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Best places to buy dried fruit in bulk?
« on: July 21, 2015, 06:06:54 PM »
We've been enjoying dried fruit, but at Sam's it was $9 for a 2.75 pound bag that contained a lot of raisins/etc.

Mainly we like the pineapple and mangos, but this is a small percentage of the bag and raisins are much cheaper.

Where are cost effective places to buy dried fruit?

From searching around it looks like nuts.com or ohnuts.com have pineapple ~$4/pound.

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Re: Best places to buy dried fruit in bulk?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2015, 07:21:56 PM »
Costco

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Re: Best places to buy dried fruit in bulk?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2015, 07:32:58 AM »
Ditto to Costco.

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Re: Best places to buy dried fruit in bulk?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2015, 11:42:40 AM »
Winco, if you have them.

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Re: Best places to buy dried fruit in bulk?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2015, 11:51:45 AM »
You could go a DIY route - drying fruit out isn't too hard, even if you don't have a dehydrator.

I haven't experimented too much with this, but I got some delicious dried apply by just peeling and slicing apples that were about to go bad and drying them out in the oven at a lowish temp. http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Dried-Fruit You're limited in how much you can make at a time (number of baking trays/oven space), though. Also not sure about the price comparison vs. store-bought dried fruit. If you get the fresh fruit on sale, you probably come out ahead for most things besides raisins. You could also ensure your preferred distribution of fruit.

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Re: Best places to buy dried fruit in bulk?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2015, 01:35:04 PM »
You could go a DIY route - drying fruit out isn't too hard, even if you don't have a dehydrator.

I haven't experimented too much with this, but I got some delicious dried apply by just peeling and slicing apples that were about to go bad and drying them out in the oven at a lowish temp. http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Dried-Fruit You're limited in how much you can make at a time (number of baking trays/oven space), though. Also not sure about the price comparison vs. store-bought dried fruit. If you get the fresh fruit on sale, you probably come out ahead for most things besides raisins. You could also ensure your preferred distribution of fruit.

I've made apple chips in the oven too and I felt like it was a lot of effort for a box of chips (also my oven is small so I had to do it in a couple of batches). It depends on the markup, but the effort might be worth it for mangos/pineapples.

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Re: Best places to buy dried fruit in bulk?
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2015, 02:01:31 PM »
nuts.com