Blue Diamond Natural Oven Roasted Almonds, Butter Toffee Flavor review

These natural butter toffee flavored roasted almonds are delicious and healthy. A great snack option for those of us with new year resolutions of eating better and losing weight. A great feature of these almonds is their handy serving size measurements on the side of the container. You can see how much you are eating or portion the servings out accordingly. Besides being able to judge serving size correctly, these almonds are deliciously sweet & satisfying without much sugar. Stevia is a sweetener in these almonds. Usually, I find stevia (a natural high potency sweetener) disagreeable with a bitter aftertaste. In these Blue Diamond butter toffee almonds, there are no off notes or a lingering bitter aftertaste. The sweetness level is … [Read more...]

Blue Diamond Almonds BOLD Wasabi & Soy Sauce review

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...]