Almondina Tasty Gourmet Cookies Healthy Snacking Review and Giveaway
You hear me talk all the time about having my morning coffee and how I ‘run on caffeine’…. literally. I run on it. I’m not a big breakfast kinda girl and muffins, pastries, that kind of overly sweet stuff; just not for me. But I really want to have something to nosh on with that morning fuel!
Almondina sent me a variety of their very tasty and quite healthy biscuits. They really taste more like cookies, so we’re calling them cookies over here today. I found them perfect with my daily
cup pot of coffee! Or for the tea drinkers you’re good to go too! They are thin, flat, oval-shaped cookies filled with some seriously good amounts of almonds and raisins.
(See! Bursting full of almonds!)
The Beginning of Almondina
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.
Generous as she was in giving away her recipes, Grandmother Dina kept the one for Petit Gateau Sec a total secret until the end of her life. Only then did she finally reveal the secret to her daughter, Ahuda, my mother.
We received the Almondina Assorted 8 Pack Cookie Sampler. We all had a favorite out of the different flavors. Original, Choconut, Sesame, Ginger Spice and Cinnaroma. We also received the very yummy Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate Cherry flavors as well. I really loved the Sesame for some day time nibbling but found the Ginger Spice was perfect with the morning fuel! Not too sweet, and the crunch totally won me over. Grandpa is a die hard chocolate fan. Anything with the word chocolate in it gets his vote hands down. End of story. Now Ethan being the OCD picky guy had me a bit nervous. He loves pumpkin so we started with that. SCORE!! Tastes just like pumpkin pie was what he decided. We’re lucky that he’s a nut (lover) so he was up for trying the Chocolate Cherry as well. His final decision? Both are pretty well tied for his favorite!
Almondina is packed full of tasty, healthy goodness and only about 30 calories each. What does that mean for you? Snacking doesn’t have to be filled with guilt and is totally satisfying when you need a little something / something to tide you over! We also found they were perfect for packing in Ethan’s lunch box! I felt a bit better sending him to school with the Almondina cookies rather than (Oreos) other brands!
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Almondina was very generous and is offering 1 lucky Grandma Juice reader a shot at the same 8 pack sampler we received! And ya know what? It will be perfect for waking up early and giving you that extra boost of energy to keep up with the kiddos who will soon be off school on holiday break!
This contest is now closed. Congrats to Marti P. on the great WIN! We hope you enjoyed your gourmet cookies!
While no financial compensation was exchanged, we did receive promotional items to facilitate this review.
This Almondina giveaway ends on November 12, 2012 at 12:01 am EST. Open to the US only, ages 18+. All entries are verified. Please don’t cheat yourself out of the goodies! There’s only 1 mandatory entry and that’s name/email so we may contact you. All others are just a bonus. Winner will be contacted by email and MUST respond within 48 hours after the giveaway ends or a new winner will be drawn. For that reason, we ask that you leave an email address you check often! We wouldn’t want you to miss it! If you have any additional questions – feel free to send us an email!