NEW MEXICO PINON NUTS: THE REAL DEAL. When you buy pinon nuts, are you sure you’re really getting what you pay for? Pinon nuts ae NOT the same thing as pine nuts. Are pine nuts cheaper? Sure. But their taste is a far cry from the real thing. Pine nuts have a very strong pine flavor, heavy with the resins in the tree that bears them. Genuine New Mexico Pinon nuts are rich and flavorful, containing more oil (and a lot less resin) that pine nuts. In fact, you can tell the difference instantly. So if you’re getting a screamin’ deal on what you THINK is the same thing as pinon, re-think your decision. At Chile Traditions, we sell only real New Mexico Pinon Nuts. Come get yours at our store on Montgomery west of Wyoming in ABQ…and taste the real deal!