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A snack machine at my neighbourhood grocery store ... may contain nuts?

 
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Could be empty?
 
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Maybe the machine is also used on occasion to dispense gummy bears?
 
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That's nuts!   
 
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$0.25 per nut. 4 nuts $1. Oh my god.

Better would read as "May contain golden nuts"
 
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But cashews aren't nuts. Nor are peanuts. So, in case a few hazelnut fragments found their way in there, the warning is absolutely true.

And at that price, isn't it more like this?
May be eaten by nuts
 
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Liutauras Vilda wrote:$0.25 per nut. 4 nuts $1. Oh my god.


I think it is 25 cents per turn (on the knob). And each turn give a small bunch. Those machines are not accurate enough to sell by the nut...  Regardless, it's still expensive though.

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Henry Wong wrote:. . . 25 cents per turn (on the knob). . . .
Not quite as bad then. I could check at KFS how much cashews cost here.
 
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Henry Wong wrote:I think it is 25 cents per turn (on the knob).

But it clearly says "CASHEWS (SALTED), $0.25 EACH"    

Jesper de Jong wrote:That's nuts!   

Campbell Ritchie wrote:But cashews aren't nuts. Nor are peanuts.

It's starting to sound more reasonable already! 
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:But cashews aren't nuts. Nor are peanuts.

I did not think I was going to learn something in this thread. Nice!
 
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£6.99 for 600g (just over 1lb), so 25¢ for a handful isn't too bad.
 
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The cashew fruit:
 
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Good grief! A cow. Thank you whoever it was
 
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They look angry
 
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Liutauras Vilda wrote:They look angry


Wouldn't you be if someone were about to pick you and shove you into a jar?

 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Wouldn't you be if someone were about to pick you and shove you into a jar?

Agh, imagine then how sinful developers are, they put everything to jar's whenever they can 
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:But cashews aren't nuts.


Wikipedia has a more realistic take on that opinion:

The Wikipedia article "Cashew wrote:Within the true fruit is a single seed, which is often considered a nut, in the culinary sense.
 
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Liutauras Vilda wrote:
Bear Bibeault wrote:Wouldn't you be if someone were about to pick you and shove you into a jar?

Agh, imagine then how sinful developers are, they put everything to jar's whenever they can 

Sometimes we go to (a) .war
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
Liutauras Vilda wrote:
Bear Bibeault wrote:Wouldn't you be if someone were about to pick you and shove you into a jar?

Agh, imagine then how sinful developers are, they put everything to jar's whenever they can 

Sometimes we go to (a) .war

Yeah, when we hear about the jar's and war's it is a real candy to ear's
 
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You win. I can't figure out how to get the remaining type (rar) into a sentence
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:You win. I can't figure out how to get the remaining type (rar) into a sentence


You'll have to wait until Talk Like A Pirate Day.
 
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Good grief! I thought Liutauras' joke was bad.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Good grief! I thought Liutauras' joke was bad.

Not only that. Jeanne pointed out as technically not even always correct, but we sqeezed out everything out of it and had a bit of a fun. And look what a good ending by Paul C., I had to lookup a bit on that, but nice one 
 
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Arrrrr matey!

 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:The cashew fruit


Ah, those nuts look like a tumor coming out of a real fruit. I never knew how they looked, and somehow the nut seems less appealing to me.
 
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Nature isn't always pretty!
 
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And some of the less pretty things taste better.
 
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