I was sitting at work the other day cracking and eating David Sunflower Seeds, and I thought to myself, these things really don’t much taste like Sunflower Seeds. Seemed like one out of every three or four David Sunflower Seeds tasted kinda funky or rancid, and I found them to be excessively salty, to the point of making my tongue burn. I guess if your seeds have little flavor, then salt is the fix. Seeds that taste like Brine instead of seeds, is a bummer. Sticking my nose in the package and taking a whiff, I found them to smell funky with a bit of a rancid smell. And David Sunflower Seeds were small, with many having worm holes. And so I decided I had to find another brand of Sunflower seeds to try and try and find the best sunflower seeds Roasted & Salted to perfection, on the planet.
So I marched down to Walgreens. All I found was David brand. Hmmm. Walked over to CVS, and yep, all they had was David.
I searched all over the web, and found that Jumbo Brand Sunflower Seeds had some very positive reviews. Went looking and found them at Raley’s on the way home that night.
Jumbo Brand Sun Flower Seeds, owned by Klein Bros. Holdings, Ltd in California came in a 5oz package, just like the David Brand Sun Flower Seeds. That’s where the similarity ends.
The Jumbo Brand Seeds were lightly salted, had much larger shells, a crisp pop when opening with your teeth, and they smelled good, and tasted like freshly roasted Sunflowers!
My mouth and tongue didn’t burn after eating Jumbo Brand Sunflower Seeds, as they typically do with other brands. And I wasn’t left with a giant thirst the David Brand leaves me with.
Jumbo Brand Sunflower seeds really satisfied the salty and nutty part of my palate, and kept me wanting more. I’d get a handful, crack and eat and want more a few minutes later. It’s a great snack because you have to work a little get a wonderful morsel of goodness, while avoiding gorging while snacking. So far Jumbo Brand Sunflower Seeds are my favorite and the best!
Do yourself a favor. If you like Sunflower Seeds give Jumbo Brand sunflower seeds a taste test.
You can order the traditional salted Jumbo Sunflower Seeds variety, as well as Ranch, Dill, All Natural Unsalted, BBQ, and Salt and Pepper from their website if you can’t find them in your local store.
Went to Raley’s again today, and spied not only the Jumbo Brand Sunflower Seeds, but also the ubiquitous David Brand, but also another brand of sunflower seeds called, Spitz. They are Canadian, and come in a resealable bag. That’s a nice touch, but usually just use a clothes pin to keep my opened bags of seeds closed and fresh.
I bought a bag of Spitz, and also another bag of BBQ Jumbo Brand Sunflower Seeds.
The Spitz Sunflower seeds are a bit smaller than the Jumbo Brand Sunflower Seeds, and seem to be a little harder to crack, and perhaps less fresh smelling and tasting. They are still much, much better than the David Brand. If I had to chose between the three brands, I’d put the Jumbo Brand Sunflower Seeds at the top, followed by Spitz, and trailed by David. In fact at this point I’d just do without before buying another bag of David Sunflower Seeds.
The Jumbo Brand BBQ Sunflower Seeds are quite nice. Not at all what I thought they’d smell and taste like. I somehow had the idea of a bottle of BBQ sauce dumped on the seeds, but in reality they tasted a little smoked, and had a tiny bit of a spicy kick to them. Even though they had this coating of smoke, they still cracked resoundingly when chomped. And the flavor of the seed still came through the BBQ flavor. I love them!
I bought another bag of Jumbo SunFlower Seeds the other day, and they were awesome. Seeds were huge, and opened with a resounding pop, and until I find something better, I’ve come to the conclusion that Jumbo Seeds are the best.