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Everything You Wanted to Know About Pepitas Seeds

Everything You Wanted to Know About Pepitas Seeds

Perhaps you love them; perhaps you’ve seen them and been intrigued but never tried them. Or maybe you’ve even had them and didn’t know what they were!

They’re pepitas seeds, and they’re the healthiest (and most delicious) seeds you’ve never heard of. Here’s what you should know.

What’s the Difference Between Pepitas and Pumpkin Seeds?

First things first, a pepita is a small, flat green seed with one oval end and one relatively pointed end, although they may also be roughly oval. They are the shelled seeds of squashes such as pumpkins.

As for the difference between them, pepitas are actually the shelled version of pumpkin seeds - that is, pumpkin seeds without the shell. They may also come from certain cultivars of squashes.

Pepitas are often enjoyed lightly toasted and salty. They have a pleasant texture, on the softer side yet slightly crunchy and not too hard, and somewhat similar to sunflower seeds. They also have a pleasant oily, nutty flavor.


Pepitas seeds are commonly used in Mexican cuisine, or on their own as a snack, which is good news because it turns out they have a ton of health benefits, too!

Are Pepitas Seeds Good for You?

If you love the nutty, salty savory goodness of pepitas seeds, you’ll be glad to learn that they have a number of important health benefits, on top of the fact that they are a delicious treat!

First off, pepitas seeds are extremely dense in calories and nutrients, making them a healthy, effective snack. Thanks to their healthy helping of mono and polyunsaturated fats, they can pack nearly 600 calories per 100 grams of seeds. A little handful can stave off hunger and go a long way!

Pepitas seeds are also packed with a wide profile of other nutrients, too, including fiber, protein, and vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, C and E, among others). In addition, pepitas are full of minerals, including but not limited to magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, and sodium.

Thanks in part to their rich concentration of magnesium and calcium, pepitas seeds may also help promote optimal bone density and overall health. Magnesium intake also helps support optimal calcium level and both are required to support ideal bone mineral density.

Thanks in part to their high concentration of vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant, pepitas seeds may confer numerous additional health benefits. Actually, in addition to vitamin E, pepitas are loaded with tocopherols and carotenoids, all of which are potent antioxidants.

These compounds help protect the body against oxidative stress, and are implicated in promoting skin cell turnover, wound healing, and much, much more.

In fact, pepitas, as a result of their rich antioxidant profile, may even be cardioprotective. They’re also full of magnesium and fiber, which may help control LDL cholesterol levels and triglycerides.

It’s also been stated that pepitas seeds may help strengthen the immune system and boost immune function, largely as a result of their concentrations of vitamin E and zinc. Together, they help strengthen the immune response against infection agents. Pepitas are also potentially anti-inflammatory, helping to mitigate the negative effects of prolonged, chronic inflammation.

Pepitas seeds may also help promote healthy sleep. They are rich in tryptophan, which is a precursor to both serotonin and melatonin, both of which regulate the circadian rhythm. Melatonin also directly helps support sleep onset.


Also, because pepitas are rich in protein and fiber, they can help you feel full and sated for longer, curbing both your appetite and your cravings. By helping you feel full for longer, they can help reduce the number of overall calories consumed, potentially helping to support your weight loss goals.

Since they are also loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins E and C, they can even promote healthier, stronger, more vibrant hair, nails, and skin.

This of course hardly scratches the surface of the potential benefits of pepitas seeds, and there are many others. It does however serve as a helpful snapshot into the many benefits of these unique and delicious health-conscious seeds!

How Can You Incorporate Pepitas Seeds into Your Diet?

The simplest way to enjoy roasted, salted pepitas seeds is as a fresh snack. Anyone who loves sunflower seeds will almost certainly love pepitas, too!

