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:

Sandee said...

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. :)

Masshole Mommy said...

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

alissa apel said...

I like that they are no-cholesterol!

Brian Miller said...

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

Chrystal Mahan said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Katrina said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

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

Holy Ghost Writer said...

They sound great!

P Bishop said...

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

Pam said...

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.

Mrs. Mashed Up said...

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

Rochkirstin Santos said...

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

Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) said...

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

Theresa Mahoney said...

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!

A Helicopter Mom said...

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

Melissa said...

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

Kristi Maloney said...

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

myshelomitashop said...

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!!

DeDa Studios said...

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

Kathy Gray said...

These do look like they would go great with coffee.

Jeanine said...

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

Ben Butler said...

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.

mail4rosey said...

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

Urd-chan said...

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

Nicole Ramage said...

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.

John Lopez said...

Oh I got to me some of these!

lisamc7 said...

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

Claudia said...

Oh God! Those treats are amazing. Healthy too!

Claudia said...

Great treats! I always have them in the house!

Annemarie Leblanc said...

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

Doreen said...

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

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Rebecca Swenor said...

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

jaime said...

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

Lolo @ Crazy About My Baybah said...

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

Ann B said...

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

Ken Ohl said...

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

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

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

Jessica Peeling said...

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

Shop with Me Mama said...

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

Virginia Higgins said...

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

Bonnie Gowen said...

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. =)

Sandy Sandler said...

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

Brandy said...

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

Ai Sakura said...

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

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Angela said...

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

Sadie said...

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

Katrina Gehman said...

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

Julie Tucker said...

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

Tami said...

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

Rachel Ralston said...

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.

Janell said...

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

Russ R. said...

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.

Marielle Altenor said...

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

Kristin said...

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

Pam said...

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

MaryJane Tauyan said...

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

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

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

valmg said...

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

mail4rosey said...

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

KasadiaIsBeauty said...

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

clc408 said...

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

Alyssa Collazo said...

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

Leira Pagaspas said...

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

peg42 said...

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

Erin Slocum said...

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

Krystal Butherus said...

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

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

No cholesterol that is great for the diet.
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Michele D said...

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

Kath Rivera said...

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!

Kecia said...

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!

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

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

Terry Chandler said...

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

Colette S said...

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

Natalie Summers said...

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

Alysia Casteels said...

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 -_-

Alesha @ Full Time Mama said...

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

Deborah Wellenstein said...

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

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

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

Pat said...

I love that they have a 24-pk sampler

Ashley Nicholas said...

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

ydsddd said...

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

~ Noelle said...

these really are tasty!

Leela said...

I'd love to try the Choconut.

Amanda Stephan said...

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

Cate Critcher said...

the lemon [opposed almond biscotti look delicious!

Terra Heck said...

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

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

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

sarah said...

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.

julie moore said...

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

dawn keenan said...

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

Darby Elizabeth said...

I learned that they are only 30 calories!

Tram Le said...

I liked the CHOCONUT.

Kelly Taylor said...

I liked the chocolate-dipped almondina cookies.

hhkaufman78 said...

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

Alice F. said...

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!

AmberFaith said...

I learned that they have no cholesterol.

amp said...

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

Kathy E. said...

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!

Yona Williams said...

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

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

I would love to try the Choconut Almondina flavored cookie.

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Shana Elliott said...

They have no cholesterol!

Deb (dubbage42) said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Tara W said...

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

daniellehall30 said...

i like that they can be dipped in coffee

Peggy Rydzewski said...

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

Kate Newton said...

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!

Kim Smith said...

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

Breanne said...

I'd like to try Cinnaroma

billwinsbig said...

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

Trisha McKee said...

It is thirty calories and no cholesterol!

Josh Kohl said...

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

HiiImIcarus said...

No added salt or preservatives!

AEKZ2 said...

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

Candie L said...

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

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Erika said...

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