Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Cashew Nut Factory - Phuket, Thailand


Promthep Cape so breathtaking that I wished I could have sat around for another hour or so. Impossible. We had get going to this cashew nut factory. The first thing you will see right here is the the cashew tree. Surely I was excited because I've never seen the ripe nuts hanging loose on the tree. So while the rest quickly rushed into the factory, I waited, admired the tree and then where else but to tail in for a short educational journey on cashews, sampled the various flavours of cashews, the cashew drink you have to pay to taste and shop till you drop. Tricky. To buy or not to, to keep the money or greedily pack the baskets with the food stuffs. At first you may feel you don't want to buy but trust me, the temptation looking at the people grabbing the stuffs as though free, I bet you will melt with them.


















So yours faithfully bought and when it came to paying, she almost cried. No, not cheap. The thing is you won't bother or will brush away looking at the prices while picking the stuffs but when paying, can run to at least cheapest RM200.00 for a few packets of this and that. Mmm!! I paid and left to Phuket premium outlet shopping. Basically I feel such places are always included in a tour. Maybe educational okay but hidden sales gimmick for the tour guide and who not to make extra money. 

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20 comments:

  1. OMG, never knew cashew trees look like that! If you didn't say, I would have thought those were capsicums! Lol! Love this post!

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  2. look at the cashews on the tree... they look so good..lovely post ..I'm sure it must have been such a wonderful experience..

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  3. Oh wow, this must be a really Interesting visit
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  4. Woow good post dear . Thank u for sharing

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  5. I missed it during my visit, nice clicks.

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  6. The first pic really made me to fly into my childhood....the cashew nut trees in my home...v n our neighbourhood friends used to play dere, sitting in each branches of those trees....Eventhough there z a cashew nut factory near my home, didnt get a chance to go inside. Ur post gives such a wonderful journey through various phases of cashew nut processing......Enjoyed the post :)

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  7. Wow the cashew tree with all the fruits still intact brings a lot of fond memories.I still remember collecting them along with friends and finally burning them to have the nuts.

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  8. I have seen lots of cashew trees when visiting Brazil...but never saw factories......great and informative pictures Nava.
    Have a great week :D

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  9. We too have went to the same factory when we visited Phuket... N got the same feeling that prices are high only when we paid the bills... ��

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  10. i hv seen the tree before but never saw the factory before. Used to be able to eat cashew nuts but after giving birth I cant eat it anymore. Twill get all itchy and vomity

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  11. u reminded me of my childhood days nava.we have cashew nut forest nearby our grandmas house n we used to get the fruits along with nuts n fry them .hull them n eat them...lovely days.gud we can see them in other coutries as well.

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  12. still we have a lots of cashew trees in my home...now it s season....

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  13. I had no idea a cashew nut tree looked like that! And it must be interesting to watch how the process works for such a popular nut in the world. I myself love cashew nuts so I know I would have been happy to shop at a place like that.

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  14. Very interesting to know about the halal certificate and the different flavors of cashew..

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  15. Wow, never knew it took so much of work to get the cashew that we normally see!!

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  16. I think I went to the same cashew nut factory but how come I never saw any of those cashew tree? Did you try the cashew nut drinks? It's so refreshing.

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  17. This is one product which never really make it here in Malaysia despite the many hundred acres of cashew trees planted all over the east coast in the 70ies.

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  18. I love this factory because I have been known to get obsessed with cashews :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  19. really interesting ; i have been to many food industries too.. really loving your experience i can imagine how much you have enjoyed :) loving the clicks dear

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