Commonly asked questions about our products:
Do you sell your products online?
Yes, some of our most popular snacks are sold through our online store. Click on the shop online shopping cart icon at the top of the home page, or go to store.karsnuts.com.
I have a comment about your products, but I want to send it via the regular mail. What is your company address?
Send your correspondence to:
Kar’s Nuts / Consumer Relations
1200 East 14 Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071
Which stores carry your products?
You’ll find an up-to-date listing of larger retailers in the US that carry our products at the ‘where to buy’ page of our web site.
Do you offer any coupons?
Because of the large number of requests that we receive for coupons, we do not provide coupons upon request. Our primary method for offering coupons or discounted prices is through a retailer’s store circular. Our products are promoted with coupons or at sale prices throughout the year, so we recommend that you check with a store in your area that carries us.
What types of nuts do you use in your products?
Kar’s uses peanuts, soy nuts and a variety of tree nuts including: cashews, almonds, pistachios, walnuts and pecans.
How long do your products stay fresh?
The ‘Best Before’ date printed on each package represents the last day the product should be consumed to guarantee the best Kar’s quality, flavor and freshness. For example, the ‘Best Before’ code date of 061512 means that it was packaged on June 15, 2011, and should be consumed by June 15, 2012. Once opened, the freshness of our products will depend on the ingredients and storage conditions.
How should I store an opened package of your product?
Kar’s packaging helps preserve the freshness of the product until it’s opened. At that point you should plan to consume the product within a few weeks. Nuts can be refrigerated or frozen to extend the shelf life.
I have a nut allergy. Do you offer any peanut-free snacks?
We do not offer any peanut free products. All Kar’s packaging provides allergy information for the most common food allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, milk, wheat and soy. A great resource for information about common food allergies is www.foodallergy.org. Note: people can be allergic to both peanuts and tree nuts. Be sure to talk to your doctor if you think you or your child may have allergies or if you have questions about allergies.
Are your snacks gluten-free?
Although many of our products are naturally gluten-free (such as peanuts and almonds), we are not certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) to make any gluten-free claims on our packaging. Consult with your physician if you have any questions about food allergies.
Are your snacks Kosher?
Yes, all Kar’s and Second Nature brand nuts and trail mixes are kosher-certified by the Orthodox Union (OU). Our new packaging bears the “OU” or “OU-D” kosher symbols.
Are your snack items Vegan friendly?
Many of Kar’s and Second Nature snack mixes are made entirely from plant-based foods. However, some of our mixes do contain dairy. For example, our chocolate gems are made with dairy, soy or both. But, our dark chocolate chunks used in our Second Nature Wholesome Medley contain no dairy. All out products are run on equipment which also processes chocolate gems or other ingredients that are made with dairy products. Due to the potential for cross-contact between the types of chocolates and dairy items used at our facility, we cannot claim that our facility is Vegan friendly.
Do your products have caffeine?
According to USDA nutrition data, caffeine is not present in peanuts or tree nuts. However, our trail mixes that contain chocolate will have caffeine.
What are the health benefits of eating nuts?
In 2003, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this package label “qualified” health claim for nuts:
“Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.”
According to the FDA, “Types of nuts eligible for this claim are restricted to almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, some pine nuts, pistachio nuts and walnuts. Types of nuts on which the health claim may be placed is restricted to those nuts that were specifically included in the health claim petition, but that do not exceed 4 g saturated fat per 50 g of nuts.” Though nuts are a higher-fat food, it is heart-healthy unsaturated fat and may help lower low-density lipoproteins (LDL or “bad” cholesterol).
Other resources for information about peanut and tree nut health and nutrition are: