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Found: Chip Nuts in Toronto

Posted by Staff / December 8, 2006

I found Picard's Chip Nuts in a roadside store in St. Thomas, a small town outside of London, ON.

After gobbling up half of my stash, I was on a hunt to find them in the city. The two-hour trek west would just be too much for a snack - although I am notorious for going out of my way for such goods.

First stop: The bulk barn or any other bulk sections of grocery stores, including Noah's and Whole Foods. Nothing.

Second stop: Specialty grocery stores. I did find the Koh-Kee Nuts, which are offered in various Asian grocery stores across the city...but no Chip Nuts. They are different.

I was beginning to lose hope until I remembered a post on Chowhound about my new favourite snack time treat. Word had it that these crunchy pleasures could be found in the North Market of the St. Lawrence Market.

At lunch, I scooted over to see if it was true - and there it was, containers of tiny morsels of joy.

P.S. If you find them, make sure to stock up.



Chester Pape / December 8, 2006 at 10:24 am
Glad you found them locally, just FYI Picards has a location on HWY6 near the 401 and in NOTL, Waterloo and St. Jacobs so if your market connection dries up you don't need to go as far as St. Thomas.
Sameer Vasta / December 8, 2006 at 05:55 pm
Chip nuts? Was is das? Can someone explain how they taste to me?
mish / December 8, 2006 at 06:26 pm
Sorry Sameer, I should have explained...I figured the picture would do it justice.

It is peanuts wrapped in potatoe chips. YUM! I may have to ship some out to London England for ya.
Jack / December 8, 2006 at 10:36 pm
i think you can get that in any chinese grocery stores
Sameer Vasta / December 9, 2006 at 03:20 am
As soon as I get back in T.O, I'm going chip nut hunting.
Mike McLean / January 17, 2007 at 09:52 am
If you donthave time to go to the actual Picards store in waterloo, head to a gas station. They usually have the small packages of chip nuts in the nut aisle. Man these things are addictive.
Me / May 5, 2008 at 10:58 pm
I live 20 minutes from the hwy6/401 location. I'm eating habenero chipnuts right now. Picards rules!

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