What's your favourite nut?

Nuts, I love my nuts - One bag of nuts
@gemini_rose (16193)
June 17, 2008 2:31pm CST
Nuts seem to be everywhere when I go shopping lately, and fruit. Bags of fruit and nuts everywhere. In a lot of shops they are really expensive but we have a shop where they are really cheap and just lately my kids have had a thing for pistacchio nuts that they sell there. They want them now instead of sweets, which I don't mind because they are not full of sugar. I do like the pistachio nut myself actually but having to peel the shells off them is a bit of a pain! I love cashew nuts and walnuts, I can get them really cheap so I eat them quite a bit for snacks. I also like brazil nuts but they are really dear and so do not get bought that often! What's your favourite nut? Or can you not stand them? Maybe you are even allergic to them?
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@mummymo (23707)
17 Jun 08
Pistachios I love pistachios! I don't even mind taking the shells off as I tend to suck them to get the taste out of the shell as well as the nut! lol i wish I had somewhere I could buy them cheaply - I don't think there are any nuts I don't like although almonds aren't that wonderful! xxx
@gemini_rose (16193)
17 Jun 08
49p for a 60 gram bag! I will send you some if you like! Ah it will have to be after your hols though now you go this weekend don't you? xx
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@mummymo (23707)
17 Jun 08
You are too, too wonderful sweetheart! That is a fantastic price! I am away on saturday and won't be back online (unless I can sneak to the local cafe mambo for a cocktail or two and make use of the free wireless!) until the following saturday night or Sunday! I love ya - you are the best! xxx
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
24 Jun 08
Oh hands down it's cashews! But they are so dear...I think they are up to about 28 bucks a kilo! And honey roasted cashews are to die for. I like almonds too. Peanuts are cheap and very yummy. I buy a pack of sultanas and a pkt of peanuts and mix them together for nibblies. It tastes so good, it just has to be fattening or bad for me in some way.
@gemini_rose (16193)
24 Jun 08
I love cashews and honey nut, I can get cashews quite cheap but the honey ones are just too dear to have a lot!
@joyouskay (113)
21 Jun 08
I'm allergic to all nuts. I read recently that they may have come up with a "peanut vaccine". I'm not sure if I would take it though. Or maybe I would, but I still don't think I'd eat them. I just probably wouldn't need to be as cautious.
@mscott (1924)
• United States
21 Jun 08
Wow that would suck! What did you do when kids brought treats to school and stuff? Do you have any siblings that ever threatened you with them or anything, that would be cold.
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I suppose if I had to choose just one it would be almonds. I like ice cream with almonds, almonds in my chocolate candy and I love to toast almonds and add them to stir-fry. I don't eat them plain though. I will eat pistachios and cashews plain. I like peanuts if they are dipped in chocolate but not plain.
@gemini_rose (16193)
18 Jun 08
It is funny how nuts and chocolate go so well together, I wonder who first discovered that?
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
18 Jun 08
Peanuts are my best choice. I used to consume about three packs everyday on my way home. Vendors sell them here in Port of Spain on the sidewalk. They come buttered or salted or honeyed and used to be like 1 dollar a pack. Now its 3 and 4 dollars. But its a big seller in Trinidad. Peanut punch is loved down here as well. Several companies make them. Now I've lost most of my teeth the thing I miss the most is my buttered and salted peanuts. Thats the loss, not my teeth.
@gemini_rose (16193)
18 Jun 08
When I have been abroad to spain I have had the nuts that are sold there, they are nice.
• United States
18 Jun 08
I absolutely LOVE cashews and almonds (they are SOOOO good for you!) Congradulations on finding somewhere that sells them cheap...I have yet to find such a place around here. Here's an idea: take all of those inexpensive nuts and make homemade peanut butter! YUM! The kids would probably love that, too!
@gemini_rose (16193)
18 Jun 08
That is an idea, never tried to make homemade peanut butter before, did not know that I could!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
18 Jun 08
My favorite nut is a cashew. I also like almonds though. My son goes crazy over pistachios. He will sit there and shell them until you take them away from him.
@gemini_rose (16193)
18 Jun 08
They are pretty addictive I agree!
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I don't like nuts much. I do eat creamy Peanut butter. lol Does that count?
@gemini_rose (16193)
18 Jun 08
Well it is made of nuts, so yeah it counts!
