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Sous Vide Steak in the Wild

Josh and I have always been outdoor enthusiasts with a love for great food, and are always looking to combine our amazing outdoor adventures with great views and a delicious meal. One of our most memorable adventures was a quest to cook the perfect sous vide steak in the wild. As many of our …

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Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo and Toasted Sahale Almonds

By: Elizabeth Sommer in Recipes, Taste Adventures

If you’re looking for a comforting side dish this Winter, we highly recommend this recipe featuring Brussels sprouts, crispy chorizo, and toasted Sahale Snacks California Almonds + Sea Salt.

Beyond being exceptionally tasty, it’s good to know Brussels sprouts have positive health benefits.  They’re high in fiber, loaded with the antioxidant vitamin C, and they’re being enjoyed by adventurous eaters everywhere.  We paired this delectable side dish with a well-seasoned grilled pork chop.  It was simple to execute, but Beyond OrdinaryTM to enjoy!

Try it and tell us what you think – snackbetter@sahalesnacks.com.

From our Family to Yours – Happy Thanksgiving!

By: Elizabeth Sommer in Taste Adventures

At some point during the Thanksgiving holiday someone will inevitably ask us, “What are you thankful for?” 2014 was a big year at Sahale Snacks and we have much to be thankful for.

Here are the top 3 highlights of major happenings this past year:

1. Launched 3 new Nut + Fruit mixes

2. Handed out 280,000 samples on the Snack Better Tour®

3. Became part of The J.M. Smucker Company family of brands

And, none of it would have been accomplished without YOU!  You, who chooses to elevate snack time to something that is Beyond OrdinaryTM every day.  You, who picks up Sahale Snacks and tells your friends how satisfyingly delicious our nut blends are.  You, who tries our new items with unfailing loyalty.  We’re thankful for you.

From our Family to Yours, thank you!

Camp Korey Volunteer Day for Sahale Employees

By: Elizabeth Sommer in Taste Adventures

At Sahale Snacks, we believe in giving back to our community and one special partnership we’re currently dedicated to is with Camp Korey.  Nestled in between the beautiful farms in Carnation, WA, Camp Korey provides camp programs for children with serious or life-threatening illnesses. Essentially, they make childhood dreams come true, which is no easy feat and it’s certainly extraordinary!

This summer, Sahale Snacks employees spent two days at Camp Korey to assist with making beds, preparing the bunk rooms for another week of campers, and cleaning the dining hall. It was really rewarding to be able to prepare the rooms and know that another group of children would soon be having a week of fun and camp adventure.

In addition to readying the bunkhouses, we also helped the camp get ready for a farm-to-table feast.  We harvested beets, green beans and edible flowers to be used in the meal.  We also planted 150 ears of corn and 150 heads of lettuce to replenish the crop for the upcoming weeks.  The majority of the food eaten at Camp Korey comes from their garden so the campers are able to learn about farming and sustainability, while the kitchen is able to closely monitor dietary restrictions of the campers.  Another bonus to having a garden on site is that everything is extremely fresh, and absolutely delicious!

If you know of a camper that would like to attend Camp Korey or know of a counselor that would love to work there, you can find great information on Camp Korey’s website.  …

Snacks Abound at the Seattle Street Food Festival

By: Elizabeth Sommer in Taste Adventures

On a warm and sunny weekend in August, Sahale Snacks was in the vibrant Seattle neighborhood of Capitol Hill handing out our Crunchers ® Almonds with Cranberries, Sesame Seeds and Honey at the Seattle Street Food Festival.  There was music playing in the beer garden, artists displaying their crafts in Cal Anderson Park, and many tasty food trucks lining the streets – including Veraci Pizza, Hallava Falafel and Tokyo Dog (to name a few).  We thought it would be a great place for people to try our wholesome, flavorful snacks.

We had the best time meeting new and life-long fans of Sahale Snacks, because we were genuinely excited to hear their stories, compliments, and feedback. Our customers are the best! Some of our favorite comments of the day -

- “These are awesome – thank you!”

- “My favorite is that one (pointing at the Pomegranate Pistachios)”

- “It’s so cool that you make it here in Seattle.”

- “These are my favorite (Crunchers ® Almonds Cherries, Apple + Maple) on top of yogurt!”

- “I gave Sahale to my Mom for Christmas.”

If you have any other comments or suggestions, we’d love to hear from you.  Please contact us at snackbetter@sahalesnacks.com.  Otherwise, continue to #snackbetter, and look for us at your favorite retailer in Seattle and beyond.

 

The Snack Better Tour is Cruising to Los Angeles

By: Elizabeth Sommer in Taste Adventures

 

The Snack Better Tour introduced thousands of new fans to Sahale Snacks in San Francisco this past month. The Craving Cruiser is now heading to Southern California and we’re so excited to visit Los Angeles!

Los Angeles is an incredible food city - from the Santa Monica Farmers Market, to Grand Central Market in downtown, and all the inspiring food businesses like Coolhaus’s ice cream, Lindy and Grundy’s thoughtfully-sourced offerings, and Umami Burger – the burger that launched flavor-forward burgers across the country.  Our Snack Better Tour team is going to feel right at home handing out Sahale Snacks in this tastemaker town. We’re excited to meet tons of our favorite snackers and introduce them to our newest Nut + Fruit Mix flavors. We think our chipotle-spiced Almond Mix, Mango Tango, will be a hit this summer, because who doesn’t want a slight kick of heat in their favorite snack?!

Check our Facebook page for exact sampling locations.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts about Sahale Snacks too.  Be sure to share what you think by posting to our Facebook timeline, tweeting @SahaleSnacks or emailing snackbetter@sahalesnacks.com.  We hope you find our snacks to be Beyond Ordinary!