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A Nutty Giveaway!

November 9, 2009

Nuts are good for you (in moderation).  Everyone knows that.  They have protein, fiber, calcium, iron, selenium, magnesium and vitamin E.  The fat in nuts is primarily of the heart healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated kind.  They help lower your risk of heart disease and all different diseases.  Nuts have a slightly bad reputation, because they are caloric and high in fat, but studies show that nuts actually can help keep you slim if included in part of your diet.  Truly, a superfood.

However, just plain nuts can get boring sometimes.  That’s where things like trail mix and yogurt come in.  They help make nuts more fun.  What about flavoring nuts?  That’s just what Sahale Snacks does.  They’ve taken your typical nuts and made them fun.  They are also a fun company with some fun principles guiding them:

Snack Better

Work Better

Live Better

They also tout their nuts as healthful, convenient and slightly indulgent.  Perfect for a snack, in a salad or any other way your can imagine.

You’re probably wondering why I’m so excited about Sahale Snacks, aren’t you?  They sent me some delicious nuts to sample, and are going to do the same for one lucky reader (more on that later!).

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Sahale Snacks offers glazed nuts and nut blends, and sent me some of each to try out.  I got to sample their glazed nuts which include Cashews with Pomegranate and Vanilla, Almond PB & J with Peanuts and Berries and Almonds with Cranberries, Honey and Sea Salt. Aren’t those such fabulous combinations?

DSC03049 I also had the opportunity to sample their Nut Blends.  Check out these amazing flavors: Ksar Nut Blend, Sing Buri Cashew Nut Blend, Soledad Nut Blend and Valdosta Nut Blend.

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Now for a little fun.  Sahale Snacks has offered to send one reader their own samples of Soledad Nut Blend, Cashews with Pomegranate and Vanilla and a Sahale Snacks shirt.  I’ve tried both of these blends so far,and they are out of this world.

The Cashews with Pomegranate and Vanilla is sweet, with a taste that made me feel like I was eating something really bad for me!  Here’s the description:

Whole roasted cashews are teamed with pomegranate and apple, and balanced with  pure, fragrant vanilla bean.  Sahale Snacks’ light glaze adds just the right amount of sweetness.

The nuts clumped together and were covered in little pieces of pomegranate and apples, with a slight vanilla flavor.  Sweet, but not overly so.  Shape Magazine gave this blend the “Best Snack Award” in 2009!

DSC03053 DSC03054 The Soledad Nut Blend has a nice bite to it with the sweetness of the apples and the cayenne pepper balancing nicely.  Here’s the description:

A tangy mix influenced by the Mediterranean, featuring almonds, flax seeds, apples, dates, balsamic vinegar and a dash of cayenne.

Solomon, who doesn’t particularly care for almonds loved these!  I adore spicy nuts, I think it’s an amazing combination, and Sahale really hit the nail on the head with this one.  Men’s Health named this blend one of the 125 best foods for men as the “best trail mix” in June 2009.

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Want to try some?  You have 3 ways to win!

  1. Leave a post below saying which flavor you’d most like to try of the two and why.
  2. Tweet about this and leave a comment letting me know you did!  “Nutty giveaway @liveloveeatplay! http://wp.me/pA5Ps-mP”
  3. Link back to this on your blog.  If you don’t have a blog, tell your friends to stop by Live, Love, Eat and Play and let me know you did!

I’ll be picking a winner on November 13th.  Ready?  Go!

Don’t forget to click here.  It’s a very good thing!

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64 Comments leave one →
  1. November 9, 2009 9:24 am

    I kept meaning to pick up the PBJ ones when I was in New York, and it was pouring on my last day so I never got round to going to the store. Good to know they rock, though!

  2. November 9, 2009 9:25 am

    don’t think I am eligible since I am in the UK, but tweeted anyway 🙂

  3. November 9, 2009 9:31 am

    O man, those things look great! I would like to try the PB&J well, because I love pb&j!! The soledad looks great as well becuase I love dates, apples, balsamic vinegar, and a little spice with red pepper looks fab!

    ~Justine

  4. November 9, 2009 9:34 am

    i wanna try those cashews!

  5. November 9, 2009 10:53 am

    Those look so good. I would love to try the cashews with pomegranate and vanilla and the almonds. I’ve tasted the pecans with black pepper and orange and they are wonderful. I don’t have a twitter account or I would’ve tweeted too.

  6. Lanie permalink
    November 9, 2009 10:54 am

    i’d love to try the pb flavor because i love anything with peanut butter!

  7. November 9, 2009 11:17 am

    ooh those cashews with pomegranates and vanilla sounds divine

  8. November 9, 2009 12:17 pm

    Almond PB&J sounds delicious!

  9. November 9, 2009 12:18 pm

    I tweeted 🙂

  10. November 9, 2009 12:23 pm

    OMG I’ve wanted to try these forever!!! I’d love to try the vanilla and pomegranate ones!!

  11. November 9, 2009 12:47 pm

    I love Soledad! I’d like to try the Almon PB&J because that’s the only kind I haven’t already taste tested. My favorites are the Sing Buri cashews, and the pomegranate vanilla cashews. Crunchyumcrunch!

  12. November 9, 2009 12:49 pm

    Oh that Soledad Nut Blend sounds really interesting…I’m a sucker for anything with spice!

  13. greensandjeans permalink
    November 9, 2009 1:05 pm

    BAHHHHH! These look amazing! I think both look fantastic, but I’ll go with the Soledad.

  14. greensandjeans permalink
    November 9, 2009 1:05 pm

    just linked this to my blog!

