jalapeno peanuts, roasted sunflower seeds, salsa almonds and roasted pumpkin seeds
I received this snack in my February Graze box.
I suggest an iced tea with this selection, and have plenty on hand because it’s a spicy snack! You’ll want to refresh the palate! When I opened this tray, I had this Whisky & Cola Iced Tea from Southern Boy Teas chilling in my fridge! A nice way to cool the tongue after eating one of those jalapeño peanuts!
What I Think:
Spicy! The peanuts have been seasoned with “jalapeño” flavoring (although the ingredient list says that it’s cayenne, I don’t see jalapeño in the complete ingredient list), and there are quite a few peanuts in this snack mix. The almonds have been seasoned with a “salsa” flavoring, and while there are far fewer almonds in this mix, there are enough here to amp up the zesty flavor of the mix.
There are also sunflower seeds and pumpkin seed kernels in this mix, and they aren’t flavored except with a bit of soy sauce. They need a little salt. Yeah, I know soy sauce has a salty flavor to it, but, I would prefer a light salting over a soy sauce coating.
My Final Thoughts:
Overall, I didn’t hate this this nutty snack mix. I don’t know that I enjoyed it enough to “like” it on my graze account. It’s tasty enough, but I felt as though it really could have used more salt. I’m not usually one who needs a lot of salt on things (unlike my husband who likes a little bit of food with his salt, it seems!) but this would have been better if it was a little saltier. Because of this, I chose to “trash” this snack. I didn’t hate it, but, I didn’t want to receive it again either. I like the spicy elements, but I wanted a little more contrast. Maybe some acid (how about lime seasoned pumpkin seeds?), and definitely some more salt.