We love to get chestnuts this time of year. In the past, we purchased frozen ones at Trader Joe's. Last week, we didn't find those but we found steamed ones in a box for $5.49 that were already peeled. Well, these are brilliant! Maybe purists will flinch, but we didn't miss at all burning our fingertips as we tried to pry the shell off of the meaty chestnut. Also, these tasted so much better than any other ones we've had. They had a sweetness to them that we hadn't tasted before. After just a few minutes in the oven, we were enjoying them as we watched Christmas in Connecticut by the fire. Perfection.