These pine nuts have taste! And, they are delicious. Their flavor is rich and complex. Unlike most other pine nuts that may have nice texture, but a bland taste, these are very representative of what pine nuts should taste and feel like. I have purchased these a number of times from Market Hall Foods and have used them for hand-ground pesto, garnishing and non pesto sauces for pasta dishes and simple nibbling. The vacuum packaging goes a long way to keep them fresh. Once, I did not open a pack for about six months. To my gratified surprise, they were outstanding. I know their cost is high. But, I can reliably say that you will love these.