One of my favorite holiday memories from my childhood involves mixed nuts, and not the crazy drunk uncle kind.
Each December we’d receive a gift pack of Mauna Loa nuts from a company my dad represented. There would be the obvious Cashews and Macadamia nuts, but also the saltiest Almonds ever shoved into a pale blue cylinder. I vividly recall how rich and salty and messy the nuts were and how quickly they disappeared. It seemed like they always came on the Saturday we’d decorate the tree and were a fond memory by Christmas Eve.
I wonder if my Dad still gets those nuts or if anyone still gives them as gifts?