The Christmas season is upon us and most of you that read this blog may gravitate toward foodie gifts. I had the opportunity to review one of the MANY gift box options available, and it happened to be from a local Dallas company.  Lord Nut Levington sent me a Nut Case to review.

You may think that this name sounds familiar, and you would be right if you watch the TV show “Shark Tank”.  They left without a deal with any of the sharks, but I bet the exposure helped them out tremendously.  That is the power of reality-based television marketing.

 The box was very clever and claimed to have been shipped by “flightless bird”.  The graphics on the packaging were very catchy and some may even say it had a hipster feel to it.  Fun, clever and eye catching.   I bet it would make an extremely good first impression upon the recipient.DSC_0975DSC_0977

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I received 6 cans of their nuts in 5 flavors (Spicy Bloody Mary was represented twice).

Now lets be real for a moment, to get flavored peanuts, you basically have to coat it with something.  The spices for each of the flavors seemed well planned out.  They sent me Zesty Chili Lime, Spicy Bloody Mary (x2), Hot Buffalo and White Cheddar & Jalapeno flavors.

DSC_0985Lets break it down and look at each flavor.  First one I tried was Thai Curry & Lemongrass.  I immediately liked this one.  A very distinct lemongrass flavor and then you get a small hint of curry

DSC_0987White Cheddar & Jalapeno was next.  This one was very nice with a subtle flavor of each ingredient.

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Next up was Spicy Bloody Mary.  This was my favorite and in my opinion had the best flavor representation of all of the options.  You could really taste the elements that make up a bloody mary, minus the vodka.

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Hot Buffalo was my least favorite flavor.  There was nothing wrong with the flavor, it was tasty, it just didn’t identify with me as buffalo.

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The next flavor was the kids favorite (more about them in a minute).  Chili and lime is a classic combination and once I saw the label, I knew it would be tasty.  It was!

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Products such as these are pretty subjective, flavors that I like may not work for others.  Just because a foodblogger says its good, doesn’t mean that you will enjoy it.  Also, if said blogger hates it…you may think its the best one. For this reason I had my son and 2 of his friends (all under the age of 9) taste all flavors to give me their opinion.  Overall they said that the flavors were too spicy, although I thought they were all quite mild.  The White Cheddar & Jalapeno and Zesty Chile Lime were the stands out for all 3!

You can purchase a Nut Case for $26.99 or individual flavors for $4.99 each.

You can find them online at www.whoislordnut.com

The whole overall concept of this is great.  Most people like peanuts and they are a common sight, especially around the holidays.  Add classic flavor combinations and you are bound to be in the winners circle.  This is a great alternative to some of the other choices out there that many of us may have received and thrown away or re-gifted.  I’m looking at you processed meat, fruitcake and popcorn tin companies.