What Sort Of A Nutter Are You?

Nuts - Mixed nuts pic
@Darkwing (21588)
May 12, 2007 12:28pm CST
No... I wasn't being rude, or facetious, lol!!! I was referring to your preference in nuts. There's a wide range which I'll try to remember off the top of my nut! he he he! There's Brazils, Pecan, Walnuts, Almonds, Macadema, Hazelnuts, Pistachios, Coconut, Peanuts, Cashews. That's all I can recall right now. I like all sorts of nuts. In fact, I don't think there's one I don't like, but my favourite are Brazil Nuts, because theyre smooth and have a great flavour. I don't like them when they're too hard though... they can break teeth at one bite! After Brazils, I like almost any kind but when it comes to being nutty for big nuts, I just love coconut, and I drink coconut milk quite often. So what are your favourites and why? Do you like them with raisins, salted or plain and do you eat them often, or are they are Christmas time treat? Tell me what kind of nutter you are!:-)
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17 responses
• Australia
13 May 07
I love EVERY nut, but Brazils are my almost constant companions and the only ones I buy on a weekly basis. I have a container of them in my desk drawer and while I only intend having a handful, I keep getting out more - especially if I'm involved in heavy thinking. I would eat on an average of 20 a day, but I'm trying to cut down on them by not keeping them in my desk drawer. Being a Queenslander I would have to say I like Macadamias, and being English I would have to ask why you forgot to include chestnuts? Hot roasted chestnuts are a childhood memory. While I don't make a habit of eating it, if I'm using desiccated coconut for anything, I'll eat several spoonfuls. I tend to overdo the coconut on my apple crumbles.
@Darkwing (21588)
13 May 07
Welcome back again, Cloud. I've missed you! I know where you're coming from with the Brazil nuts. I tend to be the same... once I have one, I have to keep having another, until I'm too full to eat more! lol. I forgot the chestnuts, I have to admit! They're fast becoming a thing of Christmases past, I'm sorry to say. There are still a few stalls around for the period leading up to Christmas, selling hot chestnuts, but these days, they're not so much cooked on a braze as in an oven, like a jacket potato oven. When I was young and living with my parents and siblings, we used to put chestnuts in the ash grate, beneath the fire, and cook them that way, on Christmas Eve. They were lovely, but hey! I'm being nostalgic now... aren't memories great? It's a shame, but it's so easy to forget chestnuts if it's not Christmas time. I have a great Australian recipe for a coconut cake, with coconut ice frosting and I used to make one as part of the cricket teas when I did them. It went down very well, providing people weren't allergic to nuts. I love it though... it's really moist and yummy... making my mouth water... time to stop writing and go make a cake! lol. Thank you for your response, Cloud and welcome to the Nutters' Club my friend. :-)
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
13 May 07
Hey there Cloud I have really missed you where have you been So glad you are back
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• Australia
14 May 07
Hi Gabs. Now I DO like that avatar. It is a happy one! I'm not really back. I called in last night, thinking to spend half an hour, and I'd no sooner started when a phone call put an end to it. I'm off to Sydney and New Zealand on Friday, but it is no holiday. It will be non-stop work - but I'll love every minute of it. Would you believe I lost 54 points?! And that is on top of the 21 I lost a couple of weeks ago. They must be deleting a lot of discussions! I don't think I'll be able to spend much time at all here, but I WILL keep in touch with some special friends.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
12 May 07
Oh Darkwing, need you ask, just play that song "If you don't know me by now . . " lololol. I love almost ALL nuts and I especially like them unsalted and accompanied by the biggest juiciest raisins possible. I love cocunut but I don't treat that as a nut nut, I treat is a a sweetie lol. I suppose if I really HAD to choose my favourite nut would be the brazil but it definitely does need that raisin for the je ne sais quois!
