Saturday, August 2, 2014

Almondina Gourmet Cookies (with Giveaway)

Disclosure: I received samples to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Almondina Gourmet Cookies: Guilt-Free Indulgences are so good!!

Health-conscious eaters are going to love this cookie. Parents are going to love this cookie. My kids love this cookie. Chances are high, you're going to love this cookie too!

No Cholesterol/Added Fat/Perservatives/Salt
30 Calories.

Being 100% honest, I never had a desire to try this type of cookie. Not this particular brand, but any brand, I just didn't think it was something I would like. I'm glad I got over that and took the plunge because these cookies are my new favorite gourmet treat! I don't know about other brands or similar styles, but the Almondina was unique, delicious, and as a huge added bonus, good for you too!

No need to dunk! Great right out of the package.
These nice, thin gourmet cookies are full of flavor. This is the AlmonDuo®  Cookie
(packed with Almond & Pistachio nuts)

The Almondina cookies are thin and crisp. They don't have to be dunked in anything (in fact, I prefer that they're not). AND the most important thing they taste so good! So good.

I've tried three of the flavors so far, all of which were absolutely delicious. My favorite so far of the ones I have tried, are the AlmondDuo (pistachios and almonds). You can see that cookie pictured above. Packed full of a double nut, tasty punch this was the first one I sampled, and from there on in, I knew I was hooked!

A Health Food Cookie that Tastes Good?
You Betcha'!

These delicious gourmet cookies come in a wide variety of flavors, so there's really one to go with most any kind of drink, meal, or snack. For me, they were a tasty treat right out of the package. 

Almondina Cookie Flavors
The Original - America's all natural favorite with almonds and raisins
Chocout - Almonds, raisins and rich tasting crunchy chocolate, but low in calories 
Cinnaroma® - The original biscuit for cinnamon lovers
Gingerspice - Trend setting, with chunks of real ginger
AlmonDuo® - Double-nut wonder with roasted almonds and pistachios
Anniversary - Award winning delight with a touch of anise
Sesame - Irresistible, exotic, flavorful
Chocolate Cherry - Almonds, Chocolate and Cherries 
Brantreats - Almonds, Bran, Raisins and cinnamon. Cookies For Breakfast
Chocolate Dipped - The Original, dipped in one of the world's finest chocolates


NEW! Toastees (smaller size in a resealable bag)
Coconut Orange Almond
Cranberry Almond
Lemon Poppy Almond
Sesame Almond

The pros/cons list is easily heavily favored on the side of the positives. I loved the taste, they're light (not overly filling), they're good for you, they have only 30 calories, and the flavor selections are out of this world exciting! They also have no cholesterol, no added fat, no salt, and no preservatives.

The only con I encountered is that I only like to have one or two at a time, and the ones I received didn't come in a resealable container. Easily fixed by putting them in an airtight container of my own, but still something you should know. I did see on the website though, that they have a new product called Toastees, that are smaller squares in a resealable bag. I also saw they have new chocolate dipped cookies, and that is really upping the game!

The story behind the family-recipe created cookies is pretty interesting and heartwarming, if you want to check it out you can do so here.  The cookies are top-of-the line delicious, and if you see a package in the store, why not pick one up? I'm guessing you'll end up glad that you did.

You can learn more about Almondina and the cookies by visiting their website.

You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

One lucky winner gets a sampler box to try out some of the flavors on their own. US entrants only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

118 comments:

  1. I entered this one. I didn't do all the entries, but I did one. That's pretty good for me. Great giveaway.

    Have a fabulous weekend. :)

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  2. Those are made to be dipped in coffee. They sound awesome.

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  3. I like that they are no-cholesterol!

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  4. nice...thin and crisp is right up my alley....
    i have a small affinity for cookies...ha

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  5. I have never seen these before. Sounds like a good cookie to use as a tea biscuit.

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  6. I love ALL cookies so I am sure I would love these, LOL. I need to see where in Delaware I can get these. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love that they are all-natural, crispy almond cookie has no cholesterol and no added fat, salt, or preservatives.

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  8. Almond cookies are my favorite, these sound yummy, I'll have to try them with my coffee in the morning.

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  9. Always great when you find something you didn't want to try then do and it turns out tasty

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  10. A cookie for only 30 calories! Yes! Thanks for the down low on the cookies!

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  11. I love those Almondina cookies. Last time I had a pack, I debated hiding them from the kids so I could have as many as I wanted.

