I love cookies. I practically sweat sugar I eat them so often. When the people at Almondina asked me if I wanted to try some cookies, I jumped at the chance! And also asked if I could have a second set of samples to
eat give away to you because I love you, they tossed them with the first set.
And you guys, I haven’t eaten the second set.
So what’s Almondina? They’re an almond cookie snack that’s wildly low-calorie and low-fat for a cookie, and come in a variety of flavors.
It was based off of founder Yuval’s recipe from his grandmother Dina (hence the name Almondina). Aww, grandma’s healthy cookies.
I know, I know, you guys want to know what they taste like.
Original – I can see why they started this company. These are enjoyable. Plain, but just sweet enough with additional sweetness coming from the raisins. The crunch is really addictive.
Cinnaroma – Wow, they aren’t kidding around. You get a whiff of cinnamon as soon as you open the package.It tastes much like the original, only with a dry warmth from cinnamon. I’d go for the original over this one, but if you love cinnamon, you’d like this.
Chocolate Cherry – chocolate cookie + dried cranberry & almonds. Deep cocoa flavor for a thin cookie that pairs well with the sweet, dried cranberry. Cranberries are slightly moist, which was really nice. Didn’t make the cookie soggy or anything, though. Overall complementary and the cookie benefits from not being too sweet since the cranberry adds a lot of sweetness.
In addition to those four I also received two more. I don’t know where those pictures went, but here’s how they taste:
I’m not sure how much these retail for, but they’d be a nice little splurge for Mother’s Day. I saw some at Roma’s in Latham, NY. They’d also be healthy cookie snacks you could feed a kiddo – no real choking hazard here.
My favorites were the Ginger Spice and Chocolate Cherry, which is odd since they’re two flavors I don’t normally like in a sweet. I’m not knocking it – they were stand outs! Great flavors.
Ok, so the giveaway part. If you’d like to win a box of completely unopened or gnawed on cookies (seriously guys, that’s some self control right there), leave a comment by Monday (with a valid working email). I’ll choose a winner on Tuesday. Please be in the U.S.