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I just picked out and ate all the hazelnuts in my can of mixed nuts, so I would actually enjoy the remainder of the can.

Is there anyone here who likes hazelnuts??  Are they just filler?  Are they super duper awesome nutritionally?  I mean why???

I also do not love walnuts or pecans.  But hazelnuts are like eating tree bark.  What am I missing?

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Can't recall eating actual hazelnuts, but aren't they the base for nutella?  I don't like nutella all that much, but when we were in Europe, there was a nutella ish spread that was much more hazelnutty, and I loved that.

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I eat them straight, but find they go rancid quickly in mixed.  Roasted alone they’re much better and usually not sharp and funky.  Brazil is have the same problem in my experience. They do have an earthy, tannic note to the flavor 🤔

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I love hazelnuts. Also pretty much every other sort of nut I've tried. I've been thinking about getting some hazelnut trees for the yard: only nut we have room for, other than a hickory which doesn't produce much.

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Adding that nuts don't have time to go rancid here. We all love them. They're mostly an occasional treat, though.

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Hazelnuts are the best!  I love them. Too bad for me that they are so expensive here, and my daughter is allergic to them. 

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I mostly only like them if they are covered in chocolate or in some sort of food.  We don't keep nuts in the house though as DS is allergic to some so we avoid all of them.

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I love hazelnuts. I'm not crazy about peanuts but those are usually the most plentiful (are the cheapest?) in a can of mixed nuts. 

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Hazelnuts are my favorite. I have a huge bag of them in my freezer!.

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Yes, but they don't stay fresh that long.

I also LOVE Brazil nuts. It was a happy day when I found them flying solo without a ton of salt outside their so-hard-to-open shells.

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I'm another who likes hazelnuts though I grew up calling them filberts.

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Kareni

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Hazelnuts are super-awesome delicious - especially with a bit of chocolate and sugar.  :laugh:  Yes, they are the base of nutella (which for me has a too much sugar...), but dark chocolate with hazelnuts, or hazelnut-based sweets are the best.

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Ferrero Rocher 😁

I like macadamia nuts more but I like hazelnuts.

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I love hazelnuts, but I think they go rancid quickly. I prefer them straight from the shell, when they have a nice sweet flavor. I think when they're roasted and salted they lose some of their special qualities. 

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I love them!  Also, they are especially pretty in the shell for a Fall display/nut bowl with a cracker.

 

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18 minutes ago, Arcadia said:

Ferrero Rocher 😁


Yes, this is what I'm talkin' 'bout...

And hazelnut gelato is amaaazing.

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You are eating stale hazelnuts. A friend just at brought me fresh ones from Turkey and they were amazing.

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30 minutes ago, kbutton said:

Yes, but they don't stay fresh that long.

I also LOVE Brazil nuts. It was a happy day when I found them flying solo without a ton of salt outside their so-hard-to-open shells.

 

Brazil nuts (also called Filberts?) are a nut I do not like.  I don't like walnuts either, too bitter.  

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My kids love them and eat them raw off the trees in the neighborhood.  In Sept-Oct, all the neighborhood kids are out all afternoon shaking trees and cracking nuts with rocks.  It's sort of a sweet throwback to the good ol' days, actually.  🙂  

I don't like them.  My DH is allergic to them.  They are in practically EVERYTHING here.  Ugh.  

I buy separate nuts that I like, then mix them myself.  lol.  

 

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1 minute ago, DawnM said:

 

Brazil nuts (also called Filberts?) are a nut I do not like.  I don't like walnuts either, too bitter.  

 

Hazelnuts and filberts are the same (smallish, roundish).  Brazil nuts ( long , angular edged)  are different.

fresh hazelnuts, especially with chocolate are wonderful imo

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1 hour ago, SKL said:

I just picked out and ate all the hazelnuts in my can of mixed nuts, so I would actually enjoy the remainder of the can.

Is there anyone here who likes hazelnuts??  Are they just filler?  Are they super duper awesome nutritionally?  I mean why???

I also do not love walnuts or pecans.  But hazelnuts are like eating tree bark.  What am I missing?

 

Imo, if you don’t like pecans you likely also won’t like filberts— but tasting like treebark probably means they’re stale or something.  Yes they are nutritious, and awesome for those of us who like them.  But not if stale, over mature or unripe...

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I love hazelnuts! I have several varieties growing in my yard.

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16 minutes ago, Pen said:

 

Hazelnuts and filberts are the same (smallish, roundish).  Brazil nuts ( long , angular edged)  are different.

fresh hazelnuts, especially with chocolate are wonderful imo

 

Ah, ok, I couldn't remember which were also filberts.

I do not like brazil nuts.  I do like hazelnuts.

