Company: Santé Specialty Foods

Introduced: February 2019

Distribution: National

Suggested Retail Price: $4.99

Product Snapshot: Snack company Santé Specialty Foods is expanding its product line of gourmet roasted and spiced nuts with a new trio of flavors: Bourbon Pecans, Pumpkin Spice Pecans, and Chocolate Almonds. Perfectly crunchy and balanced, the three new flavors are ideal for on-the-go snacking or adding to a favorite dessert or cheese platter.

All Santé Nuts flavors are carefully developed using simple ingredients to achieve a harmonious proportion of sweet and spice, as evidenced in the new flavors:

  • Bourbon Pecans – crisp and buttery with mellow vanilla undertones and a sprinkling of salt
  • Pumpkin Spice Pecans – happy, warm notes of cinnamon, allspice, and clove
  • Chocolate Almonds – dusted in a blend of cocoa powders for rich chocolate flavor yet mild sweetness, with a touch of salt to add dimension

The company also announced it has achieved non-GMO project verification status for its entire product line, signifying that its nuts are produced in compliance with the rigorous Non-GMO Project Standards. The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s only independent verification for products made according to rigorous best practices for GMO (genetically modified organisms) avoidance. While Santé has utilized non-GMO canola oil in its roasting process for many years, the verified products are now produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standards.

“The new flavors are an extension of what Santé has become known for: premium quality and taste. And while we are always tinkering with new flavor ideas, we also want to meet the needs of today’s highly-informed grocery shopper,” said Navot Tidhar, CEO at Santé Specialty Foods. “Non-GMO certification was the next logical step for in maintaining our strict ingredient standards.”

Bourbon Pecans, Pumpkins Spice Pecans, and Chocolate Almonds are gluten-free, Kosher and made by hand in small batches in a peanut-free facility. They are available for distribution around the U.S. and for purchase on Amazon and at in 4 oz. re-sealable bags for the pecans and 5 oz. bags for the almonds, at $4.99 MSRP.