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Pure Macadamias, with just a few drops of our Macadamia oil added to this roast to assist the salt coverage of the kernel. Still a dry crisp finish and the added flavour of salt for those who prefer the simple tastes.
KIWIreviews really made my day when I saw two packets of macadamia nuts in the goodie box I was sent. One was the Topnotch Sweet 'N Salty and the other was the Roasted Salted. Macadamia nuts are my secret weakness when it comes to food. Ever since I was a young child I would quite happily sit and demolish handful after handful of macadamias. Macadamia nuts are usually pretty expensive but I feel they are worth it. I would be happy to pay the $12 for this 150g packet as they are simply scrumptious. Most of the macadamias I have tasted have been grown in Australia, so I was pleasantly surprised to see on the front of the packet that these are NZ grown. The packaging is simple and effective at catching your attention. The first thing I noticed was the silver packet and the large black label with the brand name and flavour. The packet has a resealable top for freshness if for some reason you do not devour them all at once like I did.
My first taste and I loved how fresh the macadamia nut tasted. The nuts were just the right amount of roasted, not underdone and not overcooked. The amount of salt on them was a nice light coating and didn't leave a strong aftertaste. I found that after my first taste I was hooked and had to have more and was eagerly waiting to try the other flavour.
I highly recommend these to all nut lovers. They would be very versatile whether eating by themselves, used in baking or in a meal. The price is worth it and being NZ grown is fantastic.
If you love Macadamia Nuts that are slightly salted and taste delicious then these are the nuts for you! TopNotch nuts come in a resealable bag with a small window at the front so you can see what you are getting. They are also NZ grown which is an added bonus! The 150 g bag has a recommend 2 servings per pack. They contain simply good sized, roasted, macadamia nuts, macadamia oil and salt. I found that the amount of salt was perfect and not overly salty which some nuts tend to be which allowed you to enjoy and taste the macadamia nut. I let my family try them and they were all impressed, my girls in particular were keen to get their hands on more!
Although these tasty nuts are particularly moreish and are difficult to put down once opened, the resealable bag means they are handy to pop in your bag to have as a convenient snack. They are a little pricey but macadamia nuts are not cheap and you can really taste that you are getting a quality product so I would definitely say that they are worth the money. Although I really, really enjoyed these, I have to say that I personally preferred TopNotch's Sweet 'n' Salty macadamia nuts as they were extra delicious and catered to my sweet tooth! Saying that, for a savoury luxury treat, these will definitely be on my shopping list!
As silly as this may sound macadamias are not a type of nut that I have really eaten before, until now when I received 3 amazingly delicious varieties of macadamia nuts from Topnotch to review, and I can definitely say that these nuts certainly are Topnotch!
The first of the macadamia nuts I decided to try were the roasted salted variety. I loved that the packaging consisted of a resealable bag and even more so the clear panel at the bottom of the pack in which you can see the product you are getting. I was impressed to see that the nuts were of a uniform size and that most of the nuts were in a whole form with only about 5 or 6 in the whole packet being in halves. The back of the packaging contains nutritional information, and I must admit that I found the 2 serves per pack to be very generous indeed, so much so that I found myself eating them over about 4 servings as they were rather filling.
These macadamias had a lovely rich, nutty roasted flavour to them and were very lightly salted which I liked as often salted nuts can be way too salty! Interestingly enough the nuts are actually roasted in a macadamia nut oil, which is important to note as it means that they are not cross contaminated with various other nuts Due to the light salt on them it makes these nuts very versatile indeed and I have enjoyed adding them roughly chopped to my muesli in the morning for an extra crunch and also have used them in a caramel and macadamia nut slice in which they tasted amazing! I really can think of a lot of other ways in which these nuts would be the perfect accompaniment such as in stir fries, salads and other baked dishes, that said it would be hard to make them last that long in my house as it turns out my partner rather likes macadamias I have found!
Topnotch I think you have me hooked I will definitely be buying more of these as they are so delicious tasting!
