Thursday, December 01, 2005

Sahale nut snax

In 2003, the FDA decreed that nuts could reduce the risk of heart disease. So people started feeling ++ about nuts, and the nut folk started mktg them as snacks w/ flavored glazes sold in foil pouches. Basically an upscale Poppycocks: 1. boutique: Sahale, started by a couplo Seattle outdoor types, is at the yummy high end, using pistachios, figs, pumpkin seeds, mango, papaya, dates, flax seed, balsamic vinegar, etc. Dallas angle: Danielle Custer, who usedta chef at Laurels at the Sheraton Hotel before moving to the NW, consulted on Sahale’s flavor combos. 2. corporation: Emerald, a new snack div. of Diamond, has a line of glazed walnuts w/ semi-funky flavors such as choc-brownie.

11 Comments:

At December 01, 2005 11:52 AM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

tg: thanks. as promised, you've given us something savory not sweet, or at least not always sweet. i don't think they are the same brand, but the packaging resembles that of a line krogers has in its vegetable section. they include garlic toasted almonds, supposedly to enliven your salads but i mostly eat them out of hand. yummy!

 
At December 01, 2005 12:04 PM, Anonymous tg said...

why thank you ms.ery. truly, it's not like i am some sugar freak (tho i do have my favorites). but if you're trying to do a blog where you post something new DAILY, there are far more new sweets than salties. if i were to focus on salty items over sweet, i wouldn't find sufficient fodder to post an item every day...

 
At December 01, 2005 12:06 PM, Anonymous tg said...

i do love these sahale snacks. the Emerald brownie-flavored walnuts taste exactly like brownie-mix batter. SuperT's store brand, Archer Farms, also has a line of brittle-y nuts, but with more nut than brittle

 
At December 01, 2005 12:11 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

The links today are nothing but genius. I didn't know that Danielle of Laurel's moved up here. Where is she working?

 
At December 01, 2005 12:32 PM, Anonymous passing through said...

I liked the old lady yesterday better than this bag of nuts. That's a hell of a picture, "TG". You took it yourself?

And instead of Salahe Nut Snax, you should have Salahe Nut Sack.

 
At December 01, 2005 4:53 PM, Anonymous m.b. said...

TG, I know that the number of comments you get doesn't matter, but it sure seems like people like the sweet items better than these salty ones?

 
At December 01, 2005 4:55 PM, Blogger BK said...

Pepita and merissa? Where the hell is my hooka... sounds like something to smoke at the Velvet Hooka and not to eat!

BTW, there was a great piece on NPR this past week about all the "qualified health claims" stuff and what a bunch of unqualified crap it is. No studies, no facts, no scientific basis whatsoever.

It's pure and total marketing spin! Some companies are now changing the claims and/or getting rid of the "friendly heart healthy" heart pic, as studies now show that people don't want to buy food that flouts disease prevention in the dairy or meat aisle.

Go figure...

 
At December 01, 2005 10:35 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

Harissa? Isn't that the hot sauce served with couscous? Does it add a kick to (not in) the nuts? Sounds dangerously good!

 
At December 01, 2005 11:36 PM, Anonymous tg said...

kirk, come take these damn things away from me. i can't stop eating them. dangerous is the word. i've only tried the pistachio-pumpkinseed mix, but i knew that would be my fave. thumbs up to pumpkinseeds and dried fig. (altho i even found myself eating those drecky brownie-batter-walnuts, too.)

 
At December 01, 2005 11:38 PM, Anonymous tg said...

but to answer your question, harissa, yes, a little bit of spicy heat, little kick there, sprinkled all over the nuts.

 
At December 02, 2005 4:16 AM, Anonymous Dean said...

What's this? A Savory item on NYCE? Well I never!

I do like me some harissa though. Sambuca used to do some great harissa mashed potaoes at the old Deep Ellum location.

Are these better than wasabi nuts?

 

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