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Almondina Cookies Review & Giveaway

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Summer time snacking has begun!! Today I went outside and mowed the entire lawn. By the time I was finished, I seriously needed a snack. I wasn't starving, but I was craving something and having just mown our entire lawn, I needed something semi-healthy. With the warmer weather comes many opportunities to sit out on the back deck in my lawn chair with an ice cold lemonade, the iPad and something to snack on. My children love to play outside and I love to sit and watch them from the comfort of my deck. I am a crunchy-snack lover and will take just about anything that is sweet, crunchy and satisfying. 
Recently, I was introduced to a company that makes gourmet cookies that are crunchy, all-natural free of cholesterol and no added fat or salt. Oh, and these cookies are only 30 calories each! Almondina is owned and operated by Yuval Zaliouk, a world renowned musical conductor and his company has been in business for the past 20 years. Here is a bit more about 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.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.

I love stories like these because it shows the timeless treasure of loved recipes and traditions. Not only that but those recipes are shared with us so we too can enjoy the taste and love of generations gone by.
So, for this review I was sent 7 packages of Almondina Cookies to try and when they arrived, I was SO excited! I wasn't sure what to expect and this was certainly a pleasant surprise!! The flavors I received were:
Choconut, Sesame, Gingerspice, Cinnaroma, Chocolate Cherry and two packages of the Original flavor.
Each tray is 4 oz and contains quite a few cookies. I was expecting thicker cookies but these are very thin.
As you can see, these cookies are very thin but to me, that is what makes them unique and adds to the deliciousness of them. If you are looking for a small treat, these are the cookies for you! Just enough flavor and crunch to hold you over until your next snack attack.
Oh goodness...don't they look heavenly?? I did try each and every flavor that I was sent and my oh my...they are divine. I love how you can break them apart or keep them whole. They are super easy to eat and I guarantee you that once you eat one, you will be eating more. My favorite flavors were the Gingerspice  as it tasted just like gingerbread and also I loved the Chocolate Cherry. Cherries taste so good with chocolate and these were wonderful!!
The other "perk" of having these around are that they are FANTASTIC for my teething one year old!! :) I would give him a cookie and 20 minutes later, he was still chewing on it. Now, you do need to watch your child with these are they are super crunchy and break off into small pieces but if your child is an independent, whole foods eater than you should be good to go. My Isaac LOVES these cookies and they keep him busy and quite for a long time. Ahhhh, works great for me!
To purchase Almondina cookies you can buy them online directly from Almondina's website or you can find a store near you. Simply click on their Store Finder to find a retailer near you. Almondina is also on Facebook and Twitter so be sure you stop by there and keep up with their promotions, news and announcements.

So, in my opinion...Almondina Cookies are such a delightful way to unwind at the end of a busy day or simply to snack on throughout the day. Each cookie is crunchy, sweet and totally good for you...it is hard to eat just one! I would definitely recommend this company to anyone who is looking to satisfy a craving for something sweet. Like I said before, you will not be able to put the package down once you have tried them!
Almondina has offered to giveaway 7 packages of cookies to one of you! The winner will receive the same sampler I received. Here are your entry options...
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. However, I did receive a free Almondina Cookies for review purposes. All quotes and stock photos are from the Almondina website and email. Prize is provided and shipped by the sponsor. This blog is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged prizes. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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71 comments

  1. Yogurt Dipped Almondina® BranTreats®

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  2. I would like to try MILK CHOCOLATE ALMONDINA DELIGHTS

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  3. Would love to try the dipped cookies

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  4. I'd love to try the Choconut. These look so delicious. Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. The YOGURT DIPPED ALMONDINA® BRANTREATS sound interesting


    apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com
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  6. I would love to try the Chocolate Dipped ones!

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  7. I would like to try Almondina's Choconut cookie

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  8. The Yogurt Dipped Almondina® BranTreats sound like a healthy but tasty snack.

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  9. I want to try the Choconut flavor.

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  10. I'd love to try the Milk Chocolate Almondina Delights!

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  11. I want to try the chocolate dipped ones!

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  12. The MILK CHOCOLATE ALMONDINA® DELIGHTS sound mouth watering!

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  13. I would like to try the Cookie Goodness & Indulgence Gift Box.

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  14. My hubby would love the Almondina Assorted 8-Cookie Gift Box!

    http://shop.almondina.com/Assorted-8Cookie-Gift-Box/p/ALM-GIFT8&c=Almondina@Samplers

    Deborah

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  15. The Milk Chocolate Almondina Delights look really good.

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  16. The Yogurt Dipped Almondina BranTreats with cinnamon sound good

    daddonut at yahoo dotcom

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  17. i'd like to try the CHOCOLATE CHERRY

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  18. I would love to try YOGURT DIPPED ALMONDINA® BRANTREATS®
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  19. I would love to try the Gingersnaps -- I love ginger!

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  20. I would love to try the Milk Chocolate Almondina® Delights.

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  21. I would love to try the chocolate cherry ones!

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  22. Pumpkin spice cookies

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  23. I would like to try the chocolate dipped cookies.

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  24. the chocolate dipped cookies

    dianetherkildsen@att.net

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  25. I'd love to try the MILK CHOCOLATE ALMONDINA® DELIGHTS

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  26. Visit Almondina and tell me another product you would love to try!

    Ginger spice

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  27. I love these cookies.
    JChristianBlue@aol.com

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  28. I'd like to try the Pumpkin Spice

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  29. I would like to try the 24 sampler cookie pack

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  30. I would love to try the Choconut. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
    Erin E
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  31. The pumpkin spice cookies sound delicious!

    Lori Taube
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  32. I'd love to try the Gingerspice! Thanks.
    sweepster49 at comcast dot net

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  33. I'd like to try the gingerspice cookies.

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  34. CHOCOLATE CHERRY
    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

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  35. Yogurt Dipped Almondina Braintreats would be my choice!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  36. I like the "Assorted 8-Cookie Gift Box".

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  37. Would love to try the Chocolate Cherry Biscuits

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  38. The CHOCONUT looks yummy KMillheim609 @ aol.com

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  39. The sesame sounds great!
    Ttrockwood(at)yhaoo(dot)com
    Ttrockwood

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  40. Chocolate cherry yummy!

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  41. http://shop.almondina.com/Cinnaroma/p/ALM-CINNAROMA

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  42. The Pumpkin Spice sounds delicious!

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  43. I'd like to try the Milk Chocolate Almondina® Delights.
    Michelle Tucker

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  44. I'd love to try the CHOCOLATE DIPPED cookies.

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  45. I'd like to try the MILK CHOCOLATE ALMONDINA® DELIGHTS

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  46. The choconut looks good!

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  47. the Chocolate Dipped ones joseph gersch jtwark@mail.com

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  48. I love the Morning Treats Gift Box which also has the coffee.

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  49. The Original dipped in fine chocolate....sounds delectable! :-) Thank you.

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  50. I would love to try the MILK CHOCOLATE ALMONDINA® DELIGHTS!

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  51. Jennifer PeasleeMay 31, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    So many great flavors...Choconut looks really good, so does pumpkin spice

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  52. I would love to try the BranTreats.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com
    Laurie Emerson

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  53. npinti@usa.net
    I would like to try the Chocolate dipped

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  54. npinti@usa.net
    I would like to try the chocolate dipped

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  55. I would like to try the Almondina Anniversary because I like the Anise flavoring.

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