Emerald® Nuts Launches Four Bold New Cashew Flavors

New Dill Pickle, Jalapeño, Sriracha, and Salt & Pepper flavors tantalize taste buds

Jan 25, 2016, 09:00 ET from Diamond Foods

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Snack time is about to get a little bit nuttier with the launch of Emerald's new line of cashews. Bold flavor profiles like Dill Pickle, Jalapeño, Sriracha and Salt & Pepper are sure to tantalize even the most discriminating taste buds.  

Emerald believes that snack time should be a fun, exciting break in the day – and these yummy flavor combinations help people create that experience. Each variety combines the buttery crunch of Emerald Cashews with a unique blend of spices and ingredients:

  • Dill Pickle Cashews: Crisp and tangy dill pickle flavor, with a touch of garlic seasoning
  • Jalapeño Cashews: Zesty, with the spicy bite of a jalapeño pepper
  • Sriracha Cashews: Spicy red chili and garlic with a hint of vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper Cashews: A classic combination of salt and fresh ground pepper

In addition to a tasty snacking experience, all four of the new Emerald Cashews are Non-GMO Project Verified.

"We're giving cashews their well-overdue moment," said Holly Mensch, VP of Research, Development and Innovation at Diamond Foods. "It's a unique nut that provides such a scrumptious base for flavors to melt into."

New Emerald Cashews are available in updated, vibrant packaging, bringing new life and energy to the Emerald brand.  People can expect to rediscover Emerald on shelf with brighter colors, bolder shapes and more appetizing taste cues of the yummy snack hidden inside.

"Emerald's mission is to reinvent snack nuts by offering an array of new tastes, textures and combinations," said Jennifer Bauer, VP of Marketing at Diamond Foods. "Our updated packaging and tasty new flavors are in sync with Emerald's bold personality, and we're excited to see that come to life on shelves this year."  

Select new flavors of Emerald Cashews are currently available at select retailers nationwide and online for a suggested retail price of $3.99. They are available in 5 oz. stand-up resealable bags; 1.25 oz. tubes; and 7-count 0.62 oz. 100 calorie packs.

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About Emerald Nuts: At Emerald, we reinvent nuts to deliver an outrageous snacking adventure. Come with us and boldly go where no other snack nut has gone before. For more information, please visit www.EmeraldNuts.com.

About Diamond Foods: We are a snack food and culinary nut company focused on making innovative, convenient and delicious snacks as well as culinary nuts true to our 100-year plus heritage. We sell our products under five different widely-recognized brand names: Diamond of California®, Kettle Brand® and Kettle Chips®, Emerald® and Pop Secret®. Our mission is to honor nature's ingredients by making food that people love.  We are proud of our offerings, many of which are non-GMO Project verified and free of artificial flavors and preservatives, and we are committed to making great tasting products for our consumers. Diamond's products are distributed in a wide range of stores where snacks and culinary nuts are sold.  For more information, visit the Company's corporate website:  www.diamondfoods.com.

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