Almondina® is the inspiring success story of a man whose great loves include both music and wonderful food. For generations his family loved his grandmother Dina’s most secret cookie, which she called Petit Gateau Sec. Yuval Zaliouk, an internationally known symphony conductor and gourmet chef, always had a special place in his heart (and stomach) for this exquisite, crispy wafer with the delicate flavor of roasted almonds and the natural sweetness of plump raisins.
“Generous as she was in giving away her recipes, Grandmother Dina kept the one for Petit Gateau Sec a total secret until the end of her life. Only then did she finally reveal the secret to her daughter, Ahuda, my mother.”
“It is with her blessing and with pride that the Zaliouk family shares these delicious, healthful wonders with your family.”
Long after his grandmother’s death, Zaliouk became aware that the remarkable characteristics of this addictively delicious but extremely nutritious cookie fell squarely in line with the growing demands of health-conscious buyers at the end of the century. Within seven years having started baking in his kitchen, the cookies, renamed Almondina® for his grandmother, were available in all fifty states, sought after in seven foreign countries, and had brought him recognition as Entrepreneur of the Year.
This all-natural, crispy almond cookie has no cholesterol and no added fat, salt, or preservatives. It is wonderfully crunchy and does not have to be dipped. It is a delightful accompaniment for coffee, tea, soft cheeses and fine light wines. The rush to eliminate fat from gourmet foods too often has also eliminated most of the flavor, a fact which is in sharp contrast to this enticingly delicious cookie.
Since the introduction of the classic Original flavor, eight more distinctive variations have been introduced, all of which continue to be packed with roasted almonds. A recent innovation, Chocolate Cherry, combines the almonds with dark chocolate and plump cherries.
I am a cookie lover!!! So are the boys!! Nothing makes them happier then when we get to try new cookies!!!
Almondina sent us a terrific assortment of their cookies to try!! We were sent two packages of their Original, one package each of Choconut, Sesame, Cinnaroma, Gingerspice and Chocolate Cherry.
Ah we ate some before I could get the picture (oops!!)
We ate the cookies with milk, tea and just plain. When they are a little softer, I think they taste the best, but any way is good!!!
Ben Sr loved the Sesame ones. He ate the whole package in one sitting!!!
I also love the fact that I do not have to feel to guilty eating these. My favorite cookies only have 133 calories per serving. That's really good for cookies!!
If you are looking for a sweet treat that you do not have to feel guilty about eating, give Almondina a try!!!
The good folks at Almondina would love for you to try their cookies too!! One lucky reader is going to get the same sampler package that I got!!!
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