INTERNATIONAL CORNER USA: Spiced walnuts win Snack Award

In the US, SELF magazine selected the Diamond of California snack walnut line as winner of the 2024 Pantry Awards in the snacks category.

SELF tested more than 530 products, including the seasoned walnuts, which were among the 74 award-winning products, 23 of which were awarded in the snack category.

Whether at work or on the sofa in the evening, healthy snacks are becoming increasingly popular, according to market researchers. (Source: The colorful variety of spiced walnuts ranges from spicy Hot Honey to Salted Dark Chocolate and Sweet Maple, offering the right crunch for every taste. The refined snack walnuts satisfy both savory and sweet cravings while providing the valuable ingredients of pure walnut kernels. Nowadays, most consumers desire a snack without a guilty conscience and the snack range from manufacturer Diamond of California offers exactly this.

The testers particularly praised the crunch and the versatility of not only enjoying the nuts on their own, but also adding them to yogurts and granola to provide an extra portion of nutrients.

The award underlines the high willingness of consumers to embrace healthier snack alternatives. As a balanced ingredient that can be combined with sweet and savory, walnuts offer great potential for this segment.

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