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Taste test: These in-shell sunflower seeds were definitely on the big side (as the bag promised "jumbo") with just a hint of orange-colored seasoning on the white areas of the shells. I tend to prefer to be given just the kernels, as it's always a lot of work to remove the shells, but I worked with what I was given here. For the first few seeds, I broke open the shells with a joint effort between my teeth and hands — they were harder to break than most sunflower seeds I've tried — and ate the kernels to find that they tasted good but pretty much like ordinary sunflower seeds, with no special flavor.
After eating several this way, I realized that the seasoning was all on the shell, so my eating method had kind of defeated the purpose of Crab Seeds. I proceeded to suck on a few of the shells to find a very tasty seasoning, like Old Bay. The level of flavor varied from one piece to the next, and some were super-intense and quite hot. I don't quite have the hang of opening and separating shells in my mouth, so after sucking one, I broke it open with my teeth/hands as before and ate the seed. The taste of the seeds was even better with the seasoning already on my taste buds. If you have skillz to eat in-shell sunflower seeds the way that most people do, you'll probably enjoy these even more. Very nice!
Aroma: Fairly mild crab seasoning smell.
Manufacturer: Home Team Snacks
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From the package: "Maryland crab seasoned premium jumbo sunflower seeds" ... "Catch a bag today!" ... "Enjoy a healthier snack. Savor a handful of our crab seasoned sunflower seeds with their firm but tender texture to take care of your hunger and get a wealth of nutrition at the same time. Sunflower seeds are good source of vitamin E, magnesium, selenium, copper, phosphorus, vitamin B1, vitamin B6 and folate."
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