As a child, Photocrazy fell in love with in-the-shell pistachios thoroughly encrusted with salt, which “covers the shell so that you can’t see it, just a bright white covering of salt, similar to an ice cream bar covered in a shell of chocolate, i.e., a Klondike Bar.”
Coffee_Crackhead loved them in the ’80s but hasn’t been able to find them since: “They look like they were spray painted white and they were more closed than pistachios today. I need to find these nuts!!!”
Good news for all the Chowhounds who have been searching for these deliciously unhealthy salt bombs: lcn recently ordered some from Bob’s Peanuts, and they are the real deal: “Heavy thick salt on the outside, which is sucked off before you ever get to the pistachio … Awesome.” Goldendog also got several kinds of nuts from Bob’s Peanuts, which were stale from too much humidity, but put them in a 400-degree oven for about 10 minutes and “BINGO!! Fabulous nuts including the old salt-encrusted white pistachios from my youth.” These are “like old fashioned pumpkin seeds,” continues Goldendog. “Very salty, crappy for your heart, and absolutely impossible to eat just one!”
Discuss: White Pistachio’s?