These snacks are the best of all possible worlds. They've got the unbeatable crunch of toasted corn nuts plus the incomparable flavor of Cajun spices. That's a win-win if there ever was one.
Given their cult following here in the states, you'd think they were an American invention. But the credit for corn nuts must be given to the South Americans, who are likely to be found nibbling on their cancha or maiz tostado with Caipirinhas and ceviche-and that's an excellent tradition to adopt here, too, though beer and baseball is a solid choice, too.
As for their name, corn nuts are not nuts at all but large white corn kernels (the kind you find in Latin American markets and many supermarkets) that are toasted to give them a similarly crunchy, nutty appeal. In fact, corn nuts are a crunch-seeker's serendipity, since they are crackling as they come, but with a little give on the inside.
Corn nuts come in a smattering of flavors, including this raging Cajun one that's mad with spices.
Corn, High Oleic Canola Oil, Salt, Sugar, Spices (paprika), Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Tomato Powder, Monosodium Glutamate, Corn Syrup Solids, Citric Acid, Extractives of Paprika, Silicon Dioxide (anti-dusting)
Product of USA
Warning: May contain soy, wheat and/or dairy products. Packaged in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat and dairy products.
Serving Size: 28g (~1.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
|Calories from Fat||23|