With that said, there are numerous other ways to incorporate pepitas into your diet, including but not limited to the following:

  • On yogurt and oatmeal: Simply sprinkle a handful of raw or toasted pepitas on your favorite yogurt or oatmeal to add more calories (helping you feel fuller) and to increase the nutritional density of the snack.
  • In homemade granola or trail mix: Pepitas make a stellar addition to homemade granola and trail mix, alongside sunflower seeds, peanuts, chocolate chips/chunks, almonds, and dried fruit.
  • As a salad topper: Roasted, salted pepitas seeds are a natural mate for most salads, especially those dressed with homemade vinaigrette; the salt, oil and acidity of pepitas and vinaigrette are perfect together!
  • Mix them into baked goods: There are a million and one ways to work pepitas seeds (both raw and roasted) into your homemade baked goods, including brownies, cookies, muffins, and bread. In addition to baking with them, you can also use them as a topping for muffins and breads.
  • Add them to rice or quinoa: Rice or quinoa missing a little something? Adding some salted pepitas will add a little extra flavor, plus some extra calories and texture.
  • Add them to soup: There are lots of soups that can benefit from such a topping, but pumpkin and squash-based soups are probably the best candidates as the flavor profiles are naturally compatible.

Pepitas Seeds: Guaranteed Fresh!

If, after reading this, you’re wondering where you can get fresh, delicious pepitas seeds, well, you’re in the right place!

Treat yourself to some fresh pepitas seeds and try them in one of the ways advertised here. They also make great gifts for friends and loved ones. And, our pepitas are non-GMO, gluten-free, and Kosher.

You can learn more about our pepitas via the link above, but if you have questions or would like to learn more before buying, feel free to get in touch with us directly at Info@NutstoYou.com.

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Send Some Sunshine with a Spring Gift Box

Do you know someone who could use a little pick-me-up, a nod of recognition or a simple hello? Sending a spring gift box from Nuts to You direct to their door is a surefire way to accomplish any of these goals! From sweet indulgences to nutty delights to healthier treats, we’ve got something to lift anyone’s spirits and celebrate the season of resurgence.

Send Some Sunshine with a Spring Gift Box

Eager to gift your special recipient something they’ll be thrilled to unwrap? Whether it’s a friend, family member or colleague, Nuts To You offers a ton to choose from. A few of our top recommendations for springtime include:

  • Mixed Fruit Slices Gift Box – Beautifully packaged in a box wrapped with a bow, these bright and zingy fruit chews are one of a kind. The rainbow of flavors features cherry, orange, lemon, lime and grape.
  • Assorted Foil Toffee Gift Box – Glimpsing the shiny, colorful wrappers through the clear panel in this elegant silver gift box is sure to make your recipient’s mouth water. Wrapped inside the foil, they’ll find scrumptious toffee flavors such as chocolate, raspberry, vanilla, butter rum and maple.
  • Mixed Nuts with Peanuts Gift Box – Filled to the brim with a generous 1.75 pounds of fresh Nuts To You mixed nuts, this Philadelphia favorite includes almonds, walnuts, cashews and peanuts. Choose from salted or unsalted nuts depending on your recipient’s preference.
  • Joyva Chocolate Covered Raspberry Ring Jells – Nothing says “happy Passover” like a box of these decadent raspberry chocolate rings! We’re proud to stock these and other hard-to-find kosher goodies.

This is only a quick look at our spring gift box selection — we’ve also got trays, tins, baskets and so many fresh snacks available through our online store and in person! 

Praise for Nuts To You 

Beyond our scrumptious descriptions, we feel that customer reviews like these are the best testament to our top-quality offerings:

  • “The recipients of my gift ate it up in three days. They loved it! And your service is top notch. Thank you for being there.” -Karen B.
  • “This was my first time ordering from this company, and I was so surprised by how good everything that I received was. The chocolate covered raisins were so plump and so delicious! The tin of nuts was amazing! And the shipping was fast — I will be ordering again!” -Susan H.

See for yourself just how yummy life can be for you and those you care about — stop by a Nuts To You location or order online today!

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Get to Know Nuts To You & Our Fresh Snacks Selection

Are you searching for a place where you can dependably find a fresh snacks selection featuring all of your favorite sweet, salty and spicy flavors? In the Philadelphia area and all across the country, Nuts To You is the preferred choice thanks to our wide and always-expanding selection, our dedication to quality and our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. Today, we’ll feature a few of our product categories to give you a feel for the bounty you can find, both in our stores and online.

