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No Salt on Pistachios a Travesty?

Well, I visited a Walmart today because I needed to buy some rechargeable batteries for my "little guy", Noah, and some earplugs, and my wife wanted to make some purchases as well. So we drove out there.

Well, naturally, we bought a few additional items as well, and for the first time in close to ten years, I broke down and bought a small bag of pistachios. I had formerly been outraged when they went up 100% and I knew there was no shortage of the things.

Well, for $4, there was a small bag of 7 ounces, and they tempted me. Well, I saw another brand, Selton Farms pistachios that looked identical and came in an 8 ounce bag. They asked for the same money, $4.

Can you guess which I decided I'd buy?

So I went to open the bag, which included the words on the wrapper, "Roasted No Salt".

Bum-Bum-Bummer, I thought!

But maybe they wouldn't be all that bad. And they also include on the wrapper an approval certification by the American Heart Association.

Well, guess what? While at first I missed the delicious salty flavor, I came to revel in the overwhelmingly delicious toasty flavor of the pistachios. Why not give these a try? They just might surprise you, and they offer the fringe benefit that they are closer to nature and are low sodium.

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lookatdesktop wrote on March 19, 2018, 2:08 PM

Have you ever had some pistachio & almond ice cream? Well, those unsalted pistachios sound pretty good and healthy, but I warn you not to ever try pistachio & almond ice cream. It's like eating sawdust.

VinceSummers wrote on March 19, 2018, 2:20 PM

Really? I'm shocked just a bit. I love butter almond (I'm not overly much a butter pecan fan) ice cream. And I've had pistachio ice cream. As long as salt is included, I have no problem. If I ever see the kind you mention, I'll buy the smallest quantity I can and give it a shot. But I won't expect too much!

lookatdesktop wrote on March 19, 2018, 2:40 PM

Well, It was sold at an icecream shop called Polar Bear Asburns. Have you heard of them? The Oak Cliff Advocate article is below.

Last Edited: March 19, 2018, 2:42 PM

MegL wrote on March 19, 2018, 3:26 PM

I like pistachios and I was never a fan of salt. I prefer all my nuts to be "no salt" and "no sugar", just nuts.

VinceSummers wrote on March 19, 2018, 3:40 PM

Yes, we had one in Erlton, NJ (now part of Cherry Hill, NJ, along route 38). I loved their soft serve ice cream cones. Dad got the quarter size. We had the 10 cent size.

lookatdesktop wrote on March 20, 2018, 8:44 PM

I prefer salted.

lookatdesktop wrote on March 20, 2018, 8:46 PM

Were you mad at your dad for getting a bigger serving than you? I probably would have been happy to get the 10 cent size anyway. LOL

VinceSummers wrote on March 20, 2018, 9:24 PM


VinceSummers wrote on March 21, 2018, 9:57 AM

"Sometimes you feel like a nut sometimes you don't..."

lookatdesktop wrote on March 21, 2018, 7:43 PM

Almond Joy's got nuts, Mounds don't - catchy isn't it?