Try My Nuts
Some of our favorite things are hot and dirty
Try My Nuts is a store in Avon (Hatteras Island Plaza)
and there are locations in Corolla and Duck as well. If you thought that
this was some sort of double entendre, play on words, cheesy beach front
type name, you'd be right. The store features nuts (of course), hot sauces,
gourmet candies and clothing and they offer free samples while you shop.
Some of the nut offerings include gourmet peanuts, wasabi peanut crunchies,
cajun nuts, peanut brittle, chocolate-covered cashews and flavored pistachios.
The hot sauces have names like Crazy Mother Pucker's Fire Roasted Fusion,
Carpet Scooter Garlic Hot Sauce and Burn in Hell Osama. There is also
a clear hot sauce called Frost Bite that we gave a heat-loving friend
of ours for Christmas. (We haven't heard what he thought.) My poker-loving
son, Alex, received some Texas Hold 'em Hot Sauce as a gift and we put
it in everything from stir-fries to burgers. It was very flavorful and,
Our personal favorite in the gourmet candy category is White Trash, described
as "an irresistible mix of pretzels, crisp cereals, and pecans covered
in a creamy white chocolate confection." A similar product is Dirty
White Trash which is White Trash plus chocolate. Space does not permit
us to list the ingredients in this product which take up over 17 lines
of small print on the back of the package. Suffice it to say most ingredients
fall into the "I don't know and please don't tell me" category.
You can get the two "trash" products in a sack or a white plastic
can with a black and gold bow.
The store is replete with multi-colored T-shirts and hats that say things
like "Who Needs a Speedo When You Got Nuts Like These?" and
"Size Does Matter." You can even purchase an athletic supporter
that says "Try My Nuts." And, if you were wondering where to
get that bra and g-string made out of candy ...
The concept for Try My Nuts is clever. It's cute in the Jessica Simpson
in Dukes of Hazzard sort of way. All of the products we've tried
are good. White Trash is especially good if you've had a little too much
to drink and are looking for something sweet and salty. You know, something
to take the edge off while you're grilling that burger and it's not done
yet, but you've got the munchies and you can't wait, so you pop off the
top and dive your fingers into the liner bag feeling for those few morsels
left in the corner. Then you remember being in the store wondering what
size can of White Trash to get because it ain't cheap so you get one of
the smaller sizes, but now, here you are, hungry and you're digging for
the last little bits and thinking to yourself how good this is and you
wonder, "Why did I get the small size?"
Think about that when you're in the row of Try My Nuts where they have
the White Trash and Dirty White Trash. Just save yourself some time and
get the biggest size they have. What the heck, you're on vacation, right?
Check out Try My Nuts at www.trymynuts.com
or give them a call at 866-513-NUTS. They do mail order if you can't wait.