Get to Know Nuts To You & Our Fresh Snacks Selection 

Proud to be Philadelphia’s most beloved family owned and operated nut house, we offer way more than just nuts! Some of the other snacking and cooking staples we’re known for include:

  • Snack Mixes – We’re widely recognized for our unique snack mixes that blend (sometimes unexpected) flavors and textures to create something truly special and irresistible. From our Bar & Brew Trail Mix to our All-American Apple Pie Mix, there’s something for everyone in our vast variety of portable pairings.
  • Popcorn – Popped in house every single day to ensure optimal freshness, our popcorn is the best in town and all around! Get it salted, unsalted or covered in perfectly sweet caramel.
  • Nuts – Of course, we wouldn’t be who we are without our nuts! We’re the go-to source for everything from singular selections to mixed nuts, both by the pound and in bulk. 

Along with the above, we also provide a mouthwatering array of chocolates and candies, honey and jelly, tea and coffee, spices, dried fruit, grains and so much more. We’re also experienced curators of gift trays, tins and baskets for when you need a token of appreciation that’s as beautiful as it is yummy! 

Experience the Nuts To You Difference

Dating all the way back to 1976, Nuts To You has gained a reputation for delivering an unmatched combination of deliciousness and customer happiness. Over our many decades in business, we’ve kept up with the times, launching a user-friendly online store that allows families all over the nation to enjoy our fine fresh snacks selection. 

True to tradition, we also still maintain several brick-and-mortar stores around Philadelphia. No matter how you opt to shop, you can count on us to provide the best snacks around, spanning all sorts. We look forward to sharing them with you!

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Indulge in Our Selection of Valentine's Day Candy

With Valentine’s Day swiftly approaching, love is undoubtedly in the air! Whether you’re planning to celebrate at work, school, with friends or one on one with a special someone, we’ve got a full range of scrumptious Valentine’s Day candy and other treats to help you fully enjoy the occasion.

Indulge in Our Selection of Valentine's Day Candy

Here at Nuts To You, we pride ourselves on variety and quality, and our seasonal assortment for February is no exception to that rule:

  • Valentine Heart Tray – If you’re attending a festive gathering for the day of love, thrill your fellow guests with this well-rounded, heart-shaped tray filled with silver Hershey’s Kisses, Valentine pretzels, juju hearts, conversation hearts and dark chocolate nonpareils. 
  • All Natural Turkish Organic Figs – Does your sweetheart prefer more nutritious treats? Not to worry — we have you covered with nature’s candy: juicy, sweet and eternally satisfying Turkish figs, with absolutely no preservatives added!
  • Valentine White Chocolate Heart Pretzels – Melt-in-your-mouth white chocolate drizzled over perfectly salty and crunchy pretzels… need we say any more? Whether you’ve been together with your person for a few months or multiple decades, these delectable tokens of appreciation are sure to emphasize your affection. Get them on sale while they last!
  • Sour Pucker Lips – Bring something different to the love party with these Jelly Belly pink and red lips that are just sour enough to make you pucker up.
  • Conversation Hearts Gift Box – Speak volumes and have a blast reminiscing, sharing them with your family and eating all the different flavors. You’re never too old to enjoy this timeless treat!

Fun, romantic and everywhere in between — that’s our Valentine’s Day candy lineup for you. There’s a lot more to see in our Philly area stores and online, so don’t delay — shop today!

Enjoy All That Nuts To You Has to Offer

Eager to get a head start on spring? Doing your shopping now is to your benefit, as you’ll enjoy the first pick of our blooming bounty for the season ahead. Plus, don’t forget we offer free shipping on all orders over $69, all year round.

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Buy Spices Online for a Great Price!

buy spices onlineAs the saying goes, variety is the spice of life — and having a variety of spices in your pantry is sure to help you level up your cooking game! If you’re having trouble finding your favorites in the grocery store, or you’re noticing that they’re wildly expensive there, allow us to introduce ourselves. Nuts To You brings the best way to buy spices online that are fresh, high quality and reasonably priced. 

Buy Spices Online for a Great Price!

