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Frequently Asked Questions
A: To start, pecans are North America's only native nut. They are loaded with flavor and nutrients, as well as super healthy fat. From there, Eric and his son (and a few other talented folks!) cook them in a way that brings out the deep buttery richness that pecans naturally have, coat them with just a little sugar to give them some snap, and lightly sprinkle them with just the right amount of salt. The formula is pretty simple: Sweet + Rich + Salt = Amazing. How we create Fortune Favors is the distillation of a Chef's 40-year career and his passion to make people happy with great food. Technically, Fortune Favors is a "candied pecan," as it contains some caramelized sugar. We add just enough to bring forward the great depth of flavors pecans naturally contain. But with only 5g of added sugar per serving, Fortune Favors is lower in sugar per serving than even Honey Nut Cheerios.
A: Yes! Fortune Favors is produced in a facility that only makes Fortune Favors. We have lab certification that the product is Gluten-Free. The Spicy, The Everything, Up North Mix varieties are also Gluten-Free. *Note: The Fortune Favors Magic Bar is produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, wheat, soy, gluten, tree nuts, and peanuts.
A: Yes! We work with four simple ingredients, all of which are animal - and byproduct-free (pecans, canola oil, sugar, salt). The Spicy, which is our chili-spiked version of Fortune Favors, is also vegan, as are The Everything and Winter Warmer versions. *Note: The Up North Mix may contain trace amounts of dairy (contains dark chocolate sourced from a facility that processes items containing dairy). *Note: The Fortune Favors Magic Bar IS NOT vegan (contains milk and eggs).
A: Yes! Fortune Favors is produced in a facility that is 100% peanut-free. *Note: The Fortune Favors Magic Bar is produced in a facility that processes peanuts and other tree nuts.
A: There are 5 added grams of sugar in each serving of Fortune Favors. A serving of Fortune Favors is 1 oz or ~16 pecan halves. This makes Fortune Favors a great addition to any low-sugar diet. All things in moderation, right??
A: Yes! Pecans are a naturally low-carbohydrate nut. In each serving of Fortune Favors there are 7 grams of net carbohydrates and 2 grams of fiber.
A: Fortune Favors uses Kosher salt, but unfortunately the rest of our ingredients are not Kosher-certified. Click here to learn more about our ingredients!
A: Unopened, our packaging will keep Fortune Favors fresh for up to 10 months. We place a "Best By" date of 10 months from the date of creation on the bottom of the can to maximize your delight. Once opened, Fortune Favors and potato chips have some similarities. First off, you can't eat just one. Secondly, they both lose their "snap" if left out too long. Lastly, they both benefit from their package being resealed when not in use. On that rare occasion when a can of Fortune Favors has managed to go unopened beyond its “Best By” date, rest assured it is safe and tasty to eat up to a month past.
A: There are so many reasons. First off, Fortune Favors was a very happy accident. You can read more about that here. Secondly, pecans are just the perfect nut for caramelization. They toast beautifully, lend a unique buttery flavor, and have tiny nooks and crannies for salt & sugar to rest in — making them very flavorful. Thirdly, pecans are the only nut native to North America, which we nut nerds find to be really cool.
A: The short answer is no, we only sell pecans :-) The long answer is a bit more philosophical: There is beauty in simplicity. In this day and age, you can buy just about anything you want from anywhere, so we choose to sell something we are proud to stand behind and are great at making! We're a "do one thing really well," rather than a "do a bunch of things kinda well" kind of place.
A: Heck, yeah! We have Fortune Favors Gift Cards available for purchase on our website.
A: No. We do not currently collect sales tax for sales outside the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and New York, where we have achieved nexus. This is constantly changing though as we grow our nut domination empire. Fortune Favors is usually classified by states as a "candy," and as such it is subject to sales tax where applicable. If you order to another state, it is important that you understand the sales tax rules and requirements for your state. Some states require sales and/or use taxes to be reported by the consumer. This is solely the responsibility of the consumer.
A: We are delighted to announce that our cans (including the label!) are recyclable in Madison. To dispose of, gently wipe the inside with a cloth or paper towel, reuse or dispose of silica packet(s) and put the plastic lid back on. It is important to note that our cans may not be recyclable in all communities and it is best to check with your local recycler.
A: Our 2lb bulk bags are not recyclable and should be placed in the trash.
A: The remarkable quality of our product gives it the power to elevate anything you share it with, from your recipes to your relationships, and it is time for our branding to match. We are growing up as a company, offering more new, exciting treats, and we need a fun and flexible brand that can encompass all of the delicious products we will create and new worlds we will conquer! (and we love making squirrels into fantastical beasts!)
A: We are currently able to ship anywhere in the United States. Typically, orders are shipped within 24 hours from the time they are placed (not counting major holidays and Sundays).As always, shipping and handling rates depend on a magic combination of weight, size, destination, carrier and how fast you need it to get there. It's expensive, we know. But trust us, we don't make any money on shipping and are always looking for lower-cost ways to move orders around! Any savings we achieve is passed directly to the customer.
A: You may have selected either email or text message alerts during checkout, so please be sure to check both places. If you still don't have a tracking link, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to figure it out!
A: We ship orders via USPS or UPS, whichever carrier the customer chooses OR whichever carrier is more economical to us for Free Shipping $75+ orders. We all know postal carriers been undergoing some changes and issues, especially since Covid. So give them a few extra days please, and the vast majority of the time, it'll show up. Unfortunately, once a package leaves our facility (usually the same day you order or the next day), we have access to the same info you do, namely the tracking number. We are a very small business and have no pull with the USPS to demand additional info on a package. If timing is critical, we suggest selecting a faster shipping method at checkout (this will be more expensive), or calling us at the shop to expedite a package. 608-709-1077
A: If for whatever reason, you're not satisfied with your Fortune Favors purchase, we will humbly refund the amount of your purchase, including shipping costs. As a small, family-run business always looking to make improvements in our product and service, we may contact you for your feedback on how to exceed your expectations in the future. Your feedback truly is important to us, so we invite you to share the good, the not-so-good and everything in between with us directly.