Crunchy, Tasty: Santé Nuts

Friday, October 21, 2011
I love nuts, specifically almonds. I eat at least a handful each day. I prefer them to be roasted and lightly salted. Rarely do I like flavored almonds. When I received a sampler pack from Santé Nuts a few weeks ago, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had a difficult time determining what my favorite nut was. I think it may have been the garlic almonds!

Santé Nuts was started by Sara Tidar. Sara has always had a love for cooking. Her grandmother, who roasted nuts in her tiny kitchen as a special treat, taught Sara her secret roasting technique. Sara continued her grandmother's tradition by roasting nuts for her own children. Not only did Sara's children love her special-recipe nuts, but Sara also took great pride in knowing that she was providing them with a healthy snack. Years later when Sara became a single-mom, she decided to turn her hobby into a business. To read Sara's full story, visit Santé's About Page.

Santé's unique flavor is achieved in 3 ways:
1) By using natural ingredients. Each package contains a short list of ingredients.
2) By using the highest quality nuts
3) The nuts are roasted by hand in small batches, doing so decreases the amount of oil absorbed by the nuts.
Less oil means:
  • less fat and more healthier nuts
  • more crunch
  • more nuts, less oil per ounce than other brands
My Santé sampler pack included a 4 oz. bag each of roasted salted pecans, candied pecans, candied walnuts, and a 5 oz. bag of garlic almonds. I loved snacking on the nuts. They are healthy and preparation necessary. I even got adventurous and added the candied walnuts to a mixed greens salad with goat cheese. It was delicious. One of the many things I love about nuts is that they are so versatile. They are great poured into a bowl and served with cocktails or they can be added to baked good, salads, and sauces. Santé features a Recipes section on the Web site, including wine pairings. Be sure to check it out for some fantastic recipes and serving ideas and tips.

So why don't you try them for yourself? Trust me, you'll love the bold crunch, great taste, and healthy attributes of Santé Nuts. As an added incentive, Santé Nuts is generously offering Pieces of a Mom readers a 25% discount on all orders at Enter coupon code 2011-Blog-019 at checkout. This code is valid on all orders placed through 12/16/2011.

So what are you waiting for? Get crunchin'!!

Disclosure: I received a sampler pack of Santé Nuts to facilitate this review. I received no monetary compensation to write this review. All opinions expressed herein are solely mine and have not been influenced in any way by the manufacturer of the featured product.

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