If you’re seeking a wide assortment of premium sweet, savory and smoky spices, look no further. Our unique selection features:

  • Whole Thyme – Thyme is a crucial ingredient in everything from comforting soups to roasted meats to flavorful pasta sauces. As Cindy P. shared on our website, “Having trouble finding stuff on shelves these days. This came just in thyme!”
  • Red Cayenne Pepper – Some like it hot… If this applies to you and those who you’re cooking for, don’t be afraid to sprinkle in a bit of this ground red cayenne pepper to add pizzazz to stews, chilis, tacos, marinades and more.
  • Ground Ginger – An excellent addition to curries and baked goods — as well as for digestion-aiding drinks and satisfying smoothies — our top-quality ground ginger does just the trick when you want some zing.
  • Sour Cream and Onion Popcorn Seasoning – Want to add something special to average popcorn? A few pinches of this sour cream and onion flavored seasoning powder from Amish Country is bound to kick things up a notch! It’s also great on potatoes.

For the best place to buy spices online (or, if you’re in the Philly area like us, in person!), it’s got to be Nuts To You. Where convenience meets freshness meets competitive pricing, we’re the unparalleled choice for spices, extracts and a long list of other pantry staples to go along with them.

Find Stellar Deals On Spices & More 

Whether you’re whipping up homemade bagels for brunch, hosting a dinner party or aiming to amp up your snack game, you won’t want to be caught without a full collection of spices on hand. So, stock up today by ordering from Nuts To You! 

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Delicious Holiday Gifts Sure to Delight

Looking to spread holiday cheer with presents your loved ones will be truly thrilled to unwrap? Even for the person who “has everything,” you can’t go wrong with delicious holiday gifts from Nuts To You! From sourcing the freshest snacks and treats to wrapping them up in pretty packaging, we handle the hard work to simplify your holiday gift giving. 

Delicious Holiday Gifts Sure to Delight 

From family members to neighbors to colleagues, everyone on your list will assuredly enjoy something in our wide selection of holiday gift boxes, trays and tins. Take a sneak peek at what’s ready for purchase through our online and physical stores:

  • Christmas Tree Pretzels Tin – Twenty ounces of pure joy, this decorative tin filled with evergreen-shaped pretzels slathered in white chocolate and finished off with red and green sprinkles is guaranteed to widen eyes!

  • Gingerbread Toffee Mixed Nuts Gift Box – High-quality mixed nuts infused with just the right blend of sweet and salty toffee, plus gingerbread for a hint of spice. Packaged in a festive red box complete with a velvet bow, these special nuts will spark excitement in just about anyone.

  • Non-Denominational Holiday Variety Pack – Search no further for the perfect neutral wintertime gift! In a patterned box, your lucky recipient will find four individually packaged goodies. Ginger snap cookies, snowflake pretzels and mixed nuts are just a few of the awesome possibilities!
  • Festive Christmas Tray – For a holiday party with your company, community members or family, this tray will without a doubt be a huge hit. From red and green chocolate gems and gummy bears to salted cashews, it has a little bit of everything.

Looking to mix and match to create a customized mix of goodies for a special someone’s tastes? Don’t be afraid to combine sweet, salty or even spicy — whatever suits the fancy of those you’re gifting! 

Holiday Shopping Made Simple

At Nuts To You, there’s so much to choose from in the way of delicious holiday gifts — check it all out on our website or by stopping by in person. If you’re located outside the Philly area, don’t fret — you can have everything shipped right to your front door! Just don’t wait too long, as we frequently sell out of many of these scrumptious seasonal favorites.

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Find Irresistible Snacks & Treats for the Whole Family at Nuts To You

Whether your household includes you and your significant other, a roommate, kids and/or furry friends, chances are you all have your own unique preferences at snacktime. Here at Nuts To You, we firmly believe that everyone is entitled to their own irresistible snacks and treats. So, we’re here to help you secure a tailored stash for each member of your home!

