I was actually a bit surprised to see these in the store. I guess I assumed that hemp products in general were verboten. Shows my ignorance. As it turns out we can import it, but we just can’t grow it. These seeds came from Canada. I was also greatly amused by the Ziggy Marley tie-in; Woody Harrelson must have been busy.

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I wish I had picked up the plain variety rather than the Caribbean crunch, but I did not pay close enough attention at the store. Caribbean crunch would have to do. I opened up the bag and went in for the sniff test; you could smell the spices on the seed and an underlying smell of…well, it smelled a little like pot.

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I poured some out to get a closer look. Thank goodness there weren’t any stems in there or I would have been bummed.

 

OK so they smell and look like their currently illegal cousin, but how do they taste? And will they make a good brownie?

They tasted pretty darn good. Nice and salty with a bit of a kick and a wonderful crunch. They almost pop in your mouth as you eat them. I can easily see adding these to a salad as a  topping or swirling into a soup for some added texture. I think I ate 3-4 handfuls out of the bag after my first test so they work just fine as a snack too.

Considering they are packed with protein and omega 3 and 6 they are good for you too. A solid combination.

I can’t vouch for the other flavors but Caribbean Crunch gets a solid “try it” from me.

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  1. hippiebutter@gmail.com'
    Hippie Butter

    There are many different types of products made out of hemp seeds. Everything from Hippie Hemp Seed Butter, hemp seed protein powder to hemp seed skin care products. Some of the best products are made out of hemp seeds. Thanks for teaching people the truth about industrial hemp.

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