What do hickory nuts taste like?

What do hickory nuts taste like? Is a common question asked by those that have never had a chance to taste delicious Shagbark hickory nuts. They are most often described as a combination of a pecan and a walnut with a buttery sweet maple taste. Pecans are actually in the hickory family so the comparison makes sense. Roasted and toasted Shagbark hickory nuts can have a stronger flavor, but they are also delicious raw. Hickory nuts make a great substitute for any recipe that uses pecans or walnuts. There is an old famous Grape Nuts commercial where Euell Gibbons says Grape Nuts remind him of wild hickory nuts. The best way to know what hickory nuts taste like is to try them for yourself! You can purchase them on our website here.

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