Everybody’s Nuts Pistachios have been rebranded and are now Wonderful Pistachios. The following review is from our friend Janelle of Talk of Tomatoes.
I love Wonderful Pistachios because of their branding. So few foodstuffs impress me when it comes to creative marketing, but this company is dedicated to giving pistachios their [fun]day in the sun. Remember Cracker Jacks? When I was a kid, it was all about the sailor icon and the cute little message inside. Or the baseball cards with their flat stick of gum, so you could enthusiastically chew gum while sifting through new cards.
Tasting Notes for Wonderful Pistachios
I love companies that go out of their way to impress people. I could shake their hand; but they would probably rather I eat their wonderful pistachios. And that really is the point: for me to taste-test their pistachios and give you my two cents. And, if you know me, you know that means including the palates of my family. My Junior High boys and all their lofty opinions. So here goes:
These are the chocolate chip cookie variety of Wonderful Pistachios. Have you ever heard that phrase? They are good, they are plain, and they appeal to most. Once you start adding things to the chocolate chip cookies—think raisins, oatmeal, pecans—then not as many people prefer them. But a smaller group of people will like it that much more. Which is why you make more flavors to be favorites of smaller groups. Since I am one of those who prefer the chocolate chip cookie PLUS, I also like nuts PLUS, and won’t be bothered to buy these plain pistachios again. Especially since I have these other flavors to choose from. Survey says: good but not terribly interesting.
The salt takes it up a notch, for those of us who like salt. Good—especially for those who don’t like the extras—but to us, not terribly interesting.
Wonderful, and will buy again. For three reasons: 1. our family loves Salt & Pepper Kettle chips, and well, this offers the same dynamic flavor with a lot more health (nuts or chips, nuts or chips… Nuts!). 2. Yesterday I discovered they sell big bags of them at Costco, and 3. they are perfect for school lunches.
I haven’t seen the Chili Roasted pistachios in stores yet, but they will definitely be in my basket when I do.
More Fun Information on Pistachios
- Pistachios can reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease and help lower stress.
- This green nut works well in both sweet and savory recipes. Try this Chocolate Pistachio Coffee Cake or Tex-Mex Pitas with Pistachios.
- You can even “milk” pistachios (unflavored varieties!). According to Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook, pistachio milk is a little sweet, very nutty, and intense but not overpowering with a creamy, light powdery and astringent finish.
- You can recycle the shells to replace missing game pieces, grind up as mulch and/or put in the bottom of flower pots for drainage.
The Facts on Wonderful Pistachios
Certifications: Wonderful Pistachios are Certified Kosher and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Wonderful Pistachios are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Wonderful Pistachios website at getcrackin.com
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.