The days of giving chocolates in a heart shaped box are over. Give the gift that keeps on giving – Haute Nuts! There are nuts, and then there are Haute Nuts. Why would you give your better half anything less than small batch made, tenderly tumbled, savory pistachios made with love? Gift a heart healthy […]
…These are so much better than the average nut! The Gilded Nut has made pistachios even more delicious by “gilding” them with different flavor combos. These are an upscale party nut or an every day nut, depending on your tastes! Shake up the bag, suck off the flavor, and then eat the nut inside. The […]
Join us along Buyers Best Friend and other amazing artisan food purveyors in San Francisco next weekend, January 19-21. The Winter Fancy Food Show is the West Coast’s largest specialty food & beverage trade show. They’re expecting 80,000 best-in-class products including confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more. We can’t wait to […]
WHOA THESE ARE AN EXPLOSION OF FLAVOR! Way surpassed my expectations…and they were pretty high. Each of the 4 boxes had a very distinct taste and I would be hard pressed to choose a favorite. I thought the Salt & Pepper one would be my favorite, but I loved them all. The habanero one is […]
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.