@Darkwing (21588)
12 May 07
Harold Melvy and the Blue Notes... yes, I know it well. Lol... you're a Cadbury's Fruit and Nut? I suppose raisins do help when the nuts aren't salted and I've never heard of a salted Brazil nut. Must try that some time... see how well it works! lol Thank you for your response Shelagh and Brightest Blessings. Have a nutty night! :-)
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@shelagh77 (3643)
14 May 07
Oh yes, a nut is too dry without raisins. Unfortunately the only nuts flying around here are peanuts, complete with shell. Father in Law treated himself to some and the birdies are running riot with them, they are ending up everywhere. I think they are actually eating some, but most are ending up thrown about, and they love getting the empty shucks into my hair. Nice to think they are happy though.
@Darkwing (21588)
22 May 07
Lol... now you have to train the birds to fling the nuts at the stereo when your father in law's favourite CD is playing! he he he. Then you can play the Dambusters' theme tune. I don't know... what with flying cakes, flying deep fat fryer lids and now, flying peanuts, your home is doing well, my friend. lol.
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
13 May 07
Oh, I'm a nut too...lol....I love pecans,cashews, almonds, walnuts, and macademas...I heard that two of the healthiest to eat are almonds and walnuts
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@Darkwing (21588)
13 May 07
You eat healthily then, Pye. I'm much the same as you... there aren't many nuts I don't like. Join the Nutters' Club my friend. Thank you for your response and Brightest Blessings.
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
13 May 07
Happy to join! ;-)
@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
12 May 07
Well I was aboput to explain to you then that I am a blond Nutter but I won't now lol I love Pistachios and Cashew Nuts those are my favorites, the only Problem is once I start eating them I can't stop till the bag is empty
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@Darkwing (21588)
12 May 07
I'm the same on both counts Gabs... once I start eating nuts, I can't stop until they're gone and they can be quite filling. Brazil nuts however, contain selenium, and did you know that four Brazil nuts a day, give you all the selenium you need. This acts as an antioxidant, and helps fight cancer, deficiencies and heart disease. As for the Blonde Nutter bit... I agree! ha ha ha. Join the club! Love and hugs in thanking you for your response, Gabs. xx
@SpitFire179 (2536)
• Canada
12 May 07
Well, I'm allergic to most nuts, well, the ones i know for sure i'm allergic to are pecans, walnuts, and there's one more, i can't remember... My absolute favorite i'd have to say is Cashews, salted of course, and then pistachios, mmm i love those too, then i go with peanuts, almonds and then hazelnuts, but i get a little bit of an allergy to hazelnuts, so i have to eat them in moderation. I think the reason i love the first 2 is because of their unique flavor, something about them just drives me nuts, i just love them, and i eat them salted and on their own, same with the rest. I like hazelnut and almonds in chocolate sometimes, but because chocolate is too sweet sometimes i just eat them on their own if i have a craving, i also love them in coffee, well the extracts :P
@Darkwing (21588)
12 May 07
Awwwwww, it's a shame you have an allergy to nuts, but at least you can eat some of the nice ones. Cashews are particularly nice with salt, and pistachios are good too; I like pistachio ice cream. I've never heard of nuts or nut extract in coffee, but it might be quite nice to try it. It would drive me nuts not to be able to eat my favourite Brazils! lol. Thank you for your response Spitfire and Brightest Blessings.
18 May 07
I like to think of myself as reliable and traditional, but with a slightly impeyuous edge. So, Honey Roast Peanuts fit the bill for me. Traditional peanuts, in any form, are super, but give them a sweet and tangy honey coating, and I'm in seventh Heaven! Yummy.
@Darkwing (21588)
18 May 07
Cripes!!! ha ha ha ha. Don't over-indulge will you? All that honey... hmmmmmmm... sounds a bit "iffy"! lol. Naaaaa, seriously... a good choice. Thank you Adren, and welcome to the Nutters' Club. Brightest Blessings, my friend.
19 May 07
No room for peanuts tonight, I overindulged on Fajitas. The suggestion of another myLot user, and I got carried away. They were lovely though. Proud to be a nutter!
@Darkwing (21588)
19 May 07
He he... I like fajitas... see my discussion, "Yeeehaaaaah, The Kids are in Jail". It's about a Tex-Mex restaurant in a town near me. lol.
