I’ve shared my love of sweets with you before, but I also love salty snacks too! Put the two together and I’m on cloud nine! So when my Sante Nuts sample came in the mail, I was eager to try them!
First, a bit about how Sante Nuts got their start:
It all started in the kitchen. Sara has always loved to cook. She learned a secret roasting technique from her grandmother, who roasted nuts in her tiny kitchen as a special treat. Sara continued the tradition, hand roasting nuts for her family. She felt good about giving them a healthy snack, and the kids were crazy about them. Six years ago, Sara became a single mom and realized that to make ends meet, her stay-at-home status had to change. Her son suggested: “Mom, you should sell those nuts you make for us!”
Sante Nuts come in a few different varieties- Candied walnuts, candied pecans, salted pecans, and garlic almonds- and are all natural, gluten-free and kosher. The use of a secret technique minimizes the amount of oil the nuts absorb during the roasting process. Less oil means less fat and more crunch. Each of these combines to make a delicious, healthier snack for you and your family!
I am a huge fan of pecans, so of course I ripped those bags open first. Wow. Seriously, so so good. The candied pecans are a perfect combination of sweet and salty, and the salted pecans are not overly salted. I love the candied pecans for my salad, and the salted pecans make a perfect snack!
My husband went for the garlic almonds first. They are a bit spicy, giving them a little kick, but they are amazing. I found myself grabbing for these anytime I needed a quick snack, and between the 2 of us they were gone in no time flat!
I am not a big fan of walnuts, so they are my least favorite. However, my kids and my mom like them the most of all 4 kinds, so it works out perfectly!
We have a salad with many of our meals, but oftentimes we get bored with them. Having the Sante Nuts makes all of us look forward to our salads so much more! I like knowing that this addition to our salads, while delicious, is still healthy!
These are also great to give to my kids as part of their afternoon snack! They love the flavor, and again, I love that they’re eating healthy!
Buy It: You can purchase Sante Nuts varieties separately starting at $4.29, or purchase multi-packs starting at $15. From now through December 16th, 2011, use coupon code 2011-Blog-122 for 25% off your order!