Almondina Cookies – Without the Guilt

Grandma Dina seemed to be way ahead of her time when she created this cookie – it’s no wonder Almondina became a huge hit after sharing a cookie that is said to be indulgently tasty with minimal calories.  Her said secret?  No cholesterol and no added fat, salt or preservatives.  A cookie like this works perfectly with today’s health-conscious consumer diet.

I received a package with five different flavors: Original, Choconut, Sesame, Gingerspice and Cinnaroma.  After opening them up, the first thing I noticed was the structure of the cookie.  They were flat, oval-shaped cookies with obvious almonds and raisins displayed.  This explained their title as almond biscuits.

My husband so graciously offered to help me taste-test each flavor.  He’s very thoughtful in that way.

Of course, we started with the Original Almondina cookies.  There is a reason this cookie began with this flavor.  It was perfect.  Crunchy like a wafer and with flavorful bursts of roasted almonds, raisins and even vanilla.  After trying Original, we both decided it was time for a cup of tea because we were going to be here for awhile as we savored every bite of the different flavors.  After all, we still had four more flavors to try!

Next we tried the Cinnaroma.  Cinnamon and raisins go perfect together, so it was to no surprise that this cookie was delicious as well.  It reminded my husband of his childhood, and I thought it reminded me of a good cinnamon-raisin bagel, only without the endless amount of carbs.

Both being chocolate lovers, we were excited to try the Choconut.  The chocolate that they used must be a high quality chocolate because it definitely tasted gourmet.  It was delicious, yet not incredibly strong.  However, if you have a chocolate craving, you may need to have a few of these to satisfy it.

The Sesame cookie was good, too.  It was a little bit more bland after trying the chocolate, but if you’re into sesame seeds, this will be your cookie.

Gingerspice had a kick.  You can tell with one bite that it is made with real ginger.  I, particularily, enjoyed this cookie because I love the authentic ginger taste.  My husband, on the other hand, is not into ginger as much.  If you love fresh ginger, you will love this cookie.  If not, you may want to stick with the Choconut.

The final consensus?  Our favorite Almondina cookies ended up being Original and Cinnaroma.  Both delicious, full of flavor and definitely satisfying.  The wonderful fact about these cookies?  They’re only about 30 calories each!  This means that you can have a few when you’re needing some treats in your diet.

Almondina can accompany your daily cup of coffee or tea, be paired with soft cheeses, or just eaten plain as an everyday snack.  They don’t need to be dipped, either.  They are already bursting with flavor.

Now snacking doesn’t have to be dangerous because Almondina has succeeded in providing a delicious cookie without the guilt for my husband and me.  If you’re a snacker or you like your sweets, you will need to have some of these stashed away in your kitchen at all times.

Buy It:
You can find Almondina online here or at participating retail stores including Walmart, Trader Joe’s, and TJ Maxx for $3.49 per bag. You can also find it on (affiliate link) Amazon.
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Comments

  1. I would love to try Cinnaroma! These cookies sound so delicious!

  2. Gingerspice sounds wonderful–that’s the first one I’d try.

  3. Julia Reffner says:

    Cinnaroma sounds fabulous.

  4. Those look so yummy! My husband is a huge coffee drinker & I know he would love these with his coffee :)

  5. Juana Esparza says:

    Cookies look delicious. They sound perfect for everyone – people who are watching their waistlines and those (like me) who are not :) I would love to try the Choconut.

  6. ChocoNut!

  7. Trung Nguyen says:

    I’d like to try Gingerspice

  8. Debbie Welchert says:

    I would love to try the Gingerspice.

  9. I’d like to try Cinnaroma

  10. Stephanie Gray says:

    I would love to try the Cinnaroma.

  11. i would like to try Cinnaroma

  12. I’d try the chocolate one first :)

  13. susan hartman says:

    I am a chocolate fan so I woud pick chocolate nut.

  14. Gingerspice would be my first choice to try!

  15. Darlene Owen says:

    I would like to try the Choconut first.

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  17. The Choconut.

  18. I’d like to try the choconut.

  19. michelle kaplan says:

    choconut…altho i have eaten original for quite some time..

  20. Christy Anderson says:

    I would like to try the Choconut.

  21. Ginger spice – always a fave

  22. i would love to try the Choconut

  23. paige chandler says:

    I want to try the Gingerspice. Mmmmmm

  24. Choconut!

  25. Gingerspice

  26. twitted this today, 09/8

  27. Cynthia C says:

    I’d love to try the Choconut flavor

  28. EMMA L HORTON says:

    Cinnaroma

  29. elven johnson says:

    I’d like to try the Original first.

  30. twitted this today, 10/8

  31. Would love to try the first.

  32. i would like to try their original first

  33. I’d like to try the Sesame Cookie first. Thanks for the yummy giveaway!

  34. Jennifer Reed says:

    I would like to try the Gingerspice flavor first.
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  35. I would try the Cinnaroma first

  36. twitted this today, 12/8

  37. I would like original

  38. Diane Eileen Wolf says:

    I would definately try the Choconut first!!

  39. Marti Parks says:

    I would like to try Choconut. :)

  40. twitted this today, 13/8

  41. Choconut sounds delicious!

  42. chocolate and almond – YUM!

  43. Id love to try choconut!

  44. Id like to try the Gingerspice!

  45. jeni lutz says:

    I would like to try Cinnaroma

  46. twitted this today, 15/8

  47. Chocolate Nut sounds great

  48. Melissa B. says:

    Gingerspice

  49. twitted this today, 16/8

  50. Choconut

  51. The Choconut

  52. Ed Nemmers says:

    Choconut is my flavor of choice!

  53. Cinnaroma.

  54. Cinnaroma sounds delicious!

  55. Jaimie Adams says:

    I would love to try Cinnaroma! Thanks!

  56. Ellen Levickis says:

    I want to try every single one that does not have coconut in them

  57. twitted this today, 17/8

  58. I would try the Original first.

  59. Original

  60. Lucy Schwartz says:

    Of the ones you menetioned it would be the Choconut., but I saw a package that was labeled Sesame and that one sounds intriguing.

  61. Stacey Cockrell says:

    Gingerspice

  62. Gingerspice

  63. Chocolate dipped.

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