Seed to Salad- Honey Coated Chilli Peanuts

Seed to Salad- Honey Coated Chilli Peanuts

Review by Greg Wagenmakers

Location: Jimboomba, Qld

Ingredients: Peanuts, honey, chilli powder, sugar, salt

This review begins with a short narrative. I was outside and my partner decided to open the packet of nuts. She is a novice when eating things with spice and since the ingredient list only had ‘chilli powder’, she took a punt.

By this time, I was outside busy with something else and I see her, looking rather displeased, neck lurched and her tongue poking out. In my mind I was thinking, ‘Well, that’s not surprising…”.

I said, “…bit hot eh love?” She replied, “very hot… very”.


So it was with curiosity that I gazed upon this small packet of nuts. In the packet, the nuts are stuck together, which gave me the impression that there is ample honey, which would make them deliciously sweet. The smell in the packet did not arouse any suspicion, so I took the plunge and immediately there was heat. Now correct me if I am wrong, but the flavour I was tasting amongst the blowtorch sensation on my tongue would be a naga strain. I’ve tasted it before and most likely from a bhut jolokia or a scorpion… Either way, despite the variety of chilli used on this tasty morsels, they’re pretty warm.

Even though these nuts pack a wallop, they are quite tasty. Silly me did not compliment the tasting session with a beer. Although this would have gone down well, I’m not sure I’m at the stage where they are ‘moreish’ yet. The blowtorch heat does not stay for long and I was in by no means in a foetal position and drooling uncontrollably but I had to wait for the heat to abate before ‘my tail’ came back out from between my legs before I could go another handful…

These nuts are pretty darn good and I’d great that Seed to Salad are targeting a market that really enjoys hot foods, rather than supermarket varieties where ‘hot’ is rarely above mild.

These nuts would be at home one plate of cheese, gherkins, pickled onions and Jatz. Get into them.

Oh and for $3 a packet, they’re awesome value because they’ll last longer than anything else that costs $3.

For flavour, I’ll give it a 7/10 and for heat, it will get an 8 from me.

Greg Wagenmakers