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  12. I have a friend who likes these cookies. I never had them, but the flavors sound yummy.

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  13. Those cookies look delicious and healthy. I would love to get some as I know I'd be hooked as well. :)

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  14. Yum! I love a good crunchy cookie. Even better when they are (relatively, lol) healthy for you. I would love to try these.

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  15. Oh my! You had me at gourmet cookie! Cookies are one of my sweet tooth weaknesses. I'll take them over cake, brownies, and ice cream any day!

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  16. I've never had them before but they look great. I'd love to give them a try.

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  17. I learned that their cookies have no cholesterol and no added fat, salt, or preservatives.

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  18. I've never tried these but would love too. Love that they have no added fat or preservatives. :)

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  19. I so love cookies, but sadly my bad tooth can't take almond cookies as they normally pretty hard :) I love almond though...can never get enough of it!!

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  20. I love the fact that they are all natural - great snack. Plus I love almonds!

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  21. These do look like they would go great with coffee.

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  22. Oh these look so good! Too bad US only! Yum:) great giveaway!

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  23. ALMONDIA COOKIES ARE DELICIOUS! Yes, I did mean to type in all caps. Yes, I do know that's yelling! That's how important it is that everyone knows how good these are. They are just sweet enough, and they're all natural. So good.

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    1. Agreed. I was very happily surprised with these, they're my new fave gourmet cookie. :)

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  24. I really like that the don't contain cholesterol, coloring and preservatives or added fat or salt.

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  25. These sound yummy but with my kiddo's allergies, most all his snacks have to be made at home. We try to eat gluten free as much as possible because of his autism, but most GF products have soy which he can't have.

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  26. They look like a great snack. I love crunchy and flavorful treats.

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  27. Oh God! Those treats are amazing. Healthy too!

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  28. Great treats! I always have them in the house!

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  29. These gourmet cookies look like they would taste amazing with milk or coffee!

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  30. Cookies are made in America and are cholesterol free! Yahhh! :)

    purposedrivenlife4you(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. These remind me of cookies my grandma used to buy. I would love to try all of them. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. I love all cookies. I've never heard of this brand, but will need to check out their company!

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  33. I love that they are only 30 calories. Sounds delicious.

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  34. Sounds like a good cookies. I am not a big fan of cookies but the fact these are thin sounds good.

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  35. Love they are cholesterol free. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  36. Seeing as I try to eat as healthy as possible, I like that they have no cholesterol and no added fat, salt, or preservatives.

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  37. The Chocolate Lovers Gift Box on their website looks so good -- along with everything else!

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  38. These cookies sound really good! And bonus that they are good for you!

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  39. Those look delish, and I love that they are cholesterol free. Yum and guilt free? I can handle that!

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  40. I have heard of these cookies before and forgot about them for some reason. Thanks for reminding me of these, will have to get some soon. =)

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  41. Thanks for the tasty review of Almondina. I think I would love the Sesame. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  42. I have not heard of this product before, I bet my family would love them. Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  43. Mmm they look good! My mum loves to eat cookies like these with her coffee!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  44. I bet these cookies would be lovely with my evening tea. I love almonds!

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  45. I like that these are Low in calories – only 30 per slice and Proudly made in America.

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  46. I got these for my husband a few months ago and he loved them.

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  47. I agree with you these cookies don't look to appetizing. But, I'm glad you liked them. Something different to try.

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  48. I would love to try the chocolate dipped and the chocout. Those sound like my kind of cookie.

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  49. I really like that they have so many different flavors and gift boxes too. I never thought I would think about purchasing these cookies but this review is giving me second thoughts. They look good.

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  50. We have had these cookies before and they are really good. I would be great to win them!

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  51. I'm big on cookies. Most of the time, I have a small pack in my bag in case I get hungry most especially when I'm on long trips. I will check out the gourmet stores near my house to see if we have this brand.

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    1. Here is a link to a store finder, if you're interested. In some areas you can get these at your grocery store. In my state they sell them at Trader Joe's and Walmart. :) http://www.almondina.com/?page_id=30

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  52. Almond cookies have always been my guilty pleasure! I know I would love the Almondina!

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  53. Almond cookies are my favorite. These look so good!!!!

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  54. I have had these before and they are wonderful. Great flavor.

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  55. i love when i buy things that comes in resealable pack to keep the freshness

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  56. Almond cookies - who doesnt want that - looks really great!

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  57. My Mom loves those cookies! The packaging is very convenient.

