Freshly roasted almonds you can crack with your hands.
The folks at Blue Diamond, the almond people, have come up with a way to roast almonds in the shell and create a thin shell that you can open with your fingers. And, if you love fresh almonds as much as we do, you’ll agree that they’re a real winner.
At realfoodtraveler.com, almonds are a regular afternoon snack around our offices. They’re a healthy snack loaded with protein and healthy fats. Unfortunately, they’re also fairly high in calories and it’s easy to eat too many when they’re unshelled. The solution: Blue Diamond’s new Thin Shell Almonds.
These almonds, available in Unsalted and Hint of Sea Salt varieties, are dry roasted in the shell until the normally tough outer shell becomes thin and delicate enough to open easily. Roasting them in the shell keeps them fresh and in-shell roasting gives these almonds a richer, nuttier flavor than other almonds. Because you have to shell them, it’s much easier to slow down and be more conscious about how many you eat. And, like peanuts in the shell, they’re fun to crack.
Our editors at RFT found these almonds to be a wonderfully satisfying snack. They are naturally gluten-free and have no MSG, or artificial ingredients or preservatives added to them. A serving provides 6 grams of protein, enough to slow down those afternoon munchies.
I left a bowl of these almonds on my desk, letting people discover them on their own. One editor said, “Wow, these are really fresh.”
Another commented, “These are really good. What are they?”
We think you’ll really like these Blue Diamond Thin Shell Almonds too. – Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor