We came across an Albina City Nuts product at Whole Foods in Folsom that stopped us, mostly because it wasn’t another riff on almonds or peanuts.
Sweet & Salty Hazelnuts are spiced with organic cane juice, cane sugar, honey, cinnamon, salt and two kinds of chiles — ancho and arbol. We bought a quarter-pound for $6.12 and liked the complements of nut crunch and sweet ‘n’ heat.
Hazelnuts (a.k.a. filberts) are essential ingredients in Nutella spread and Italian Frangelico liqueur. These particular hazelnuts — a.k.a. filberts — were grown in Oregon. Oh, and quickly eaten in Sacramento.