• Pakistan
13 May 07
I am big nut here hehe. Well I like them all. My favorite nuts are Cashews and groundnuts, salted offcourse. I eat lots of nuts in winter. It tradition here in our region to take nuts in winter. I am very fond of nuts that when I start I do not stop till I empty the can or plate, bag. My mom yells at me for that. But next day she buys me more nuts and when I finish the bag again, she calls me nut hehe.
@Darkwing (21588)
14 May 07
Ha ha ha! I like your story. I'm wondering though, why you eat nuts in the winter only? Thank you for your response, Most and welcome to the Nutters' Club, Big Nut! :-)
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@Darkwing (21588)
18 May 07
Ha ha ha ha ha... good one!
@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
13 May 07
I looove nuts. I can just sit down with them next to me and keep munching away. Problem is the kids love them too. My favourite would have to be macadamia, but i dont have them often, as they are quite dear. Cashews and pistashios would follow close behind. I will say though that i not that fussed on walnuts. Probably cause i ate too many as a child. The only thing i find though is that i get so thirsty so gotta have a drink with them as well. Best wishes to you, darkwing
@Darkwing (21588)
13 May 07
Hey, don't grumble that the kids love nuts. If they're not allergic to them, they can be very good for their dietary system. I agree that they make you thirsty, so sometimes I eat a juicy fruit alongside them, like a peach, or some pineapple. They blend quite well together. Why is it that macadamia nuts are so expensive. They've very lightweight and not particularly large, so I don't understand, unless they're extremely rare, or something. Thank you for your response, Kay. Happy munching my friend and welcome to the Nutters' Club. :-)
@Darkwing (21588)
14 May 07
Yes, I believe Macadamia nuts are grown in Australia, and at least here, in Britain, they are very costly, moreso even than cashews. They sell them out of the shell which may be one reason for the expense. I love them, but they're a special treat, say a couple of times a year. Take care, Kay. x
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
20 May 07
every one you said but cocanut dont get them any more for I was only one that like them after my father in law he would get them at Christmas time
@Darkwing (21588)
20 May 07
I love fresh coconut from the shell. I drink a glass of its milk each day too. That's from a tin, not the shell, although I do prefer it fresh.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
21 May 07
yup
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
13 May 07
for me, its dry roasted peanuts every time. I love having a pint of English bitter in my local pub with a bag of dry roasted peanuts blessed be
@Darkwing (21588)
13 May 07
Yes, I prefer dry roast to the ordinary roasted peanuts. Did you try the chili coated ones? They're sort of a crispy, chili flavoured shell with the peanut inside. Quite yummy! I'm not a bitter drinker myself... prefer lager, but yes, in the pub with your pint is the only way to enjoy peanuts!! Thank you for your response, Eskarena. Happy munching and welcome to the Nutters' Club, my friend. :-)
@Darkwing (21588)
13 May 07
Eskarena... may i ask which part of Huddersfield you're from, please? I'm interested because I have a friend in Dalton, whom I visit quite regularly. I met her on the internet about three years ago, and we became good friends. She's from a big family, and great fun to be with! :-)
@mlgb_24 (638)
18 May 07
i love cashew nuts, and pistachio nuts. they taste really great. just plain, salted nuts.
@Darkwing (21588)
18 May 07
Oh yeah, they're two of my favourites, but I also like brazils very much, without the salt. Welcome to the Nutters' Club, my friend! :-)
@mummymo (23707)
13 May 07
L love all types of nuts too - apart from almonds - I can eat them but they are probably my least favourite! I love chocolate brazil nuts but they have to be a certain brand cos the others have too much chocolate, Pistachios taste so good - even the shells! Coconuts are yummy and I too love their milk - pecans are lovely - espescially in ice cream - who am I trying to kid - I am nuts about nuts - but I don't eat them too often because once I start to eat them I can't stop myself! That is it , the other half has to go and buy me some nuts now cos otherwise i am going to drool everywhere! lol xxx
@Darkwing (21588)
13 May 07
Awwwwwwww, sorry I made you drool for nuts with this discussion, Mommymo. I hope you're happily munching on some now. lol. Your taste seems similar to mine. Almonds have a nice taste but I find them a bit hard to bite. Anything else though.. I can pig out on. Thank you for your response my friend, and welcome to the Nutters' Club! :-)
@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
13 May 07
I love cashews, those are my favorite. And, (don't tell) but I'm the one who picks them out of the bowl of mixed nuts. I like peanuts when they are chocolate covered. I buy them whenever I find them on sale or if I have a good coupon.
