Running a baseball and softball bat site brings with it a few perks, not the least of which is speaking with ancillary baseball products. Chinook Seedery is one of our more recent finds. They make, as you can guess, large sunflower seeds in a handful of unique flavors. They hooked us up with a few bags and we’ve been pounding them ever since. Here is a little diddy on our experience and favorites.
Chinook Seedery Flavors Table
|Flavor||Goodness||Buy on Amazon|
|Parmesan & Pepper||5/5||$|
|Hatch Green Chile||5/5||$|
|Smoke House BBQ||4.5/5||$|
The best place to look is directly on the Chinook Seedery site. There you’ll find more information on their process and customer commitment. Buying from them directly, instead of through the Amazon links above, is the less expensive way to go. We realize, however, people’s familiarity with Amazon is often enough of a selling point.
We do have a “best sunflower seeds” page. When we originally created it, we did not include Chinook in the voting simply because we didn’t know they existed. They are now added and we will see how they do.
Chinook produces six types of sunflower seeds. They are, in no particular order, Smokehouse BBQ, Hatch Green Chile, Dill Pickle, Parmesan and Pepper, Cinnamon Toast and Original. With the exception of the Dill Pickle (because we didn’t get any), we’ve snacked on each in copious amounts. The seeds are larger than we are used to in traditional David and Spitz brands. Chinook prides itself as a huge seed maker. According to their website these seeds are organic and GMO-free.
In terms of what we liked most, the order goes like this:
The jury is still out on Dill Pickle because we have yet to try them. But, we suspect we would like them a lot.
The Parmesan & Pepper Chinook Seedery seeds are not just our favorite of the entire Chinook Seedery line, but may be our favorite seeds ever. We submit we know what we are talking about as we have destroyed pounds and pounds of seeds in our day. And the Parmesan & Pepper are easily on the top shelf of our seed need pile.
These could be our second most favorite seeds in the line. Real simple BBQ taste with monster seeds might convince you it is an occasional bite of steak. Throw in some Hatch Green Chile seeds with your handful of Smokehouse BBQ, and it’s like eating a fajita.
At first glance, a Cinnamon Toast sunflower seed sounds a bit odd, and that pretty well describes our experience. These were not our favorites. We are sure there are people that will like the sweet seed flavor for munching at a baseball game, but not us. Nothing about these taste bad, it just doesn’t line up with what we want out of a seed.
We did not get a chance to try the Dill Pickle. We would expect them to be pretty good considering it is one of our favorite flavors in other brands. Chinook’s larger seed type might make the experience even better.
The Hatch Green Chile seeds are very good. It recreates the branded Hatch Green Chile flavor very well and the spice is a good touch. Not too overbearing in its flavoring, we could pound these all days.
The Original Chinook Seedery seeds are just what you would expect from the original flavor. A very traditional salty taste and extra large seeds make these seeds an original lover’s go-to bag of spitters. As a kid, we loved the original flavor. Now, as more flavors have entered the market, we prefer something with a different taste than just salt. But, these Originals add volume and zing to any other bag in the Chinook line, and there is no shame in mixing and matching.