Pistachios. Man, I love 'em. Put those nuts in a sack and stamp them with a clever name, and I'll buy 'em. On sale, of course, and with a coupon.
Take Everybody's Nuts, for example. Got a dollar off coupon for them out of Sunday's paper, went over to P-Chops where they were on sale for $4.99 a bag, and pretty soon I was putting Everybody's Nuts in my mouth. Tasted kinda salty.
Actually, Everybody's Nuts brand pistachios come in a variety of seasoned flavors, one of which is "Salt & Pepper," which is the variety we decided to buy. It's a fairly decent seasoning blend and not nearly as salty as one might think. Unfortunately, there's a lot less pepper than one might think as well, which I considered a weakness. The fruity, cracked-peppercorn flavor was extremely subtle, existing more as an aroma as we chewed, rather than a seasoning flavor. Needless to say, there wasn't much (if any) peppery spiciness.
Everybody's Nuts tagline, printed on every bag, is "Big. Open. Pistachios." They say that their pistachios are "absolutely the biggest pistachios in the world." Yeah, whatever. That's such blatant marketing bullshittery that I hardly need to address it.
The "Open" part, though, I can agree with. In the whole 13-ounce bag, I think there were maybe three nuts that weren't split and open and ready to nom, and that is far fewer than I usually find in other nutsacks. So, props to them for not making me bust my teeth trying to mouthcrack unsplit pistachios.