I was asked to write a review on products made by a company named Almondina (read there story here), whose products are described as Delicious Cookies Without the Guilt and with the word cookie in the request, the fat kid in me accepted.
They're not as much traditional cookies, but biscuits, you know the kind that go with a cup of tea or coffee and to be honest I don't think I've ever eaten a "biscuit" before probably because I don't drink coffee to tea. They contain zero cholesterol and has no added fat, salt, or preservatives and have only 30 calories!
Since I don't drink coffee or tea, I ate the Choconut flavor with hot chocolate, but that hid the flavor so I just started eating them plain. I found that the Almondia cookies (it's so weird calling them cookies) are crunchy, but not teeth breakingly hard.
I chose 3 flavors I liked the most to write individual reviews on.
- Choconut- This flavor was nice, there's only a hint of chocolate, the almonds are the main flavor. The only thing I didn't like about them was that there were raisins in the biscuit, which to me doesn't fit with it at all. It doesn't even say that there are raisins in it on the front of the packaging, it only says almond and chocolate biscuits; I thought the dark spots were chocolate chips.
- Original- This flavor was great, it tasted just like a fortune cookie and I totally loved it... until I hit the raisins, not a raisin fan and they totally subtract from the flavor experience and spoil it for me.
- Chocolate Cherry-This flavor had a stronger chocolate taste with a tiny hint of cherry and was a tie for my favorite with the Original flavor. Once again raisins in them, total turn off
I REALLY wanted to like these Almondina cookies and I enjoyed the flavors, but they all had raisins in them, a completely unexpected and unwelcome surprise. If you enjoy raisins you have to try these cookies, if you don't like raisins, I'd stay away from them, I personally will probably eat around them or pick them out.
To find a store near you that carries them go Here or you can buy them on Almondina's website
- Chocolate Cherry
- Seasonal Pumpkin Spice
- Chocolate Dipped
- Yogurt Dipped
Good news for my fans. Almondina is allowing me to giveaway a sampler pack of their cookies (the same pack I received, see first picture) to one of my lucky fans. Enter using the rafflecopter below. a Rafflecopter giveaway
I received this product free of charge, in no way did this effect my opinion on the product or company.