Saturday, December 14, 2013

Gourmet Almondina Cookie Review & Giveaway



Disclaimer: I received a product from Almondina.com in order to facilitate this honest review on The Eclectic Element. All thoughts and opinions expressed below are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated. Please do your own research before committing to buy a product or service as your opinions may vary.
 



When it comes to food, we have a love-hate relationship. I big-puffy-heart IT, but sometimes it does not big-puffy-heart me, especially when it comes to some of the nasty reactions I have to some foods in particular.

This is exactly why I've tried changing my diet to include more natural and organic items and I really hate to admit it, but I've fallen WAY off the bandwagon and have been eating not so healthy things lately.

So you can imagine when introduced to foods that are all natural and healthier for you, I jump at the opportunity. Especially when they're of the sweeter variety *winkwink*

Which leads me to introduce to you Almondina, the all natural indulgently tasty gourmet cookie!

A little about the Almondina Brand:

"Yuval Zaliouk was a world renown musical conductor and for the past two decades has been the owner of Almondina. 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 first introduced to the market in 1989."

Pair with anything from coffee and tea to soft cheeses and fine, light wines, these delicious and healthy crispy and crunchy cookies can be found in stores such as Fairway, Giant Eagle, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, TJ Maxx, Marshalls and many others around the country!




Almondina cookies are known as 'The Delicious Cookie Without the Guilt'; all natural, no cholesterol, and no added fat, salt, or preservatives, kosher and Pareve (non-dairy), and each serving of these cookies consists of 30 grams (4 cookies equals one serving).

You can find these cookies in many different flavors; 10 flavors to be exact-Original, Chocolate Cherry, Coconut, Cinnaroma, Gingerspice, AlmonDuo, AnniversaryT, BranTreats, Sesame, Seasonal Pumpkin Spice, with 3 new products in the mix-Chocolate Dipped, Delights-The Original, and Yogurt Dipped!

For this particular review I was sent their whole line of gourmet cookies from the Original flavor right down to the Seasonal Pumpkin Spice! It was quite a feat taste testing them all and figuring out which one my favorite was; while the original was a little too plain for me and there was one or two flavors I could live without, I did discover two that I found to leave my taste buds wanting more, one of which was a complete surprise to me.

The Gingerspice and the Chocolate Cherry of all things! If you know me, you'll know that I hate anything cherry flavored, so go figure their Chocolate Cherry gourmet cookies would be one of my favorites.

What I loved most about these cookies (aside from their all natural healthiness) is the fact they're so versatile! I enjoyed mine with a warm cup of camomile tea, but like the Almondina website boasts, you can enjoy these with wine, cheese, jams and jellies...The sky's the limit!


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{The Giveaway} 


1 lucky winner will get the same package of 
Almondina Cookies that I received!




{The Rules}


1. You MUST use the name and email you want to be contacted with in the Rafflecopter.

 2. NEW RULE--You MUST leave a 1 to 3 sentence comment on my post in order to be eligible for the giveaway. Short, one to two word answers will be deleted from the post and entries associated will be deleted from the giveaway.

3. Contest will run from Saturday, December 14th, 2013 to Saturday, December 28th, 2013.

4. Open to individuals 18 years or older.

5. Open to US residents only--Sorry everyone else!





a Rafflecopter giveaway






That's 2 mandatory entries + 40 possible extra entries which = 42 entries total!

 
 
Good Luck!







100 comments:

Robin O said...

I would especially like to try the Chocolate Cherry flavor. Yum!

Debbie Jackson said...

the fancy dipped or the choconut

JC said...

I like pumpkin spice for holidays, would try PUMPKIN SPICE flavor first, it would be great to enjoy with my family .

Leah said...

Wow, these look delicious! So perfect for dipping in warm drinks by the fire! I would love to try the ginger spice!

Jessica To said...

I want to try the Coconut cookies. I am a big fan of coconut and these sound great.

danw78704 said...

