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More than half of Americans snack daily, and snacking is actually the most popular way to eat walnuts.1,2 Simply grabbing a handful, raw or toasted, makes for a smart snacking choice. It’s not the only choice though. Walnuts have cracked into the snack scene with more creative products than ever before, meeting growing consumer demand and interest.

With options ranging from sweet to salty to spicy, clients are sure to discover a new favorite way to enjoy California walnuts. Here are some of the latest products to hit the market that deliciously offer key nutrients like protein, fiber and good fats.3

Walnut Butters

Discover a Perfect Pair

Looking for a perfect pairing for fresh fruit, veggie sticks or whole grain crackers? Discover a dynamic duo with walnut butter from Wellnut Farms™, The Nutty Gourmet™ or Crazy Go Nuts, which come in flavors such as sea salt, honey, maple cinnamon, salted caramel, chocolate espresso and oatmeal cookie. Think: salted caramel walnut butter apple slices, sea salt walnut butter with jicama sticks or chocolate espresso walnut butter on graham crackers.

Blend Up a Whirl of Possibilities

Mariani Family™ Walnutmilk contains 45-60 calories while delivering 500mg ALA omega-3 fatty acids, 35 percent of the daily value of calcium per eight-ounce serving. Try this creamy walnut milk as a new base in smoothies. With flavors from unsweetened original to vanilla and the newly launched chocolate, there’s a whole whirl of smoothie combinations for a convenient option on-the-go.

Seasoned Walnut

Satisfy with a Crave-worthy Crunch

Seasoned walnuts from The Nutty Gourmet™ and Crazy Go Nuts show that walnuts are a jack of all trades. Top yogurt or cottage cheese with maple cinnamon walnuts or reach for chocolate espresso for a sweet afternoon pick-me-up. Salty? Opt for rosemary. Brave? Go for habanero. Looking for more of a medley? Try Diamond of California® Heirloom Nut + Fruit Walnut Blend and Fisher® Sweet Nut Trail Mix.

Walnut Trail Mix

From plant-based milks and nut butters to seasoned walnuts and bars, there’s a nutritious, delicious and convenient option for almost any occasion. Click here to discover even more snack inspiration and recipes.

1California Walnuts Attitude & Usage Survey of 3,032 Americans 18-55 years, Edelman Intelligence, April 2017.

2International Food Information Council. 2019 Food and Health Survey. 2019.
https://foodinsight.org/2019-food-and-health-survey/

3One ounce of walnuts provides 18g of total fat, 2.5g of monounsaturated fat, 13g of polyunsaturated fat, including 2.5g of alpha-linolenic acid, the plant-based omega-3.

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