What the helll? How many years have I been buying Blue Diamond Smoked Almonds from Costco in the ‘insane-sized package’? Now – they have changed to "Emerald Brand" almonds from a place called "Diamond Growers" in California. So far, they are ass. Many have tasted a little off, and the fake smokey flavor isn’t the same as BDs fake smokey flavor. -1 for Costco.