Sweet & Spicy Pecans
December 1, 2014—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
The venerable pecan, of pie fame, likely grew wild for centuries before being domesticated and cultivated as a major agricultural crop. Today, the United States produces close to 200,000 tons of pecans annually - Trader Joe's doesn’t sell all of them, but we do move a plethora of pecans through our doors every year. We sell raw pecans and roasted pecans, whole pecans, and pieces of pecans. And of course, Sweet & Spicy Pecans.
Trader Joe's Sweet & Spicy Pecans begin as high quality, fancy junior mammoth (that's how they're officially categorized; we couldn't make that up) pecan halves from Texas. They're roasted with organic canola oil, and seasoned with cane sugar, salt, and a kicky blend of spices - cayenne, ancho chile, and paprika - to create a uniquely flavored nut that's at home as a snack, salad topper, or cheese accompaniment. They're not too sweet and not too spicy; their balance is what makes them so craveable. Add them to your holiday soiree cheeseboard and watch them disappear. Keep an extra bag on hand; you'll need it.
We're selling Trader Joe's Sweet & Spicy Pecans in a five ounce bag for $3.99.