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I like hazelnuts.  (And I adore pecans and really like walnuts, but you didn't ask about those. . ..)

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3 minutes ago, freesia said:

I like hazelnuts.  (And I adore pecans and really like walnuts, but you didn't ask about those. . ..)


I like pretty much all nuts, but pecans are my favorites.  Almonds and cashews are also great.  Walnuts, on the other hand, are pretty much on the bottom of the nut pile for me.  I'll eat them, but not with as much enthusiasm...

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Another vote in favor of hazelnuts. SOOOOOO good. I mean, especially in things like Nutella and other sweet concoctions, but I like them on their own as well.

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Love them. They are so sweet and yuuuuummmmmm. I buy them from TJs; a bag will disappear in days in our house.

I'm not sure I've ever had a type of nut I didn't love though. But hazelnuts are near the top of the list for sure.

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I like hazelnut flavored coffee. Does that count? :laugh:

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OK so I must be getting some bad product.  Good to know.

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2 hours ago, DawnM said:

 

Brazil nuts (also called Filberts?) are a nut I do not like.  I don't like walnuts either, too bitter.  

Filberts are hazel nuts. Oops, that's been covered.

I am surprised how many people do not like walnuts...I think they are divine with dried tart cherries from Trader Joe's. I do not particularly care for nuts of any kind in a baked good, though for some reason, I am fine with them on top of baked goods or on top of frosting. Silly distinction, but I think maybe it's a texture thing.

I like pecans, but they seem astringent when I eat very many.

I like most nuts, lol! 

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5 minutes ago, kbutton said:

Filberts are hazel nuts. Oops, that's been covered.

I am surprised how many people do not like walnuts...I think they are divine with dried tart cherries from Trader Joe's. I do not particularly care for nuts of any kind in a baked good, though for some reason, I am fine with them on top of baked goods or on top of frosting. Silly distinction, but I think maybe it's a texture thing.

I like pecans, but they seem astringent when I eat very many.

I like most nuts, lol! 

 

I love pecans!

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yes - we eat hazlenuts. one of our most favorite desserts is based on hazelnuts.  (chocolate Christmas tree hazelnut stump.)   we dont' buy mixed nuts - but we will buy hazelnuts.  we will buy walnuts and pecans specifically for baking only.

peanuts are filler in mixed nuts.

Nutella is made with hazelnuts...

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Love hazelnuts and pecans. Not so much cashews... I would pick those out.

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2 hours ago, SKL said:

OK so I must be getting some bad product.  Good to know.

Maybe - I also think they go off easier than other nuts - but you might just not like them.

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I haven't met a nut I don't like. I mean, plain peanuts are just so-so but even then, I love all things peanut butter. 

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I love hazelnuts!

We have a recipe for hazelnut blondies that is amazing! 

Justin's chocolate hazelnut spread is way, way better than Nutella. Half the sugar. Youcan actually taste the nuts. 

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Just now, ScoutTN said:

I love hazelnuts!

We have a recipe for hazelnut blondies that is amazing! 

Justin's chocolate hazelnut spread is way, way better than Nutella. Half the sugar. Youcan actually taste the nuts. 

Wait, where do I get this?  Whole Foods, perhaps?? 

Although I'm currently on a no-sugar kick, so it's probably still a no-no... 😥

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3 minutes ago, Matryoshka said:

Wait, where do I get this?  Whole Foods, perhaps?? 

Although I'm currently on a no-sugar kick, so it's probably still a no-no... 😥

WF, sure. It is $2.00 less/jar at my Kroger though! Try a regular grocery with a goid natural foods section. It does have sugar and cocoa, but it is Yummy! 

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50 minutes ago, KathyBC said:

Love hazelnuts and pecans. Not so much cashews... I would pick those out.

I adore cashews (roasted and salted).  I could eat them all day.

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4 hours ago, DawnM said:

 

Ah, ok, I couldn't remember which were also filberts.

I do not like brazil nuts.  I do like hazelnuts.

Ditto 

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1 hour ago, alisoncooks said:

I haven't met a nut I don't like. I mean, plain peanuts are just so-so but even then, I love all things peanut butter. 

Have you ever tried Trader Joe’s old fashioned blister peanuts? They are SO good!

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Now I feel like I want to know everyone’s favorite nut. 😂 I love pretty much all nuts, but my all time super favorite is pistachios. Next up would be almonds, peanuts, and pecans. 

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ETA: peanuts!

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I think walnuts are my fave. Close behind: pistachios, cashews, Brazil nuts (if they're UNshelled).  Pecans and almonds are everyday, good nuts.  And I like sunflower and pumpkin seeds...though I suppose those are seeds (I somewhat group them together.) LOL. 

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