Once in a while I like to deviate from my usual snack mix and try something new. Costco always has something, often in the center aisles, just behind the cereal bars. Last week, I found this, Savanna Orchards’ Honey Roasted Nut Mix. It’s not in my usual selection, but I’m adventurous and I’ll try new things, right? Right!
Let’s get straight away to how much this costs, and whether it’s a good deal or not!
Savanna Orchards Honey Roasted Nut Mix: Price and Value
Right off the bat, this is a pretty costly snack. It costs, at Costco no less, $15.99 Canadian dollars, plus taxes for 850 grams, or a little under 2 pounds. This comes down to roughly $1.88 per 100 grams, or 95 cents per 50 grams, which is the recommended portion size. This exact item is not available at Walmart for a comparison, but you can find a ‘Gourmet’ version on Amazon that comes out to about $2 per serving (again, 50 grams). If you’re a big fan of mixed nuts, then the Honey Roasted Nut Mix from Savanna Orchards, bought at Costco, are a pretty good deal, both price and value wise.
Savanna Orchards Honey Roasted Nut Mix: Taste and Texture
As far as I am concerned, these nuts are not anything enough. They are not crunchy enough, you could almost chew them with your tongue against the roof of your mouth. They do not taste salty enough, or sweet enough for that matter. Moreover, forget about tasting the honey; it’s feels like just sugar.
My wife, however, wise woman that she is, has a different opinion; she basically inhaled the whole jar. Shed loved the taste, texture, everything, even the supposed and ever-elusive ‘honey’ taste. She bemoans the fact that the Honey Roasted Nut Mix was not salty enough, which apparently makes you stop eating. Never stopped me, but whatever.
I didn’t really care for this, and she loved it, so the jury’s still out. I mean, I still ate a whole bunch, it’s not like it’s poison. Plus, cashews.
Savanna Orchards Honey Roasted Nut Mix: Ingredients and Nutrition Facts
To start with, you’ll notice that every 50-gram serving contains 280 calories, which may explain why I have trouble fitting into my pants. I wasn’t exactly counting nuts here.
Each serving also contains 23 grams of fat, or 31% or your daily recommended allowance. You also get 17 grams of carbohydrates and 150 mg of sodium, or 7%.
On the positive side of things, you can count on 300 mg of potassium (no gross bananas today!) 75 mg of calcium and 13% of your daily recommended Iron.
This Honey Roasted Nut Mix from Savanna Orchards really is a mixed bag.
The ingredients are as follows:
- Sugars (lots, including honey and honey powder)
- Oils (peanut and soy)
- Xanthan gum
Honestly, there’s nothing bad in there, no unpronounceable chemicals, but it doesn’t mean that I like it. I don’t hate it, and I’ll eat eat, but it’s not my favorite.
Savanna Orchards Honey Roasted Nut Mix: In Conclusion
Savanna Orchards’ Honey Roasted Nut Mix is made in the USA, I think. Strangely enough, I can’t find any information on the packaging, or on A.L. Schutzman’s website, which is suspiciously light on actual information. I’m pretty sure everything is packaged in the USA, but I don’t know the origin of the actual nuts. Considering the fact that the top 10 producers of cashews in the world are third world countries, I wouldn’t bet on them coming from Georgia.
The bottom line is this: my wife likes these, so I’ll probably buy them again, but for me, I like something with a bit more crunch. I enjoyed Savanna Orchards’ Honey Roasted Nut Mix well enough, it was good while it lasted, but I’m not hooked. At least I got them at Costco.
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