You know who has to work for nutmeat? Squirrels, thatâ€™s who. They run around all day and pick up nuts, carrying them in their cheeks. That deserves a reward much more than a walnut (or whatever they eat) can provide. Okay sure, survival may be reward enough on its own, but thatâ€™s for squirrels, you are not a squirrel.
However, if you sympathize with the eating and collecting habits of furry rodentia, you too can work for your nuts. The Nutcracker by Blomus may look like a thumbscrew, but it is a torture device of a different nature. Holiday season may commonly feature bowls of mixed nuts everywhere, but itâ€™s going to take you until January to get through them if you crack them one-by-one. Good thing survival doesnâ€™t depend on mixed nuts. (And the fact that the fridge is filled with leftover turkey doesnâ€™t hurt.)