The Good: Good flavor, Good ingredients
The Bad: Fatty, Fairly expensive
The Basics: Tangled Tree makes a good snack even if their Honey Roasted Pecans are not the most intensely flavored nuts.
It has been a while since I have reviewed any nuts and given how nuts have become a staple around my house - thanks in no small part to my wife being on a ketogenic diet and eating a lot of healthy foods that are higher in protein. One of her favorites these days are Tangled Tree Honey Roasted Pecans. As one who is accustomed to flavorful nuts like honey roasted peanuts, I sat down to consider the Tangled Tree Honey Roasted Pecans on my own with a bit of a different perspective from my wife. That is not to say that the Tangled Tree Honey Roasted Pecans are bad, but for those who are used to powerfully flavored nuts, the Tangled Tree Honey Roasted Pecans are far less flavorful than one might expect. The mildly sweet pecans are all right, but not truly exceptional.
Tangled Tree Honey Roasted Pecans are a ready-to-eat snack that is designed to appeal to those who want both a salty and sweet snack. Packaged in a 5 oz. plastic pouch bag, the Pecans are well protected. After removing the safety seal, consumers have access to the Pecans through a Ziploc style resealable top. The Tangled Tree Honey Roasted Pecans are pecans that are coated in a yellow/white greasy crystal glaze.
Despite the extensive coating of the honey roasted powder, the Honey Roasted Pecans look pretty much like ordinary Pecans. Each 5 oz. container has five 1 ounce servings easily dispensed through the wide mouth of the bag.
Ease Of Preparation
These are roasted nuts, so preparing them is as easy as opening the bag they come in and consuming them. There is no trick or work needed to eat Honey Roasted Pecans.
The Honey Roasted Pecans smell like butter and nuts, which is a delightful aroma. It is fairly surprising that they do not smell more like honey or anything sweet. Instead, the bouquet is entirely one of the nuts and their scent.
In the mouth, the Honey Roasted Pecans are only a little sweet initially. The sugary, slightly honeyed flavor of the Honey Roasted Pecans competes with the flavor of the nuts. The dry, buttery flavor of the nuts tastes almost exactly like walnuts. The dry, buttery, nutty flavor overwhelms the sweetness of the coating, so it is
The Honey Roasted Pecans have a fairly strong, dry taste that lingers in the mouth for a few minutes after one is done consuming them.
Tangled Tree Honey Roasted Pecans are a healthy snack, despite their fat content. They are fairly low in carbs and they have a decent amount of protein to them. The Honey Roasted Pecans are comparatively low in Sodium (only 4% RDA from the 90 mg of Sodium) and actually possess a decent amount of Iron (16% RDA). A serving is considered 28 grams which is 1/4 cup. One serving has 180 calories, with 160 of those calories coming from fat! With the standard recommended serving size, the nuts have 18 grams (28% RDA) of fat! 7% of one’s RDA of saturated fat comes from the one and a half grams of saturated fat! With 7 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams from dietary fiber and 3 grams of protein, the Tangled Tree Honey Roasted Pecans are decent for those who are on a ketogenic diet!
The ingredients list for the Honey Roasted Pecans is exceptionally short. Tangled Tree are made primarily of Pecans, sugar, and modified corn starch. There is nothing unpronounceable in these nuts.
Just as with the preparation, Tangled Tree Honey Roasted Pecans are low stress when it comes to storage and cleanup. Storage is simple when the nuts are kept sealed in their bag at room temperature or cooler. Kept sealed in their pouch, these nuts would not have expired until May 30, 2017 (though they did not last that long because I ate them!).
Tangled Tree Pecans are easy to clean up after as well. Simply wash your hands after eating to get any stray flavored sugar off. There should be no other residue, but if there is, it may easily be wiped away with a damp cloth.
Tangled Tree Honey Roasted Pecans are not sweet enough to truly wow those who were raised on honey roasted peanuts or other overly flavored nuts, but they are healthy, good, and worth trying for those who want something mildly sweet.
For other nut reviews, please visit my reviews of:
Blue Diamond Smokehouse Flavored Almonds
Wonderful Pistachios Sweet Chili Pistachios
Planters Flavor Grove Jalapeno Pistachios
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