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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Almondina Biscuits - Delicious Cookies Without The Guilt! - Review and Giveaway US Only and ends on August 12, 2012!



The Almondina Story 
(from their website)

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Almondina® is the inspiring success story of a man whose great loves include both music and wonderful food. For generations his family loved his grandmother Dina’s most secret cookie, which she called Petit Gateau Sec. Yuval Zaliouk, an internationally known symphony conductor and gourmet chef, always had a special place in his heart (and stomach) for this exquisite, crispy wafer with the delicate flavor of roasted almonds and the natural sweetness of plump raisins.


Long after his grandmother’s death, Zaliouk became aware that the remarkable characteristics of this addictively delicious but extremely nutritious cookie fell squarely in line with the growing demands of health-conscious buyers at the end of the century. Within seven years having started baking in his kitchen, the cookies, renamed Almondina® for his grandmother, were available in all fifty states, sought after in seven foreign countries, and had brought him recognition as Entrepreneur of the Year.

This all-natural, crispy almond cookie has no cholesterol and no added fat, salt, or preservatives. It is wonderfully crunchy and does not have to be dipped. It is a delightful accompaniment for coffee, tea, soft cheeses and fine light wines. The rush to eliminate fat from gourmet foods too often has also eliminated most of the flavor, a fact which is in sharp contrast to this enticingly delicious cookie.

Since the introduction of the classic Original flavor, eight more distinctive variations have been introduced, all of which continue to be packed with roasted almonds. A recent innovation, Chocolate Cherry, combines the almonds with dark chocolate and plump cherries.


The Almondina Company sent me their Assorted 8-Cookie Gift Box which is a perfect way to get to try several different flavors.  The flavors I received included: 2 Original, Choconut, Sesame, Gingerspice, Cinnaroma,  and Chocolate Cherry.  *See below for a description of the flavors. 


I've always been aware of healthy cookies but never gave it a second thought since I'm not a huge fan of healthy eating.  When I agreed to try the Almondina assortment, I really wasn't too thrilled but my curiosity overrode any negative thoughts; plus, I never back down from trying something new! I mean, how bad could they possibly be?  At first glance, the cookies appeared rather stale and slightly unappetizing.  You know that saying, "don't judge a book by it's cover"?  Well, that couldn't be more true in this instance.

Holy taste buds, these cookies are delicious; the texture is very crispy, not stale tasting at all, and full of delicious flavor!  My girls weren't too fond of them but me and my hubby sure were; we gobbled them up lightening fast!  I have never tasted anything quite like this, from the texture to the actual taste.  I love almonds but am not too fond of raisins.  Surprisingly, the raisins offer a faint sweetness that didn't upset my taste buds!

HEALTHY EATING  

We hear about this, ALL THE TIME but, when I think of healthy food, the words tasteless, and boring come to mind;  I'm sorry, that's just the way I feel.  I have no desire to eat foods that have no taste.  Almondina has pleasantly surprised me in that they offer such delicious cookies that have ZERO fat and salt; they are also free of cholesterol, coloring, preservatives, non dairy AND are super low in calories.  Normally, those words would have turned me away quick had I come across these in the store.  There are some things that I review that I'm SO glad I was given the chance to, otherwise I would be seriously missing out; this is most definitely one of those times!  I was sent a couple of coupons, along with the assortment, and have already used them up!

*Almondina cookies come in the following flavors:
  • Original - America's all natural favorite with almonds and raisins
  • Chocolate Cherry - We combined the world's finest dark chocolate with plump cherries to produce an irresistible, decadent treat without guilt. 
  • Choconut - Rich tasting crunchy chocolate, but low in calories
  • Cinnaroma® - The original biscuit for cinnamon lovers
  • Gingerspice - Trend setting, with chunks of Australian ginger
  • AlmonDuo® - Double-nut wonder with almonds and pistachios
  • AnniversaryT - Award winning delight with a touch of anise
  • BranTreats® - Made with oat bran and the finest cinnamon "Cookies For Breakfast"
  • Sesame - Irresistible, exotic, flavorful
  • Seasonal Pumpkin Spice - A seasonal attraction with a delightful touch of fall spices combined with the highest quality almonds and pepitas(pumpkin seeds)
  • Chocolate Dipped – the Original® dipped in the finest, pure, rich dark chocolate was previously offered only certain times of the year is now available year round
If you're not into healthy eating but want to give it a shot, Almondina cookies are a great place to start.  Better yet, if you ARE into healthy eating, then you've GOT to try their cookies!

WHERE TO BUY:  You can purchase from there website HERE or you can visit a retail near you.  Some of the places you can purchase Almondina cookies are: Wal-Mart, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Marshalls, TJ Maxx and other fine retail stores.  To see a complete list of retailers in your state, click HERE.  

HOW TO CONNECT:  You can connect with Almondina Biscuits on Facebook and Twitter.





Thanks to the good people over at Almondina, one lucky US reader will win the same sampler I received.  Giveaway will end on August 12, 2012.  Good luck to all!


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87 comments:

flairshare/lollimom said...

