Firekracker is Nutkrack's spicy flavor, made exactly the same way as Classic Nutkrack, with five chili powders added at the end of the production process. Think two on the four-chili scale, with a nice, slow-building Midwestern-style heat.
8 oz. tin
Nutkrack began as a mistake. Eric was hard at work in the kitchen, the stovetop crowded with pots and pans, when he accidentally dropped some pecan halves into the wrong pot. When he saw them again later, he stopped and looked more closely. They had a perfect, shiny glaze as though they had been intentionally and carefully prepared. He tasted one, and was surprised at how crunchy and delicious it was. Over the next hour, he ate them all. He added salt to a second batch, and shared them with family and friends. They were a unanimous hit, and a tradition was born: Eric would prepare these accidental treats as holiday gifts, and he did so for years.
These days, Eric Rupert and his son Kellen bring Nutkrack to life along with a small team of food-lovers in Madison, Wisconsin. They go about this task with a humble and grateful Midwestern sensibility, along with a healthy dose of nostalgia and humor. While they appreciate and celebrate the power of food to connect people, they don’t take their products or themselvesw too seriously. Nutkrack is a premium brand, but is still a small family business that is equal parts fun, quirky and irreverent. Nutkrack values consistent quality, community and compassion as much as the bottom line.