It’s the holiday season, and you know what that means: You better not pout, cry, or show up empty-handed at the holiday party.
But what to buy for people you don’t know well, rarely see, or whose tastes are a mystery? It’s enough to make you go nuts—and if Michael Burt of We Are Nuts has his way, you will.
His St. Paul company has been in business for 36 years, selling its “cult classic” offerings of nuts, dried fruit, trail mix, chocolate, and other goodies from the first week of October through the first week of February.
“It started as a side pet-project for my dad, and now with my two younger brothers and I running it, it’s really evolved into a pretty significant company,” Burt says. Customers come by word of mouth; some even make it an annual tradition to drive in from out of town to load up on snacks and edible gifts for the holidays. “Once someone comes once, we kind of have ‘em,” Burt says.