Festive galas, end-of-year office parties and ugly sweater competitions might be on hiatus this year, but you can still savor, and safely share, the season’s nuttiest traditions.
From the nutcracker soldiers pulled out of storage year after year to the irresistible snacks accompanying eggnog, nuts bring a special taste to December. And Nut-tos Peanut and Popcorn Company in West Seneca knows a thing or two about tradition: They’ve been serving Western New Yorkers during the holidays with an assortment of high-quality nuts and candied creations since 1979.
Here are few ways you can make this holiday season nutty.
Spice up at-home cocktail hours
No festive soiree? Create your own at home with all the fixings! Grab the makings for your favorite seasonal cocktail, plus the perfect nutty pairing. You can’t go wrong with a selection from Nut-tos full line of nuts and tree nuts—all roasted in-house at its storefront on Seneca Street in West Seneca.
“It’s quite a production that takes place in our little store every day,” said Joe Alfieri Jr., owner of Nut-tos. “But we’ve been roasting our family of nuts in-house for over 30 years to ensure quality and freshness.”
Choose to compliment your sips with everything from the kick of hot and spicy peanuts to the warmth of smoked almonds, or opt for one of the Alfieri family specialties: cashews and macadamia nuts.
Add a touch of sweet to the spread
What’s better than cocktails and nuts? Cocktails, nuts and chocolate. Amp up your small soiree snacks with an assortment of pre-wrapped candies and whole chocolate bars—sourced from the world’s top chocolatiers.
Feeling inspired to whip up your own confection creations? Nut-tos has you covered there, too. Find chocolate melting wafers ideal for dipping or decorating. Plus, boost your favorite nutty desserts by incorporating the highest quality nuts like macadamias, pecans, walnuts and even pistachios for a top-notch taste you’ll crave long after the last crumbs are devoured.
Spread the cheer
Share a taste of holiday spirit with your friends and family from afar this year with custom, giftable assortments. Create your own sweet and savory combinations with 12 varieties of nuts and a special selection of holiday-themed candies. Mask up and choose your fixings at Nut-tos West Seneca store, or do it all from home by or ordering online or over the phone with one of their 11 nut connoisseurs. Package in decorative tins or baskets and you have a unique DIY gift to impress.
Thoughtful quick gifting
For those looking to avoid any added holiday to-dos this year, let Nut-tos take care of the details for you. Seasonal offerings make holiday shopping easy and delicious with decadent gift boxes that feature 30 different combinations of nuts, 10 decorative tins filled to the brim with nut and chocolate pairings and annual baskets packed with all Nut-tos favorites, including caramel corn.
Shop Nut-tos Peanut and Popcorn Company online anytime or in person at 3807 Seneca Street, West Seneca: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.