Friday, June 7, 2013

ENDED Giveaway: Almondina Cookie Sampler

One of my favorite things about blogging is trying new things! While shopping at Trader Joe's, I had often seen packages of Almondina cookies and wondered about them, so when Almondina contacted me and asked me to do a review I was excited! Cookies are one of life's greatest pleasures, after all!

Check out this sampler package I received!

Inside my package, I found six different flavors of Almondina cookies, and two packs of The Original, for seven packs total!

  1. The Original
  2. Gingerspice
  3. Choconut
  4. Cinnaroma
  5. Sesame
  6. Chocolate Cherry

Almondina cookies are crisp, light, and very flavorful. Although they are crispy, they have a little bit of a chew to them, which was really good. I actually thought they were really good when they got a little stale too!

Some healthy facts about Almondina cookies:

  • All natural
  • 30 calories per cookie
  • No cholesterol, coloring, or preservatives
  • No added fat or salt
  • Kosher and dairy free
The Almondina company has an interesting history too! World renown symphony conductor Yuval Zaliouk loved his grandmother's secret cookie recipe. Not until the end of her life did she finally pass the recipe on to Yuval's mother. All flavors of the cookies share almonds as a common ingredient, and Yuval's grandmother was named Dina. Almond + Dina = Almondina.

Almondina's mission, "To put a delicious healthful cookie on every table" is becoming realized, as the cookies are now sold in all 50 states and several foreign countries as well. They are sold in the following retail locations: 
  • Fairway
  • Publix
  • Hy Vee
  • Giant Eagle
  • Brookshire
  • Mollie Stone's
  • Hannaford
  • Jewel
  • Whole Foods
  • The Fresh Market
  • Walmart
  • Trader Joe's
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • TJ Maxx
  • Marshalls
Find additional locations by searching the store finder at

Here's a close-up of each flavor of Amondina I received:

Now that my family and I have had the chance to sample every flavor in the box, I can tell you that I love them all! I think my very favorite is Chocolate Cherry, but that could change at any moment! As you can see from the photos, each cookies is chock full of sliced almonds. These are great snacks, work to satisfy the sweet tooth, and they're guilt-free.

There are additional flavors I'd love to try too!

  • AlmonDuo (with pistachios!)
  • Anniversary T (with anise)
  • Bran Treats - cookies for breakfast, made with oat bran
  • Pumpkin Spice (seasonal)
  • Chocolate Dipped (dipped in dark chocolate)
  • Delights - totally covered in milk chocolate
  • Yogurt dipped Bran Treats
Almondina has generously agreed to give away one sampler package of Almondina cookies, just like the one I received, to one lucky MichiGal reader! Although it's called a sampler, these are full size packages of cookies! Use the Rafflecopter form to enter, and Good Luck! And sorry, but U.S. only.

Disclosure: I received free Almondina products in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

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