter from the rest. Like the old saying when you get lemons, make lemonade.
I would never eat another brand’s almonds ever again, once you go Kikland you never go back.
PROs: Deliciously tasty, brown, age defying after effects. (Even better than pro-active)
CONs: The bag is kind of hard to open under its intensely tight glue seal. Kirkland does everything right.
Excellent raw almonds
Kirkland is the Costco brand name, so if you belong to Costco you can buy these in the store for much less than the price on Amazon.