There's no way you won't agree with nut journalist Hamilton Nolan that the top five nuts are the nuts he chose for Gawker's Top Five Nuts series. All of the world's favorite nuts are well represented, meaning there's no mention at all of the lowly peanut, which is of course a legume and not a proper nut.

What is the top nut? It would spoil the surprise to mention it, but the author is strongly against surprises so here is the World's Best Nut:

This is about ranking nuts, in order of taste. The macadamia nut tastes the best. Therefore we have ranked it first.