• United States
18 Jun 08
I love nuts but they are to much where I live even for the smallest bag or can. I like macadema's, pistachios,reg.salted peanuts,cashews,brazil, ect. I'm not to fond of the walnuts thogh but will have a few when I do get the mixed nuts can. I hear nuts are good for you and to have them in place os sweets is better to me I think.
@gemini_rose (16193)
18 Jun 08
If nuts are good for us, does this include the salted ones?
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I love cashews! I love sunflower seeds too - but I don't think they are really nuts, are they? I always put them in the same classification but I really don't think they are the same thing now that I think about it. I also like walnuts and pecans. Yummy! And they are good for you if you eat a little every day. You know what they say - everything in moderation.
@gemini_rose (16193)
18 Jun 08
I love sunflower seeds too.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I really and I mean really love cashew nuts so maybe that is my favorite one. But...then again I love walnuts too so maybe that is my favorite one...or it could be peanuts cause they are so very good as well. Then again I could not leave out Brazil nuts which are so very yummy. Oh, and don't forget Almonds...yum...yum. Oh just never mind, I just can't choose a favorite, they are all good.
@gemini_rose (16193)
18 Jun 08
I like all nuts too!
• United States
18 Jun 08
It's wonderful to hear that your children love the healthier snacks. My own daughter loves eating regular peanuts from the shell, dry roasted. I have not tried brazil nuts, yet. I'm from the South, so we love our pecans and walnuts, especially in pies and desserts. I love eating pecans whole from the shell. But you have to watch about the bitter center. If you accidentally eat that part, it sticks in your teeth and makes the rest of the pecans taste weird! Thanks for the fun topic! Be well and have a pleasant evening.
@gemini_rose (16193)
18 Jun 08
I used to think that nuts were fattening, I think it is only what they are prepared in though beforehand.
@mscott (1924)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Salted cashews are my favorite, but they are not cheap. once I ate an entire can of them in one sitting. Not a tremendous feat or anything but that night I went out with my friends (I was in college) and you can't imagine the havoc the combo of cashews and a night of socializing will do on a person's stomach! But really most nuts are good. Peanuts and sunflower seeds (if you consider them a nut) are also good. They have to be salted of course.
@gemini_rose (16193)
18 Jun 08
My hubby did it once with salted peanuts, and he was really ill!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Myself. I am my favorite nut. I have no teeth so I do not eat nust at all. Hahaha! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@gemini_rose (16193)
17 Jun 08
Very good response!
@tessah (6621)
• United States
17 Jun 08
hazelnuts.. love hazelnuts. they look like acorns, i can pretend imma squirrel oh and pecans, love them too
@gemini_rose (16193)
17 Jun 08
Ooh I like those too!
• Bahamas
17 Jun 08
I love peanuts and cashews! But my absolute favs are cashews, they are a little expensive over here, but i still buy them every chance i get. My klds also love peanuts, especially the honey roasted ones.
@gemini_rose (16193)
18 Jun 08
I love honey roasted nuts, now they can be dear.
• United States
17 Jun 08
I have to agree with your children! Pistachio nuts are my absolute favorite. We are able to buy them shelled as well, so I don't have to waste the time to strip the shell first. However, I find that I eat more of them this way! The good thing though, is that my kids don't leave shells everywhere. I am not really a nut lover though, so while I love pistachios, the rest I can take or leave at the drop of a hat.
@gemini_rose (16193)
18 Jun 08
My kids are not too bad at binning the shells either, although a few always escape the bin!
@joimarquez (1840)
• United States
17 Jun 08
i love almost alot of nuts...but number 1 for me is almond nuts.. ilove almonds...old fashioned peanuts...cashew nuts...pecan nuts... macadamia nuts...hmmmm i love blue ball nuts hehehe
@gemini_rose (16193)
18 Jun 08
What are blue ball nuts?
@rmuxagirl (7568)
• United States
24 Jun 08
My favorite kind of nut are cashews. Cashews are a great size for biting into and they are naturally tasty haha. I think they have a natural saltiness to them as well whereas other nuts need to be salted.
@Erratic (724)
• Australia
20 Jun 08
I love nuts. Can't think of any I don't like. My faourites are hazalnuts in chocolate bars, macadamias in ice cream, and cashews or salted pistachios if eating them on their own.