Santiago offers free walking tours in English where tour guides are paid by tips.
We took a tour and while visiting several of the popular sites, our guide stopped and pointed out a street food cart.
This company, he explained, is owned by a Chilean known as the Rabbit because apparently he looks like one. He had this idea of selling nuts on the streets of Santiago but did not receive much business. So he went to New York City to see if it’d work there. And it did.
According to our tour guide, what’s popular in New York, becomes popular in Chile. So the nuts are now very popular in the streets of Santiago.
It’s so popular that there’s even ‘knock off’ nut carts. Our guide said to be careful when buying the nuts from certain carts because instead of having the name Nuts 4 Nuts, there’s the knock off Nuts 5 Nuts!
Here’s a video I made while stopping by at the cart:
They sell roasted and sugar coated peanuts, which are 300 pesos a bag and almonds (which I personally liked better) for a little more.