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View Poll Results: What is your favourite kind of nut?
Almond 10 12.99%
Brazil nut 3 3.90%
Cashew 20 25.97%
Chestnut 1 1.30%
Hazelnut 5 6.49%
Macadamia nut 5 6.49%
Peanut (not technically a nut, but close enough!) 5 6.49%
Pecan 13 16.88%
Walnut 5 6.49%
Other (please share) 10 12.99%
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:46 AM   #31
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I cant stand cashews lol. I like pecans for cooking, but pistachios for eating on their own
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:50 AM   #32
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I love all nuts but pistachios are my favorite for snacking.
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Old 01-18-2007, 11:13 AM   #33
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That is exactly my sentiment GB... only that I would drop pecan for the same reason you gave for walnuts... these two have sort of similar taste and mostly interchangeable, and I prefer the flavour of walnuts...
I also had never made the connection between the similarities of walnuts and pecans. I just looked them up in a tree book and botanically they are very similar, whaddyaknow.

I was raised with a black walnut tree in the back yard and never did like the flavor. In fact I avoided any walnut for decades because of my dislike for black walnuts. Then I discovered English Walnuts, toasted, and they are my current favorite nut, so versatile in cooking and baking..cashews used to be my favorite until I had an alarming allergic reaction to them. And I am impatiently waiting for my hazelnut/filbert bushes to grow up and start to bear, they could be my next favorite.

Oh, I voted for walnut
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Old 01-18-2007, 11:20 AM   #34
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cashew cashew cashew...
Gesundtheit!
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Old 01-18-2007, 12:19 PM   #35
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I love em all to be honest, but if God said all nuts would vanish except the one you choose, it would be a toss up between, Cashews or Pistachio, and I`de probably try to sneak past Pecans while he wasn`t looking :)

Pistachios would probably win if HAD TO choose, but they would be in the shell and salted types :)
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Old 01-18-2007, 12:22 PM   #36
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Though I love all of the nuts listed, my favorite snacking nut is the cashew. It has a rich, sweet flavor that is unequaled in the nut world . But I voted for the hazelnut. For me, it is a close second to the cashew in both flavor and texture. It is fairly easy to remove from the shell, and most importantly, it is incredible when combined with chocolate. Though the other nuts are great with chocolate as well, the unique cooling sensation of the hazlenut oils, along with the creamy texture, enhanse good chocolate to new levels.

And yes, I love pecans for pies, and with cookies, in nut breads, etc. And walnuts go well with everything that pecans go well with (except pecan pie). And cashews, along with peanuts are great to add to savory dishes. But you asked which nut was the favorite. And for me, because of its extraordinary affinity with chocolate, it has ot be the hazlenut.

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Old 01-18-2007, 12:29 PM   #37
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peas, peas, peas, peas
eating goober peas
goodness, how delicious,
eating goober peas.

anyone remember this song? altho, i've always heard the last line "we are all rejoicing, eating goober peas".
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Old 01-18-2007, 12:33 PM   #38
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peas, peas, peas, peas
eating goober peas
goodness, how delicious,
eating goober peas.

anyone remember this song? altho, i've always heard the last line "we are all rejoicing, eating goober peas".
We sng it with the same line stating, "how wonderfully deliscious, eating goober peas". It was a boy scout stape along with songs like "Pink Pajamas" and "Do Your Ears Hang Low".

Those were good times when the youth were allowed to be more innocent, and there could be organizations for boys and girls that were seperate, and the two were not forced to be mixed. And there were organizations where gender mixing was allowed. So there was something for everyone.

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Old 01-18-2007, 01:20 PM   #39
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I have different favorites for different purposes:

For general cooking, pine nuts
For general baking, pecans
For snacking, cashews
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Old 01-18-2007, 01:39 PM   #40
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"Puh-cons" hands down!!!!
They don't taste anything like Walnuts to me....
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