Posts Tagged ‘Fiddyment Farms’

Product Description:

These super-fresh pistachios are sweet, rich and intensely nutty.  We love them straight from the shell, but encased in dark chocolate, they take on new heights of awesomeness.

Learn more about Fiddyment Farms on their website.

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What I Think:

Oh.  My.  Goodness.  Yet another item I found in a Tasting Box from Foodzie that I can’t stop eating.  These are absolutely amazing.

As it is, I like pistachio nuts so I was fairly certain I’d enjoy these Dark Chocolate Covered Pistachios from Fiddyment Farms.  But I was not prepared for just how much I’d like them.

The dark chocolate is a soft, creamy shell that is rich in flavor and quite sweet with just a hint of bitterness to it which offsets that sweetness … making it very easy to keep popping these morsels into my mouth without stopping.  With many treats like this, I usually come to a natural stopping point where my palate sends my brain the signal “OK, time to stop, that’s enough sweetness for now.”  But thus far, I have not received any such signal.  Instead, it is as if my brain is telling me “DON’T STOP … these are magnificent.”

The pistachio is so crunchy and adds a nice nutty flavor and roasted element to the confection.  At first, I didn’t think I was noticing much salt with the nut, but every once in a while, I taste a hint of saltiness.  But this is not the typical sweet-and-salty kind of confection.  That being said, I don’t know if I would want it to be.  It seems quite perfect, just the way it is.

My Final Thoughts:

So YUMMY!  My only complaint is that the Foodzie box came with just 4 ounces of this product, and now I find myself wanting more.  The full-sized package from Fiddyment Farms is 8 ounces … now that is more like it!

This is the first product that I reviewed from the November tasting box, and since all the changes that have taken place at Foodzie, I am going to need to change my format a little bit…

Product Description:

Roasted Garlic Onion in-shell pistachios are our most popular flavor. Coated with the perfect blend of garlic with a dash of onion; a bold taste to tantalize your taste buds and feed your hunger cravings. In a 1-lb resealable package, they’re the perfect snack.

Fiddyment Farms’ flavorings are all natural and do not contain any artificial flavors or preservatives, and you can rest assured that our pistachios are Naturally Opened on the tree, never opened by artificial means, nor have they been bleached. We roast the pistachios in small batches at our own facility.

What I Think:

Well, I don’t think I’ve ever eaten pistachio nuts that tasted so good that I found myself sucking on the shells.  Yes, as weird as that sounds, that’s what I am doing with these Garlic Onion Pistachios from Fiddyment Farms.  I’m not sure how sanitary it is (and if you know, please do not tell me), but what I do know is that because these were flavored in their shells, that the shells have a good amount of garlic onion flavoring on them, and I’m loving that garlic onion flavoring.

The nut itself is on the sweet side.  The seasoning gives it a nice amount of salty flavor, as well as a pungent garlic and onion flavor which is savory and it has a nice kick to it too.  I don’t really notice it with the first couple of pistachios, but then after about four or five of them, I notice that distinct prickly sensation on my palate as if it had been subjected to garlicky-oniony spice overload.  (For the record, in the case of these pistachios, spice overload is NOT a bad thing!)

These are absolutely addictive!

But, as delicious as they are, there are a couple of things I wanted to make note of.  First of all, they are a bit messy.  Of course, the eating of shelled pistachios is always a little messy because of the shells.  But, these tend to be even messier than a standard, lightly salted pistachio that you might find in the grocery store, especially if you’ve taken to sucking on the shells like I have.  The seasoning is a bit sticky, and it causes the nuts to stick in the shells and therefore do not easily pop out.  This is not a particular problem if you’re sucking on the shells, because they ease their way out of the shell at some point.  But, if you’re looking for a mess-free snack to serve for friendly gatherings, this might not be the ideal choice.  And if you’re one who enjoys your snacks at the computer, you may want to have a napkin handy.

My Final Thoughts:

These are very yummy, guaranteed to make the garlic-lover’s taste buds happy.  Especially delicious with a Yunnan tea, I highly recommend this Yunnan Golden Buds from Verdant Tea.  The spice on the pistachios brings out some of the mellow spice in the tea, while the honey-esque tones of the tea provide pleasing contrast to the strong flavors of the nuts.