Blue Diamond Almonds BOLD Wasabi & Soy Sauce review

Blue Diam Almonds, BOLD   Wasabi & Soy Sauce

I'm glad the container of these almonds is labeled "smart snacking", because I have almost finished the entire container. These seasoned almonds are amazingly delicious. The aroma off the container is nutty, roasted and spicy ( nasal clearing).  The taste is a wonderful balance of sweet, salty, roasted notes with the pungency of wasabi.  There is no vegetative/broccoli like off notes that wasabi or horseradish sometimes have.  The savory character of the almonds balance beautifully with the heat of the wasabi. The delicious savory character is described as Umami  in flavor science.  Umami means "pleasant savory taste" in Japanese  and is usually attributed to glutamates or nucleotides.   This boldly seasoned almond does not contain … [Read more...]

Lowrey’s Bacon Curls – Microwave Pork Rinds (Chicharrones) review

Chicharrones

I thought of my husband when I saw this product, he loves Pork Rinds.    He would only eat bacon if he knew he would still live long enough to walk his daughters down the aisle.  When vacationing in Mexico, we purchased chicharrones (pork rinds) on the streets , they were seasoned,  fried pork skins.  It appears from the label that the mirowavable version of these are nearly the same thing.  My assumption is that they are more sanitary than the chicharrones we consumed from the street vendor in Mexico. My first thought is that these are the perfect snack for someone on the Atkins diet:   less than one carb.    If you are watching your sodium intake, though, they are not a good diet choice.   One bag has 52% of your daily intake of … [Read more...]