What is it? This Pie Is Nuts! is a company based out of New York that makes, well, pies and other baked goods. They make all their pies out of, you guessed it, nuts and don’t add any processed or artificial ingredients. The products are also, “Certified Vegan, Certified Paleo, Gluten Free and Certified Kosher.” The four main flavors are Pumpkin, Coconut Cream, Chocolate Mousse and Key Lime.
What do I think? When I make “Paleo” desserts at Grinder’s Gear Review, usually I have two results; warm, flavored dirt or very “fake tasting” sweets because I’ve used the maximum amount of agave, honey or Stevia in order to make it palatable. This Pie Is Nuts! has found some way to make great tasting pies that are healthy for you. Maybe the secret ingredient is love, I don’t know for sure, but I was blown away with these desserts. As someone who usually avoids the sweets during the week, these were a great treat. This Pie Is Nuts! arrived in a four-pack sampler. They were all great. My rankings from 1-4 would be: Pumpkin, Key Lime, Coconut Cream, Chocolate Mousse (although it should be noted I enjoyed eating all of them and would gladly do it again).
Why do you need it? If you are a CrossFit or fitness athlete and you are concerned about gluten, artificial and processed ingredients, or just want to eat the right way without having to go the rest of your life and not enjoy great tasting pies, This Pie Is Nuts! is your answer.
When should you use it? Dessert or a treat, but rumor has it that these could be used as a breakfast item in place of a muffin or pastry. Mine were gone too fast to try this, but I’d be willing to bet it would work just fine.
How do you get it? That can be tricky. If you are in or around New York City, you are in luck! This Pie Is Nuts! has a variety of locations listed on their website. They are working on methods to ship pies and are planning on having a more streamlined method before too long. The best thing to do is to contact them through the site and see what they can do. The prices are $5 for individual squares and $36 for a 9-in pie.