Let me get this out in the open first. I know Mixed Nuts have always existed. I'm not a big fan of them. I'm a purist when it comes to nuts. I like how salty they are, and on occasion, how sweet they are. But never together. That would be like an abomination to me.
Shows you how small my food world is, doesn't it?
Anyway, this friend of mine DIY's mixed nuts for kicks. She experiments with contrasting flavors like it was ...natural. She's like Frankenstein and was more than thrilled to get Igor (that would be me) to dash purity and join her in the troubled dark side. Theatrically-speaking.
Apparently not, because I loved the strange salty-sweet combination, too. And this combo, I just dove in and loved on the get-go.
Wow, I can get used to this mixing thing!
It was good, too, of course.
The key is to take in both flavors at the same time, let them play their opposing melodies, and give the cacophony a chance to blend together to form a beautiful song. It helps to be open-minded, too. Aside from my friend, that rat in Ratatoiulle --he makes a brilliant point.