Nuts of Deception: Planters Mixed Nuts

I love Planters.  From Honey Roasted Peanuts to Dry Roasted Sunflower Kernels to Mixed Nuts, they make some tasty snacks.

But a man can only turn a blind eye to injustice for so long.  Shown below are the entire contents of a 248g pack of Planters Deluxe Mixed Nuts: Cashews, Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Pecans, and Pistachios:

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This is not an anomaly.  I eat these regularly and it’s always the same.  This time I decided to separate the nuts to see if the disparity was really as bad as it seemed to be.  The results:

Cashews: 113g
Almonds: 113g
Brazil nuts: 8g (2 nuts)
Pecans: 8g (~6 nuts)
Pistachios: 8g (~16 nuts)

I know some nuts are more expensive than others so I don’t expect the ratios to be exactly one to one... but TEN to one?  That’s just pathetic.  Planters, you oughta be ashamed of yourselves.

Posted by Anthony on 4 replies


01. Apr 16, 2014 at 10:52pm by Gwen Morris:

I recently bought a can of Planters Deluxe Mixed nuts.  You were lucky!  You had Brazil nuts and pecans in your container.  I had an absurd amount of cashews and almonds and 6 pistachios.  I was looking for an email address to send my disappointment to Planters but alas was unable to bring one up.

02. Apr 16, 2014 at 11:04pm by Anthony:

Wow, not a single pecan or Brazil nut?  That’s really bad.  Yeah, I tweeted to Planters with a link to this post, but got no response.  It looks like you can contact them here too...

03. Sep 19, 2014 at 09:42am by Cindy:

I had the same experience , NEVER gonna buy this product again !! And I’m sure when others catch on they won’t either !

04. Oct 30, 2015 at 11:10am by Jay:

Planters Nutrition heart healthy mix. Includes peanuts, almonds, pistachios, pecans, walnuts and hazelnuts.

I’m used to getting skimped but the last can I purchased only had ONE pistachio. I’m sick of them. No longer a customer.

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