@Darkwing (21588)
13 May 07
Hmmmmm, Sneaky!!! Ok, I won't tell because I do the same with the Brazils! ha ha ha. No better than kids when it comes to favourites, are we? Here, we can buy chili coated peanuts, which are nice when kept in a warming machine, but I'm not quite so keen on them when they're cold. Chocolate covered ones are ok too, but I have to agree with you that cashews are especially nice... they have a unique flavour as I suppose, most nuts do. Thank you for your response and welcome to the Nutters' Club, Sherry. :-)
• India
13 May 07
What a nutty discussion! (poor pun, huh?!) I like nuts of all kinds, though I have never tried macademia and brazil nuts that you were referring to. My favorites are pistachios, almonds and cashewnuts. I love roasted and salted cashewnuts. My mom would literally have to hide them from me as I would demolish the entire stock of them in no time, without even bothering whether it would give me an upset stomach or not (which would be a result, most of the times!!!). Peanuts are another favorite of mine. Be it roasted peanuts or boiled ones, I simply love them. Nothing like roasted peanuts to munch on and a nice movie to catch on a lazy weekend, what say, Darkwing?
@Darkwing (21588)
13 May 07
Noooo, not a poor pun Vanilla. I used a similar one in my heading. lol. Brazil nuts are great! I like them best of all, but cashews, I agree, need to be roasted and salted to taste their best. I can imagine you turning the house upside down looking for their hiding place! lol. Peanuts, I'm not keen on salted, but I like what we call Monkeynuts, which are peanuts in their shells. Pure, unadulterated peanuts, if you like! lol. So, if you have those as well as roasted, and you can find a movie to keep me interested to the end, then I say "Yaaaaay! :-) Thank you for your response, my friend, and welcome to the Nutters' Club. Happy munching!
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
13 May 07
I love Walniuts and Almonds. I really dont know why...lol. I suppose because they taste good.
@Darkwing (21588)
13 May 07
Yes, they do taste good, as do most nuts. Thank you for your response, and Brightest Blessings. Welcome to the Nutters' Club! lol
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
13 May 07
I go for any nuts as long as they are fresh, crunchy and does not smell. Oh yes, excluding "nuts" from coconuts. I did not know coconut is a nut. lol. I take coconut drink, eat the flesh but not coconut milk. I eat peanuts most as they are most affordable and available anytime anywhere.
@Darkwing (21588)
13 May 07
The juice of coconut is called coconut milk, Why. It's quite oily really, but its white appearance probably prompted it to be called "milk". Have you ever tried Pineapple and Coconut Juice? Yummy... that's nice first thing in the morning and with my Indonesian meals. Thank you for your response and welcome to the Nutters Club, my friend! :-)
@Hart57 (359)
• United States
13 May 07
I too love love nuts. I eat them everyday. Interesting that you should post this discussion as I was just thinking about nuts this morning. I usually get plain, unsalted almonds, but the store was out of them, so I got the smoked and salted variety instead. I have to admit that the smoked variety are tastier; I'm trying to cut down on sodium, however, so I will go back to the plain variety as soon as I have finished this bunch. My favorite are macadamia nuts. I seldom get them, however, because they are RIDICULOUSLY expensive. I also like cashews and walnuts. I particularly like walnuts because they are a good source of Omega-3 oil, which is highly nutritious.
@Darkwing (21588)
13 May 07
Lol... I started it because I had a craving for nuts. How coincidental! Yes, macadamia nuts are nice. They're crispy too, rather than hard, then chewy. Cashews and walnuts are pretty popular. I prefer cashews salted though, whereas walnuts are great just as they are and as you say, a good sours of Omega-3 oil, which is good for the system. Thank you for your response, Hart, and welcome to the Nutters Club! :-)