Nuts are a great and healthy snack that can be used in a variety of forms from sweet desserts to savory mixes. Diamond of California®, however, is aiming to turn the humble walnut and pecan into sheer decadence with its latest launch, Chocolate Nut Pie Crust.
“The new Chocolate Nut Pie Crust is a testament to the success of the original Pecan and Walnut crusts, which launched last fall. We knew the product would make a splash, but we were delighted by the outpour of positive responses; home bakers and cooks across the country have been using it for both sweet and savory recipes for the holidays and long after,” said CMO Craig Tokusato. “It was clear to us that our launch excited current consumers in the baking aisle and also attracted new consumers, which is why we decided to unveil an additional Chocolate Nut Pie Crust.”
Diamond of California’s new Chocolate Nut Pie Crust is made with a blend of walnuts and pecans. The key difference is the addition of real cocoa to give the crust that rich, chocolatey taste, making it the perfect companion for those sweet pie filling recipes like banana cream and chocolate truffle.
Last year the specialty nut brand took the baking aisles by storm when it launched the first ready-to-use Nut Pie Crusts in Walnut and Pecan, according to the press release. It was one of the baking category’s very first crusts on the market made with nuts and kitchen pantry ingredients rather than the more typical pressed cookie crumbs. The nut base helps the crusts reduce flour, sugar, and carbohydrates, and also contributes polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats that are present in tree nuts.
Ready-to-Use Chocolate Nut Pie Crusts are now available alongside the Pecan and Walnut Crusts at Walmart, on Amazon, and many other retailers across the country. An additional limited-edition flavor will also be available at select stores nationwide for the upcoming holiday 2020 season, but no word on the flavor was stated in the press release.
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