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  58. I like that they are cut thinner than normal biscott so that they are easy to eat. I entered the rafflecopter as Kasey.

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  59. I learned that they are made with no added fat or salt

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  60. These gourmet cookies look delicious, I actually just seen them at my local Walmart!

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  61. I am sure they are yummy!! Good luck to the lucky winner!!

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  62. I like that these are low in calories, has no fat and that they offer so many different flavors.

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  63. I love biscotti. Wish these were gluten free so I could try them out.

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  64. What a cool cookie! I would love to try these out.

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  65. No cholesterol that is great for the diet.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  66. I've tried those cookies a long time ago. They taste great with tea. Thanks for the giveaway

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  67. I love cookies, any flavor will do. This one is a keeper, I can say it's yummy because you described it as thin and crispy. Yum!

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  68. I wasn't always a fan of almonds, but I've really started liking them in the past couple years. Cookies filled with them sounds like a good snack to me!

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  69. I learned that the only fat in these cookies is from the almonds!

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  70. Wow those cookies look very tasty. I would like to try them. I also like almonds.

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  71. I have to come back and enter!
    I' m all for sweets right now!

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  72. This looks like something my dad would really enjoy, i will share it with him.

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  73. I visited! I liked that they're prepared the old school way, although there aren't as many calories. Gah, now I want some with coffee -_-

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  74. Wow, these sound great!! I'd love the Chocolate Cherry or the Coconut Orange Almond cookies!

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  75. I like that I can find Almondina at my local World Market.

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  76. I've never heard of this brand, but I'd love to pick some up next time I'm at Walmart. They look yummy!

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  77. I love that they have a 24-pk sampler

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  78. I absolutely love those cookies! I'm always looking for them in the stores!

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  79. Learned they can be dipped in coffee and the coconut orange sounds delicious

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  80. I'd love to try the Choconut.

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  81. I love the calorie count ~ I won't feel like I'm cheating! Yes please!

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  82. the lemon [opposed almond biscotti look delicious!

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  83. I learned that the only fat in regular Almondina® Biscuits is in the almonds, their main ingredient. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  84. Hi Rosey - I love almonds and thus almond biscuits .. and if they're offered with coffee - then I'll have one .. this brand looks very interesting - nejoy the cookies! Cheers Hilary

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  85. I have only tried the original almondina and look forward to trying some new flavors I haven't seen before, and also trying the toastees variety.

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  86. That they make cookies that are only 30 calories. Yay!

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  87. I love it that they are a no cholesterol snack. I'd love to try the Choconut flavor.

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  88. I learned that they are only 30 calories!

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  89. I liked the chocolate-dipped almondina cookies.

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  90. They have SESAME ALMOND Toastees that would be perfect for snacking.

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  91. I have had these cookies and they are DELICIOUS! However, something new today and that there are only 30 calories in a cookie - love that!

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  92. I learned that they have no cholesterol.

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  93. Have always wanted to try these especially the Chocolate Cherry ones but I have not seen them in a store and have not been lucky enough to win any-yet!

    alyce poalillo

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  94. Reading about these cookies, I learned that Zoulak is a symphony conductor and gourmet chef! How cool that he is using his grandma's recipe to help all of us cookie lovers eat more healthily!

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  95. From the website, I learned that Almondina comes dipped in chocolate - I did not know that.

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  96. I would love to try the Choconut Almondina flavored cookie.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  97. I like that they are a healthier alternative to most pre-packaged snacks.

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  98. I learned that they have a pumpkin spice variety of Almondina Gourmet Cookies. This delightful touch of fall spices combined with the highest quality almonds and pepitas (pumpkin seeds) sounds wonderful for the upcoming Fall season.

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  99. I learned that there is no added fat or salt. The Choconut looks really delicious.
    Tara Woods

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  100. i like that they can be dipped in coffee

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  101. 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

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  102. I love that these have no added salt. We are really trying to watch our salt intake, so this would be an awesome alternative to other snacks for my three boys! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  103. I learned that they have my favorite fall flavor... Pumpkin Spice

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  104. I learned I can buy these cookies at my local Trader Joe's!

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  105. It is thirty calories and no cholesterol!

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  106. They are all natural, they look amazing! Something I could share with my son

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  107. No added salt or preservatives!

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  108. The only fat in regular Almondina Biscuits is in the almonds.

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  109. I learned Within seven years having started baking in his kitchen, the cookies, renamed Almondina® for his grandmother, were available in all fifty states, Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  110. I learned Within seven years having started baking in his kitchen.

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