January is here along with New Years resolutions and healthy eating intentions. I’m starting the New Year right with my new favorite healthy snack – Sunshine Nut Co, roasted cashews that come direct from Matola, Mozambique.
Sunshine Nut Co is doing amazing things for small farming communities. “The Sunshine Approach” attempts to bring “lasting economic transformation to the poorest of our world” by providing poor farming communities with fairness, opportunity, and empowerment. Some things I love about this approach:
- The growers are paid fair wages, and Sunshine Nut Co provides economic opportunity by having an in-country production facility.
- 90% of their net proceeds go towards transformative initiatives:
- 30% goes towards supporting agricultural development.
- 30% is donated to established children’s centers to care for orphans and venerable children (many of the employees are adult orphans that grew up at the children’s centers)
- 30% goes towards new food processing companies to grow similar transformational concepts and bring economic relief to different farming regions.
- On top of all this, Sunshine Nut Co believes in being kind to the earth by partnering with environmentally engaged suppliers and mitigating carbon emissions.
The only thing the company processes are cashews, so they remain naturally gluten free. They are also produced in a peanut free facility and are GMO free. Cashews, sunflower oil and spices – that’s it.
Onto flavor – these roasted cashews are simply the best. I’m addicted. My favorite variations are “Sprinkling of Salt” and “Handful of Herbs”. The later is very unique. You wouldn’t expect garlic and herbs to go with cashews, but the flavor combination works incredibly well. Other flavors include “Perfectly Plain” for those with simple tastes and “Spark of Spices” for those who enjoy a kick of flavor.
Sunshine Nut Co can be found at Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, Giant, Martins, and online.
For more information and to order visit www.sunshinenuts.com
GIVEAWAY!! Four winners will receive four packages of Sunshine Nut Co cashews – one of every flavor! Enter via the rafflecopter link below. Continental US only. Giveaway ends Tuesday January 31st, 11:59 EST.
BONUS GIVEAWAY – visit my Instagram page over the next two weeks. I will have two more opportunities to win prize packs!
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products, but I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own, and I only recommend products that I, myself, use and love.