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The Best Sunflower Seeds

After testing, here are the The Best Sunflower Seeds our players and parents found.

By Brian Duryea | @BatDigest

Update November 10, 2020:

We’ve added Chinook Seedery to our list at number 9 but kept the Spitz Black Pepper as the #1 spot for the best sunflower seeds. Many smaller vendors are trying to break into the seed space, but the big boys (Bigs, Spitz, David) still rule the dance. Since Black Pepper Spitz always gets plenty of great reviews and is widely available, we keep them at our top spot.

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The Best Sunflower Seeds

After thousands of votes and several personal taste tests, we think the Spitz Cracked Pepper the best sunflower seed. We captured over 100,000 head to head votes in a pick ’em type functionality. We found that Spitz Cracked Pepper to win more than any other on the list. That said, Bigs Pepper and Sea Salt was a legitimate second with the classic and original tasting David Originals in 3rd place.

In truth, there are plenty of fantastic sunflower seeds out there. But, we think our list is as legit and defend-able as any.

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3 years ago

Lately I’ve become very interested in sunflower seeds because in here, Korea, we don’t really eat them for snack unlike China or many other countries. I’ve been wondering what they taste like so I decided to order some of them on online (by using a freight forwarder). I searched every brand and flavor to find the best ones and your “Best Sunflower Seeds” and “Chinook Seedery review” was very helpful. I ordered bunch of them from Chinook Seedery and BIGS. Can’t wait for them to arrive! Thank you.

Michael Giblock
Michael Giblock
3 years ago

Great choice getting BIGS, cms. Most people agree that dill pickly is their best flavor, what’d you think of the ones you got?

Keith
Keith
3 years ago

Chinook has slowly taken over my top spot. The Hatch Green Chile provide me a touch of home (New Mexico). The Parmesan & Pepper (#9) are really good. They don’t tear my mouth up like some of the other brands. BiGS Tapatio Chile & Lime are still a very close second after being bumped from my top spot by the Green Chile Chinooks.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

chinook has the best seed, not close.

Jason Zwink
Jason Zwink
2 years ago

My favorite seeds that I’ve tried so far (and I’ve tried a lot) is Giant’s KC Style BBQ. If you ever tried Jim Beam’s BBQ when it was around, this is quite similar to their original recipe where the flavor is seems baked in.

Chase Jackson
Chase Jackson
2 years ago

Na the best kind is big´s taco supreme seeds. They are so good.

Jeff Decker
Jeff Decker
2 years ago

I recently found Wild Dutchman which have much less salt and therefore don’t leave my mouth sore.
I love their Cheddar Dill. I’d rank them at the top.

Jim
Jim
11 months ago

Chinook Seedery is the best. Not even close.

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10 months ago

Old Bay seeds from BIGS are the best no questions asked

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