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I got a response from the company today about the slivered almonds.  The company is saying they're supposed to be soft because they're blanched.  And they are also claiming that if slivered almonds are hard, they aren't fresh because the moisture has gone out of them.  I don't know, moisture, sitting in a vacuum sealed bag, just seems like it's not a good idea.  

What do you guys think?


The upside is they sent me 2 bags of slivered almonds, pecans, and walnuts for free.  That was nice of them.  


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Even blanched almonds should get crispy again when they're dried. But maybe this company uses a different blanching process than other companies? Almonds shouldn't be brittle, they should have some "bounce" to them and be crunchy but still a little flexible (when thin enough to be slivered; whole almonds won't bend.)

If you don't like the texture, but they don't seem to be "bad" then you could use the almonds for making almond milk. Or you could just keep the free pecans and give the walnuts and almonds away to others.


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There's a sweetness to them that is bothering my faculties also.  I don't remember them being like that before.  Plus, I just bought some Diamond brand and they are much more crunchy and have a different flavor.  More like I'm used to.  Maybe it's just the difference between suppliers, where they're grown, etc.  But the thing that is bothering me is that when I used to get them from this company (eileens's) they used to be more like the diamond brand.  And one day when I soaked them, they smelled different than the other times.  And ever since then it just hasn't sat right with my mind.  I've yet to eat barely any, so I have no clue if they're good or bad.  My daughter has eaten some.  I'm probably just being overly anal, but they're definitely soft.  Like they don't snap at all.  And the diamond ones do.  So, which one is proper I don't know, but the diamond one seems like what I'm used to.  So, I may just have to buy them that way for now.  I have to try whole ones again also.  I stopped them a long time ago thinking the skins didn't agree with me.  I have no clue if that's true or not.


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