Sam's Club Is Selling Sriracha Almonds to Spice Up Your Snacking Game
Bored with traditional roasted or sick of standard salted almonds? We get it. Considering the average American consumes an impressive 2 pounds(!) of almonds each year, you're probably not so nuts about the plain nuts anymore.
That's why several popular brands have perked up their snack packs with flavor combos like Mango Tango, Spicy Dill Pickle and Cocoa. The hottest one yet, however, might just be hitting the market now. Meet Huy Fong Original Sriracha Almonds ($10.98 for 24 ounces, samsclub.com), which are now available exclusively at Sam's Club.
You might recognize the name "Huy Fong Sriracha"—it's the third most popular hot sauce in America, according to 2019 Instacart data, and has been a mainstay on many restaurant tables (and, more recently, all of our refrigerator condiment shelves) for decades. The company was founded by Vietnamese-born David Tran in California 40 years ago, and has such a cult following that Huy Fong shirts, mugs and even greeting cards exist. And now they're the flavor inspiration behind these seriously spicy almonds.
While other hot sauce-inspired almonds mimic Huy Fong's signature tangy-spicy sriracha flavor, these are the only sriracha almonds that feature the OG flavors of HF. The hot coating contains garlic, paprika oil, salt and a powder made from Huy Fong sauce itself. Each 29-almond serving has 180 calories, 16 grams of fat and 6 grams each of protein and carbs. We were surprised to see it also counts for just 3% of your daily suggested consumption of sodium, which is not bad at all for a spicy-salty snack.