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Planter's Mixed Nuts Informative - Planters - New Product

Review by Nohandle on 2006-12-16
Yep, it's that time of year when we all make that Chex party mix. Three boxes of cereal equals 4 batches.I have always purchased the Planters Mixed Nuts. As far as I'm concerned they are the best, or were.

Well, when I got to the shelf at the grocery all that was there was the "New Mix' which I determined was an addition of walnuts and about the bitterest hazelnuts you've ever tasted. I buy the Deluxe Mixed Nuts for everyday snacking but for this particular receipe have always bought the regular mixed nuts.

Do yourself the favor and buy the store brand of salted mixed nuts. I'm disappointed with the New Mix.
Comments:8 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-01-18
Posted by spiderman2 on 2006-12-16:
I was cheap this year and just bought store brand peanuts to go in my chex mix. I love that stuff!! Happy snacking.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-16:
Nohandle I was in the store today and I saw the "new mix" they were out of the regular Planters Mixed Nuts. So I decided to wait I'm glad I did now. Thanks
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-16:
I actually was somewhat impressed by the "great value" store brand of mixed nuts from Wal-Mart.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-16:
I like digging around for the pecans.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-16:
Thanks for the warning!
Posted by DORCAS on 2006-12-16:
I am expecially glad that you shared this info. As I too am one of those that dig for the favorite peanut and that would be the walnut. I always wished that they would add more of my favorite to their mix and it looks like I get my wish. Yummy!
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-17:
Sounds like everyone is happy! Merry Christmas! I'll click this as very helpful, Nohandle.
Posted by CarmellaS on 2007-01-18:
I am in TOTAL agreement with this review! The hazelnuts WERE bitter and small. They didn't just ADD walnuts to the blend...Planters SUBSTITUTED them for the previously included pecans.

I, too, have used Planters Mixed Nuts in my Holiday recipes for the last 32 years and have served them proudly to friends and family LONG before they even had a DELUXE mix.

The (well-marketed?) lower price first attracted me; however, as with other companies' "new" and/or "improved" products, I'm sure the "new" lower price will soon return to normal.

I am VERY disappointed with Planters and am currently trying to locate an email address in order to express my dissatisfaction with this now substandard product.

SHAME ON YOU, Planters! If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Change the mix back to it's original contents or risk losing me and others, I'm sure, as customers.

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