P - Europe - Salty

Pizza Peanuts

Serano

Taste: 2.5

Texture: 3.5

Novelty: 2

All scores out of 5

I'm sure you're thinking two things about this review. First of all you’re probably saying that Pizza Peanuts aren't really candy. I think considering the fact that Pizza is involved in the flavouring of a snack food I'm going to qualify it. If you take any food item and flavour a nut with it, I'll consider reviewing it here. Secondly you're probably wondering why I'd want to eat a peanut flavoured like a pizza. This question is a little more complicated, all I can tell you is that the peanuts were a gift, and I always like a tasting adventure.

The strangest part of this treat is that these pizza-flavoured peanuts are actually not bad. Don't get me wrong, they're not the greatest snack food I've ever eaten in my whole life, but they're not bad. The key to their success has to be moderation of flavour. While often with flavoured nuts, companies tend to cake on the flavouring so thick that it gives you a headache. These on the other hand had a light coating of spices that went really well with the dry roasted flavour.

I can kind of taste where someone might think these have a pizza flavour, but really I would just call them pizza spiced, rather than pizza flavoured. I would imagine that a pizza sauce that had these spices would be pretty good, but I don't get the idea that these are really pizza flavoured.