Written By Sam Henselijn
Welcome to the world of L’Orenta Nuts, where we believe in spicing up your snack time with our signature collection of spicy nuts, snacks, sweets, and candies. Our family-owned business has been crafting delicious treats since 1934, and we’re excited to share our passion for spicy snacks with you.
Here’s a comprehensive overview of our customers’ favorite snacks and goodies, each packed with unique flavors and the perfect balance of spice and some with a bit of sweetness.
San Antonio Trail Mix: A Spicy Snack Texan Delight
Our San Antonio Trail Mix is a tribute to the vibrant flavors
of Texas. This mix is a perfect blend of spicy and savory, featuring a combination of roasted nuts, dried fruits, chocolates, and a kick of spice that will tantalize your taste buds. It’s not just a snack; it’s an experience of Texan hospitality and warmth.
Triple Treat Cashews
Triple Treat Cashews are a spicy snack lover’s dream. This delicious mix includes Wasabi soy cashews, Velvet milk chocolate cashews, and Roasted salted cashews. Triple Treat Cashews are a little spicy, sweet, and savory all in one. Shipped in a tin, it is excellent for gift-giving or to enjoy yourself.
Fiery Four: The Ultimate Heat Challenge
Are you ready for the ultimate heat challenge? Our Fiery Four nut mix is not for the faint-hearted. Our delicious blend of natural pecan halves, roasted and salted peanuts, and wasabi soy cashews is topped off with the delightful crunch of wasabi peas for a salty, savory experience that will surely tingle your taste buds. It’s a daring snack for the brave and the bold.
South Texas Heat: A Southern Spicy Sensation
Embrace the heat of the south with our South Texas Heat snack mix. This snack is a harmonious blend of heat and flavor,
featuring nuts and seeds coated in our special southern-style spicy seasoning and enhanced with real butter. It’s a snack that brings the warmth of Southern hospitality to your palate.
Sweet Heat Mix: Sugar Meets Spice
Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds? Our Sweet Heat Mix is a delightful combination of sugar and spice. With butter toffee peanuts, honey-roasted peanuts, the spicy kick of nacho peanuts, roasted pecans, hot and spicy sesame sticks, and Cajun corn sticks made with Cajun blackening seasoning. A perfect go-to choice for parties and other good times.
Mango Chile: A Tropical Twist
Our Mango Chile offers a tropical twist to your spicy snack selection. These soft and chewy dried mango slices are coated with chili powder, adding a fiery flavor to the sweet and tangy fruit. It’s a refreshing and exhilarating snack for those who love a fruity kick.
Spicy Sweet Snacks: A Unique Combination
Gummy Spicy Mango Candy: Jelly-Filled Delight
Experience the unique combination of sweet and spicy with our Gummy Spicy Mango Candy. These jelly-filled gummies offer a burst of mango flavor with a hint of spice, making them an irresistible treat for anyone who loves a little heat with their sweetness.
Jelly Belly Moscow Mule Jelly Beans: Citrus and Spice
Our Jelly Belly Moscow Mule Jelly Beans are a creative take on the classic cocktail. With lime and ginger beer flavors, these jelly beans provide a refreshing citrus taste with a hint of spice. They’re alcohol-free, making them a fun snack for any time of the day.
Gummi Red Chili Peppers: Sweet Cherry Heat
For a truly unique snack, try our Gummi Red Chili Peppers candy. These gummy candies are shaped like chili peppers and, bursting with sweet cherry flavor, have a mild spiciness that adds
an exciting twist. They’re perfect for themed parties or as a daring snack for those who enjoy a bit of heat.
L’Orenta’s spicy snack collection offers diverse flavors and heat levels to suit every palate. From the fiery intensity of our Fiery Four mix to the sweet and spicy harmony of our Sweet Heat Mix, there’s something for everyone. Explore our entire collection and spice up your snack time today!
The prevalence of Runner peanuts in the United States has surged since the inception of the Florunner variety in the early 1970s, marking a significant uptick in peanut yields. This variety quickly garnered widespread adoption due to its appealing kernel size range, with a large portion of runners being utilized in peanut butter production. Primarily cultivated in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma, Runners now constitute over 85% of the nation’s peanut production.
Virginias are the peanut champs with the biggest kernels; they’re the ones we often roast and enjoy in their shells. Those large kernels are sold as salted or flavored peanuts when we take off the shells. Virginias mostly come from places like southeastern Virginia, northeastern North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Texas. These peanuts make up about 10% of all peanuts produced in the U.S.
Meet Spanish-type peanuts – the little guys with small kernels and reddish-brown skin. They’re the stars in peanut candy but also show up in salted nuts and peanut butter. What’s cool about them is they pack more oil than other peanut types, making them great for crushing into oil. In 2015, the Ole Spanish variety joined the party. It’s rich in oleic acid, a healthy monounsaturated fatty acid, and it’s a winner with a high roasted peanut score and a longer shelf life. This makes it perfect for candy bars or snack nuts. Spanish-type peanuts might be small, but they bring a lot of goodness, making up 2% of all peanuts grown in the U.S.
Say hello to Valencias, the peanuts that usually hang out in pods with three or more small kernels. These little guys are like nature’s candy – super sweet! People often roast and sell them in their shells, and they’re perfect for enjoying fresh as boiled peanuts. Valencias are also the stars when it comes to making natural peanut butter. Even though they’re amazing, they make up less than 1% of all peanuts grown in the U.S. Most chill in New Mexico, bringing their sweetness to the Southwest.
What is a trail mix
ingredients of a trail mix can vary but most trail mix varieties include a mixture of nuts, seeds, dried fruits, chocolate gems and some include granola. More “modern” trail mix varieties can include popcorn, candy, chocolate chips and different spices.
When was trail mix invented?
Some people say the history of trail mix started in 1910 when Horace Kephart mentioned trail mix in his popular camping guide. Some believe trail mix wasn’t invented until 1968 when California surfers blended raisins and peanuts together to create a delicious energy snack.
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