I recently ordered two 1lb roasted unsalted macadamia nuts online, only to find out they're roasted with cottonseed oil/canola oil SHUDDER I was like CRAP. Can't return it since I already opened one bag and returning one small bag would be a big hassle. I can't toss it away either they're pricey stuff!!
What should I do? I am finally happy to get my hands on mac nuts for my snacks but bummer I didn't read the label careful enough :(
I lived for over thirty years on SAD (or variations of it). I am eating a very healthy diet now. And I am on a very tight budget. I would eat a few and see if my stomach reacts... I can't afford throwing away things that are not completely off. I would use the idea about soaking or something like that, to make sure it has the least possible, and then eat, relaxed. I wouldn't buy them first... but if they are here, I don't like to be extreme. It's not like they are coated in flour or so (I do have 0% tolerance for gluten policy).
oh, and I buy my macademias from Amazon, raw in big 2Ibs bag and roast them myself. Delicious.
Unfortunately it looks like the price went up. Really A LOT.
If you decide not to eat them, maybe you could bring that unopened bag into your workplace kitchen. It would be gone in a flash (at least at my workplace). Or, you could donate it to a food pantry -- often there's a bin for donations at a local major grocery store.
Another option for the open bag, offer it to a non paleo friend, particularly one who bakes, I think they would be happy to take it off your hands.
Well, if you can't toss them or return them, then I guess you have two options: keep them and eat them or give them away. Or perhaps keep them for SAD eating guests? I doubt they are salvageable in any way. Probably not what you wanted to hear!
I wouldn't dare put those in my mouth. The mere thought of that material entering my gut would cause enough regret, anger, and disappointment that it would create a cortisol response systemically. A terrible cascade of events just by consuming a few nuts.
Worrying about this any more is probably going to increase your risk of stroke more than it will help your health through nutrition. I suggest you save them and eat them on the rare cheat/treat days that you may have. As a general observation that may not apply to you, stressing about things may be much worse for you than eating "junk" once in a while.