Wednesday, December 14, 2011

True North Snacks are Nuts!.

True North Snacks


Nuts are a great snack in general; just eating 1/4 cup a day will help bring down blood sugar and blood pressure. Now when I say nuts, I'm talking about those little goodies that grow on trees: cashews, pecans, almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, etc. Peanuts are not in the nut family, they grow underground and are part of the legume family. As a diabetic, eating a snack that is satisfying and helps with blood sugar and pressure is a big plus.

Now canisters of mixed nuts can be expensive and most brands have more than 50% peanuts in the mix. Since we have established that peanuts are not nuts, isn't that a form of false advertising or downright fraud? Now you can find canisters of mixed nuts that specify "no peanuts", but the price is inflated; so, in essence, taking the peanuts out makes the price go up. Not a winning situation from my point of view. One more point before I go on about True North Snacks; after awhile, those mixed nuts get pretty boring.

Ok, so now to True North Snacks; they make combinations of nuts, sometimes peanuts are included, dried fruit, sea salt, organic sugar into tasty, crunchy combinations. They are 100% natural, lower in saturated fat and contain mostly mono and polyunsaturated fats. The combinations are high in fiber and protein; many of the snacks are gluten free also. Recently they came out with a new combo called Chocolate Nut Crunch which contains almonds, pecans and cashews clusters dipped in milk chocolate; is that great or what!?!

If you're looking for a crunchy, delicious snack and love nuts, you have to tryTrue North products.  Anyone reaching for my bag is gonna lose a hand.

Mary Cokenour


  1. where do you buy them? I've been looking everywhere and can't find them

    1. None of the local markets in my area sell them; perhaps Mr. Peanut is afraid of the competition?

      I have only found the 5 oz. bags at WalMart and the 22 oz. bags at Sam's Club. They go fast, so I stock up on them when they're available.