Spiced Almonds from Mrs. Sipps

Posted: July 2, 2011 in Foodzie, Product Review
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Where to Buy:  Mrs. Sipps on Foodzie

Price:  $23.97 for three 8-ounce packages

Product Description:

Mrs. Sipps spiced almonds provide a unique taste that starts sweet then finishes with a savory spicy kick of flavor.

What I think:

These spiced almonds are the perfect example to illustrate why I love Foodzie.  I love that I can visit the website and find all kinds of unusual and handcrafted foods – stuff you’re not likely to find in your typical grocery store.  It’s kind of like one of those outdoor farmer’s markets that are open on the weekends, only you don’t have to wait until the weekend to shop – you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home!  I love it!

And I love these almonds!  They start off tasting like an ordinary almond – crunchy, a little roasty, salty and a sweet, nutty flavor.  It takes a few moments for the heat to kick in… but then WHAM!  It hits you.  That delectable spicy flavor!

And it’s the spicy flavor that has got me hooked.  This is not your typical hot spiciness.  It isn’t the kind of HOT that will send you running to the kitchen for something to quench the fire in your mouth. It is a complex, savory-spicy flavor with a hint of sweetness for delightful contrast. Those contrasts in flavor balance and temper the spice so well that I’m able to sit back and enjoy the flavors in each almond.

It’s almost like a praline almond that has been spiked with spice.  The sesame seeds add to the toasty, nutty flavor and they also add some visual interest.  The “candied” praline adds a hint of chewy texture.  In one crunchy bite, there is salty, sweet and spicy.  Incredibly YUM!

My Final Thoughts:

These almonds were so good.  But my bag is empty.  MUST HAVE MORE!

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