What is the difference between CSSR & NPS Almonds?

NPS means: Nonpareil Supreme
CSSR means: California Select Seller Run


  • Mild, natural sweetness
  • Light skin colour
  • Thin, easy to remove shell
  • Top quality, making it the favourite choice
  • Versatile uses
  • Delicious eaten plain


  • Nuttier. Amaretto flavour
  • Dark skin colour
  • Wrinkled nut surface
  • Thicker, difficult to remove shell
  • Contains many hybrids (mixtures of a few kinds of almonds)
  • Used primarily in manufactured products

Majority of almonds sold are CSSR, but the cream of the crop is Nonpareil
CSSR almonds are best roasted to bring out their nutty taste