gourmet nut blend: macadamias, hazelnuts, papaya, mango, cilantro, cumin and chipotle
Hey, you know I like to snack. It isn't often that you'd find me without one on my person...in my purse, in the top left drawer of my desk in the classroom amidst the bags and cans of green tea (I keep it locked so don't bother!), in my pantry and in my car.
Sahale (sa-HA-lee) has 6 different "blends" of nuts:
- Dauphine: walnuts with blueberries, banana, coconut, ginger & lavender--lightly sweetened and seasoned with white pepper
- Ksar: pistachios with sesame seeds, pepitas, fig & moroccan harissa sweetened by honey & kicked up with pepper
- Sing Buri: cashews with pineapple, peanuts, lemongrass, mild chinese chili
- Socorro: macadamia nuts with hazelnuts, mangos, papaya & seasoned with cumin, cilantro, southwestern chipotle
- Soledad: almonds with apple, flax seed, dates, balsamic vinegar & cayenne
- Valdosta: pecans with cranberries, black pepper & orange zest
The Sahale website is here if you want to check out the products and ingredients. From the names of the blends, I thought that this company would be more ethnic, but they're not. Looks like a couple of white guys trying to make it big like Starbucks. They're based in the Pacific Northwest, in Seattle Washington. Check out this link if you want to find out the story behind the names of their snack blends, and how to pronounce them!
I've seen the pecan blend for sale in a huge bag at Costco and was very intrigued; but afraid to buy such a huge quantity without having sampled it. I'm glad I didn't buy it because I prefer the macadamia blend. That being said, Costco's price for the huge bag is so much cheaper than the little itty bitty 142g bag I bought for around $5! Oh well, that's a good reason for moderation.
taste-rating: two thumbs up!
update: August 4, 2008
psssst! I've created my own knockoff recipe over here!