Do you know that child hunger affects 1 in 5 children in the U.S.?

We do. And we’ve decided to do something about it. Statistics showing the extend of child hunger in America are disturbing. But we don’t need statistics to tell the story. One of our founders was food insecure as a child. We know that it’s tough enough going to bed on an empty stomach. But waking […]


William Riviere from Toms River, NJ Kicking off the holiday season, we decided that caring is sharing. So we are giving away an entire case of our gourmet nuts – the winner’s favorite flavor. This was our first month, and we have our first winner! The next drawing is on December 15, and you can […]

Maine Biz: Flavored Nut Sellers Crack Maine’s Gourmet Food Market

Pity the lowly Beer Nuts, once the darlings of Super Bowl parties. Pistachios boldly shelled the football classic this year in an ad featuring South Korean rapper PSY singing “Crackin’ Gangnam Style” and stomping amid a group of dancing green nuts.

With Maine’s penchant for originality, several local nut companies have sprouted up, concocting unique toppings like Habanero Heat pistachios, Bodacious Banana Bread walnuts and Chambord n Cocoa macadamias. That emerging boutique nut market isn’t just for gourmands chasing new tastes; the nut sellers tout their snacks’ health benefits, such as being a source of protein and antioxidants.

“People are looking for a healthy snack without sacrificing flavor,” says John Powers, founder of The Gilded Nut Snack Co., who uses the title “head nut.” He says nuts contain fiber, protein, potassium and antioxidants. The new Portland-based company, incorporated in Maine in 2013 but started in California in 2012, distributes pistachios it buys and flavor-coats in California.

Davy Pruzansky, owner of Living Nutz in Bowdoinham, takes it a level further by offering raw coated nuts certified as organic by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


For the month of November, Love With Food will feature The Gilded Nut Snack Co.’s premium flavored nuts alongside other tasty gems.  LWF will be shipping its curated boxes of organic and all-natural snacks to thousands of subscribers nationwide today. Here’s what we’re most excited about: Each box shipped is significant as it equates to a […]

Resort Food Executive Committee Features Our Seasoned Pistachios.

Many thanks to the RFEC for featuring The Gilded Nut Snack Co.’s seasoned pistachios at its annual conference. This prestigious group of resort chefs represents amazing properties like Augusta National Golf Club, Pebble Beach Resorts, and the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, which is one of only 6 resorts in the world that boasts Forbes Five Star […]