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Oct 12, 2012 10:56 AM

Your Ultimate Nut Mix

It seems nut mixes, store bought and the ones you buy over the Internet, are basically one size fits all. They mix 'em up and you buy what they mix. I haven't seen a place that allows you to customize your personal nut mix. If you could purchase a bespoke nut mix, what would it be?

Mine would be...

30% filberts
20% almonds
15% cashews
15% walnuts
10% pistachios
10% pecans

They would be roasted and seasoned with a bit of salt and a good dose of powdered New Mexican red chile.

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  1. I would like equal quantities of:
    - cashews
    - pecans
    - marcona almonds

    I would like them with some sort of sugary and salty topping, but the kind that stays soft and fills in the ridges of the pecans, not the kind that gets hard and crunchy. Maybe a wee but of cinnamon or cayenne on some orders, but not all :)

    1. Lots of places and markets (e.g. Whole Foods, Safeway, Vons) have bins of individual types of nuts.

      So, if I am making my own, my idea mix would be equal amounts of dry-roasted, salted pistachios, macadamias, walnuts and cashews, with a handful of wasabi peanuts and Boston Baked Beans (yes, I know peanuts are a legume and not a nut).

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        I don't think I could improve on your mix, including the Boston Baked Beans!

      2. equal parts:

        raw almond

        mixed with

        dried fruits:


        dark chocolate chips

        stir well

        1. Hmmm. That's a great question.

          I would say
          40% pistachios
          40% macadamia
          20% walnut.

          Roasted, salted and soon to be gone.

          1. That took some thinking, since I love just about any nut. I like your assortment, PK, but I will upend the list and have the pecans at the top, filberts at the bottom.
            And no chili or spicy stuff. I'm okay with just salt, and maybe a little brown sugar.
            One or two Brazil nuts in there would be fine,too.