1. Why no peanuts?
Peanuts, peanuts, peanuts. They’re everywhere. We wanted to give some love to other tasty, more nutritional nuts. That’s why What-A-Ya Nuts?! uses only almonds, cashews and pecans in our clusters. We love them, and we bet you’ll love them, too.
2. So, wait, what are tree nuts?
It’s in the name — tree nuts are nuts that grow on trees. Almonds, cashews, and pecans are all classified as tree nuts (as well as Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts). They’re a great source of protein, as well as fiber, healthy monosaturated fats, and antioxidants, nutrients and vitamins.
3. I am allergic to peanuts, but What-A-Ya Nuts?! doesn’t have peanuts in it. Will What-A-Ya Nuts?! trigger my allergies?
Possibly. Peanuts are imposters! They’re legumes, a type of bean, and grow in the ground. The almonds, cashews and pecans in What-A-Ya Nuts?! are all tree nuts, and are unrelated to peanuts. However, people who are allergic to peanuts may also have a separate allergy to tree nuts. Both types of allergies have similar reactions, and are treated in similar ways. Plus, the facilities that process tree nuts often process peanuts as well, so there is risk of cross-contamination from shared equipment.
For more information about peanut and tree nut food allergies, please talk to your doctor, or visit the The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network website.
4. Where do you get your nuts?
At What-A-Ya Nuts?! we’re big fans of the good old US of A, and buy our nuts from American growers whenever possible. For instance, we buy only domestically grown almonds and pecans. The climate in the United States is not optimal for growing all nuts though, as is the case with cashews. We source them from high quality international producers.
5. Is What-A-Ya Nuts?! gluten-free?
The oat flour in What-A-Ya Nuts?! clusters doesn’t naturally contain gluten, but because of cross-contamination in growing and holding facilities, What-A-Ya Nuts?! may contain trace amounts of wheat and therefore we cannot claim to be gluten-free.
6. How do you pronounce that word again? That fancy antioxidant you guys use in Jalapeño Hysteria?
You mean tocopherol? It’s easy: toe-COUGH-fur-all.
7. I’m absolutely nuts about your nuts. I love you, man.
We love you, too. And we’re glad you love our nuts!