Friday, October 7, 2011

sante nuts review




we are absolutely nuts about nuts around here.  i like to offer them to the kids along with dried fruit for an after school snack.  bill and i like to have them for those times when you know you should eat something healthy but you really just want something that tastes good. 

sante nuts are a great way to satisfy cravings for both sweet and savory snacks.  since i always want something sweet, i have two favorite flavors of sante nuts:  the candied pecans and the candied walnuts are perfect.  they have just a hint of sweetness so i can satisfy that craving without feeling like i'm overloading on sugar.

bill and i both like the roasted salted pecans.  they do not taste oily or greasy like other roasted nuts we have tried.  the nuts are made in an artisan roaster using organic canola oil and high quality nuts, many of which come from family farms.  this makes me feel good about eating them myself as well as serving them to my kids.

while i like the garlic almonds okay, bill loves them.  he is much more likely to reach for a savory snack that i am, so these were a really big hit with him.  they were slightly spicy for the kids, but they were happy to eat them whenever they saw bill eating them!

the story behind the nuts is a good one.  six years ago, sara became a single mom and realized she needed to come up with a way to support her family financially.  her son came up with the idea of selling the nuts that she had always made for her kids, to their great delight.  she began by roasting the nuts in her own kitchen and soon she was able to grow the company.  they still use the roasting technique that sara learned from her grandmother and make the nuts in small batches with high-quality ingredients.

i can honestly say i liked these nuts better than any that i've bought at a store.  i think the price is reasonable for the incredibly quality that you get ($4.29 to $5.99 for 4 or 5 oz. packages).  my only issue is that at this point in time, they are only available online. i have a hard time picturing myself ordering nuts online very often.  if they start showing up in stores, i will definitely buy them on a regular basis! 

if you want to give them a try for yourself, you can get 25% off your first order.  just use the code 2011-Blog-022 when you check out at santenuts.com

i received a free sample pack of nuts from sante for the purpose of this review.  regardless, the thoughts and opinions expressed here are purely my own.


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