Top Gift Selections & How to Build a Charcuterie Board

Posted by SuperiorNut on Jan 25, 2021

Superior Nut Company’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

This year for Valentine's Day, we took care of the brainstorming with this effortless Valentine's Day gift guide. Whether you prefer traditional Valentine’s Day gifts like flowers and chocolates, or choose to get a bit more creative for your significant other, it's always a great time of year to show your loved ones just how much they mean to you. Superior Nut Company’s wide array of goodies and gifts including dozens of varieties of premium nuts and dried fruits, nut butters, chocolates, candies, and other foods is a great place to start!

After selecting the perfect gift, we recommend adding a personal touch with a handmade card styled simply, like one of these suggested by No Biggie. If you’re not one to whip out a set of markers or if we’re shipping straight to your loved one, a personalized greeting card can be added during the checkout process. Whatever you decide, this Valentine's Day gift guidewill help you get there.

Choosing Valentine's Day Gifts

Shopping for Valentine's Day gifts doesn’t have to be tricky. For instance, popular Valentine's Day gifts like chocolate candies and gift boxes are such for a reason: The classics are fun, tasty, and have long held the notion of love and endearment.In Superior Nut Company’s chocolate gift section, have your choice of traditional chocolates among an assortment of covered nuts, candies, and variations like dipped orange peels and pecan turtles.

When choosing Valentine’s Day gifts, try to think of a favorite candy or a special treat that your loved one isn’t likely to get for themselves. Or maybe go homemade with a trail-mix full of their go-to nuts, fruits, and chocolate. Though it's hard to choose just a couple, we’ve included a few of our top Valentine's Day gift suggestions to get you started:

  • Milk Chocolate Pecan Turtles Gift Boxes and Tins are a timeless classic.
  • Nut Gift Boxes and Towers can be a sampler or your significant other’s favorite nut.
  • Traditional Jordan Almonds are available in several colors and gift packages.
  • Custom Gift Baskets in two sizescan include dried fruits, chocolates, nuts, and other snacks.

How to Prepare A Charcuterie Board For Two

A charcuterie board is a broadly customizable spread of meats, cheeses, fruits, nuts, and other snacks, generally served as an appetizer. The variability makes a charcuterie board a perfect choice for a special day like Valentine’s Day: Simply choose your preferred snacks and scale to two! Charcuterie boards are popular for being easy to prepare while also yummy and eye-catching. Your board can be sweet, savory, or a little of both. This Charcuterie Board Guide by Food Folks and Fun offers more information and tips, including how to choose portion size for those soft and firm cheeses, salty cured meats, crunchy crackers, creamy spreads, briny pickles and olives, various dried fruits and nuts, and whatever else one desires.

The process of building and then enjoying a charcuterie board can be a great bonding activity, especially for such an occasion where you might not be going out to a restaurant or participating in other traditional activities outside of the house like years before.

Superior Nut Company offers all the basics for the foundation of your charcuterie board aside from meats and cheeses. Be sure to include at least two types of nuts: Try a couple contrasting tastes and textures, like softer pistachios with crunchy cashews. Then, go outside of the box with some fruit you don’t usually enjoy (have you ever tried dried kiwi?!) and finish it with another new-to-you food. Superior Nut Company has a few other favorites to round out your charcuterie board:

  • Turkish Figs
  • Roasted Tamari Almonds
  • Crunchy Sesame Chips
  • Salted Dry Roasted Edamame
  • Medjool Dates
  • Fresh Cashew Butter

Tip for two: Stuff three or four Medjool Dates with Fresh Cashew Butter for a rich and simple charcuterie board feature.

Roasted Nuts Bring Extra Flavor

Some of our nuts are roasted, but you can always roast nuts with your preferred blend of spices and seasonings to match your charcuterie board. Try cinnamon and sugar if you want something sweet, or go the savory route with a blend of onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss desired amount of whole or halved nuts with avocado oil and seasonings and bake in the oven at 325°F until fragrant and crisp, about 5-15 minutes depending on the type of nut. Superior Nut Company’s go-to nut for savory roasting are hazelnuts!

Tip for two: Don’t worry about scaling down to two servings when preparing roasted nuts. Go ahead and roast a whole bunch, store them in an airtight container or jar, and enjoy for a few days.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Whatever kind of Valentine’s Day gift you’re considering, Superior Nut Company’s wide array of goodies and gifts means there is a great option for everyone. It shouldn’t be a struggle to show someone you care! And if you’re running late or prefer they’d pick their nut of choice, send them an E-Certificate. All you need is the recipient's email address and we’ll send it over with your personal note. 

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