Where to Buy: CB’s Nuts on Foodzie
Price: $22.50 for five 5-oz. packages
At CB’s Nuts, we feel it’s important to know where our food comes from, that’s why we cultivate relationships directly with the Oregon farmers who grow our organic pumpkin seeds. The pumpkin seeds are brought to our roasting facility in Kingston, WA where they have a sea salt bath and are roasted to crunchy perfection in small batches. They are a great source of vitamins and minerals, including most of the B vitamins, C, D, E and K as well as magnesium, zinc, calcium and iron.
What I Think:
This was certainly an enjoyable addition to this month’s tasting box!
Usually, when I buy pumpkin seeds, I buy them from the bulk bin in my local grocery store. I never really gave much thought about the pumpkin seeds, but I can say that there are some notable difference between these pumpkin seeds from CB’s Nuts and the seeds from the bulk bin.
Most notably, these are “cleaner” than the pumpkin seeds from the grocery. Not to say those pumpkin seeds were “dirty” because they were not, but they weren’t cleaned from the pumpkin/squash fibers very well. I always seemed to find bits of the squash still clinging to the seeds, and well, it’s kind of unappetizing. These are free of “pumpkin debris” and that makes it much more enjoyable to just sit and snack on them.
Also, when I opened the package of these, they smelled like roasted nuts. As if they were very freshly roasted. My tummy growled in response – as if to say: eat those now!
But what I seem to be enjoying most about them is that there is nothing particularly unusual about them. They are pumpkin seeds that have been lightly roasted and salted with sea salt. But it is in this simplicity that a sort of perfection has been acquired: They are roasted just right and not too salty. Just a very flavorful, delicious and healthy snack.
Sure, I appreciate that these were harvested in Oregon and then processed in Washington. I like that this is a local product. I appreciate that these are organically grown. I like that I can taste the nutty sweetness of the pumpkin seed. The salt is used here to highlight the flavor of the pumpkin seed rather than create a salty snack.
But what I like best is that these are simple … simply delicious.
My Final Thoughts:
Delicious and tasty, these pumpkin seeds are a hit! No more bulk bin pumpkin seeds for me!