I have recently taken on a mostly gluten and lactose free diet and it is always those late night cravings after dinner that get me or those between breakfast and lunch on the run hunger pains. Having goodies on hand that are gluten free and can just be nibbled on without having to cook are so handy. A lot of my old go to's are no longer appropriate so my pantry has had to have a complete overhaul in the last few months.
I have always enjoyed roasted nuts and macadamias have to be one of my favorite nuts they are often very expensive and come in a mix with other nuts so I would have to sit and pick out the macadamia's and find that the mix bags only have a handful of them. While I enjoy almonds and brazil nuts it is disappointing to find only a few of the best.
I have a friend with a macadamia tree and I have attempted drying them out and cracking them open myself but omigosh cracking open a macadamia shell is like trying to get blood out of a stone. I think I ended up having to get a vice from the tool shed and twisting and twirling until the shell cracked often ending up breaking the nuts in the process a lot of hard work for a few nuts even though they are very nice nuts.
These are perfect for me all the hard work has been done and they are so full of flavour the packet was perfect to fit in my handbag and as it resealed I enjoyed them as a snack while I was waiting fr my son who was in surgery. I would definitely buy them again as they are a great and handy snack for me and keep me going when I need that snack between meals.
Top Notch Macadamias Roasted Salted nuts are what I would call little balls of goodness. These are perfect for a quick snack when starting to fade a little during the day. I find these are great for that 3pm snack when you are in between meals and starting to feel a little peckish. I love how these roasted salted macadamia nuts are prefect in flavour not to over powering or plain either. I did hide these from my son and did not want to share with others as I thought these are just too yummy to share with anyone else. As greedy as that sounds I do not feel bad about it either as I know if I had of let my son try them he would have eaten them up within minutes and it is not often I get a yummy treat to myself.
I love the packaging and the clear section on the package so you can see the macadamia nuts. I find these macadamia nuts of a good size and I do not feel like they are small portions or sizes. For the price it is a little bit of a luxury treat but well worth it if you can afford it. I was not disappointed with my packet and if I had of brought them at a shop I would have been happy with the overall taste and macadamia nut experience.
I would recommend these to friends and family who I know enjoy their macadamia nuts. I prefer the flavoured ones a little more so then the plain ones but the plain ones I find are great for that mild snack you crave without the added flavours. I find I can eat more of these at one time compared to the flavoured ones. Overall a delicious treat and a yummy packet of goodness which I am extremely happy I got to enjoy and review them.
I have spent many years of my childhood sitting in the backyard cracking open macadamia nuts from our tree with a rock; they have always been that little snack that worth the extra little bit of effort to get. This product is as simple as it can get, roasted macadamia nuts, with some macadamia oil, and salt. But the simplicity is key to its appeal.
Not overly salted, the flavour is very much the subtle roasted nutty taste. The macadamias do vary in natural flavour as would be expected, with some a much sweeter taste, but generally the flavour is much more subdued. The nuts are in general whole, (unlike when you smash one open with a rock) so you end up with less of a surface area to volume ratio with respects to the salt/oil combo; less added flavour per nut. As a lover of salted products one would assume that I would prefer a stronger flavour, but I'm also trying to eat healthier, so I prefer to have an option with less calories (with around 562 calories per serving, which is also a realistic serving of half the pack, it's almost half the calories of the 'Smoke 'n Spice' variety).
As well as a good sized portion size being recommended (I hate when companies try to make something found healthier by reducing the serving size to "5 pieces"), the product itself is rather filling. I ended up only having a couple at a time, as they take a while to chew compared to other nuts that turn to mush when eaten, so the one serving actually ended up taking a couple of hours to eat.
The packaging is simple, with a resealable plastic foil bag, so there is no pressure to consume the entire batch in one go. Price-wise, the product is rather expensive per weight, but at the same time nuts have always been expensive, so it is on par with other similar products. Not an every day item for the shopping list, but definitely a good addition to the luxury items.
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