Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wonderful Pistachios Review and Giveaway - Ends 11-11-11

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Do you love Pistachios?  For this review I received five bags of Wonderful Pistachios.  My family and I absolutely love Pistachios.  It's hard to just eat a couple, because they are so delicious!  Pistachios are delicious and nutritious.  Did you know that Pistachios are full of antioxidants?  They make a great snack and you can even cook with them.



When there are pistachios around, something wonderful happens: everyone gets crackin’. That’s because they’re packed with a powerful, flavorful crunch.


ELEVATE YOUR SNACKING EXPERIENCE

When it's snack time, you can pair Pistachios with all kinds of different flavors.  Snacking is all the rage, and nothing snacks better than Wonderful Pistachios.  Grown in California, Wonderful Pistachios are sun-ripened and dry roasted to meet the highest quality standards of food aficionados.  Pistachios are one of the lowest-calorie, lowest-fat and among the highest-fiber nuts, offering a variety of vitamins, minerals and beneficial phytonutrients.

For your next party, small gathering, or me-time snacking indulgence, try Wonderful Pistachios in any one of the following six unique pistachio pairings that will tantalize your taste buds and take snacking to a whole new level.  You’ll find each individual flavor in these delicious pairings to be entirely distinct, yet elevated and enhanced when enjoyed together.
So, go ahead – take a crack at these craveable combos:

Take the flavorful yum of pistachios up a notch with the spicy kick of wasabi peas and the salty crunch of sesame noodle sticks in this trinity of contrasting flavors and textures. Pair with a crisp, refreshing Asian Beer to chill out this uber-hot, uber-cool flavor pairing. How to serve: Fill a trio of serving bowls with Wonderful Pistachios, wasabi peas and sesame noodle sticks…then, get ready to crack and crunch!

A pop of color; a pop of flavor. See how pistachios pop in Latin flavor combinations as they deliciously mix and mingle with the tart crunch of lime tortilla chips and the cool taste of refreshing watermelon lightly dusted with chili-lime salt. The spicy-sweet notes make for a can’t-get-enough combination.  Accompany with margaritas on the rocks or fizzy limeade, and your fiesta will be popping in no time.  How to serve: Fill colorful bowls with Wonderful Pistachios, chunks of fresh watermelon sprinkled with Mexican chili-lime salt, and lime tortilla chips.  Try nestling the watermelon serving bowl in ice to keep the melon chilly and the presentation cool!


Perfect for upscale snacking, savory popcorn is all the rage…and when paired with pistachios, this flavor trend really ignites. Rosemary and parmesan play well with their Mediterranean counterparts, olives and salami, while pistachios round out this sophisticated snack trio. How to serve: Fill two bowls – one with Wonderful Pistachios and the other with popcorn tossed with a splash of extra-virgin olive oil; minced fresh rosemary; and, grated parmesan. Skewer oil-cured pitted olives with slices of artisanal salami and serve on a small platter alongside pistachios and popcorn.

Yum, yum, yum. The rich flavor and caramel-like sweetness of aged Gouda blends naturally with the crisp juiciness of Gala apples. Lavender honey adds a fragrant, sweet earthiness to this pairing that accents the pistachios’ salty crunch, making it the star of the show. How to serve: Thinly slice Gala apples and arrange on a platter; drizzle with local lavender honey and serve alongside chunks of aged Gouda and bowls brimming with Wonderful Pistachios.

Your guests will be raving about this pairing, so don’t be surprised to see this flavorful combo at their next party. The subtle earthiness of Chevre cheese is an ideal contrast to the sweet dried apricots and crunchy pistachios. The bright, citrusy flavors of the grapefruit beverage offer the perfect pairing to the creamy goat cheese and chewy, tasty apricots. How to serve: Roll soft Chevre cheese into marble-sized balls then coat in poppy seeds. Fill a bowl with Wonderful Pistachios and place in the center of a platter surrounded with the cheese balls and apricots.

Who doesn’t love an ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie? Pair this kid-friendly classic with big, juicy strawberries and fun-to-eat pistachios. Serve as a kid-pleasing after-school treat or share with colleagues during an afternoon work break. The break room never had it so good! How to serve: Set a bowl of Wonderful Pistachios on a platter surrounded with cookies and whole, fresh strawberries.

About Wonderful Pistachios

The Wonderful Pistachios brand features upscale, premium packaging and a bold contemporary look, appealing to a sophisticated, health-conscious consumer.  Wonderful Pistachios are grown in Lost Hills, California, part of the San Joaquin Valley, the agricultural heartland of California.  Grown, processed and packaged by Paramount Farms, Wonderful Pistachios are available at retail outlets and grocery stores nationwide including Albertsons, Giant Eagle, Kroger, Safeway, Vons and Wegmans; and are available in a variety of sizes.

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A product sample was received for review. I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting. The opinions expressed are my own and were NOT influenced in any way. 
 
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