Honey roasted pecans are definitely delicious. They have just the right amount of crunch, and their sweetness balances out nicely with the toasty, roasted nuttiness. If you really enjoy these nuts, you may want to save some money by buying them in bulk. However, there are a few tips you'll want to follow if you do buy bulk honey roasted pecans.
Check whether you're getting pecan halves or pieces.
Most companies that sell bulk honey roasted pecans sell both pecan halves and chopped pecan pieces. If you plan on just eating the pecans on their own as a snack or if you plan on stirring them into cookie or muffin batter, then chopped pecans are perfectly suitable. They can often be bought at a lower price than pecan halves. On the other hand, if you plan on making pecan pies or tarts with the pecans or if you really care a lot about how they look, then pecan halves may be your better bet. They cost a little more than chopped pecans, but they are prettier and more uniformly sized.
Verify the expiration date before you order.
When you're buying such a large quantity of pecans, you want to make sure they'll stay good for as long as it takes you to eat them. If the company does not automatically provide you the expiration date of the pecans you'll be purchasing, ask for it. If the date is less than two months out, you may want to shop around for fresher pecans. The honey coating can become gooey and soft when the nuts get older.
Look for a storage solution.
Honey roasted pecans really need to be stored in a cool, dry place in order for them to last. You probably don't want to just store them in the big, plastic bag they came in. Each time you open the bag, you'll be introducing new air and moisture. And the bags that bulk pecans come in aren't usually resealable, either. It's a good idea to buy a few glass jars to store your bulk pecans. You can use one jar at a time, leaving the remaining jars sealed until you need them.
Buying pecans in bulk can be a wonderful experience and a good way to enjoy the nuts you love. Follow the tips above for best results. Look into different ways you can use your pecans to really enjoy them.