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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Wonderful Nuts for Christmas

Christmas isn't Christmas without nuts!  My earliest childhood, festive memories involve my dad sitting there with his nutcrackers breaking open the shells of a basket full of nuts.  They are a great snacking food at Christmas, perfect at parties or with cocktails.  

I was sent some Wonderful Pistachios, which at only three calories a nut, are the ideal tasty snack  for sharing over the festive season.  There is something really satisfying about cracking the kernel out of its shell!

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With a perfect mix of crunch and spicy seasoning, Wonderful Pistachios Sweet Chili and Wonderful Pistachios Salt ‘n’ Pepper are packed full of warming seasonal spice which makes a very tasty alternative to the original roasted and salted pistachios.
For those of us who might be watching what we eat this Christmas, studies have shown that pistachios in their shells may have an added benefit for weight management as the empty shells act as a reminder of how many we have already eaten.  This lets us monitor what we are eating rather than munching away in blissful ignorance!

Roasted, without oil and lightly salted, Wonderful Almonds are satisfyingly crunchy and flavoured to perfection.  With a distinctive long, flat kernel and blonde colour, Wonderful Almonds are renowned for their mild taste and crunch.  

I was sent some Wonderful Pistachios and Almonds to try out.  I love the flavour options on the Pistachios.  They are so more-ish!  In fact, I enjoy the whole pistachio experience, cracking them open and savouring the yummy nut.  The savoury almonds are roasted and salted giving them a wonderful flavour.  

Wonderful provide a real modern take on snacking on nuts for Christmas.  They are the perfect nut for cocktail parties and elegant soirees...but will also be my savoury snack of choice while I'm sat snuggled on the sofa watching festive films with my family! 



Wonderful Pistachios are available from Asda (150g), Tesco (150g and 250g), Sainsbury’s (150g and 250g), Waitrose (150g and 250g), Ocado Roasted & Salted, Salt & Pepper and Sweet Chili (250g).  RRP is £1.99 (150g) and £3.19 (250g)

Wonderful Almonds (200g) are available from Tesco, Waitrose.  RRP is £2.95

2 comments:

  1. I have exactly the same memory of my Dad at Xmas....followed by my Mum moaning at him for getting the shells all over the carpet as the waste basket had holes in! x

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