I was sent a box of Allgood Provisions’ new “Oven Stoked” line of products to try. Allgood Provisions is a Park City-based company that specializes in organic, vegan, and non-GMO. And while I respect their mission and those who follow those dietary guidelines/philosophies/lifestyles/whatever, I don’t particularly care about any of that, so I was mostly interested in how their product tastes.
The Oven Stoked products are designed to be a home roasting kit for the home cook. Basically, if you’re entertaining and want to impress, you can whip up a batch of these puppies and serve them to your guests piping hot. Pretty fun premise.
Allgood sent me a box of their Mexican Chocolate Pecans to try out. Preparation couldn’t have been simpler, with the kit coming in segregated plastic pouches of nuts, oil, and the seasoning, which are mixed into a bowl, put on a cookie sheet, and roasted.
I won’t lie, I wasn’t expecting to be impressed with this, but it is actually really tasty. The pecans end up with a nice, rich coating of chocolate, well balanced with the right amount of cayenne and coffee to give it just a little bit of a kick.
Like everything organic, vegan, non-GMO, prepare to pay more for these products than the regular stuff. I’m not sure what their retail price will end up being, but they are pre-selling each box for around $20 for something that makes about one cup’s worth of nuts, which comes out to about $60/lb. I’ll let you decide if that’s a good value or not. But they are really tasty, and I’d say give them at least a shot to decide for yourself.
Right now they are raising funds for the Oven Stoked line on Kickstarter. You can find their campaign here.
Disclosure: I was sent a roasting kit to try compliments of Allgood.