OK, spoiler. There is no bourbon in Sante’s bourbon pecans. In fact, there are only five ingredients, though one of them — “natural flavor” — could at least refer to a bourbon-like flavor, no?
Sante makes a whole bunch of candied nuts, but these bourbon-ish pecans are one of their best products, and the only Drinkhacker-appropriate product in the arsenal. The flavors are perfect for pairing with a glass of (real) bourbon, dropping on a charcuterie plate, or snacking on straight of the bag. Flavors (beyond toasted pecans, of course) run from vanilla to brown sugar to caramel, with the light dusting of more granulated cane sugar that clings to the crunchy, sizeable nuts lingering on the finish. A slight hint of milk chocolate in the end might be more imagined than true, but I’ll take it either way.
A- / $6 per 4 oz bag / santenuts.com