Thursday, February 21, 2013

Delicious and Healthy Treats from Almondina - #Review and #Giveaway

One of my New Year's resolutions was to eat healthy and help my family make the same choices to live a long, healthy life.  But eating healthy can be difficult, especially when you're used to eating basically anything you want.  I have a huge sweet tooth and so does my son, Ashton, so I've been on the look out for sweets that aren't full of preservatives and other nasty chemicals.  
I was recently contacted by a company, Almondina, that makes amazing cookies that are not only delicious but also made with natural ingredients including almonds, ginger, bran, sesame seeds and more.  I was completely amazed at just how scrumptious these cookies are and how much my entire family enjoyed them.

More Information on Almondina Cookies
According to their websites, "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.'
'It was with her blessing and with pride that the Zaliouk family shares these delicious, healthful wonders with your family.'
"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 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."
My Review
I've never been a huge fan of healthy foods because they always seemed so bland and tasteless but not Almondina!  After I opened the first package, the amazing sesame seed Almondina cookies, I was in shock.  The sweet, crunchy cookies were so much tastier than I could've ever imagined!  I quickly became a huge fan of all of the Almondina cookies I received for review.  
I received a large box of several different Almondina cookies including:

  • Original Flavor
  • Choconut
  • Cinnaroma
  • Gingerspice
  • Sesame
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Chocolate Cherry
My absolute favorites were the Choconut and Sesame flavored cookies.  I am usually not a big fan of Ginger or Pumpkin Spice but I actually really enjoyed these as well.  There was not one package that I opened that I didn't enjoy and the same goes with Ashton and Josh as well.  I found myself snacking on these before bed or early in the morning and not feeling guilty since they are natural and very healthy.  I very highly recommend Almondina to anyone looking for a delicious treat, especially those looking to eat a little healthier for 2013 but don't want to forget about flavor.
Shopaholic Rating: 5 out of 5 Shopping Bags - Delicious, Nutritious and perfect for the entire family!  You have to give Almondina a try for yourself!
Where Can You Purchase Almondina Cookies?
If you're interested in trying Almondina out for yourself you can find them at many local grocery stores or order online! One four ounce tray, on the website, is only $3.49 and you can receive free shipping on orders over $65!  For something this delicious and healthy for your family, you just can't beat that!  For more up to date information on new flavors and promotions be sure to follow Almondina on Facebook and Twitter!

 Giveaway Time!
One lucky Shopaholic is going to win a box with a variety of delicious Almondina cookies in all the flavors I reviewed!  *All entrants must be fans of Shopaholic Mommy on Google Friend Connect*  Here's how:

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I received a free product to help facilitate this review.  All opinions in this review are mine and unbiased.  This giveaway is in no way related to Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.  For more information please see my disclosure policy located in the PR section of this site.  Copyright ShopaholicMommy.net 2009-2013.

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