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Marcona Almonds

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What is it?

Sweet, plump Marcona almonds, imported from Spain, are typically roasted or fried in oil and salted. You can get them for less than $10 a pound at the warehouse store (they cost up to twice as much elsewhere).

How to store:

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or refrigerate for up to 2 months.

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    TanyaSHerring | 11/29/2018

    Deliciously refreshing!

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