Paleo Pantry Supplier: A Quick Review of Nuts.com
Jadah West is the Executive Editor of Paleo Flourish Magazine. She’s also the founder of Salted Paleo. When not running Paleo Flourish Magazine, Jadah loves to spend time at the beach, at her beloved CrossFit, and working as a model.
I’ve been ordering from Nuts.com for years.
From experience, I know the company to completely stand behind their products, have decently fast order to ship times, and be responsive in customer service.
And the branding on their packaging, as insignificant as it sounds, is so adorable! It makes me get a fatuous smile on my face every time I open a delivered box.
Recently, I tried two products from this company that I felt were needed in my pantry, the organic trail mix and almond flour. Here are my thoughts:
Organic Trail Mix
Being privy to ingredients is Paleo food selection 101 so here they are: sunflower seeds, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), raisins, almonds, walnuts, cranberries*, banana chips*, brazil nuts, cashews. All of the aforementioned items are organic and raw, a definite plus.
The nuts and seeds tasted fresh, were unsalted, and the quantities of the varying kinds were in balance (not too many of this one or that one).The only qualm I have with this trail mix is that the cranberries and banana chips had parentheses next to them, a clue that basically says this is not what you think it is and there’s probably some ingredient that is not Paleo included in this tiny piece of food.
The cranberries are coated in organic cane sugar and (gasp) organic canola oil. How canola oil is organic is a mystery to me, sounds like an oxymoron, but that’s what it says. The banana chips were slightly less offensive by also containing organic coconut oil and organic sugar.
Being a trail mix, and not a sticky nut bar or something of the sort, it’s pretty easy to eat around those two non-Paleo pieces. Although, the cranberries and the raisins could easily be confused if not looked at in bright light. So don’t eat this in the dark and expect not to ingest a cranberry.
Price: $8.99/lb or $13.99/lb organic
As I mentioned before, I’ve used Nuts.com since I started my journey into Paleo, namely for nut flours. I’ve never been disappointed by using this almond flour in any Paleo friendly dessert or faux-bread.
The consistency of the flour is light and smooth throughout and being blanched means it’s not a course like almond meal, which makes for a more visually and texturally appealing dish. The price of their almond flour also stays competitive and they often have free shipping incentives when you get their email promotions.
Would I buy from Nuts.com again? Absolutely. (However, I’ll probably shy away from the trail mix, because of the sugar and canola oil.)
Disclaimer: I received trail mix and almond flour from Nuts.com for review purposes. I received no other compensation, and this review is based on my own opinion. Note that some links on this page (and throughout this website) are affiliate links.