Summer is quickly approaching and that means outdoor get-togethers and BBQs. Instead of your customer’s bringing the traditional side dish like pasta salad, coleslaw or a bag of chips, why not be bold and encourage them to bring a snack mix or seasoned nut.
Grilled burgers or hotdogs are the perfect dish to be accompanied by smoky, spicy, or a combination of sweet and spicy flavors. Mango Tango™ snack mix is a unique, but very popular sweet and crunchy snack mix to bring to your next outdoor event. This particular snack mix is a combination of roasted and salted cashews, coconut toffee peanuts, mango chunks, pumpkin seeds and chili & lime noodles, which is where the a bit of a spicy component comes from. Another, spicy yet slightly sweet, snack mix is Sweet Heat™. Sweet Heat™ is a combination of sweet butter toasted peanuts and honey roasted peanuts which contrast perfectly with the spicy nacho peanuts, hot & spicy sesame sticks, Cajun corn stick, and Cajun blackening seasoning.
Another side dish that is a great addition to any BBQ is seasoned nuts. Either spicy or smoky flavored nuts are an excellent alternative to greasy potato chips or French fries. Buffalo Nuts®, which are buffalo wing flavored peanuts, are our one of a kind signature flavored peanuts; they are like eating buffalo chicken wings. If spicy isn’t what you desire, smoky flavors are a great choice as well. Hickory smoked almonds will highlight the BBQ flavors everyone is about to enjoy. Another choice is a sweeter roasted nut flavor such as honey roasted cashews or almonds.
Every BBQ needs a few great side dishes. The number of side dish options are countless, from fruits and vegetables to pasta and potato salad to snack mixes and spiced nuts. Encourage your customers to take a step away from the norm and pick a snack mix or flavored nut, and, of course, enjoy the warming weather.