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danw78704 said...

I like the coconut cookies, the Chocoalte cherry. Makes for great dunkin in the coffee

Nichole Norris said...

The chocolate dipped ones sound phenomenal!

Beth R said...

I would love to try the gingerspice.

peg42 said...

I'd like to try the Choconut.

Marie Moody said...

Those really have a different flavor to them. I did a give-away of the same not that long ago.

juliemurphy said...

i would like the choconut

Carolyn Gonzalez said...

I want the chocolate dipped because I love any chocolate

amp said...

CHOCOLATE DIPPED would be my favorite one to try because who doesn't love almonds and chocolate!


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Abkenterprises said...

They have a nice variety of flavors. The 24-pk sampler pack would be the way to go in order to find a favorite. thanks

clc408 said...

I would like to try the
CHOCONUT because it has flavors I love.

Danielle B said...

I would like to try pumpkin spice

Natalie said...

I would love the chocolate dipped cookies.

jodi frasier/lasher said...

I would love to try the cinnaroma.. It sounds really yummy.

Maryann D. said...

I also like natural and healthy products. I would enjoy all the flavors but especially PUMPKIN SPICE. I love anything pumpkin especially this time of year.
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Terri Herman said...

These look awesome! Another reason to get on my elptical for sure. I would love to try the chocolate and I would share with my family too. They love cookies!

lea c said...

I'd like to try the Choconut variety because they are delicious crunchy & all natural.

Dee said...

I would love to win these...I love that they have no cholesterol. I have high cholesterol and am searching for healthy options!

danw78704 said...

twitted this today, 16/12

Danalee said...

I would love to try the chocolate dipped ones, because I love chocolate. Thank you for the chance to win. :)

Cynthia Gray said...

I would love to try out all the different cookies on this sight. Good cookies are hard to come by if they aren't homemade. Look yummy! Cynthia Gray

Melissa Moore said...

I would like to try the choconut

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

The chocolate dipped is my pick.

brandy davis said...

I would likempkin spice first, because it fits the season. to try the pu

Anonymous said...

Definately the chocolate dipped. Yum

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Allie said...

The choconut sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the chance to win this they sound delicious , I know My mom would love these Too .

Anonymous said...

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Crocheted Little Things said...

choconut!! YUM

Ann Fantom said...


I learned that Almondina cookies are Kosher and Pareve

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Darlene said...

I would love the CHOCOLATE DIPPED flavor cookie

Darlene said...

I would love the CHOCOLATE DIPPED flavor cookie

Anonymous said...

I have never tried these cookies before, but they look delicious. I can see having them with a hot cup of Earl Grey tea. :-)
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Anonymous said...

I'd like to try the Milk Chocolate almondinas!
Julie B.
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wigget said...

i want to try the gingerspice flavor

MerMarty said...

The Choconut sounds delicious!!

Jan Lee said...

I'd like to try the CHOCOLATE DIPPED :)

Shanda Kendall said...

I would love to try the Pumpkin spice I am a pumpkin spice addict!

Marianna said...

I think everyone at my house would like to try the Choconut. We are all a bunch of chocoholics. I bet they would be great with a cup of coffee, too!

annabee818 said...

mmmm chocolate cherry sunds so good right now!!

c ra said...

I would like to try the chocolate dipped almondina because it is good dipped in hot chocolate. Entered as Katherine.

Rajae Elbourkadi said...

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Rajae Elbourkadi said...

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Misty Battle said...

I would love to try the chocolate cherry. Who can resist chocolate AND cherry?

Trim girl said...

pistachios and almonds.

Leslie said...

I love that there are no preservatives and I would like to try Gingerspice.

Anonymous said...

Gingerspice.

ErinC said...

CHOCOLATE DIPPED

Kitty Iecvan said...

I want to try the PUMPKIN SPICE since it sounds interesting!

Kayla said...

