I couldn't believe it but there it was--three sackfuls, not cans-- of cachew nuts on the table. My hubby just got home from a trip to northeastern Brazil and while there went to the city market to see the odd and different with a group of friends who were also visiting. Since everyone in the group expressed a desire to buy nuts, one of the group bartered with the cachew guy to lower his price if they bought a 17.6 lb. bag! Deal done! Except now there wasn't much enthusiasm on the part of some to buy the nuts--hence, my hubby came home with three sacks of unsalted, home-roasted nuts. It's amazing to realize how many pieces of fruit are represented by those nuts because each piece of fruit only produces one (1) nut. Now you know why they are so expensive. And they will.. (munch) keep... (crunch) in the freezer. Ahhhh! So delicious.