  15. November 9, 2009 1:40 pm

    Pomegranate and vanilla, for sure, but they all seem pretty delicious. I’ll be hunting these down regardless.

  16. November 9, 2009 3:19 pm

    I’m going with the Pom flavor or honey and sea salt. … but they all look so yummy.

  17. November 9, 2009 3:19 pm

    I have also tweeted about this yummy giveaway too!

  18. November 9, 2009 3:22 pm

    Almonds & PB & J of course sounds delicious!

  19. traynharder23 permalink
    November 9, 2009 3:43 pm

    honey almond! i love sweet almonds

  20. Lizzy permalink
    November 9, 2009 4:56 pm

    any almonds are amazing in my book! mmmmm everything looks amazing, does that count as a favorite flavor?? hehe!

    http://saladdiva.wordpress.com

  21. November 9, 2009 8:22 pm

    Thanks for the review! I’ve been eyeing these at the grocery store.

  22. November 9, 2009 9:35 pm

    cashews w/ pom and vanilla sounds amazing!

  23. November 9, 2009 10:04 pm

    definitely the cashews with pom & vanilla! it sounds so interesting!

  24. November 9, 2009 10:05 pm

    also, just tweeted!

    at

    http://twitter.com/FoodieDiaries

  25. November 10, 2009 12:58 am

    oh my god. Can I say everything? I really and truly mean it…I can’t choose! I’m SO obsessed with nuts it’s not even funny!

    I tweeted already, btw!

  26. November 10, 2009 9:45 am

    wow, those soledad almonds sound amazing!

  27. November 10, 2009 12:43 pm

    Yum! Such a great give away. I’d love the pb and j almonds! So exciting!!

  28. November 10, 2009 1:15 pm

    The cashew with vanilla and pomegranate sounds soooo good.

  29. Jennifer permalink
    November 10, 2009 1:32 pm

    cashew with vanilla y pomengranate- w/o a doubt!!

  30. Jessie permalink
    November 10, 2009 1:50 pm

    Cayenne wins everytime, whether its a little or a lot, so I would want to try the Nut Blend.

  31. Kate permalink
    November 10, 2009 2:03 pm

    They both sounds so good, but I’m a sucker for anything with cashews so I’d have to go with Cashews with Pomegranate and Vanilla!

  32. Tiffany permalink
    November 10, 2009 2:05 pm

    The cashew w/ pomegranite sounds the best. Seems like a healthy mix to me.

  33. November 10, 2009 2:07 pm

    I’m definitely an almond lover, so soledad Almonds sounds RIGHT up my alley!! Thank you for this giveaway opportunity!

    I totally just added your blog to my google reader! I can’t wait to read more about what you have to say. You have a fun blog girl!!

  34. November 10, 2009 2:39 pm

    oh those pomegranate ones sound fantastic!!! yummy. i love nuts & nut butters and these lil’ mixes sound awesome.

  35. Katie permalink
    November 10, 2009 3:17 pm

    Definitely the pomegranate–yum!

  36. November 10, 2009 4:05 pm

    I would love to try the soledad almonds. I love sweet and spicy. They all sound great though! PB and J sounds awesome too!

  37. November 10, 2009 4:06 pm

    I also linked this contest on my blog!

  38. balancejoyanddelicias permalink
    November 10, 2009 7:53 pm

    cashews with pomegranates and vanilla sounds great! I’d love to try that because I haven’t seen any other brand with this flavor, so unique! 🙂

  39. Sara permalink
    November 11, 2009 12:43 am

    I want to try the cashews with pom and vanilla! wow yum!

  40. November 11, 2009 10:58 am

    I would like to try pomegranate and vanilla. Those look incredible!

  41. Emily permalink
    November 11, 2009 1:43 pm

    Pomegranate and vanilla! Yum! Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Gina permalink
    November 11, 2009 3:58 pm

    Soledad blend! Anything with dates is a winner!

  43. AnAppleADay permalink
    November 11, 2009 5:15 pm

    i would like to try the almonds because i love almonds!!!

  44. Kimberly permalink
    November 11, 2009 8:41 pm

    The PB&J Almonds sound divine..Thanks for the giveaway!

  45. Kimberly permalink
    November 11, 2009 8:42 pm

    I tweeted it (@kimmyjahnke)!

  46. Danielle permalink
    November 11, 2009 8:47 pm

    Omg, the cashews with pom and vanilla sound amazing.

  47. November 12, 2009 2:19 pm

    cashews with pomegranate and vanilla + almonds with cranberries honey and sea salt! because absolutely great combo 🙂

  48. November 12, 2009 2:20 pm

    i tweeted !

    http://twitter.com/zarpandit88

  49. November 12, 2009 5:12 pm

    PB&J almonds – that just sounds awesome.

  50. Mallory permalink
    November 12, 2009 9:22 pm

    oohhh pb&j sounds aaahhh.mazing (because who doesn’t love pb and j???)

    but the soledad blend would be delicious too because i’m a huge fan of the savory+sweet combo 🙂

  51. November 13, 2009 2:04 pm

    what a fabulous giveaway!! I would love to try the vanilla & pomegranite flavor! I LOVE both of these flavors and the thought of that combined with nuts OMG….sounds incred!

  52. November 13, 2009 2:41 pm

    Wowzers! You got some gooooodies! Yum yum! The pomegranate flavor sounds delish!

  53. November 26, 2009 3:51 am

    I really like your site , it’s filled of lot of information. You have got one constant visitor and a fan of your web site.

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