This is a one-off product. My 4 yo son dumped about two pounds of cracked sweet pignuts into a container of about two pounds of cracked shagbarks. They are all mixed together. I’m selling those two pounds at a good deal. First one to check out wins!
*This weight includes shells. It is cost prohibitive to pick out all of the nuts. Plus, a big part of the fun of hickory nuts is picking the nuts and dumping a huge pile of amazingness into your mouth.
I’ll be a rich man when I figure out how to get hickory nuts out of the shell at scale. Until then, they take work; there’s no way around it. I recommend buying Shagbarks whole and shelling them yourself. I’ve found that the Texan York Nut Sheller is the best way to process Shagbarks. Buy one here. You don’t have to use the TYNS. You can use a regular nutcracker with a pick. You’ll find this to be more tedious in the end, but definitely possible and recommended for those with arthritis.
**Watch out for those shells; eat at your tooth’s risk. I had a friend drive one between her teeth like a wedge and shatter her tooth. I always recommend sorting with a keen eye and chewing lightly to check for shells.