February 12, 2008

Review: Roasted Cashews from German Roasted Nuts

booth2.jpgWhile wandering through a local home & garden show this weekend, I caught a whiff of a venerable favorite of events such as these - roasted nuts. I followed my nose to the stand and found what one usually finds - piles of roasted almonds, pecans and cashews. Usually there is a mix between sweet and salty nuts, but this particular vendor, German Roasted Nuts, was all sweet.

The company is based in Texas, and is family owned and operated, and in addition to online orders, they sell exclusively at home and garden shows. Their roasting technique uses water, not oil, and there are no added fats or preservatives. The recipe is simple (which is what the best recipes tend to be): cinnamon, vanilla, sugar and water.

I was close to buying a mixed cone of all three nuts, but when I sampled the cashews I opted for just those. We've all had great, hot roasted nuts, whether at a fair, on a city sidewalk, or at a show like this one. These were just about the best I've ever tasted. The taste was out of this world - simple, cleanly sweet with just a hint of saltiness from the nut. But what made these extra addicting was the texture. I think this was partially due to the tenderness of cashews in general, but also their water roasting technique. They just crumbled in your mouth. Once I started I just couldn't stop. We highly recommend all of the nuts, but certainly the cashews.

Check out German Roasted Nuts.

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Posted by Bob Wallace at February 12, 2008 8:21 AM
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