I stopped by the Nuts on Clark at Chicago Midway and bought a large bag of their "Butter Toffee Pecans" at $15.99 per pound. What an absolutely AWFUL mistake!!! I'm a person who really appreciates (and is willing to pay for) higher quality pecans, cashews, walnuts -- you name it -- and I have never seen anything so completely amateur from an operation that bills itself as some sort of nut expert. These guys are a joke -- poseurs in the fullest sense. The toffee pecans I bought were just gross -- big, nasty, hard sugar bombs coating a mediocre pecan that you could hardly guess was even there under all the tooth-cracking sugar coating. "And "big" only in the sense of the way overly-thick sugar coating -- not big in terms of the little pecan remnant buried in the middle (sugar is listed as #1 ingredient and it's just overwhelming -- I threw the bag away after choking down about 5 nuts). No sense of balance with these guys -- rather, they probably just know that sugar costs much less per pound than pecans, so guess what they load up on? Not pecans, I assure you. Last time I grocery shopped I got a 5 pound bag of sugar for 3 bucks -- so save your money and just do that -- not much of a difference at all -- neither raw sugar nor these things taste like pecans. People in Chicago must be a bunch of fools to let these guys bill themselves as even remotely good and get away with it. If you want pecans, cashews, almonds, etc., you're far better off looking for a sale at Walgreens -- not high quality there either, but at least it's priced accordingly and you're not getting ripped off like you are with Nuts on Clark.
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