Find Irresistible Snacks & Treats for the Whole Family at Nuts To You 

Whether you’re craving something filling and nutritious or something more indulgent — in the category of sweet, salty, spicy or at an intersection of flavors — our wide selection won’t disappoint. Here’s a quick intro to all the goodies that await at Nuts To You:

  • For the trendsetter – Our red pistachios will be the talk of the office, party or campsite. They’re roasted in the shell and lightly salted to bring out their earthy, one-of-a-kind flavor.
  • For the spice enthusiast – For those who lean in rather than turn away at the promise of heat in their snacks, our spicy buffalo pepitas are sure to thrill. Coated in a balanced blend of cayenne, garlic, onion, paprika, molasses and vinegar, they bring the heat!
  • For the chocoholic Dark chocolate blood orange caramels are another delicious combo item we proudly offer, bringing together sweet caramel, zesty blood orange and decadent dark chocolate to create an unforgettable experience. 
  • For the sugar & salt conscious – We recognize that some individuals need or choose to follow a sugar-free or low-sugar diet, which is why we offer yummy alternatives like yogurt raisins with no sugar added. Same goes for our nuts, with many options being raw and unsalted.
  • For the pets – For many of us, our fur babies are considered members of the family. So, we can’t forget the special treats for them! Pork-flavored Mutt Duds, chicken-flavored Pup Tarts, Buddyfingers and Barking Bus animal cookies are a few of the whimsical treats we offer that your pups are sure to go crazy over. 

Many of these items are new to our stores and our website, and there are hundreds of additional options! We’re always expanding our catalog of irresistible snacks and treats to keep things exciting, all while keeping the craveable classics in stock.

Top-Tier Service, Quality & Freshness, Guaranteed

Ready to experiment and find your new favorite ways to treat yourself, or get your hands on what you already know you love? Stop by one of our physical locations around Philly or shop our online store today! 

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Fantastic Fall Goodies, from Our Nuthouse to You

As summer wraps up, the season of cozy bonfires, warming flavors, fresh air and changing leaves is upon us! To get ready, it’s wise to be proactive about stocking up on fall goodies. Here at Nuts To You, we’ve already sold out of several seasonal favorites. As we restock, don’t wait to get your hands on all the snacks and treats you’ve been craving! Check us out the first chance you get, online or at one of our Philly stores.

Fantastic Fall Goodies, from Our Nuthouse to You 

No matter where autumn ranks in your order of most preferred seasons, it’s tough to deny how yummy the treats that come along with it are. A few of our best-selling items of fall include:

  • Maple Kisses – Imported from Canada, this maple taffy is simply delectable. It’s individually wrapped in decorative maple leaf paper, but don’t be surprised when you keep reaching for another piece!
  • Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter – The definition of fall, this yummy and well-balanced peanut butter is made with fresh roasted peanuts, cinnamon, butterscotch, ginger and nutmeg. Slather it on bagels or toast, pair it with fruit or feature it in your favorite homemade baked goods! 
  • Chocolate Covered Marshmallow S’mores – Skip the messy process of assembling s’mores with these all-in-one delights. Luscious milk chocolate envelops mini marshmallows, finished off with a graham cracker crumb coating. We recommend ordering a few pounds right now for when you inevitably want some-more! 
  • Fall in Love (With This Mix) – We’re confident you will! What’s not to adore about this nutritious yet satisfying blend of pecan halves, dried cranberries, raw pepitas, unsalted large cashew pieces and butterscotch chips with a sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice?

Over on our website and in person at Nuts To You, the fall goodies go on! Head over to see the complete selection and fill your virtual or physical cart with everything you’ve been awaiting since last autumn.

Join the Customers Who Love Us!

Whether you’re located in/near Philly like us or you live across the country, we aim to provide the most pleasant and rewarding shopping experience. Thanks to this commitment, we commonly receive feedback like this:

“Been ordering from your company for some time now and very satisfied with both the quality and service. Keep up the good work!” -The Johnsons

To find your new favorite unique snacks and treats — for the upcoming season and beyond — visit us online or in store.

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Wind Down with Our End of Summer Delights

The final days of summer can be very bittersweet… but, they also usher in a new season filled with different types of yummy treats! As we await the autumn equinox, here are some end of summer delights we’ve crafted for you to enjoy while they last. 

