Received a very gratifying email from one of our special customers in New South Wales over the weekend. After a few online store issues, Martin & I had corresponded by email back and forth to finalise an order of pickled walnuts & he offered to review them for us. This is what he concluded:
The texture of the pickled walnuts was by far the very best I have ever had. Each of the varieties had a distinctive difference in taste and the texture was consistent across them.
I grew up in Wales, UK, and pickled walnuts were a special treat had on rare occasions, like Xmas.
The most recent product, another brand, I purchased in Sydney was the "mushiest"I had ever tasted...that's what got me googling for a better brand. Yours truly is the best.
Is the texture the same in the Chef's Box?
I look forward to ordering some more soon.
Thank you for delivering an exceptional quality product in a very attractive package.
Needless to say, I was delighted with this review and very thrilled to share with you all.
Thank you Martin! And if you are reading this, Martin, and others, please note that we are still having issues with our online store - sorry but we are in the process of sorting things out with Paypal. Meanwhile, we will very happily take orders by email (via our store page that displays our range) & if it does take a little longer doing business the old-fashioned way, at least we get to have a bit of a chat while we're at it! Cheers!
In the Margs area and doing some wine-tasting? Find us at Killerby Wine Store on Caves Rd, Margaret River tomorrow from 1pm if you'd like to try our pickled walnuts. This is a treasure trove of gourmet goodies plus of course, fabulous wine! We'll be there rain or shine.
People ask us how we get the shells off or why the pickled walnuts are softer than regular walnuts but did you know that when you eat a pickled walnut, you are eating the whole thing, shell and all?
The nuts are picked early, way before they are ripe, thus green & then put through a brining process ( rather like olives) , before they are pickled in various ways.
So the shell hasn't hardened and the outer covering is there too, a novel way to eat a nut.
In a nutshell, delicious!