I think these are an absolutely fantastic idea! You have wonderful flavors as well! Will be coming back for more :)

david heath said...

They have a nice variety of flavors. The 24-pk sampler pack would be the way to go in order to find a favorite.

Molli Vandehey said...

the milk chocolate almondinas... nice and simple!

Helga said...

I would like to try gingerspice because I love ginger!

Michele T said...

I would like to try the Ginger Spice. Yum.

blew415 said...

PUMPKIN SPICE sounds yummy

Misha Estrada said...

I would like to try the Chocolate Cherry flavor.

juanita may said...

The coconut cookies sound so good

Crystal Rose said...

I'd love to try the chocolate dipped one.

Jennifer said...

I want to try the Cinnaroma because I'm a sucker for any treat that has cinnamon in it. Sounds yummy!

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Jason Vaughn said...

I'd go for the chocolate dipped

Erica C. said...

Choconut sounds good.
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Anonymous said...

I would love to try the Chocolate Dipped. It sounds really good and I love chocolate!

Amanda Harper

channallocks said...

we would love to try the ginger spice! its my husbands fav

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

Would like to try the BRANTREATS.

coriwestphal said...

I'm totally a chocoholic, so I'd definitely have to go with the Chocolate Dipped! Or maybe Choconut! Yummy!

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Debra said...

MILK CHOCOLATE ALMONDINA DELIGHTS look so good

LaProfesoraFrida said...

I absolutely LOVE that they have so few calories! And they're such a healthy snack. :)

Sara Wagner said...

I would love to try the chocolate cherry flavor. They look yummy!

Robin T said...

I would love to try the chocolate cherry, because I love chocolate

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Kathryn C said...

never tried anything by Almondina before so thank you for this review. I would like to try the coconut flavor!

Jennifer T. said...

I'd love to try the Choconut flavor. I like that the don't have any added fat or salt.

KrazeKatLady said...

I learned the cookies are Kosher and Pareve (non dairy).

melikegarfield said...

I would like to try the Chocolate Dipped cookies.

raquel perez said...

Yummy the pumpkin spice sounds good!

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

The Almonduo looks and sounds delicious. I would also love to try the Chocolate dipped Almondina.

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LilyBiscuit said...

I love the MILK CHOCOLATE ALMONDINA DELIGHTS and just about everything else :)

annemarie562000 said...

I would like to try the Pumpkin Spice because I love pumpkin!

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Margie said...

The cookies are made from Grandma Dina's secret recipe. There are so many delicious flavors, it would be difficult to pick just one! Thanks for the giveaway.
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Karrie Millheim said...

I love the choconut

iggysaysno said...

I'd like to try the
ALMONDUO flavor.

Breanne said...

I'd like to try Cinnaroma

Jennifer P said...

I would like to try the CHOCOLATE DIPPED
The Original dipped in fine chocolate.

tina reynolds said...

the chocolate dipped sounds really good

Kit-Kat said...

I'd love to try the cinnaroma flavor.

buzzd said...

the chocolate dipped

bettycd said...

Love pumpkin spice and it certainly suits the season. That said I am always in favor of the chocolate dipped year round.

Susan Smoaks said...

i want to try the chocolate dipped.

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Melissa Shirley said...

The Almondina Almonduo with Pistachios-sound yummy

Stefany said...

I would like to try the ALMONDUO!

kelley roach said...

I love the MILK CHOCOLATE ALMONDINA DELIGHTS and just about everything else :)

Melanie Comello said...

I'd love to try the Yogurt Dipped Almondina BranTreats!

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway… my wife wants to try out the Almondina Tiramisu recipe found on the Almondina blog !

Sue Hull said...

I'd like to try the chocolate ones.These are perfect for dipping in coffee or tea.Thank you for the chance :)
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Janet said...

I love the combo of chocolate and cherries. I would really like to try the Chocolate cherry ones

Trisha McKee said...

I would love to try the chocolate dipped because chocolate makes everything better!

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