Macadamia Australia’s Comfortable Nut Vanilla Macadamias are unshelled macadamia nuts with a slit minimize into them as a way to pop them open pretty simply with an included steel “key.”
Yow will discover these on-line for $4 to $7 per 225g bag however I obtained this as a present from relations in Australia. (Apparently, Australia is the second largest producer of macadamias after South Africa. Hawaii was once primary however is now the third largest producer. Macadamias are native to Australia.)
These have been actually fascinating as macadamia nuts are usually bought already shelled right here within the US, so I had by no means seen how they give the impression of being coated in a shell. Moreover, they one way or the other doused the nuts with vanilla taste by way of that little slit within the shell.
The shell cracks open fairly simply and neatly when you insert the important thing and provides it a twist. Whereas the nut inside is pretty flush with the shell, it additionally comes out simply. The shells are actually arduous but additionally very mild. As soon as shelled, they make a clackity-clack sound if you shake them collectively that is fairly satisfying.
In case you’ve by no means had a macadamia nut earlier than, they’re pretty gentle (however nonetheless crunchy) as nuts go together with a wealthy, virtually buttery taste to them. Right here, they’ve a light-weight sweetness and trace of vanilla that present a pleasant accent to the fatty nut.
Total, Macadamias Australia Comfortable Nut Vanilla Macadamias made for a very good, delicate taste of the somewhat costly nut in addition to an fascinating novelty from the presentation (though it appeared somewhat inefficient to chop a slit within the shell somewhat than cracking them outright however did give a higher appreciation for the entire fruit).