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Red Pistachios (1 Pound Bag)

Item #: 28825
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Product Details

  • Store in a cool, dry place for 1-3 months if not refrigerated. If refrigerated, shelf life is up to 6 months.
  • This product is certified Kosher Pareve.

Red Pistachios (1 Pound Bag)

Anyone who yearns for the good old days, when “men were men” and pistachios were red, will enjoy a taste of these addictively delicious nuts. It’s been years since Red Pistachios were just about the only pistachios you could get, but many folks remember them with great fondness. In fact, some were surprised to learn that red was not the natural color of the actual nuts—they’re generally solid beige, perhaps tinged with a little green, no matter where in the world they’re grown. Our premium pistachios just happen to come straight to us from specialty growers in California.

So why were they red, once upon a time? The most common explanation goes like this: Back in the 1920’s and 1930’s, virtually all pistachios were imported from outside the U.S. and were picked and processed by hand, which tended to blemish the shells due to stains resulting from the natural oils in the workers’ hands. Seeing this, importers would apply red food coloring to cover the blemishes and present a better-looking nut that stood out from other nuts, leading to higher sales. Evidently it worked, as the red pistachios became so popular that they began to be grown and processed domestically.

It wasn’t long before machines took over the picking and processing of the domestic crop, so the red dye was no longer “needed.” Still, many remember the reddish stains that would appear on the hands and tongue after enjoying a few pistachios—and woe to anyone who got “caught red-handed” sneaking a few luscious pistachios from someone else’s stash! Today, however, it’s more of a nostalgic touch than anything, but it’s all part of the fun. For those who want to step back in time, we’re proud to offer real Red Pistachios just the way they used to be. A great gift idea—enjoy!


    Pistachios, salt and artificial color.

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Customer Reviews

Review Summary
12 Reviews
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83% Recommend this product (10 of 12 responses)
By Lisa
Pittsburgh pa
December 14, 2016
Red pistachio
Can never get please keep in stock
ProsLove the nuts
ConsNever instock
By Debora Haag
Toledo, Ohio
June 12, 2014
Wish they would restock!!
They were AWESOME but I can NEVER get them now!!!
ConsCant get them
By pop-pop to Digger McSquirrel
Newark Delaware
September 3, 2013
Red Pistacios for Digger McSquirrel
Fun for me & my squirrel friend
ProsHe really likes these more than any other treats
ConsShould be easier to find
By sharon shliapa
worcester, ma
January 3, 2013
great nuts
just what i was looking for - red pistachios! delicious. packed perfectly and came immediately
By Renee
Nashville, TN
January 2, 2013
Red Pistachios
Great item to purchase! The nuts were fresh and they were received quickly.
By Monica
Boston, MA
December 22, 2012
Great Red Pistachios
It is hard to find red pistachios these days. I ordered 2 as a gift and one for me. The were nice and fresh and tasted great.
By Tracey
December 19, 2012
Red Pistachios
I give them to my husband and father as Christmas gifts.
By Ed G
Batavia, Illinois
December 18, 2012
Red Pistachios
My 23 year old daughter never saw red pistachios before so I ordered these nuts for her. The nuts were fresh tasting but there were a lot of empty shells in the order. The nuts were average in size and had a good flavor. She did not like the red finger tips from eating these nuts. I would like to give a higher rating but the high number of empty shells dropped the rating. I would order the natural nut the next time.
ProsFresh and good tasting nuts
Conslots of empty shells
By Diane
Riverside, CA
February 4, 2011
Red Pistachios
I am very glad to see red pistachios at Nuts in Bulk........hard to find in the local super market or anywhere else.
By Jennifer Merritt
Springfield, VA
January 24, 2011
Absolutely delicious. Great product. Wish you could find them at more places. :) Thanks.
ProsDelicious Great Snack
ConsNeed a nutcracker to get some of the nuts out
By Barbara Libretto - Wantagh, New York
June 28, 2010
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My grandson was very happy with his gift. Thank you again.
By James Mach - Boston, MA
December 3, 2009
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