At least, the box promised me I would be.
Sprouts occasionally has a Frozen Frenzy where everything in their freezer section is 20% off. This is a happy time for me: I can pick up meals for my work lunches at a discount as well as try some new products I wouldn’t usually try as cost would be prohibitive. I couldn’t get to the store until 7PM so was looking for something for dinner as well as lunch fodder. I saw this box in the freezer section and was intrigued.
I like tacos, I thought to myself. These are organic. They’re soy free. The picture looks tasty. How bad could they be? There have been times when I’ve asked myself how bad something could be and the answer was down right awful. Purchasing a product I’d never heard of was a gamble but, hey, I had 20% off and the box did promise I’d be nuts for them. Prove it, I thought. I added them to the cart and took them home.
These tacos are fast food at its best. They cook from frozen in 12 minutes: after 8 minutes I was instructed to pry them open and add some cheese, then cook another 4 minutes. I had some Daiya cheddar shreds in my refrigerator and attempted to do so. These mini tacos are not easy to stuff however I did manage to get most of the shreds inside the taco shell without searing my fingerprints off. I shoved the baking sheet back in the oven for the allotted 4 minutes and ransacked my refrigerator for taco toppings.
I had to go minimalist. I had some Tofutti sour cream and some organic salsa but no guacamole or tomato. I should have thought ahead while I was at the store. Mental note for next time. The Daiya shreds melted beautifully but the tacos weren’t large enough to stuff with toppings. I spooned a little sour cream and salsa on the top and tried my first Nut Taco.
The promise on the box wasn’t false advertising. These little tacos are fantastic. I thought the shells would stay soggy but they didn’t: they bake to a perfect crunch. I was also wary of the nut filling. Really? Nuts? Yes. Nuts. The filling has the same texture as re-fried beans, albeit with a little more substance. They reminded me of deep fried taquitos I used to eat but without all the grease.
I liked these tacos so much I googled “Carla’s Nut Tacos” and found there is a full line of nut products. The nut yummies look like a decadent treat and there are nut burgers and nut balls as well. I haven’t had the best luck making vegan meatless balls and am looking forward to trying more of these products. Any guilt I may have felt at eating a frozen food product was assuaged by the fact that Carla Lee’s Nutburgers, the maker of the Nut Tacos, donates 50% of profits to feeding humanity. Fast food that feeds others? Pass me the mini taco.
Check them out! If you’ve tried one of these products, let me know what you thought.