Pistachios and almonds – my favourite nuts. If not for munching on, I love cooking with them too, in both sweet and savoury dishes.
I love removing the shells and eating pistachios and counting all the shells at the end. Cracking them open is the fun part!
And as for almonds – my mum always told me that eating almonds (or badams) make you clever :p I always overindulge on them before exams :p
When I was sent them to review my criteria for good pistachios and almonds was that they had to taste fresh.
The Wonderful Pistachios come in the following flavours:
- Roasted and salted
- Salt and pepper
- Sweet chilli
- Roasted unsalted
Sweet chilli had a wonderful contrast of the sweet versus the salty, savoury taste of the pistachio itself. It was really tasty and would be perfect as nibbles at a party or with some drinks.
Roasted unsalted are fabulous as a simple pistachio if you don’t want to fuss with added flavours and great for cooking with too. Pistachios taste fantastic chopped on top of indian icecream such as Kulfi or a milkshake or even baked into a cake.
Roasted and Salted (pictured below) are so moreish and taste amazing with drinks or on their own. The saltiness is just the right level.
Salt and Pepper were my favourite of all the range. The pepper just gave the pistachio an amazing flavour combined with the saltiness. It tasted like it had been sprinkled with freshly ground pepper. This bag lasted the shortest amount of time.
Pistachios are said to have health benefits and so these are perfect to eat if you work out as they are a souce of protein. You can even blitz them into smoothies or use them as toppings for smoothie bowls.
If thats not all they follow the “Pistachio Principle” (no I haven’t made it up!) which states that the consumption of in-shell Pistachios may help to slow eating when compared to shelled Pistachios because the left over shells may offer an important visual cue about the amount consumed.
The Wonderful Almonds have 3 different varieties:
- Salt and Pepper
- Roasted and salted
My favourite was once again the Salt and Pepper as they were slightly addictive.
The Natural are great for cooking with and the roasted and salted are great for nibbles and for a simple snack.
Not only are pistachios and almonds full of health benefits, they are perfect snacks to munch on. The flavours in the range mean that there is one to suit everyone’s differing taste buds. I love the packaging too. The bags are perfect sizes and are filled generously.
And my final verdict? They tasted fresh and were very addictive, especially the salt and pepper flavours! Big thumbs up!
Where to buy Wonderful Pistachios
You can pick up a bag of Wonderful Pistachios from Asda, Ocado, Sainsbury’s Tesco and Waitrose.
Wonderful Pistachios: RSP £2.00 (115g)
Where to buy Wonderful Almonds
Pick up a bag of Wonderful Almonds from Ocado, Tesco and Waitrose.
Wonderful Almonds: RSP £2.39 (115g)