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Parker’s was rated best for taste, packaging design and overall satisfaction in Canstar Blue’s nuts and snack pots ratings.

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Parker’s is all you ‘knead,’ in nuts and snack pots ratings

Hunger can strike anytime, anywhere, so it pays to be prepared with the right graze on hand. Some of the most appetizing snacks to have around are nuts, and the sorts of delicious nibbles you find in snack pots, like pretzels, dried fruits, vegetables and crackers. You can stash these in your glove box, pocket, handbag, desk drawer, or wherever you need a snack fast to keep the ‘hangry’ at bay. If you’re getting peckish just reading this, you’ll want to get the lowdown on the best nuts and snack pots around.

How we rate nuts & snack pots

Everyone has their favourite snack to reach for during the mid-afternoon slump, and while chocolate is high up on many people’s lists, it might surprise you to know that 40% of Aussies we surveyed prefer a savoury snack – opting for nuts and snack pots to help them power through to the next meal. An even greater number (49%) consciously reach for nuts and snack pots as a healthy choice, with one in five (22%) choosing to munch down on them every day and keep them in their bag.

With this many people nuts about nuts, pretzels and all things snacky, Canstar Blue has put together a review and guide, to make sure you’re choosing the bag full of treats and not air.

Canstar Blue surveyed 1,564 Australians for their feedback on the nuts and snack pots they’ve purchased and consumed in the last three months. Note: this includes bags or snack pots of nuts, trail mix, pretzels and sultanas.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with the nuts and snack pot brands from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:

  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a nuts and snack pot brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Taste: true to the flavour and texture description and tasted authentic given the ingredients.
  • Range variety: there was a wide range of choices within the product line, each with sufficient serving sizes.
  • Packaging design: the product packaging was aesthetically pleasing, easy to use and provided sufficient information/instructions.
  • Value for money: good quantity and quality of product for the cost.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  1. Parker’s
  2. Lucky
  3. ALDI Forresters
  4. Nobby’s
  5. Woolworths
  6. Coles
  7. Bhuja
  8. Red Rock Deli

Don’t get it twisted – Aussies love Parker’s baked pretzels, rating them best for taste, packaging design, and overall satisfaction. Lucky lived up to its name, coming in second place and scoring five stars for variety and range.

Finally, ALDI Forresters received top marks for value for money, being the only brand to do so. Despite there only being a spattering of five-star ratings, most other brands (except Red Rock Deli) earned four stars for overall satisfaction.

Find more detailed information on our ratings methodology.

Top Nuts & Snack Pot Brand – Parker’s

Parker's pretzels

The Parker’s brand is owned by the Smith’s chip company but specialises in pretzels. Said to be baked and not fried (a purportedly healthier alternative), the pretzels range has something for the whole family – classic pretzel shapes for adults, fun shapes for kids, and mini multipacks perfect for lunchboxes. Each pretzel comes with a tasty scattering of salt crystals and a satisfying crunch, making them a great choice for when you’re feeling snacky. Prices for Parker’s pretzels start around $3.50 for a multipack and go up to $3.75 for a bag of classic twists.

Products available in the Parker’s range include:

  • Parker’s Twists
  • Parkers Minis
  • Parker’s Multipacks

Parker’s rated five stars for taste, packaging design, and overall satisfaction. It received four stars for value for money and three stars for variety and range.

Which are the healthiest nuts to snack on?

Nuts are an amazing source of healthy fats, fibre and vitamins and minerals, which means they should be high up on your list of go-to snack foods. Better yet, they taste just as good on their own as they do sprinkled on yoghurt, roasted with chilli or baked in a cake, which means there’s really no excuse not to get your daily dose of nutty goodness.

Here are some of the healthiest nuts you can eat:

  • Almonds
  • Brazil nuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pistachios
  • Walnuts
  • Macadamias
  • Pine nuts

About the author of this page

Luciana Lawe Davies - Canstar Blue This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Content Producer Luciana Lawe Davies. She writes about streaming, appliances and consumer products and services. Luciana enjoys bringing readers the best in what’s on TV and at the shops, including the best deals and latest reviews.

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