Tuesday, June 24, 2014

FOODIE TUESDAY: Almondina® Cookies Giveaway, Review, Recipes & A Cool Back Story

Almondina® - The Delicious Cookie 
Without the Guilt

I never had a cookie baking grandma. During my childhood it seemed just about every book that featured a grandma had her baking cookies! But neither of my two grandmas baked me cookies... EVER. That's why everyone needs a Grandma Dina! Her cookies, still made with the original family recipe, are available all over the nation and over seas too, to any and every one who wants to buy them, whether you have a cookie bakin' grandma or not.

(all images used with permission from Almondina)

That's one reason why, here at ChiIL Mama, we jumped at the chance to partner up with Almondina® for a review and giveaway. See, we LOVE to eat cookies, and share cookies. And we empathize with all those kids, moms and grandmas who just don't have the time or talent to DIY. It's our absolute pleasure to work with Almondina. They sent us a BIG sampler box with a wide variety of their extensive line of cookie flavors. And we were wowed by these tasty treats. Best of all, this all-natural, crispy almond cookie has no cholesterol and no added fat, salt, or preservatives and has only 30 calories!

Even better--They're ready to send a BIG sampler box of Almondina® cookies to one of ChiIL Mama's lucky readers! 

**ENTER HERE  if you would like to WIN.** U.S. entrants only. Open nation wide. Enter through midnight 7/7/14.  Please note that previous winners of Almondina giveaways are ineligible. 

Disclosure: Thanks to Almondina® for providing product for review purposes and for our giveaway. As always, all opinions are our own.

We love that they're thin and crispy and can even be justified as a fairly healthy treat! The Cinnaroma® and Choconut are our absolute favs.  We're also jazzed at all the great recipes available HERE on their site.  These cookie slices can be layered up with Nutella, whipped cream and various berries for a sweet treat. Or you can use cream cheese and lunch meat or whatever you can imagine, for a creative, unique appetizer. 

Almondina® biscuits in the following flavors:

· Original - America's all natural favorite with almonds and raisins
· Chocolate Cherry - We combined the world's finest dark chocolate
  with plump cherries to produce an irresistible, decadent treat without guilt.
· Choconut - Rich tasting crunchy chocolate, but low in calories
· Cinnaroma® - The original biscuit for cinnamon lovers
· Gingerspice - Trend setting, with chunks of Australian ginger
· AlmonDuo® - Double-nut wonder with almonds and pistachios
· AnniversaryT - Award winning delight with a touch of anise
· BranTreats® - Made with oat bran and the finest cinnamon "Cookies For Breakfast"
· Sesame - Irresistible, exotic, flavorful
- Seasonal Pumpkin Spice - A seasonal attraction with a delightful touch of fall spices combined with the highest quality almonds and pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

Including new products:
· Chocolate Dipped – the Original® dipped in the finest, pure, rich dark chocolate was previously offered only certain times of the year is now available year round
· Delights – The Original® Almondina totally encased in Milk chocolate
· Yogurt Dipped – Brantreats® dipped on one side with a layer of all natural yogurt and new Toastees!

The Almondina® Story:
We also adore the back story. This cookie's got history! Here's a 
terrific & heartwarming bit of summer reading. So cuddle up in the hammock with a box of Almondina® cookies and check out this story! www.almondina.com 

Yuval Zaliouk was a world renowned musical conductor and for the past two decades has been the owner of Almondina. Zaliouk's company is based in Ohio and his Almondina cookies are sold in all 50 States and several foreign countries. 

Where can I get some?!
Almondina distribution has expanded and is now readily available at stores such as Fairway, Hy Vee, Giant Eagle, Brookshire, Mollie Stone’s, Hannaford, Jewel, Whole Foods, The FreshMarket, Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Cost Plus World Market, TJ Maxx, Marshalls and many others. You can see their complete distribution at Almondian store finder.

Almondina are unique - a gourmet cookie, health food and snack, all in one. These extraordinary gourmet treats are created from Yuval Zaliouk's secret family recipe which has been passed down from generation to generation and was introduced to the market in 1989. 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.

Almondina® Biscuits are:

· All Natural
· Free of cholesterol, coloring and preservatives
· Made with no added fat or salt
· Low in calories - only 30 per slice
· Kosher and Pareve (non dairy)
· with tea or coffee
· as a cracker with cream cheese, Brie or other soft French cheeses
· with a glass of sherry
· crumbled as an ice cream topping
· served to youngsters with milk
· as a delicious breakfast on the way to work
· Crunchy, addictive, healthful

For more specials, discounts, new releases and giveaways “like or friend Almondina” on Facebook and/or follow them @Almondina on Twitter.

Disclosure: Thanks to Almondina® for providing product for review purposes and for our giveaway. As always, all opinions are our own.


  1. I want some! I want the ginger flavor, because then I'd eat them with hot tea! :-)

  2. Either the pumpkin spice or the ginger spice sounds amazing!