I love sunflower seeds that come in the shell, as does any sane human being, right?
But, also like any sane human being, I'm not particularly fond of all the work of shelling them. Now, there have always been shelled seeds available for purchase (think salad bar type), but they taste almost nothing like the ones in the shell. They roast those naked ones after shelling them and it gives them a completely different flavor.
As far as I can gather, it's because of the process required to remove the shells- you need to soak them in water. So they soak, remove, then roast and salt.
I would kill to find a brand that was roasted, salted, and only *then* shelled. That would be the best of both worlds and, as it stands, is a product that for me exists only in fantasy. Until I make my millions and can pay servants to shell all my seeds for me, this remains a pipe dream :).
Any thoughts? Oh and making my own is out of the question- don't have the time, facilities, or patience for it ;)