Almondina Tasty Gourmet Cookies Healthy Snacking Review and Giveaway

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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.

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(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!

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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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Buy Almondina!

You can find Almondina online here or at participating retail stores including Walmart, Trader Joe’s, and TJ Maxx for about $3.49 per bag.

Win Almondina!

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!




  1. Megan Cromes says

    i love milk chocolate almondina delights.i would share with friends.;)thanks!;)

  2. Bridget Williams says

    probably the Bran treats, i’m weird like that and love Bran and such and i might share with hubby if i was in a sharing mood 🙂

  3. The Milk Chocolate Almondina Delights look scrumptious! I might share with my husband and kiddos….that’s a huge MIGHT 🙂

  4. Andrea Smith says

    I want Pumpkin Spice. I would be sharing all right, but not by choice. lol. My daughter would mug me for these.

  5. Milk chocolate all the way!

  6. I like the Milk Chocolate Almondinas. I shared mine with the kids but only because they took them from me. lol

  7. I was interested by the name alone, but when you said 30 calories. BAM! Hooked.

  8. Chocolate Dipped Pleaseee! So I can drink with my Mint Mocha

  9. Yum! I tried these recently too, really impressive and perfect with coffee!

  10. these look so good. I would want to try all of them.

  11. these looks delicious thanks for sharing with us

  12. These look super crunchy which my mom loves.

  13. I love Almonds. These look amazing!

  14. Those all look incredibly tasty!

  15. Sounds and looks delicious!

  16. I’ve never tasted these. I’ll definitely give them a look next time I’m at Trader Joe’s.

  17. Those look pretty good, would love to try them!

  18. I’d love to try the choco dipped ones 🙂

  19. Cinnaroma® and I would share because I can’t actually eat them myself but think they would be great to put out for the Holidays.

  20. I have never heard of these before – they sounds delicious!!!

  21. I would love to try the Yogurt Dipped Almondina BranTreats and I guess I would share them if I had to… 🙂

  22. They all look and sound scrumptious, but I would go with Chocolate dipped!

  23. I would try the Almondina – I love nuts!

  24. Julie Thompson says

    The chococherry sounds sooo delicious. Thank you for such a Yummy giveaway! Happy holidays to you and your family and to all of your readers!

  25. Chocolate Cherry for me please!

  26. They sound delicious. I would love all of those flavors!

  27. Leslie Luu says

    I like the pumpkin spice and no i will not share!

  28. MILK CHOCOLATE ALMONDINA DELIGHTS sounds great! I’d keep them myself, love Almondina cookies.

  29. Milk Chocolate, and yes I would share

  30. My favorite flavor is Choconut , I would share them with my husband.

  31. Andrea Williams says

    I would try the Choconut and share with my family.

  32. Marti Parks says

    I think my favorite would be the pumpkin spice and I would probably keep these all for myself. 😉

  33. julie clement says

    I’ve never tried them before, but I want one of each! and nobody gets any unless they beg 🙂 healthy cookies what can be better

  34. I think I’d like the Choconut variety or it would be my first choice — I’d share with my family!

  35. Theresa T. says

    I would definitely share the Choconut with my husband…but I would love to have the Pumpkin Spice around to share with guests.

  36. Dipped cookies would be nice to try!

  37. Oh my, Oh my, OH MY! These look delectable! I want to try them badly. I would love to try the Choconut especially. If I won; I might could be persuaded to share these with the family..but definitely I would be sampling them all. lol.

  38. Kayleen Considine says

    Chocolate dipped sounds yummy. Of course I would keep it for myself.

  39. The Pumpkin Spice sounds great.

  40. Carolyn N. says

    Gingerspice is my favorite!
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  41. My favorite would be the Chocolate Dipped. I would share some of it with my family ; )

  42. i like the chocolate cherry cookies

  43. Chocolate Cherry. Thank You. Jerri Davis

  44. Yogurt Dipped Almondina Brantreats sound really tasty


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