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Have you ever been in the mood for a cashew? A plain old cashew, nothing fancy, or over the top. Chances are, you have been. As any mixed nut assortment can attest, the cashew is the most sought after nut, edging out all others in the battle for top nut. Not even the pecan nor the Brazil nut can compete. How many times have you ever picked through a huge can of mixed nuts, searching for an elusive cashew? Odds are you had to settle for something less. Something...not quite a cashew. You have probably even seen the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" episode where Larry David chastises David Schwimmer because his father's snack company skimps on the cashews in their "Raisins and Cashews" package. Everyone wants the cashew.

Apparently, the call for cashews has been heeded. And not only heeded, but heeded several times over. Heeded by none other than Trader Joes. LAist recently ventured into Trader Joes in search of a plain bag of cashews, and was surprised, shocked, and somewhat scared to find that the cashews are bullying all other types of nuts off of the shelves.

Trader Joes has become a cashew lovers paradise. While they carry the normal cashews (some, in fact, claiming to be the world's largest), in both salted, unsalted, and 50% salted varieties, they also carry a whole slew of other cashews. These include: Thai Lime and Chili cashews, Sesame Honey cashews, Wasabi cashews, Black Peppered cashews, and our personal favorite, Toasted Coconut cashews. The other poor nuts are being crowded out by these bullying (and delicious) cashews. Is there no end in site to the cashew tyranny? No man can say. Let us be the first to welcome you to our humble planet, new cashew rulers.

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Sometimes you may feel like a nut, but most of the time, you feel like a cashew.

(This post was managed without a single wordplay on "eschew the cashew".)