Sunday, October 30, 2011

Evil Nuts Review

I have a new product to tell you about called Evil Nuts made by brynn & amie good karma foods from the Outer Banks in North Carolina! I have to tell ya though they are really hot!! They were not kidding when they named them Evil Nuts!! Unfortunately, I could not eat them they were too hot for me. You all know I have GERD and I have my bladder condition and I am not allowed to eat stuff that is spicy or hot.

But, my husband loves the heck out of them and he took the bag with him to work and the guys there liked them too. So, it is not a bad thing that they are hot, it is just that I can't eat them and if you have GERD or spicy food problems I would be careful with these nuts. But, if you are like my husband and his friends, they had no problem with them.

And most of this is my fault. I think I had a choice and I thought these sounded interesting and asked for them instead of many other items that they make.

But you know, I have made that same mistake in restaurants too. A dish sounds really good and you order it and many times Mike & I have had to swap because his was not as spicy as mine. So, we are used to it. If I can't eat it, he will. So it all works out in the end.

bynn & amie make alot more stuff than just the Evil Nuts. They have Karma Krunch, which is their homemade natural granola. And I noticed on their site that you can take the Karma Krunch and make all kinds of things with it such as muffins, cookie mix and pancake mix. Along with those they also have Brynn's Beach Brittle and Chocolate Bliss.

The Beach Brittle sounds really interesting. It has pistachios and toasted sesame seeds with a touch of salt and a little kick. I gotta be careful when people say a little kick! Their little kick might be astronomic to me, so from now on, I am test tasting everything first. Hubby would probably love this just like he did the Evil Nuts.

I am gonna stick with the granola mix because I love the idea of a natural muffin filled with nuts, dried fruit, seeds, oats and whole wheat flour! Now, that I could get into! The Chocolate Bliss is made up of dark chocolate with dried cranberries, dried tart cherries, pistachios and crystallized ginger with a pinch of salt.

They also make gift packages for the holidays with your choice of pottery, then your choice of an ornament and then you pick which food product you would like to add to that! You can order your package with or without the pottery if you don't want it. I would get it with the pottery because there are some really cute designs on them and you can use them for anything later on. They can also custom make whatever you might need from weddings to holiday gifts so check out the link I left at the top of this paragraph and see if they have something you might like for yourself or to give away.

Here is some background info on Brynn & Amie. I know you thought you were gonna get out of the history or personal side of my review but I found some interesting info that will help you understand the two friends:


Where to start...musician, real estate attorney, mother, 3rd grade teacher, residential designer, web designer, potter and musician. In some ways, I guess I've come full circle in my creative journey! While I've had several careers, and way too much education, I find that my heart is in creating. I've been singing all my life, but I came much later to the potter's wheel.

My studio is located off the garage of my home on the Outer Banks, and I go there to refresh my mind and ease stress. It's my space, and my creative self resides there. I love to open the door to the outside, let the ocean breezes flow through the studio, and listen to NPR or jazz and classical music while I work. Times change. When it became clear that house design was not longer a viable career, my mother's friend told me to follow my heart. So that's what I'm doing.


I can’t remember when I first discovered my creative self - it has always just been so. It is what I am. Music, art and theater were my motivation to go to school. My first job was designing window displays for a department store. I’ve had a long career in interior design and had a boutique catering business. These were the perfect mix of business and creativity for me, but through the years I have allowed myself less and less time for more personal creative expression.

It was time for a change. So, in addition to my kitchen, where culinary adventures frequently take place, I took over a space tucked away on the top floor of the house and turned it into “Amie World”. The view is sky and tree tops. Sometimes I can hear the ocean. It is my get-away to paint and draw, sew, craft, peruse my cookbook collection, make a mess and watch QVC. This one small change has channeled a flow of creativity that I hope never stops.

Some ways to contact brynn & amie:

Telephone: 252.261.3589

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo's used in this review were provided by me and my sometimes cranky camera but it was all me with no copied pictures.


Maryann said...

These products sound wonderful and delicious and also unique! What great gifts they would be and I am sure the pottery and ornaments add a great touch to the gift. It is nice to know the background on Brynn and Amie.

Maryann D.
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