Are you nuts for nuts? One of those rare souls whose favorite part of the trail mix is, in fact, the peanuts? Was your great-great-great grandpa a squirrel? Well, you are in luck, my friend, because this is a list of the best snacks if you love nuts, and we truly think you’ll go nuts for all of these Sporked-approved products. Let’s crack in!
- Sam’s Choice Slow Roasted Creamy Almond Butter
Are you an all(mond) nuts all(mond) the time kind of gal? Well, this almond butter from Walmart is perfect for people who like the versatility of peanut butter but the pleasant, mild nuttiness of almonds. It is super almondy, sweet, and salty, and doesn’t separate into a sea of oil and a rock of almond solids like some other almond butters do. Or as senior writer Jordan Myrick put it, this stuff is “thick, luscious, sweet, almond butter perfection.” If you are an almond butter nut (or even if you are not), give this one a try.
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- Trader Joe’s Roasted & Salted Fancy Mixed Nuts
You’ve had mixed nuts, you’ve had Grape Nuts, maybe you’ve even had wing nuts, but have you ever had fancy nuts? Well, TJ’s has the fancy nut mix of your dreams, and, since it’s from TJ’s, it’s fancy at a non-fancy price. Editor-in-chief Justine Sterling even called it the “platonic ideal of mixed nuts.” Why? Because this mix has no peanuts, so all you peanut haters (or people who simply think peanuts tend to overpower other flavors) can safely add this mix of cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, and pecans to your list of best nutty snacks.
- Kirkland Butter Toffee Cashews
Looking for the best snacks if you love nuts but also want something sweet? Look no further than these absolutely S-tier cashews from Costco (or as I like to call it, the warehouse of dreams). Justine described them as “so buttery, so toffee-y, so crunchy. They taste like a carnival.” So, if don’t want to know what it is like to have a carnival in your mouth, don’t buy these. But if you’re amenable to that experience, these are among the best snacks for nut lovers.
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No, we didn’t just forget the name of that one really good nutty candy bar we just ate—the bar is actually called Whatchamacallit and it is as underrated as it is awesome. If you are wondering why a random candy bar is on a list of the best snacks if you love nuts, it’s because this bar, which contains “a thin, delicate coating of chocolate; a slightly salty, peanut buttery flavor; a little bit of a crisp-rice crunch; and chew from the luscious caramel within,” is a masterclass in subtle nuttery. It is one of the best nutty snacks out there (though not as nutty as you, don’t worry), and if you are a nuts and chocolate guy, this candy bar, whatever it’s called, will make your day.
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- Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Almond Granola Bars
Eyyyy whaddaya know? Nature Valley made the list and we simply love to see it. Not just any Nature Valley bar, though. This is specifically their Almond Sweet & Salty Nut Bar, which Jordan has called “the best granola bar I’ve ever had in my entire life.” They also noted that the dip on the bottom of these bars tastes less like almonds and more like frosting, making this bar not only one of the best nutty snacks but also the salty-sweet queen of the pantry.
- Almond Crush Pocky
Lastly, we have one of the best Pocky flavors out there: Almond Crush. Pocky is essentially a tiny cracker stick dipped in chocolate or, in this case, chocolate and little crunchy almond bits. Sporked contributor Danny Palumbo noted that while these don’t have a super strong almond flavor, their texture and aesthetic is fantastic. He even went as far as to say that these Pocky look “fantastical and chef-like.” Which, incidentally, is exactly how I would describe Guy Fieri’s aesthetic.
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