Almonds are our secret weapon against weight gain and mindless snacking. Six almonds contain only about 100 calories, and will absolutely stave off the in-between-meal grumblies. They’re also believed to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and raise HDL (“good”) cholesterol, reduce risk of cancer and even improve complexion. Oh, and did we mention they’re delicious? They are, especially these fresh almonds roasted to nutty perfection.
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I chose a naturally sweet, nutty green tea: Organic Green Tea from TeaSpree. I just love how well green tea and roasted almonds go together: a deliciously sweet combination.
What I Think:
After popping the first couple of almonds in my mouth, I couldn’t help but think that something was missing. No salt! These roasted almonds are unsalted, which is alright, I suppose, but I wasn’t quite prepared for it. I guess I should have paid better attention to the labeling, as it says, in red letters right in the middle of the label: No Salt. It’s even in parenthesis, which should have called my attention to it.
That’s what I get for not reading the label before I start munching.
Don’t get me wrong, these nuts actually taste quite good without salt, but, I guess I’ve just come to expect salt on “snacking” nuts … however, since these did come in the “Jump Start My New Year” tasting box, it makes sense that the healthier option would be unsalted, roasted almonds.
Other than not having salt, these taste very much like I’d expect them to taste. They taste like almonds. They taste like they’ve been freshly roasted, and they have a nice crunch to them. Sweet, toasty, and delicious. And just as the above description (from Foodzie) suggests, they definitely do help satisfy that in-between-meals hunger.
My Final Thoughts:
I really enjoyed these almonds. I don’t know that I liked this particular brand enough to set out and buy them rather than another brand from the grocery store. As I said, these taste remarkably fresh, but is it that noticeable to where I’d want and crave these over a supermarket brand? I don’t know. But what I do know is that I found my hunger satisfied by snacking on some almonds while sipping on my green tea. A delicious yet healthy way to snack!