I have bought these twice in the space of six months and had been using them to add to homemade granola.
Unfortunately the second batch contained an inordinate amount of walnut shell shrapnel; enough to cause pained glances amongst all consumers at the breakfast table each time the granola was eaten. Almost lost a tooth.
I ordered this item and it was rancid when I got it. It was graciously replaced free of charge with expedited delivery but the second shipment was also rancid. I asked for a refund which was subsequently promised.
I had ordered a few times in the past and did not have such a problem.
Walnuts were rancid and didn't taste right. The colour of the walnuts was darks as if they were old, but they were in date. May be the actual packaging needs changing. As we opened the package I didn't ask for a refund, but I wouldn't order this again. I tried other products though from Whole Foods Online and they were good.