I would love to try the AlmonDuo®.
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Robin O said...

I'm most excited to try the Cinnaroma®!

S C said...

Chocolate Cherry
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jodi lasher said...

The cinnaroma looks yummy.. That's what i am excited to try. Thanks

Karen Glatt said...

I would love to try The Cinnaroma flavor first! These cookies looks so delicious!

CRahkonen said...

I want to try the chocolate-dipped cookies.

Erika P. said...

I'd like to try the Seasonal Pumpkin Spice flavor.

mar said...

Choconut is the flavor I am most excited to try!

MrsCurrier said...

Definitely the chocolate cherry. Sounds yummy!

peg42 said...

I'd love to try the Choconut.
Thanks so much.

PAIGE said...

I want to try Chocolate Dipped most.
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danw78704 said...

twitted this today, 25/7

rdplatinum said...

I would love to try Almonduo.

Georgette C said...

The Chocolate Dipped!

Jessica Snook said...

I want to try the Chocolate Dipped.

Michelle said...

I am most excited to try choconut


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psnyder said...

Gingerspice! Sounds great with a cup of hot tea! grammypenny@frontier.com

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Chocolate dipped
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wigget said...

i'm most excited to try gingerspice

abfantom said...

I would like to try Almondina's Choconut cookie

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stew said...

Choconut s2inamug at aim dot com

clc408 said...

I want to try the Chocolate Cherry flavor.

llinda29 said...

I want Gingerspice

Deborah Stinson-editor said...

I want to try AlmonDuo.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Choconut
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Stephanie said...

Chocolate Dipped

regenerativelifeskills.com said...

Chocolate Cherry for sure! Yummy!

Chrissy Nestor said...

The original sounds yum!

kathy donley said...

almonduo

Nicole C. said...

I would love to try the Choconut.

Tegan said...

I would like the Chocolate Dipped

Stephanie said...

I would like to try the Choconut

jlafount said...

Chocolate Cherry sounds good

danw78704 said...

twitted this today, 31/7

Hearthkeeper In Christ said...

choconut sounds so good!

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Hearthkeeper In Christ said...

choconut sounds so good!

christine

polly said...

would love to try the chocolate dipped

Kristen said...

I'd like to try the Sesame.

Amanda said...

Gingerspice
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amber marie said...

Choconut

Sherrie said...

Choconut! Yummy!

kroch said...

I'm excited about the chocolate dipped

amp said...

The Chocolate Cherry appeals to me the most


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Sherry said...

The Cinnaroma flavor looks very good.

lorialcorn2006 said...

would love to try the Seasonal Pumpkin Spice flavor.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

chocolate dipped cookies
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calvad said...

I am most excited to try the Chocolate Dipped

Jennifer Reed said...

I am most excited about trying the Gingerspice flavor.
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Naina John said...

AlmonDuo

ky2here said...

Someone else took my gingerspice, huh

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Karen said...

I'd lik to try ginger spice. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Robin T said...

I would love to try the ginger spice

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yellowlabs said...

I would like to try the chocolate dipped!

Hotsnotty2 said...

I want to try the Chocolate Dipped

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Cody Anderson said...

I would love to try The Chocolate Cherry flavor first! These cookies looks so delicious!

Kylie Carlson said...

The Chocolate Cherry, I can never resist that flavor combination!

Kendra Warstler said...

Choconut sounds delicious

saturdaynightfever said...

Choconut is my flavor of choice!

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HollyO said...

Chocolate cherry interests me most.

Summer said...

Choconut sounds delish!

ltlbitone said...

Chocolate Cherry for sure!!

Ms Penny Pincher said...

The Cinnaroma sounds great!

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ellen_levickis said...

AnniversaryT - Award winning delight with a touch of anise sounds great

brich2222 said...

Gingerspice for me!

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Nicole said...

Choconut! holymoleynicoley at aol dot com

tristatecruisers said...

The Chocolate Dipped :)

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clynsg said...

I would pick the Chocolate Dip for first try.


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Carole said...

Chocolate Dipped :) cfingram @ gmail.com

luckynordberg said...

Chocolate dip would be my choice.

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Kelly N. said...

Which flavor are you most excited to try? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Chocolate Dipped oh baby!

Breanne said...

Pumpkin Spice

Melinda Bele said...

Definitely Chocolate Dipped!

Sally Knott said...

Choconut sounds great!!!

Caitlin McClure said...

Chocolate Dipped!

Gianna said...

Chocolate Dipped Almondina.

daveshir2005 said...

The chocolate dipped cookies

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purango said...

I am excited to try the Chocolate Cherry Cookies.

shanta spradlin said...

The Choconut looks good!!!

Melanie Montgomery said...

i wanna try the chocolate dipped.

heymissvirginia said...

The chocolate dipped
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Trisha McKee said...

I want to try the almonduo

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Amanda said...

Choconut
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Amanda said...

choconut

Jim said...

i would like to try Chocolate Cherry

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Hoa said...

I want to try the Choconut flavor.

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tb6208 said...

Choconut! :D

/\Heather/\ said...

Chocolate Cherry sounds great!

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