In this hyper-aware, hyper-foodie, hyper-healthy society we live in, nuts make an appearance in almost all food. I mean ALL food. Food that I think shouldn't include nuts. Like soups, salads, breads and cookies. Now I like nuts. Well, sometimes I like nuts. I like certain kinds of nuts. I'm a big fan of cashews and walnuts, almonds and peanuts as snacks. I like nuts when I'm expecting them. What I DON'T like is when I'm eating something, say a slice of pumpkin bread, or a cookie and then all of a sudden there's a nut. Not just a single nut, but a slew of nuts. Nuts spread out through the entire loaf or the entire batch of cookies. I didn't sign up for nuts in my cookies, I didn't sign up for nuts in my bread (unless it's my mom's banana bread), and I most definitely did not sign up for huge chunks or a full nut in my food. Unless I'm snacking on them, I prefer my nuts in tiny pieces.
This post brought to you by the awful surprise I found in my pumpkin bread from Whole Foods today.