Wind Down with Our End of Summer Delights

  • Diced Pineapple – Tiny bits of pineapple, dried and sweetened just right. Bursting with tropical flavor, they make a terrific ice cream sundae topping and a superstar ingredient in trail mixes and baked goods.  
  • Peanut Butter Pocket Pretzels – Perfectly salty bite-sized pretzels stuffed with sweet peanut butter — need we say more? (Don’t be surprised when you can’t eat just one!)
  • Pumpkin Praline Fudge – Seamlessly bridge the gap between seasons with this fall-feeling fudge. This classic shore-style recipe features notes of pumpkin, brown sugar and caramel that are sure to get you jazzed about autumn as you enjoy your last summer hurrahs.
  • Noah's Ark Trail Mix – Just the combo of sweet and salty you’ve been waiting for, this latest addition to our array of mixes combines roasted and salted shelled pistachios and cashews, milk chocolate and honey roasted peanuts and triple treat chocolate cranberries (dark, milk and yogurt covered). The perfect choice for cooler days!

The beauty of our snacks is that they can be mixed and matched to create new and exciting flavor profiles. For instance, one of our customers who graciously shares their Nuts To You bounty with their work team suggested this inventive pairing for our peanut butter pocket pretzels:

Staff favorite — especially when I make my own mix with the yogurt covered pretzels!” 

Shop Our Scrumptious Selection In Person or Virtually

Does this roundup of end of summer delights have your interest piqued? There’s plenty more to be tempted by, on our website and in our Philly stores! Stop by a Nuts To You near you, or place your order online for ultimate convenience. 

Be sure to check out our range of better for you snacks for guilt-free munching, but don’t be afraid to indulge every once in a while — you deserve it! 

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Gourmet Nuts & Much More, Delivered by Nuts To You

Loaded with nutrients, nuts have many known health benefits. Beyond that, they just taste darn good! Their crunchy texture can add interest to salads, baked goods, trail mixes… the list goes on. Not to mention, they’re delicious on their own. So, where is the best place to get gourmet nuts for all your snacking and cooking purposes? Nuts To You, of course!

Gourmet Nuts & Much More, Delivered by Nuts To You 

In business since 1976, Nuts to You takes pride in maintaining our reputation as the #1 family-operated nut house delighting the Philadelphia area and beyond. Whether you choose to peruse and select your favorite nuts and other goodies at one of our brick-and-mortar stores or on our website, you can count on receiving the highest quality and freshness. 

Here are a few standouts from our irresistible selection:

  • Brazil Nuts – A rich, naturally hearty source of selenium, calcium, zinc, iron and protein, these large, ovular nuts provide a delicious boost at breakfast, snacktime, lunch or dinner!
  • Pine Nuts – Technically a seed, pine nuts lend a velvety texture and tangy flavor to recipes of all sorts. Blend them into a satisfying pesto, or keep them whole and sprinkle as you please to garnish pastas, salads and more.
  • Luxury No-Salt Mixed Nuts – Struggling to decide which type of gourmet nuts you’re in the mood for? There’s no need to, thanks to this thoughtful blend of nuts that go great together! A supercharged snack, this mix features hazelnuts, roasted macadamias, roasted cashews, dry roasted almonds, whole cashews, pecan halves and roasted, shelled pistachios, all without salt!

…plus dozens of other options! Explore our nutty assortment and crack into whatever you’re craving right now.

Nothing Beats Our Nuts!

Still debating whether to give us a try? This review from Janan L.D. should be all you need: 

“Nuts To You is the place to go!! Their nuts and dried fruits (the dates… OMG) are the freshest I've ever eaten. Get this: I ordered and got my fruit and nuts the next day!!! C’MON. My go-to for everything nutty.”

We ship our products across the U.S., so everyone can enjoy the goodness! Stock up and save, with free shipping on orders exceeding $69. We can’t wait to show you why we’re the supreme source for premium nuts and a whole lot more! 

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Sweet & Savory Breakfast Favorites from Nuts To You

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as they say, so you’ll want to make it count. Nuts To You is here to help you kick off your mornings in a delicious fashion with a wide variety of high-quality breakfast favorites
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Delightful Spring Desserts for the Whole Family

From fruity to chocolatey to nutty, we’re showcasing all of the freshest flavors of springtime at Nuts To You! To take advantage of our premium selection of spring desserts for outstandingly low prices, visit us in person or online. We have a ton of enticing items to choose from, a few of which we’ll tell you about here today.
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